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A senifltlilng while same up last night,
It wiw uia mist, 1 wlt, or ruin.
It ' -,1 about, flashed In and oat,
k ..i4Ji:aUit the window pane,
U was a hud, no doubt, so doubt,
And n ill not come again. .
And something beat with alow repeat,'
Ami heavy swell, the old sea-wall,
And sliriti and elear and piercing street.
1 tlioiixht I heard the boatswain'! ealL ,
The sails were set and yet, and yet,
It way hid been no boat at all '
BRED I' THE BONE;
It was close on sundown when the
V. S. A. despatch boat Speedy sighted
and spoke Admiral Bralnerd's most
westerly scout, the Denver,' protected
iruisor; and the cruiser"! were the
last American eyes Wat he was ever
to- soe. In the northeast, leagues
sway from San Domingo, the Ameri
can liberation of which from continual
Internecine strife had caused' the Eu
ropean Alliance to declare war against
the States, JBrainord was feeling for
the enemy's powerful fleet, hoping to
rUvert Us attention from the U.'S. A.
' Flying squadron swooping down , to
flevstate the western coast of the
mainland of Europe, and also secure
the Windward passage against its ap
proach on Domingo and Cuba. That
" afternoon, acting on information ac
curately supplied by the captain of
the R. M. 8. Co.'a mallboat, tho ad.
miral had flung his scouts, one after
. the other, down Into the. southeast,
Mid detailed the .quick-steaming
Speedy for Santiago with despatches,
Ind to speak . the Westerly scouts,
when encountered, with orders to re
join the main body of the fleot
(''Lin. lt.i,Anf nnfttntf ta
11UIV SiltllS IICUIQUBU,, bB ,w
ntmoRt mil nf har Ann nnelnnn and
sweaty-browed engineers and firemen,
. sighed contentedly .when he looked at
Ihe speed dial. Another four hours at
, lghteena-half gnots should see him.
In harbor. He also found relief in the
thought that Lieutenant Durey would
'l'"n bp In hospital. "Poor follow," he
s he wlpod the wet-off his
-irs. "Batter a
id end up
lielow, in the little Warn ped ward
room, Durey ' was writhing In a fresh
attack of agony. : A suffocating sob
.burst, from him; -he dug his elbows
Into his knees.- With, his face sup
ported between his hands he let him
self swing like an automaton to the
vessel's Jobbling. - S excruciating
were the flames of pain within his
I breast that It was a 'if a thousand
nerves, raw, vibrant, and exposed,
were being plucked out by their
roots. He gritted his teeth together
to hinder -himself from shrieking.
Sweat beaded his heavily-lined brows
and trickled down over the twitching
ashen-gray cheeks. Gasping thickly,
he threw himself back, shut his eyes,
. - and stiffened ms mnscies.,
; ' Then suddenly his anguish fled
away. For a minute or two lie sat
there, panting with exhaustion, ' his
. body limp and shaken; but a lurch and
weather roll made him secure himself
in a safer position beside the table.
He wondered with fear, when the next
- attack would recur; then the jumpy,
tumbling movements of the hurrying
oat, carefully nursed
through tlie Calces Passage by her
. tired officer), hurled herself up the
dark; seething slopes Hashing dimly
with kindling phosphorus, heaved her
self across the widening troughs and
smashed down a growing sheaf of sea,
she jarred and groaned and quivered
in every inch of her rigid hull. But
Durey was oblivions to the " many
voiced turmoil. Within his brain jost
ling thoughts were making a noisier
hubbub. He sat there looking dully
at th shielded glow-lamp, his squar
ish hetid sunk between tne even snoui.
, dors, and his thin, long-fingered hands
gripping the "Addle."
Lieutenant Durey was of slender
build, unfiled for much hardship or
physical stress. Nothing but his high-
spirited nature hod enabled him to
withstand the pungent seasoning of
the gun room. However, bis seafaring
ancestry had bestowed on htm a torn--perament
fearless of the elements f to
him at sea it came as mere routine to
cope with and bear the weight of the
greatest -elemental danger. From the
female, side ot his family stock was'
the taint developed In him- his Ineradi
cable abhorrence ot physical suffering.
At school his cowardice of a caning
had earned the contempt of other and
tardy lads. However, as years had
passed and his physique Improved, he
had partly lost this squeamish nicety
of feeling, and through his profession
had become hardened to the thought
ot possibly experiencing it some day. .
Nevertheless, this blemish was not
wholly eradicated, and, making him
look constantly ahead to a state of
war, It had covertly Inspired his with
drawal from the servl.e, .
, However, when the rumor of war
spread In the land, Durey had offered
his services again. He was comfort
ably married by this time, with a
charming wife and babes;' and until
the very last moment had enter
tained a vague Innerly hope that his
wile or his parents would offer some
strenuous opposition to his re-servlng,
some opposition to which he could
tiorably how the head. To their God
n had to join his ship.
,?MMiiUclutchlug the "fid
't, he admitted", mentally, a
secret gladness at his being
!o sick-bay ashore. While
tho flagship the spectacle of
' (Tory, living things, once
men, brought aboard out ot
1 riii-or, had revived all
aie alihorrence of,suffer!ng.
.i I , too, had suffered
i!f(-;itIr.rn the sudden attack of his
; t - '.ili of an inioiniil
tumor deveJon4, by ti's exposure to
wet mid cold wh.'.von mine-field duly
In Hampton Rmi H .'urv"ons had !.f
' 'i (1 in (1, .. o V " ' i.ii il,
Snt If tonight a aall should lean,
From out fie dark and driving rain,
You must not hold me bank nor weep,
For I mast nil a trackless main, .
To find aud have, to bold and ketp, '
What 1 have sought so long In Tain.
I need no (hart ot sea nor sand,
; Nor any biasing beaoon star, :..
My prow against wild waves shall stand
Until It euts the blessed bar,
And I ma up the shining strand
Where my lost youth and Mary are. i
Flavla Bosser, In The Criterion.
Unci scampering of naked feet over
head, the deepening throb and thud of
quickened machinery took his atten
tion. With a curse at his infirmities
of mind and body he switched oft the
light, staggered to the ladder,-and
slowly clambered on deck. As he
drew his legs out of the companion,
the boat made a steep dip; hastily
banglng-to the hatch, Durey grabbed a
Ufe-line and stared about him.
The night was heavy with the men.
ace of storm. Though a myriad stars.
gleamed ahead, the. horizon to wind
ward was obscured with cluods. The
strong bead-wind blew wet and sharp
with spray that stung the lieutenant's
throat and nostrils like, line salt With
A start of surprise he saw the men
wore standing by at quarters, and
amidships torpedo gear was being rap
Idly adjusted abeam. ' Gulping down
an exclamation was It of fear or
amazement? he staggered forward
to tho bridge. .. , .
As he climbed Its ladder a swirling
bunch of tea meeting the port bow
splashed over the forecastle .and
bridge -aeathewsloths. Contact with
the chilly gout of spray restored Dur
ey's self-control. The drenched sub.
was clearing his eyes, when he ob
"Hollo, sir," -cried he, In a voice
charged with excitement, "would y'
not be better below. She's throwln'
a . lot of water aft. Bridge's like a
mill-sluice " '
"No.good drlvin' her, I reckon. She's
- " - vv,re than she's makin' over 18
grunted, "wny ve
tfiOTnv-! jis hiblnocu-
V grunted. "Why 're
terrunicd uieTrnv iis
lara, and shootlugV ,ih arm west-by-south.
"Four, blajabats. Overhauling
ns, I guess, tofWe'U flght, though. If
It comes to that Sorry didn't report,
sir. 1 was waiting till there's more
certainty about then.
Durey steadied himself and took a
long look at the distant strangers head
ing down on their port quarter.
"They're none of ours. What are
they doing there? I just reckon the
leading beat 'a a smartening, an H
take some llckin'," he snapped out,
quick'as his heart was beating.
The acting lieutenant nodded empha
tically. "That'a my way of thlnkln',"
he screeched against the flurry of
wind. "The look I got, before that
streak of cloud came up, gave them
away. Guess the Alliance have run
out a flyln' squadron also. Keen look
outs ,they must have. They've sighted
us. They shifted nine points to the
weat'ard, and ptit on speed, Looks as
If they know something about us,"
"ThevjyjaWrfT'the pass as we
teared the Calcos. Running for San
tiago and the transports," cried Dur
ey, and snatched the binoculars out of
the lieutenant's hands.
As he stared at the enemy, envy,
vehement and despicable, swept into
Mm, for well h'e (mew the Speedy's
commander was cool and collected,
while It was himself who was growing
flurried and painfully , apprehensive.
Was he a coward physically as well
as morally, he asked himself, and In
stantly was eating his heart In bitter
ness at his Inborn pusillanimity.
He was moving to the binnacle when
a sharp cry broke from the acting lieu
tenant, "By the Powers, they've opened
fire!" and (be smothered report al
most overwhelmed his voice. There
was 'a volcanic eruption of red-hot
splinters and sparks amldshlp as the
nlght-spont projectile' flopped against
the base of the - mainmast, crashed
through the deck, and wrecked every
thing In the after-part of the vessel.
. Durey recovered himself from the
port bridge-rails against which he had
been hurled with the sudden toppling
of the thrashed hull. The actlne lieu-
"Want lay In a bloody heap beside the
wheel, and from aft came shrill cries
and hoarse yaps of tortured bodies
, For the moment he winced, and felt
a hopeless feeling possess him, but
the next he was bendinj over his In
sensible junior. A second 'projectile
rtcochetted over the seas wide to star
board, sending up great showers of
snowy brine visible in the night; a
third plunged short by 10 feet oft (he
port quarter. The enemy could play
a good game at long bowls.
"Bear a hand, here; some of you
forecastle men," Durey ordered. "Aft;,
there, report the wreck," as, with the
poor "loaning lump of humanity In
his arms, lie tried to stanch the flow
of blood from the mangled arm and
ribs. Jagged segments' and splinters
of steel make ugly wounds.
. Warm, sticky blood smeared his
hands and wrists; it made him feel
very sick. Disgust swept through him
at his own weakness, and with tender
but shaky hande he bound up the
ghastly lacerations. Only a little more,
and the acting lieutenant would have
As Durey turned from assisting the
seamen to lift him down the ladder,
the tight feeling in his throat" became
more choking' when he realized that
the enemy -were now visible to the
naked eye. The flashing from the
foremost vessel's bow chaser struck
his senses like a blow, though not an
01 her thot hit his vessel. Between
D700 and 000 yards distant he was
fmm the lending cruiser. Four points
oft the bow Great Anagua bfan to
loom low and IndMhu't In the dark
ness for the "qually wind chopping
about had cleared the starry heavens
of cloud and the thin dp- !e of rain.
0'i 'i' 1 r -d tho Fm cdy, thnw
i. 1 ' k (' r- t tsw, ,-j.l
i . i i "
Lieutenant Durey had returned to
the bridge from attending the wound
ed. Though pain gnawed at him he
gave no heed tojt. Sense of the re
sponsibilities now lying jn his shoul
ders had revived his self-respect and
Induced an Obliviousness to suffering
hitherto foreign to him. He was
streaming with salt water, and his
.eyes and nostrils were stung with
brine and the salty -northeast wind
that roared and eddied about, smell
ing of the doepMgray Atlantic surges
and storm-filled weather, ; Its sharp
tang permeated his brain, It reviv
ified the dominant Instinct of his
, Durey was transfigured by its mag
ical Influence. His face settled In stubborn-
lines; a grim joy lightened It;
his weak, sensuous lips became hard
as Iron bars, He had the omnipotent
look, of the man who goes forth to
death, knowing it Is the best flght of
Crash went ' a heavy projectile
through tho cap of the port smoke
stack, and smoke and flarr.3 poured In
a lurjd cloud to windward. '
As Durey threw a defiant look at the
cruiser again spouting fire, the second
artificer reported water ' rising fast
in the after stokehold. The projectile
which had wrecked tho after-part ' of
the boat must have started some plates.
Durey now had no hesitation. Ho.
bent over the bridge rail. "On deck,
there. Tho gunner :' to the bridge.
Calmly and Incisively he Is
sued his orders. Then "Up helm"
electrified the gun crows, yet their
hoarte cheering brought no change ta
their officer's iron-clad expression; his
voice but rang tho harder and more
despotic as be gave the sighting
ranges to torpedo and gun. For his
line had claimed hlm'heart and soul,
- Who can tell , how many fierce
hearted forebears' blood sang joyous
ly In his pulsing body at he thrust his
weak vessel against the enemy, now
opening a terrific cannonading? And
what thoughts thronged his clutter!
souses as tne rour great, , tnirmumnjj
cruisers loomed large upotkrrfsTbows,
Who, of his forebcanw-fjialmod " him
It was not UW the war was over
that the Sjjswdy'g fate was known.-
QUAINT AND CURIOUS.
P. J. Kent was operated on In a Chi-
hospital the other day, and from
his bftHwu taken a knife blade one
and orNjiNarter inches long. The
blade hauYbeen. in his skull for 22
years, andlslnce that time he had been
subject to What were supposed to be
A subllme)tacle was witnessed a
few weeks ago In' a Tyrolean valley
near Tannheim. A violent storm arose
suddenly, and many globes of lightning
rolled over the surface of the lake.
Then a column of water, 30 feet hlgX
rose from the middle ot the lake, and
from its top small flashes darted. The
spectacle lasted three minutes.
Electric lamps cannot only be made
to talk, but also to sing. An ordinary
sound by placing the arc In the circuit
of a telephone 'instead of the ordinary
receiver or Instead of the ordinary
transmitter. In either of these posi
tions it will pronounce words, which
can be hearddlstinctly at a considera
ble distance. It naturally follows, also,
that the electric car can be utilized as
the receiver and also as the transmitter
of .the telephone. v ., . -
' Piles ' of the rather unusual length
of 110 feet 'were recently used In con
structing the fender piers lor the
Thames river swing bridge, at New
London, Conn. This length was so
cured by splicing North Carolina piles
from 69 to 65 feet long with spruce
piles from 35 to 40 feet Some of these
plies wer driven In 50 feet of water.
They were all used to replace piles
driven in 1889, which had. been almost
entirely eaten away by the teredo.
A petition, signed by S00O persons,
says the Naples correspondent ot the
London Express1, has been presented
to the Italian government, asking for
a pension ot 72 per annum to be
conferred on a wamon named Madda
lena Oranetta, who hassglv9fc birth to
62 children 69 boys and three girls
during her married life. In nine years
she presented -her husband with .11
sets . of triplets, three groups of quad
ruplets, one group of six, and the
other 11 children came singly.' She ts
now, 57 years old and incapable ot
The greatest egg-laying competi
tion on record has just been concluded
In New South Wales, under the manage
ment of the state government Forty
one pens there were six pullets of
one breed In a pen competed and the
competition lasted for a period of six
months. Black Ornfnsrtons showed in.
.comparably ,the best results all
through. The New South Wales poul
try breeders have now sent a chal
lenge to the United States, inviting
breeders of laying strains to forward
three pens ta compete with three local
pens under the same conditions.
" The Volt r Vole.
What constitutes the vulgar voice t
In an article In the London Spectator
a writer concludes that this evidence
of vulgarity "springs, like almost all
vulgarity, however displayed, chiefly
from two causes an undue love ol
consplcuousness and an undue fear pi
the same." The person whooe chief
aim Is to keep himt-elf or herself la
the eye of the world rarely makes a
remark without desiring that it shall
reach the ears of others besides the
one. directly addressed; and here the
peculiarity of false sound of the voice
Is attributed to the absence of slng'o
ness of motive. .
On the other hand, the wavering
tone' and affected accent of the timid
vulgar atSS ascribed to another form
of Insincerity, namely, the wish to imi
tate others wiih whom one bap-.e'ij la
be, whr-rt they are of a snrpo e I!y
hitler s , HI !,!',! t .;. T, a'tcnipt
it r,h to lul, ai.d .o j, nit only in
to n c f pll ( o of ),
A SERilON FOR SUNDAY
AN ELOQUENT DISCOURSE ENTITLED
"A NOTE OF WARNING.?
The Bev. Ur. J. Wilbur Chapman Bejolees
. That the BIbU GIym Instances of Fail
ure to Sexra M an Inspiration How
to Avoid Similar UlstokM,
New Yons Cirr.--The following sermon
entitled, "A Note of Warning." was
Breached by the great evangelist, the Bev.
r. J, Wilbur Chapman,
It is to the praise of God that He has in
His word given us repeated instances of
men who have fallen, that they might
serve u a warning and their very failure
be an inspiration to us to avoid similar
mistakes. One can not rend the story of
Adsm and Kve without getting s glimpse
both of the power of Satan in his over
throw of our first parents and the tender
ness of God as He cried out in the cool of
the day: "When art thou?" We ran not
study the life and character of Nosh with
out being impressed with the fact that a
man might be used of God to-day, then to
morrow wander away so far from Him as
to make grievous mistakes. The whole of
the Old Testament is a cry to those who
have wtndered away from God to return.
In their wanderings we get our lessons,
and in God's cry wa havo certain evidence
that though we may have sinned, yet Ha
is always ready to put our sins away from
Him and frelii s. :. . .
One af the best illustrations in the Old
Testament, lo inv mind, is that of Saul.
He made a splendid appearance as a king.
When the people demanded a king God
lent Samuel to look one out, and he found
Saul, whose appearance was kingly. If
nothing -else recommended him to the
throne this did. The firsf thing Samuel
id was to pour the anointing oil upon his
bead,, which was an indication that God
was taking him for His own, and thus
separating him from the world. A little
later we read that the Spirit of the Lord
same upon Saul, and it looks as if he must
have been tilled with Iiis presence, and
must hare fulfilled the highest expecta
tions of the people. A little further on in
his history the man of God appea:
him. saying: Uod is with thexT thou
mighty man." And we havej" a to the
conclusion, as we look unanr jhat it is
indeed true, and whaurthaV I Cl7 out
for the king anoVft&til is Cilla forth, he
stands head tufa shoulders abofe the men
gatlieredjrrfuut him, and involuntarily the
peoplfcrWhen they look upon him, art
d to such enthusiasm Mint flier snout,
i "GOD SAVE THE KkiG.''
Afterward, when he went ti) Gibeah.
.then gathered around him 'lAband of
men whose hearts God had Vuiiched."
Thus the story goes on, with SauTTtsllfg
ever higher and higher in the papular es
teem and favor. Yet in the end,' and in
the face of it all, he blackened the pages
of the Old Testament, mij. the ruling of
bis kingdom a failure, and di?d by his own
hand really, in the sight of God, a mur
. One cannot read such a story as this
without trembling, and it is for each one
of us to-day that the Bible was written,
that we might know God, and that we
might know ourselves, j
I have learned from this story of Saul,
the king, that it it possible for one to be
born of the Spirit, really to be saved, and
to be saved forever, and yet -
in the sight of God.
I remember preaching in one of tht
eities of Indiana. For four days She church
wot crowded, but a crowd is not an indi
cation of a blessing. Not infrequently tht
Sresence of a crowd is an indication ol
efeat, for preachers are apt under such
circumstances to put their confidence in
men, rather than in God. During all tht
four days not a hand was lifted for prayer,
nor a single indication given that there
might be an awakening on the part of the
Christian people. The field I was next to
labor in seenied quite ready for the har
vest, and in the preparatory services many,
people were being saved. I called the min
isters of the Indians city together and
asked them to give me ihe privilege of
closing my engagement with them, that
there woa tome barrier in the way of the
working of God's Spirit, and that I felt
when X preached as if J was bound with
chains. After a. little conference one of
the ministers requested that the decision
be withheld for a little, that he felt sure
that he knew where the difficulty was. As
the leader ot our force, of personal work
ers we had one of the members of this
minister s church, a man well known
throughout .his own State, and a judge of
one of the highest courts. Somehow it
teemed that when this man passed tkroucth
the audience he sent a cold wave over the
people. From the conference ot ministers
the pastor of this church went into the
office of this old judge and said to him:
"I have been hearing rumors; on the
Streets for a long time that your life it not
clean, and I have come to say that if these
rumors are untrue I desire ta take some
public stand with you to contradict them,
bnt I have also come to say that if they
are true I will stand nearer to you than a
brother, and help you to get free from the
power of your besetting sin." '
The old judge looked a moment at him,
and then put his head on his arms on the
desk and sobbed out:
"They are all true, and more"
In a raqment they were on their knees
In prayer, and it was but a moment more
before the old judge rose a delivered man,
free from the power of his sin.
I was just lifting my hands to pronounce
the benedietion at the close ot an afternoon
service when the church door opened and
the old judge came in. Having lifted his
hand to ask permission to speak he made
this statement: . f
"My trjends, I have been known for
years as one of. the members of the church
and as an officer of the church, but for a
long time my life lias been robbed of its
I tower and my soul of its peace. LShave
ost my influence in my home, and I fear
almost altogether in mjr city. But I have
gotten right with my minister, and right
with God, and I have come to ask your for
giveness,' - "
The confession Was made with sobs.
There was no benediction pronounced that
afternoon. The people all filed out one
way. Some took the hand of the judire to
say "God bless you," some to say nothing,
but to pass with tear-wet'eheeks and burn
ing hearts. But when the evening service
came, and the sermon had been preached
there was a remarkable change. The at
mosphere seemed like heaven. Fully fifty
people pressed their way to the front to
accept Christ as their Saviour. The first
man to come wiis the old judge, with his
arm around a poor lost man, who was
hopefully saved. In less than six days
more than 600 people eaine pressing their
wav into the kingdom.
There were several reasons why Saul fell.
In the first place, he was jealous of Da
vid; it aroused alt the hatred in his soul
to see David beloved and honored, while
these things had been denied to him. "ilut
It is not the end of his sin. It really seenn
as if jealousy mvt have been born in
hell; if one has the seed cf it in his na.
ture he is somehow compelled by a forct
e ran-flara.7 resiSTto jo aeqr rntg tut
In the second place we find Sunt destroy
ing the Lord's truest friend. How true rl
is that when we have committed one sib
and failed to make that one right, the rest
become easy, not infrequently almost s
delight. . ,
- In the third place we find him snoring
Agag and the part of his dork. He the
king with lying upon his lipsl This sin
becomes very easv. If we allow the corrup
tion of two- or three days to lie in our
souls without being cleansed how and the
resullnl No one oiicht to close his eves at
niL'ht until he lins absolutely made curtain
that nil of the sins ot the day have hvei
waxnitil away in . the precious luood ol
T"i last 'we see of foul i when he falls
tinnn lua. sword and takes Ins own lite a
t i. r in t lit ot liod a-id in tiio
S 1 t Of TltJHl.
bm n a iul. In the very bfrinnmj of it
y. u " to r t t! " ! 'i t "i i"t ii
t 1 B 1
t t y !
,. t f
I f ti
realljr flis judgment scat ot rjnnst, wnen
we are to receive the reward of the deeds
done through the body. It it not a tunc
when we are judged for sin, for the sin
question was all settled at the cross fur
those who accept Jesus Christ. It is not to
be confused with the dav of jndgment spo
ken of in the twenty-fifth chapter of Mat
thew; and certainly it is not identical with
the irreot White throne judgment presented
in the twentieth chofjter of Kevcation. It
it simply the day when the Master, before
whom the, records of our lives ore Inid
bare, shall give to lit the reward for our
faithfulness, or express Hi estimate of
our faithlessness. . ,-, ,,. ' ,
I con tee the Master, with His people
gathered before Him. A name is cubed
th.t is familiar, and I see that one stand
ing before Him with great expectancy.
Then the. Mister speaks- with that voice
that John tells us sounds like the flow ot
many waters, that voice that stilled the
tempest tossed sea, and caused Lairus to'
breiik the bonds of death. I hear Him
speak. The crowns are beinf lifted up.
and the first one is the crown of life, . j
hear Him say; ' .
"This is given to b. one who hat done
little things well for My glory, or to the
one who has suffered Jot My sake, You
might have had it, but you failed in your
own home, You had no testimony for your
own circle of friends. A kind word you
might have spoken, but you left it unsaid.
The cup of cold water was nJver given.
You might have had the crown of life, but
it has been taken by-another." vv
I see Him hold aloft the second crown.
"This," Ho says, "is given to the one
who his done hard work for Me. i suf
fered the nains of ' Gethsemane eiu'tss
mockings ot the crowd, and thevewipes ol
the Roman flagellator, and J'yb pains of
hell upon the cross.. T!h" n is for the
one who ha endured al) -us if only My
cause might have b tdvanced. But
alas) when-there rcfa time when the
church seemed nb it to move forward you
opposed it. Vnen thousands of souls
might bav bettf converted your prejudice
against the wojrk of the Holy Ghost -j v
BLOCKED THE BLESSING.
You mighthave had the crown, but an
other hastaken it." -. - ;
I sewTHim hold aloft the .third crown,
lendent with jewels. All the angels
out aloud: ' . .
Thi is the soul-winner s crown."
here ha always been toy in the pre
enes of the angel of Uod over those re
deemed from . , n .
"You might have had this crown, but
a'asl ' your culture, your intellectual
strength and your social position never
won a soul for Me. The members of your
own household wer led into My kingdom
by others. . Tho people in your own store
did not know you were Mine." . .
I ' remember once holding a series of
meeting in Paris. Illinois. In walking
down the street with one of my assistants
I heard him talking with a young man,
asking him to be a Christian, but he made
no impression upon him, I heard him say,
"Your mother wants you to become a
Christian, doe the not! ' And the young
man began to cry. Then I heard him tsk,
"Your father; wants you to become a
Christian, docs he not?" And there was
no answer. But soon 1 heard him make
this statement: "My father is ah officer in
the church and my mother is a leader in
the work of the women's society in the
church, but neither of them ha ever, spo
ken to me about my soul." ;
I believe many a father and mother will
stand before the Judge on the great Say of
awards and hear the words: ,
"You are orownless. Your children were
not taved, or if they were, in their salva
tion you have had no part. You-might
have had this crown, but another ha
taken it."- -
I can see Him holding aloft the fourth
crown, the crown of glory. I can hear Him
fiicture how ono came into the church
rom great depths of sin; how his constitu
tion had been undermined by trs power of
an evil life; how lie had been saved hy -the
power of God and cheered by the
warm hand clasp and the sympathising
word, and brothers sympathy to hold
out to the end, And I can almost bear
"Such an one sat beside you in church
and walked with you in the streets, or
in the store, or possibly lived with you in
your home, and yoa said never a word.
Yon let him slip away from fellowship
with Christ and when he wandered yon
exclaimed hi surprise: 'I expected no
more.' " t .
I can catch the tones of Hit voice, a
'He says! s
"You might have had this crown, but
another ha taken it." . - -
I tee Him hold aloft the fifth and last
crownthe crown of righteousness.. I
bear Him say:
"Did I not promise that I would come
again? Had not I written it over and over
again in the book! Wa not line added tp
line, statement added to statement, that
in like manner as I went away I should
come back? Were not aH the prophecies
of My coming fulfilled, even to the last de
tails of Mv life, My suffering and My
death! Did you not nave faith that if ono
prophecy was fulfilled the other might
have been fulfilled also?" t
And then that crown, which it to m
the most beautiful, the brightest and the
best, is held aloft for a moment, dasilir
in its glory, and I hear Him any:
. "You might have had this crswn, but
another ha taken it." -
We may miss the five crowns by onr un
faithfulness, yet we may be saved, "so at
by fire." But one thing must be: we must
tee Him face to faee. -'
In the city of Indianapolis a celebrated
Quaker minister told me of a friend whose
child had been born blind. He was
brought to Indianapolis, and this Quaker
waa asked to find a specialist who would
successfully treat him. Such an one was
fisnd. Whon tho operation bad been
ltnishcd he announced thai tho boy would
certainly see, and sure enough ho opened
his eyes. His first glance rested upon hit
mother, whom he had neer known but by
finger touch. The mother bent down to
see if she was to be recognized, crying out:
"Oh. my eon! my ion! '
The bev gated at his jnother, and when
be knew her. cried out: y '
"OH, MOTHER, 18 THIS HEAVEN?"
It shall be heaven for ut when the scales
shall be taken from our eye and the veil
that dim our vision shall be removed, and
we shall see Him face to face. We may
miss every crown mentioned in the New
Testament, but we cannot fail to see Him.
I do not know if there can be sadness in
heaven, but what feeling will it be that
will take possession of us when we heat
"You might have had the crown, but
another has taken it?"
What feeling will it be that shill possess
at when we hear Him lav:
"Well done, good ana faithful servant,
enter thou into the joy of thy Lord," and
we shall have the five crowns, and
. A GLIMPSE OF HIS FACE! .
The man who continues downward only
Accelerates his own movement and return
becomes more and more difficult. The
Rev. J. C. Smith.
NO ANIMAL LIKE IT.
In the Berlin' Zoological Garden
tfiere Is now ail animal which is whol
ly unlike any other In the world. It
is the offspring of a female puma from
the Argentine Republic and of" a male
leopard from India. The owner of a
menagerie in Germany obtained thnpe
two animals some time rko, and as he
had only one cafi unoccupied he put
the two into it. At On t bo afiald
that they would quarrel, b,it th. y ho
camo good friends at ones and so l.e al
lowed them to reiiii'-iii In the o. Ore
morning a little cub was born, and it
waa supposed to bo an ordinary puma.
In a few week!, however, It row n,b!i
a lrop'ud quite as n u. V q a pi ma,
pd Hun t' e . 'i l i known!
BILL ARP'S LETTER
Bartow Man Throws Mora Light
Upon Some Little Known Facts,
TEE CAREER OF PATHFINDER F2I HONT
Bill Dldnt KnoW that Cradle of
American Liberty Was. Built ,
' with Money Made In the Cray
die of American Slavery, ;
A little scrap from Tha New York
World put me to thinking. A certain
Englishman named Hobson lectured
Sunday night in Philadelphia on ethics
and asked If it was right to accept
charity from ill-gotten gains or from
such men as Carnegie, Rockefeller ana
Rhodes, who made their fortunes by
monopolies and trusts and crushing
out the small dealers. '
The editor of The World answers,
"If charity money is to be scanned and
dlslnfectea where shall the process
KoThall we'boycott Faneull hall,
the cru.Xof liberty," becauso It was
built f rofs-
"fits, the blood money
of Peter Fauuu Slaves? 'The Jolly
Bachelor' and truis Have trade ana
selling beads iud wfRered rwns to the
Indians? YThese were the baus oi
many New England fortunes nsjMo I
Ing used for generous purpoBos, J
are inclined to say let charity hV ,
what lt,can get. The more sinful tht.
channel through which fortunes have;
come the better It Is that It should now
be diverted to good uses. Luther said
It was folly to let the devil have all
the good tunes." That is gooa aoctrin
"God sent It, but the devil brimght t
has good foundation. But I dldr
know thatUbe cradle of American
erty was built with money made In the
cradle of American slavery. Appleton
says that prior to. 1776 New England
bad brought from Africa over 800,000
slaves and sold them further south,
and for awhile they were In such de
mand that the negro traders in Massa
chusetts seized and sold the young In
dians ' who" had strayed too tar from
their wigwams and actually stole and
carried away and sold the son of King
Philip, an Indian chief, who was at
peace with' the whites. But what
would not a people do who would burn
or drown women as witches as they
did at Salem T
. My friend from Oregon seems anx
ious to handle my book and sell It, but
Insists that t shall make more proof
that General Grant was a slave owner
and hired them out until the surrender,
I referred him to Grant's biography,
written by General James Grant Wil
son, who was chosen by Grant to write
it If bis people will not believe blm,
neither would they believe If one rose
from the dead.- The trouble Is that
most ot 'his people are either foreign
ers or of foreign, birth and don't know
anything of ,Amei-& history. The
L truth ts our people are profoundly lg-
ndrant ot the history of their fathers
and forefathers. Not one In a hundred
know that Georgia was the first stats
that prohibited the African slave trade.
Pennsylvania sold negro slaves at sher
iff's sales as late as 1843. New Eng
land abolished slavery long betoro, but
continued the Importation from Africa
on the sly. until 1861. Our people
bought them because they were profit
able In the cotton fields and In the cul
ture of rice and sugar cane. For twen
ty years before the war our best people
wished to abolish slavery, not a an act
of humanity, but because they were
Increasing so fast and were In the vay
of poor white men and were demoralis
ing to the sons of the rich and their
amalgamation with the whites was a
visible curse In many families, And so
Joseph Henry Lumpkin, our chief Jus
tice, began a correspondence with Hen
ry Clay about bis scheme of gradual
emancipation. Hy father and many
others co-operated with the plan, but
the malignant threats of the abolition
ists smothered It lnr Its birth. The
other day I hxd a social call from some
northern gentlemen, and as the sub
ject of the war Incidentally came up
a solid veteran happened to mention
something about Fremont and said ha
knew him very well, tor he was the
first man he ever voted tor and that he
served under him during . tba war.
Well, said I, do you know where he
was born? No, he did not up north
somewhere. "No," said I, "he was a
Georgian born in Savannah, educated
In Charleston. His father was a
Erenchman, ' bis mother a Virginia
lady. The boy was a fine scholar, but
unruly and disobedient. Became a tu
tor' in mathematics, was appointed lieu
tenant of engineers and with Nicola
Nlcolet made a topographical survey
of Cherokee, Georgia, In 1838, (E3 first
that ever was made.
My northern friend was amazed. No,
we don't know very much until we
get too old to make our knowledge
Ubeful. Fremont was a .very remark
able, man. As an explorer he- never
bad an equal on this continent, not
even Lewis and Clark, nor Kearney
compassed halt the territory nor en
dured half the perils that he dld.1
When his men died or deserted him he
got more. When his Indian guides re
fused to go farther he wont on with
out them. He was called the PaOv
finder because he found new' paths.
He was too restless to wait- for orders,
but, like Andrew Jackson, just went
ahead. lie ascended the the hlghont
pouk of the Rocky mounlivlns. It is
numod Fremont's po.ik and Is 15.500
f-.-t hlh'h. ' Vt fimin.'Vd with I'l.Il
kenrncy and h.'nny b id b'm nrr-f.t-xi
and suit to V.i i.ii ton. v'.ii he
g triod mi
dtt.t r. k ;
I '-i-i i -i a i
: 1 1 .i f
, but Vi
i' "! aft'
t t (
sad ordered btm to Washington. Hs
was, offered other eommands, but re
fused them and was retired from sa
liva service. . After the war be con
cluded to build a railroad from Teiar.
arkana to El Paso and got the state of
Texas to give him a liberal grant of
land along the entire route of 800
miles. ' He went to Paris with this
grant and agreed to come back und Is
sue bonds on. It and get the United
States government to indorse the
bonds. He got the money and built
the road, but failed to get the United
States government to Indorce tht
bonds, ' The French bondholders never
found this out until their money was
all spent. Then they bad him arrested
and bound over to court to be tried for
fraud. When the court came on he
did not appear, but forfeited his bond.
How it waa finally settled the record
does not tell. He was a wonderful
man and never got tired of the eiclte.
meat that nourished him, and bis wife
stuck all" the closer to him ourlng his
trials. She was. a wonderful woman,
and was' beloved and admired by all
who knew her. Chauncey Depew said
be knew of one school where twenty
seven girls were named for her.
On the whole am obliged to admlrt
Fremont's character and he was I
Georgia. BILL ARP, In Atlanta Constitution.
Uncle Sam employs nearly 7500 wom
en in the ..various departments at
A musicians' union Is the latest ad-
vlltlmi tn thA rnnlra nt ArD.ntrlv.0,1 lnhoi
VU aria restaurant cmjalrysVnu
iv)iave doubled thelBr'meniberthlj)
W Uanuary 1, 1 002.
f VldKcwt't, Conn., 200 buffers,
-inul platers, who struck six
have voted to return to
Broom makers recently won a strike
for an Increase iu wages at Des
Moines, Iowa, gaining nn Increase of
twelve per ceht.
Since the craft became organized
steel and copper plute printers nt St.
Louis, Mo., have secured Increases lu
wages amounting to forty per rent.,
Tncoina (Wash.) carpenters will ask
for an advance In their wages of seven
aud a balf cents nn hour, or sixty cents
a day of eight bours. They hare been
At Strcllts, Austria; tho Government
has ordered the different cities, towns
and communities to provide pensions
for their old schoolteachers, nud that
no pension below $25 a year should be
offered, .' . ;
. All the women teachers In the Port
age Xa Prairie, Manitoba, schools, ex
cept one, have gouo on strike to en
force a demand for better wages. - The
teachers are supported by practically
every leading man in town.
' The Ilusslau workers seem to have
scored a victory at Rostoff. They have
received arrears of pay, have obtained
the ; dismissal of the foreman who
caused the trouble, and have obtained
a permit to celebrate holidays. .
Girls for cheroot rolling are In great
demand in Richmond, Va. While learn
ing they are allowed $2.50 a week. Af
ter six weeks' practico usually tbey are
able to cam S4 to $5 a week, and when
they become eipert they earn from fU
to ?a week. -
SPORTING BREVITIES. -
Rochester, N. Y., Is to have a three-qunrter-mllc
Roller polo Is the leading winter
sport In Massachusetts. '
Motor bicycle racing lias become a
feature on European cycle tracks, v ;
Fair progress ts being made In the
construction ot the new cup yacht.
Bend Or, the famous race horse and
Derby winner, 1ms died In England. ,
: The Chicago racing season ot 1003
will begin at Lakeside on April 20 next.
Crcsceus has trotted tbe Montgomery
(Ala.) track In 2.07, breaking the. track
record, - ' " -
Morris Wood,?df Montclalr, N..J.,
has won he prin :lpal honors in the
skating races ou Verona Lake, N. J. .
The New 5 York National League
Baseball Club will open Its prelimln.
ary senson at tbe Polo Ground on
April & - I',,,',
AlthouglTSi as believed that Jim
Murphy, the noteBvSouthern trainer,
died poor, It has bcenSoiind since that
be was worth about fCO.wq,
The golf ?rnb.f the Mlclilgnri-.ljnl.
verslty Is to have Its own links. ,Forrjt
acres of ground adjoining Perry Field,
at Ann Arbor, are to bo purchased.
Henri Fournler, a noted chauffeur,
has arrived In the United States from
Europe, and has Issued a challenge fur
nn automobile race to Alexander Win
ton. Burt Downing, a brother of Hardy
Downing, and tbe youngest of the trio
of brothers, Is now the amateur cy
cling king ot the Pacific coast, hnviug
been undefeated this season. Young
Downing Is nineteen, weighs lftl
pounds and stands five feet ten inches.
There will be an Invasion of Austra
lia next full by a numben, of the lead
ing cycle cracks of America, including
Iver Lawson, Floyd McFnrland and
Hardy Downing, sprinters, and several
pace followers, with modern motors,
Australia Is to have several coliseum
cycle tracks, - -
"Mary, what are you sitting out on
that cold porch for? Don't you know
It's eleven o'clock?"
"George and I are looking for the
, "But the new comer Is not due for
"Well we are In no hufry; Ma."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
TO DEQIDB A BET. ,
'"You put me off of the car four
blocks from my corner the other day,"
said the lady to the trolley conduct
or. "Yes; I was very Borry, but I
corldn't viny W'll help It," saUl the
ronduiliir. "You s-e I ini''" al"U "n
k man n t'
in t" .t a w
I y ' (
I I 1 to c
NOT WHAT THEY SEEM "
The Juggler may not be Inclined
' To dally with the jugs ' .
The sinful smuggler may he Jutt
-. The opposite of smug.
The skipper Isn't always one
n ho like the lambkin skip, '
And, with disguit, the waiters knew
,ine tippler seiaom tips.
B. E. Xlter, In Chicago Eecord-fleraldC"
He "Won't you sit In this eholr;s
Miss Spooner?" Miss Spooner Af
ter you." v- T
He "You should remember 4haWj
ionslstency.ls a Jewel." She "Yes;
but Jewelry Is so vulgar."
"She's made a fool of that young
fellow." "Well, she didn't have to'
rconomlze on tbe raw material.' V.-- , ' ,
: Oyer "Bald beads remind me ,ot,v
kind, words." 'Myer "What's the an-w
swerf" Oyer "They eaa never, dye" f
"It Is when a young man la in loveJVj . ..
remarked the Observer of Events and ,
Things, "that he hasn't a single idea In1
his head." f ' " J ' ' . ui '
"How is your brother making out?"
"Oh, he's ddmg a fioavlBuifts business."-'
"Ah, indeed!" "Yes, he's a profas"(
slonal card-writer." " " " "
Old Party "Stick to your mother', '
my young frlendV His Young- Friend i
"T will air Tt mits tn milfh til
hn..J . -la,, a). a "
Wtnl u Mil 1MW.Q G1DG. ,
Customer (emerging from bargain -
counter crush) Help I My leg Is brok
en! Floorwalker You will find the
crutch department-:, ottjtha fourth,
floor in the rear, f . msW..,i .
UBual . Vtot'aMPepprey-T What's the .
mater, tJholly? Yo look weary. Chol-
ly well aw I was Just 'thinking--
aw PeppreyAli! no. wundes
you're exhausted. '
Edna "Do you think your mar
riage with Miss Lotta Coyne, tbe heir- '
ess, will have a pleasant outcome?"'
Edward "I can't say but .the. thing t
that attracts me is the income."
. , '.-vf , .
Hook "Miss Gottnx has a wonderful,
memory for faces."." ' Nye-i'That,s '
right, I was engaged to her last sauawai
mer at the shore, and today she actu
ally bowed to me on tbe eteeeV't'
"There Is a train of thought passing,, '
through- my head at this moment,"
said the self-appointed 'lectured
"That's right," said Voice from th4 !
gallery; "you have wheels in youi
head.'; . ""',-.,.1 ' )
"I'm sorry I can't accomnwfSllTO
you," said the boarding-house keeper,
"but we only take in Blngle. gentle'
men." "What's the matter Jl asked , , ,
Weddman; "find the married ones too '
shrewd to be taken lnr' "'-- .
Martha "That horrid' Mr. Roamez I .
kissed me In the ball last night." Con-
stance "You don't mean it!' How' did
it happen?" Martha "It was pitch
dark In the hall." Constance ,
"Ah, I see. That accounts for It, dear." '
Mrs. Tawkey "t hear the Popley'i '
new baby Is very delicate,". Mrs,
O'Bull "Yes, It's an Incubus, youi
know." Mrs. Tawkey "An Incubus?",
Mrs. O'Bull "Yes; they hid to put 3
It in an Incubus to hatch It, Just like ;
a little chicken.", ,
Miss N4irltchYeVTBdw? torwfis
man, too." Miss Ascom "May Outwit
met blm, too, and she declares he's an;
actor, and a low comedian at that
Miss Nurltch "Not at alL He assured
me be was a Lord Admiral of the 3188
navy." . , .-
7s , 'i . m i' ' . ) b$f '
A Tetnl Blander. . v
An insurance man of my acquaint
ance ate hearty breakfasts, with meat
and coffee, a hurried lunctr at noon,
but also .with meat, and a hearty din
ner at night He took'no exercise,
always rode between house and office,
became fat and bloated, -and bis blood
became so overloaded that .he readily,
succumbed to disease at forty-five. The
wonder was that he lived so long." -lie
waa a type of the average well-to-do
citizen. Like blm, most of us eat too
much. Diet should depend upon tern" '
perament and vocation. At bard work
out of doors one requires more nutrfc
ment than at sedentary labor Indoors
A gradual reduction In diet, even an oc
casional fast, will cure many ordinary
lllav Add' dee? breathing, fresh air,
body building 'Xffifaas i""V"r gun
shine, wgtSrTnside and out, 811011".
astonishing how much bettor one feclu.
A friend past seventy, still hale ' and
hearty,. to whom I. mentioned 4he fore7
going facts, remarked:. "That s right. II
is a text upon, which a big book could
be written. Most folks are sick through
sheer ignorance, or want of sensc rath.
er than because of Intentional abuse ol
.any part of the organism, I was past
forty before I learned bow to live. The
doctors did not teach me I quit theii
artificial methods, ' studied nuture't
way, and lived in the manner you lit
dicate." Good Housekeeping, . . '
Chleag Baelielors Spend Money.
Bachelors are like any one el-ie, tli. y
spend money when they have it," t.r's
an Interview In The, Inter ',Oo"
"Chicago bachelors live In a sornr-w i .t
different manner from the ft'lio,n i.i
New York, and their regular expen a
are heavier, In Manhattan tfca boyi live
In apartments and eat at the ' ;
Here some of us at least keep uur
own homes, have our servants, and. l i
fact, run a regular establishment. '" 1
costs more money than the Now
manner of living-. If a badiolor , ,i
fad be can spend a good deal of mo
In that way. His clubs cost him c
thing, and perhaps he goes out
slderably. A man could keep a f ,
about as cheaply, for a bachelor iti ;
erally pretty fice with his mci , r
if he Is not a spondthrilt"
Prvnt I'.'. ' t in lr.n
The ( -n.i"t i i is 0
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