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WEDNESDAY. MARCH 25, 1903.
t ' Br LOUISE
' !, "There!" said Miss Anu Elisa Som
ers, setting the rolling pin on the end,
and deftly, scraping oil the dough,
s, that had accumulated on its sides. "If
T I do 'say It, thtre ain't bin a hand
somer batch of doughnuts than that set
on any pantry shelf in Bplton this fall;
leastwise, none that we've seen."
''Glm-me one o' them," said a small
t voice, as a dirty little hand was thrust
In at the kitchen "window, and a grimy,
finger pointed at the colander piled
high with the brown circles, braidsj
..' and diamonds, that Miss Ann Eliza
was contemplating with so much satis
'.'Land sakes alive!" she cried, and
the rolling-pin fell to the floor with a
bang. "Who be you? Git right down
from there. I shouldn't wonder If you
was a stcpplu right on my jacminot
The hand was withdrawn so quickly,
and It had bsea such a small hand, that
Miss Somers, from some feeling of
compunction, or possibly to gain time,
added, "You kin go round back."
Now Miss Eliza, all through the
' morning, as she lifted from the boiling
fat each doughnut as It attained the
" required shade of brown, had, seen vi-
J slons of her self offering her frietfds,
who might drop in during the day.a
few of her doughnuts on one of ber
. best china plates, and she could almost
hear them say, "These are the boat I
ever did eat; they lust meH In your
mouth;" and she could see herself with
proud generosity complying to their
requests for the receipt ?
She knew there would be no such ap
preciation from a boy boys had no
place In Miss Eliza's catalogue of use
. ful . things nevertheless she selected
the last doughnut that had been fried,
made from odds and ends of dough
.. which had the merit of being much
larger, if also much Inferior In quality
to the others, and after depositing the
colander in the pantry, stepped to the
backdoor. ,' '
"Well, I nover did!" she cried, rest-
ing both hands on her hips and regard
Ing the patftfrof the handlbk-N,
. so rudely riisj74 hero"
" -yHTTt;T'' i r
at have beenXanywhere bw
ten years old. He was very
lit 1ils face might have seen a
w - v J years, so. deep were Its lines.
It was framed In the rim of a brown
derby- hat that bad, probably, once
sheltered a more fortunate member of
society. ' '' '''.::' ' .''-V;?-.'M
The few articles of clothing, ? ,. al
., though In tatters, were evidently his
own, as regarded origin as well as
possession; while his feet were protect
ed by ladies' shoes of by nc jneans
Cinderella prcpartions. - p i1
.JTrom under tha hat two big gray
eyes fixed upon the doughnut which
Miss Eliza held In her hand;' not long,
however, for waiving all ceremony, the
boy tooK It quickly from between her
, fingers, and the doughnut disappeared
-in three mouthfuls, so much to Miss
Eliza's alarm, that she. ran for a glass
v of milk; for she often remarked that
sponge cake and doughnuts, be they
- ever so light, did beat all for sticking
in one's throat, and for her port she
never could eat either without drinking
at least two cups of tea to get them
'gree of ap-
ted to Miss
all boys as her
,ug alone for the
j alnce her father,
.iied, she associated
stolen fruit and tram
.a, and so declared them
.ota," and Impatient with
s elenting toward one of the
race to this extent, said sharply,
"Yes, wash your face."
She closed the door, drove the bolt
in with a rood deal of force, and went
back to her. task of clearing up.
This dono, and having eaten her fru
gal dinner, she went Dp-stairs and
made her afternoon toilet.
-Before sitting down to her small
mending she thought of her plants ne
glected this busy day; so taking the
watering pot from Its hook to the
porch, she went out to the cistern to
fill it, for she always maintained that
no plants ever flourished like . those
watered with pure rain water.
This was a day of upsets. There, by
the side of the cistern, cuddled np in a
heap, his head pillowed on the butter
firkin, that served for a bucket, lay her
small acquaintance of the morning, fast
asleep. " ' r
, Bis face, streaked by bis recent ama
teur ablutions, looked so drawn and
pinched that Miss Somers was startled
and took hold of his shoulder. '
The boy Jumped to his feet, ducked
under her arm,, and ran to the other
side of the cistern.
"I I washed me face; gim me sump
ln tnr do," he said, for he felt there was
need of propitiating this woman, who,
notwithstanding ber kindness, spoke
and looked so sternly.
"You needn't be so scalrt; what do
you mean, going to sleep In my yard,
riglit side of the cistern, too; you
nilsht a' fallen In and drowned, then
tticre'd been a pretty how-de-do." 1
"Me name's Muggy, and I come from
t!is : y; guess I was clean beat, I kin
"i ,ih( -beat you may be, but I
don't see anything clean about you; ns
for work, I'd like to know what you
kin do." ;
"I kin scrub floors, an sift ashes, an'
If tut i. e as one thing Miss Eliza dls-
lil.pfl-1 do it was to sift ashes. She
fnvid eiirt never got on the south side
(if the inrrel but what the wind blew
f :i and lrV 9 changed to
! - !i j a h v.iuJ was bound to
i ! tf the south. " ,
! of a lew being uauftil. and
w i to be,
( y 1 ke a
c .; :C"-I.-' i
HOWLAND . 5
but many a grub had Mugsy to thank
that night for undisturbed d roams for
Miss Eliza could not forget the figure
as It looked, asleep by the cistern; and
when Mugsy appeared at the door with
the sifter, holding a generous supply
of rescued bits of coal, she handed him
a thief slice of bread spread with mo
lasses, saying, i n. :,
"I s'pose you're hungry again . by
this time." '. ...
"I allers Is;" and looking up at Miss
Eliza with his mouth full, he said, "Klq
I stay here? I ain't got no place."
"You mean, you ain't got no folks;
where'd you sleep last night?"
: "Down de road, under some boards;
twus freezln'." :
Miss Eliza went back to the kitchen,
and left Mugsy sitting on the steps,
She drew the table to the center of
the room, spread the red cloth, , and
put two plates In place, the last quite
forcibly, as she said aloud, ' '
"Well, tenny rate, he shan't sleep out
doors tonight, laying np rheumatism
enough to last his natural life. You-er-Mu-Mugsy
(setch an onchrlBtiaa nam
I 'never heard), come la here." -
- Mugsy came Just' over the threshold
and stood staring about while the lamp
was lighted and h curtains drawn.
Standing In the lamp light Miss Som
ers could see where the buttons were
gone from the thread-bar coat; that
It was all that sheltered MugBy from
the cold. '
"Ain't yon got any flannels?" said
Miss Eliza.'' ' .j-.'-4.
"Flannens!" said Mugsy, : blankly,
"dats me coat" '. ,-
"Do you see that sofyT" said Miss
Eliza, pointing to a venerable specimen
that stood in the corner of the kitchen.
"Well,-1 am going to give you a com
forter and you can sleep there tonight,
and in the morning we'll 'see. It you
were a girl, now, I should know' better
what to do with you, "but a boy!" . .
- "Yes-em." : vVc .'r,i
' "You sit down there," said Miss
Eliza, pointing to the chair opposite
her own, "and drink this bowl of tea;'
4then you might as well go to bed."
UM-o-gnt down and not only drank
' "t also ate some bread am
one of if'r 1"J"" " "JJSnuts, and
then obeUientlK jfon the sofa;
as Miss Eliza til r a the comforter,
he turned on jnsside-nd said drowsily,-
' -. .:-.'":'---.;'
"Me warm, and ain't hungry." "
Miss Eliza .took off her glasses and
wiped them1, they blurred suddenly.
. "How that kettle does steam," she
By the time the few dishes were
washed, she could tell by the heavy
breathing from the sofa that her new
lodger was safe for the night '
She took the lamp and Went Into the
adjoining room where she. slept, and
returned with suit of her own flan
nels which she proceeded to abbreviate
as to the extremities; this done, she
locked up the house and went to bed.
She was up bright and early in the
morning, hut not .earller than Mugsy,
for when she opened ber door, there
he was on the hearth, before a freshly
kindled Are. ' . ' .
"Hello!" he said. .'v . .
"Well, I am beat." said Miss EUza,
and a faint smile might have been seen
1Hnin--3taIhg about the corners of her mouth
tTrl I he filled to kettle, but (he spoke
no word of commendation. Mugsy was
boy, and she did not know what he
might not do next
' After breakfast Miss Somers brought
from the barn a large basket of dried
beans which she gave Mugsy to shell,
and carefully locking up the rest of the
house Bhe left Mugsy In the kitchen,
charging him on no account to go out
and with her basket on her arm she
started for the village. '
: There at the store she bought fc suit
of boy's clothes, boots and a cap.
Miss Eliza hurried home and found
Mugsy playing a mysterious game with
a few of the beans he had finished
shelling. - . ' .
Mugsy 's eyes grew round with won
der as Miss Eliza 'opened the bundles
and dressed him in his new clothes.
"There, you look like somebody now;
but It you'd been a girl, I could made
you look better; boy's clothes are ter
rible expensive. As Mugsy made him
self useful about the house and barn
during the day. Miss Eliza's thoughts
ran somewhat in this fashion:
"He's sort of handy, and if he'd been
girl, I don't know but I might have
kept him; but I never could abide boys.
I shall have to look about and see what
can ha done with him."
Day after day, went by, however, and
no effort was made to find other quar
ters for Mugsy.
'He bad been at Miss El'za's about
two weeks and the short legs, much
rounder- than they were the day he
asked for the doughnut at the kitchen
window, had saved Miss Eliza many
One day Mugsy came across the yard
dangling a pall from which he had Just
poured, a mixture that brought Joy to
the heart of Dennle, the pig.
He took the pall into the kitchen,
expecting Miss Somers to wash It but
aha was not there. .
"Misanllza!" no answer. He went to
her room; she was not there; then to
the door, and looked about and at last
to the gate and down the road, and
there such a sight met "his view that
his eyes seemed to start from their
sockets. . '
Down the road Vith lowered head,
and pawing the rood, came Mr. Per
kins' bull, old Plato, and before him,
fleeing for her life, ran Mlsa EUza, his
What Could he do? As if In answer to
his question 'the red table cloth, hang
ing from the line, flapped across his
face; quick, as thought he tore If from
lis fastenings, and screaming at the
top of his voice,
"I'nie comln', ilisaiillza! Ill you
Pluto! HI-M-ynh-yah!" -
Such a noise diverted tiie bull's at
ti iidon from I he Awing figure In front,
ami M'turiH-d. This ti-ry object wrttb-
I i ! 1 i
could never reach the gate, so dropping
the tablecloth, he scrambled over the
stone wall Just as Plato was upon him.
He dropped on the other side, but
something else fell too. There was a
faint cry, r.nd then It was very still
save for the heavy breathing of the
bull as he trampled and tote the table
cloth Into ribbons. Having vented his
wrath on this article, he galloped down
the road and was soon out of sight
. Presently Miss Eliza's head appeared
above the wall on the opposite side of
the road. How quiet it was; the bull
had disappeared and where was Mugsy?
In fear and trembling she regained the
rid and walked quickly towurds the
She passed the remains of the table
cloth. Such a pity! The diamond pat
tern Jiad been hertrlde and joy; "but
then it might a been ma,',' she thought,
and went on. -w - -
' Through, the house 4nd barn ."sne
went calling "Mugsy, 'MiigSy" and her
heart beat faster and faster, for she
did not hear the familiar Tme a com
ln' , Misanllza.'i v
Then it ocaurred Jai Tier ..that the
table cloth, had been very near the
-stone wall, and she ran down to- where
It lay and looked over.;; .-. i
There lay Mugsy, his eyes closed and
a heavy stone on one foot f .
Miss Eliza polled several of the
stones from the wall so she could step
oter, ud huwlxjfl the heavy ffl that
lay on Mugsy's foot
Bhe caught him in her arms and kiss
ed him again and again, rubbed Ms
hands and called his name. '
' Mugsy opened his eyes and tali
"J'ttcomln'. - k .
Miss Eliza rolled up her apron and
put it under Mugsy's- head and then
hastened back to the house, where she
put two of .ber best 6;wn pillows into
the wheelbarrow and - nturning to
Mugsy, llftedjilm gentlyjn and started
for the houses ,
. When she reached the gate she saw
Silas Perkins coming up the road, ?&
Ing hid bull by a stout chain attefaied
to a ring In his nose. .
-"Well, I never wasjff? glad lo .see
you, Slle PerklnOjsjTjis'hltch that
critter o' yournjfo thafSapple tree, an"
hitoh him Slrfong, harness up old. Peg,
and gOfjr Doctor Wakefield. That
beast-T, most killed my boy." 1 :
oi,oy! Well, I swan." : :t
Yes. my boy; don't stand there ask-
ng foolish -questions; I don't know'
it he'll die." W 3r :7"t.
rmer Perkins meekly. ' obeyed
mosV everybody did- when Miss -Eliza
MIsA Somers laid Mugsy on his sofa
in' the RJtchen, and made him as com
fortable Vs possible. - - . .
Soon sbeiaard Farmer Perkins'
'Whoss Pegy ndy Doctor Wakefield
hurried In. ,', , v-' " r . '
'Wen, Mugsy, what's the trouble?
Oh, I see; there, steady now," said the
doctor, as he cut off the boot and stock
ing. "Humph, we must have a little
ether, I guess; now just take a long
breath; -that's the boy, again; once
more." , .. '
As Mugsy lost consciousness, Doctor
Wakefield turned to Miss Eliza and
"It's pretty bad, but there's only one
mall bone broken, he will be round
spry a ever In a few weeks."
, Th doctor stayed until Mugsy began
to recover from the effects of the ether,
and then Miss Eliza knelt by the side
of. the sofa and said,
"How did you come to think of the
table cloth, Mugsy?"
' He stole one arm around Miss Eliza's
neck-and said; ,-;.. ..
"I knowed yer warnt much on racln'
an' an' I liked yer. Just like a
girl." . ,
One Sunday morning six months af
ter. Miss Eliza stood at the font in the ;
little village church with a bo about
eight-, years old, whom the minister '
baptized Joseph Henry Somers. War
erley Magazine. - ;;.;.;.:..:
Btnjaraln Franklin's - VUlt to Gr
i; many. ..'.'.-,;, y:.:'..
In a doctor's thesis by an American
we find mention of Franklin in Ger
many. "The Relation of German Pub
licists .to the American War of Inde
pendence, 1775-1783. Inaugural Dtssen
tatlon for the Doctor's Degree of the
Philosophic Faculty of the University
of Lelpslc submitted by Herbert P. GeJ
linger, Amherst, Massachusetts, Lelp
slc, 1900, is a w-mplilet in German of
seventy-sevei. pages, with an addition
al page giving the details of Dr. Gal
llnger's life. On p. 8, etc., he says:
"Franklin visited Germany In 1766, and
In Gottlngen, where he mot Achenwall
and Schlozer, awakened -interest for
the colonies." In a foot-note he adds:
"Achenwall published In the Hannover
Ian Magazine, beginning of 1767, p. 258,
etc, 'Soma Observations on North
America and the British Colonies from
verbal Intel nation furnished by Mr.
B. Franklin.' " At the close, the strug
gle betwe-m the mother country and
the colonies is described entirely "from
the American point of view. It Is clear
that Achenwall was - convinced by
Franklin. In closing he says: "I doubt
not that other men of learning In this
country have used their acquaintance
with this honored man (Franklin) as
Ml as I. Could they be persuaded to
give the public their noteworthy con
versation with blm. It "would be do
ing the public a great benefit." These
observations were reprinted twice,
in 1769 at Frankfurt and Stuttgart and
la 1777 at Helmstedf. They appear to
be the only account of the dispute over
the constitutional questions at Issue in
America In the German language pub-,
lished before 1776. J. G. Rosengarten,
In Llpplncott's Magazine.
Illinois Girl Declared a Spendthrift.
A rather novel case from Normal at
tiurted much attention In the county
court,. Siiss Hattle Watt an extremely
pretty girl of 13. te'ni? the ' -mlimt.
She v -f rwi 'y 1 ii a i tr of $10.
000 '.; 1. -r i ' -ivsei i.;.t, rnmplti:t
that she bad becomo a sp ndiliai't Bud
was dlK-iii'.iiiiig hr bunk account so
rnpid'y th-it unless Immediate bcj
were taken to prevent it she would be
p-niillc-s." A giXNtsy l-..; n of lu-r
v. -ii ! -i bet it npptit in traveling
ovr ' i' ""(rv and il l.mvli;;; fiin.r'
T! f I..-..; n.f'i ln-iud by a jury. ami
v. -. j v r.cud : - i-i ;t the r rl. Ac
READING THE BIBLE, r
Bom Facts That Occur t Few Per
sons In These Day.
"Did you. ever figure out how long It
would take you to read the Bible?"
asked an observant man., "Well, you
would be surprised to know in what
a short space of time you could finish
the last chapter of the Holy Book.
Of course thei are diReient ways of
reading. There are men and women
who read without knowing, anything
about what they read. They are the
class -of persons who never get lasting
im pro; slons from the book. They1 may
ptck out one or two chapters, but
when it comes to the various phases
of the. story they do hot remember.
This Is due largely to a sort of uncon
scious bias which the reader shews
tor one character or another, or to"..n
abnormal sympathy for some of the id
lent actors In th plot But there are
persons on the other hmd 'who read
critically and who an talk about the
book they, have read when they come
to lay it aside. ' Readers of this latter
kind will be -considered in the calcula
tion which follows: .
. .'Thcr are In the Old and New Tes
tameuta combined a total of 68 books,
containing 1188 chapters, 81.17S verses
and a total of 773,692 words, approximately.-
The Old Testament contains
S9 books', ,929 chapters, 23,214 verses
and approaimately words, while
In the New Testament- there are 27
books, 260 chapters, 79S9 verses and
181,253 words approximately. Adding
these together we get the total given.
How long will It take a person to read
the Old Testament with 1U 512 2V
words, or the 181,263 words of the New
Testament? And how long to read tt"
773,692 words of both? A m" "
nndetstandingly 1M wojrts"
ute. Bv hurrylnK sTrnan rai
words, or proLXbly more.
in can rea'
carefully and urnf
ist 60 words
an hour. Suppose
vote an hour a day to thetrmer
"At this rate he would read 108,000
words In 30 days, or a month's time.
At this rat he would read the Old
Testament In less than six months,
and he could finish the New Testament
in less than two months. The whole
Bible could be read in less than eight
months by devoting simply one' hour
to it each day. Yet there are few per
sons outside of students who claim to
have read the Bible .from lid to lid.
Which argue that the age is strangely
perverse." New Orleans Time-Democrat
' Plantagenet Monuments.
The renewed attempt which, is being
made on this side of the straits of Do
ver to arouse attention to the neglect
ed state of th Plantagenet monuments
In the famous French abbey of Fon
tevrault says th Westminster Ga
zette, may possibly have a good ef
fect though th people of the district
who take no particular Interest -in
them, may have as decided an objec
tion to their being removed to West
minster abbey now as they showed
when that step was last suggested
some 40 years ago. These monuments
are recumbent efllgles, dressod In their
royal robes, of our Henry 11 and his
wt), Eleanor of Oulenne, their w,
Richard Coeur d Lion and their
daughter-in-law, Isabel d'Angouleme,
widow of John. What was orce an ab
bey has sine become a prison, and
more than one endeavor has been made
to secure that these mo3t interesting
rellcs-whlch are also fin specimens
of th art work of their time should
either be fittingly preserved In the
place where they so long have lain
or be brought to Westminster. 'But
'although during th revolutionary pe
riod they were in almost as great dan
ger of desecration and even destruc
tion as the tombs of the French kings
themselves in St Denis, and despite
the fact that they have sine been left
and are still being left to moulder and
decay, ther seems little chance of theli
reclamation. And thus It is that they
remain, as an English ex-foreign secre
tary 41 years since sold the then foi
egn minister of France, "neglected!
exploited py Jailer, seen by few in
ttolr allotted place, Intorostlng France
but little, and unhappily unknown by
and lost to England." Is there nothing
in the present entente cordial which
will remedy this?
Gettlnn Down to Level of People.
Thomas B. Roed, a Philadelphia
lawyer says, made a political address
In a small Pennsylvania town some
years ago. The town hall was small
and badly lighted, and the speaker's
desk was set exceedingly close to the
edge of the platform. :
Mr. Reed, as bis speech progressed,
became esclted. He forgot his sur
roundings, ho forgot how near he was
to the platform's edge, and inadver
tently he leaned upon his lectern too
heavily, with the result thut It and he
fell to the floor together.
The desk alighted first with consid
erable noise, and the speaker followed
In a cloud of dust He immediately
rose to his foot again, none the worse,
but tho laughter of the townspeople
would not allow him to proceed. He
stood this loud and coarse laughter
for some moments. Then he held up
his hand. - .
"Dont laugh at me," he said, "Don't
laiiRh. I wos merely getting down to
the level of my audience." New York
Babies Don't Get Seasick.
'Tables never got seasick. I have
carried thousands of them. In my time,"
said an American IJnoOeteward, ac
cording to'The-I'biladidiihia Record,
"and In rough weather I have soon
their f.'itbors, mothers, bnthein and
sIFte-ru krnl over like rUUhts bi-furo a
ennnon ball, but not so with the b:i-bli'f-
Whe-hor It be rom-h or smmIi
at f. , a j Is al s i
sailor rosy, Jollv. an I v.-a ti.o sm
tilo of a horse. 1 '- vm kiw tne ex
nhintntmn of this sliiKinar fact ? It Is
sums thaa n
r- I t:
the f i.-t U tl:
n t t
1 t t i
A SEEilON T0B SUNDAY
AH ELOQUENT DISCOURSE ENTITLED
"THE FULL REWARD."
tin Rot. Ir. J. Wllbnr Chaomu Tails of
. th Spirit Thu it XMld In ttia Church
- .How to Win (ha Crown which Is la
eorraptlbU Nw flu at 8alvtloa.
' Nk York Crrr, The didtinguinhed
evangelist, the Rev. Dr. J. Wilbur Chap
msn,.u the author of la following Mrxuoa
entitled "The Full Reward," which was
.preached from tktet, "fivry, ataa that
triveth for the mastery is temperate in
all things. Now they do it to obtain a cor
ruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.
But I keep my body under, and bring it
into subjection, lest that by any means,
when I have r reached to others, I myself
should be a ca.tawny." 1 Cor. ix: 29, 27.
Paul, in the figure of speech, is on the
race course. He is striving to reach the
rl anl win the prize. Here, therefore, it
not a quwtion of life, but entirely "a
question of swards. Ho is not writing to
tin) unregenerata, but to the children of
God. He says: "I will keep under my
body, lest I shall become a castaway."
The word "castaway" in the Greek is lit
erally "disapproved." Paul is teaching
that even if be is to win the crown that is
incorruptible, tie must deny himself, he
must put forth heroic effort, he must be
faithful until the very end.
This spirit is needed in the church. It
the first crown is for th passive Christian
the second is for th enthusiastic follower
of Christ, and next to the baptism of th.
Holy Ghost th church to-day needs th
baptism of enthusiasm. It is s great mis
take for men to allow their prejudices to
lead them against the method of church
work upou which God baa set His seal.
There is a cry to-day against nw methods,
aud people ay tb.Md of tit time is for
th old methods of oii-fjjthers. There is
tome truth in thi- trouble with
th advocate ofA.,M inn is thnt
they -Mb, imtn,,,,;,, ,eu w-
i"ueht to go back to i
"w'aWiTcthods of tivinir. for in thn
thjT disciple gave nil they had. W ought
$ su to x-cniccosiai metnoas of.
, preaching; th early preachers had just
In- themes in mind namely, Jesus aad
'ho Resurrection. We ought to to back to
""ntewstal living, far in the olden time
!icins lived in the expectation that
new day would bring back th Lord
elf, and having this hope in Him thr
becam pure and their testimonies
-.'.'.''vi'.Uii,, i; .... -, , ..5'
'.ytri church ought to change It method
every Sunday, if th methods la use do
no compel the pepl to accept the gope).
Vi S have no responsibility for conversion
the Snirit of God takes care of that, hot
w do hav tremendous responsibility
resting upon at to make every man, wom
an and child understand that the Son of
God died to set them free from th pen
alty of sin, and that He ever plead at
God a right hand to liberate them from it
power The church, is not an end, but
rather s mean to an end. If counted an
end, the membership become satisfied
with the church in itself, it preaching,
Its music, it sooinl standing, it abilitv to
influence th mind of the people, and in
all eriousnea I dare to say that such a
church will be a curs to a eommunitv In
the th.-mght of God, rather than a pleas
ing. W have this to remember; ' when
counted a a mean to an end the church
loses sipht of herself and realises that she
is in existence only to bring to every tot
inner th message of the gospel. So long
as thare is on soul in th world unsaved
God calls Hi children to carry the mes
sage of peace and glad tiding of great joy
to that one. . i-
There is a Scriptural warrant for this
frequent change of method. It is all
summed np in on word: until. How ton
did th father wait for his eon. "Until"
he returned. - How long did the woman
search for th lost biece of silver? "Un
til" she found it How long did the shep
herd look for his sheep? "Until" be had it
in ii arms and was bearing it back with
rejoicing to the fold. How often ought
we to change our methods in th church?
"Until" . w hav a method upon which
God will set Hi seal, and to which the
Holy Ghost will give Hit approval, because
that method comne'.a the peonlo to hear
the gospel and to known that Jesus Christ
died to sav all mankind.
Paul was willing to he counted a fool il
only he might better influence men. To th
wise ha would be wise; to th ignorant he
was willing to b counted ignorant; to
th weak as a man of weakness if only
by all mean h "mieht sav some." May
the Lord God fill the church with this
spirit! - W Could shake th cities and
move the world with th power of God.
And when the great day of award ahonld
come, (imply because we had been dead in
earnest, had counted personal raae at
nothing, had labored incessantly bv day
and by nicht, in heat and in cold, we
should receive the crown that is incorrupt
ible. - ,.
; THE CROWN OF RJEJOICIXG. "
The, il: lo"For what Is our hope,
or Joy or crown of rejoicing? Are not even
Ee in the presence of our Lord Jesus
hrist at His coming?"
When, Paul remembers tho Tbessalon
tan whom he had won for Christ, he im
mediately replies: "Y arc our crown of
rejoicing," and no this third form of the
reward is properly called the soul-win-ner"i
o own. . .,
. AlasI soma who are born of th Spirit,
who hav been trained in th Christian
church, or might hav been, who have
lived all their live dead in sin, shall never
wear it. But it is poasibl for everybody
to receive it from th band of th Matter
This is the crown that th sainted Spur
geon it to wear. It is said that 13,000 peo
ple joined hit church in hi ministry, and
this was only th beginning of th multi
tude of others that hav been influenced
by hi life the world around. It is the
crown that Mr. Moody is to wear, because
in all part of th world he hat pointed
men to th crucified One. It it th crown
that faithful Sunday-school teachers and
devoted worker are to wear.
I had in my home at one tim a very
celebrated Sunday-school worker. Ho told
m how he became a servant of Christ. He
was converted as a boy before the Young
People's Society of Christian Endeavor was
known. He 'wanted to do something for
Christ, and all he could think o was to
teach a Sundav-cchool class. He went to
the superintendent with a requeat that he
might- b mad a teaehw, and -wa n ,
fused. Ha went a second time, with a
like result. He went a third time, and
proponed to bring in a class from outside,
and thit tii" he se""wl the ronsent of
the tuperim ... nt. I1. nen he Tu-ut out to
find bova hi fi if t visit was to a great
brownatone Mnon. He ri the bell
and the to a ow I ( .,. door. He
asked if ttie lady ol u(e house could be
een. He Was shown into the parlor, and
Soon the mother of the boy entered.
He said: "I have come to ak if your
bov can come to Hnndav-school."
Her face flushed and her eves flifdied
ft she replied: "illy child has been to Hun-day-school
iind has had such miserable
teaching thnv I have made up my mind
that he shall not go attain, until either I
can teach him myseif or get tome one who
After a little wniling she al;ed: "Sup
pose 1 should send him who would teach
lie jecarrte Tentlv enttinrrnssrd at this
qii' sii in, ami innt:;Mit tnut if ever he e-'t
out ot the liouwe he would never op. on
t '-'''k nf anv work in the church, iiut
f, r Ire r.'i.ii.'ii: -
"Vi uil, if he comes I will teach him my
There was K-unrtliinp in In fnttk st;ite
nient the rum of lug voire wltati tuutued
tn8 m! -r-r, and giic f.iiI :
' 1 ( t IlV 1 e w I 1 t' i "
"lui caM.c ht! Y. I iv. v (m.v in t : n
f .-mid when t ie v- - - t..i.i., r t'. i
It -it t e Si.orv oi ,i. -iis ( ,.ji.,t lie w s c.n-
1 1 1 t C
nnil lie unul:
y the t..a
I shall never forget how he looVed as sat
sdded: . .
"That was th boy I led to Christ. He
was my associate in Sunday-school work.
We led hundreds of soul to Christ." '
Then he said with great emphasis and
in tear: "I had rather hav had the sat
isfaction of leading that one boy to Chntt
than to have conquered the who.e world.
Such a work as thit is possible to an
men everywhere, and he who is thus
faithful has swaiting him crown of rr
ioicing. The iymn "Must I go empte
handed?" was written by on dying in hi
vouta, without on tingl soul to his credit.
When . the shadow of death feU across his
face some watcher by hit bedside ex
preuc'j concern for hi happiness orjjll
fear of death, n quickly answered:
"Oh, so, not thafc I am aot troubled
about that, but must 1 go empty-handed r
Alatt ,jnany of ua may be obliged to
stand in; the presence of th Matter, and
to be crown less in thi respect., .
1 Peter v: 4, "And when th chief (hep
herd shall appear ye shall receiv a crown
of glory that fadeth not away." -
Peter seems to hav a special message
her fo officer of th church. Sunday
school teacher and church members gen
erally, for in fact w r all of hep
herde." A shepherd is on who look ftr
th sheep, and th theep that require
most of hi attention is th on moat like
ly to wander and fall by th wayaid. W
hav a way of looking at th people, espe
cially those who are uew born babe m
Christ nd saying: "W will tee how they
hold ont," and if they stumble w not in
frequently mtclsm: "hi just as I expect
ed.' A moat nn-Christly peech, and on
most deserving th oensur of God I The
fact is, we are called Into th ehurch to t
laborers together with God, end H ha
placed before a th privilege of helping
to hold up the weak one in Christ. Ther
never is a time when on needt a warm
hand tlasp or a word of sympathy , th
time when on i beginning bit Christian
life, jutt taking hi first tp toward God.
When my little girl first began to walk,
aftei' th had taken one tep h started
to ill. nd I had to put my arm about
" -id hold her up.' She walked in thi
- 'v, but now w never think
t np; she can run along and
s who; nay ang. 10 u
' ful in tbit especial min
d a cor reward.
1 he crown or l . I , j .
''.irr.irii-Vv m at that
i 5r.'u",. 'Lnlunt au
unj, HIU IlV. 9V 111. , w.
also tnat lov ui PPea",nBVjra 0
I hate never ret been able "m-in r ij
jutt when th Lord shall com agaiiirror
tha Ttibl contain no record, bat with all
my heart I am looking for Him. I know
not but that H may com to-day. H may
com to-morrow, lam perfectly sore that
the greataet bleating that could vr com
to thi world would be the visible pretene
of th iiord Himself. He would lift up th
down-trodden. He Himself would reliev
th opprened, and Ha would apply th
whip to th oppressor. ;
It mav b at mora, when th day is awsk-
When sunlight thro' darkness snd shadow
Js breaking, .....
That Jem wiU com in tb fulnss of
To rwiv 'from th world "His own."
0 joy; 0 delight) should we go without dr-
' .-. ing, ., - - '
No sickness, no sadness, no dread and no
Caught'np'fhro' th clouds, with our Lord,
into glory, -'-- ;tv.-
Wheu Jetu receives "His own."
So I am looking for Him and I am longing
for Him nd with all my toul I lov Hit
appearing, and unto every tuch waiting on
there u a crown promised. ; " . ; 'si 5
So I am watching and waiting each mo
ment of th day, '- , .
If It be morn or (vening when He calleth
m away; . -
And it makes th day grow brighter, and
its trials easier borne,
When I am saying very moment, "To-day
th Lord may come." ,
But there is something better still, snd
that if th full reward in Revelation iv: 10.
This is a nietur of th glorified church.
W are told that th four and twenty ld
en cam in with erownt upon their head.
clothd with white raiment, seated about
the throne. Suddenly th King of Kings
appears. 'At one th four snd twenty eld-'
rt tall down before Him, and taking off
their crowns east them befor th throne,
TaeVar worth, O Lord, to rclv
glory and honor and power." .
Th bet reward of aU, then, is to b
with Him. t . . ,
That was a glad day in England in MM
when th soldier cam back from th Cri
mean war, and th Qusen gav them med
al, called Crimean medal. Gallene were
constructed for th two house of Parlia
ment and the royal family to witness th
presentation. Her Majesty herself ejm
in to give the soldier their reward. Her
come a colonel who loat both his feet at
Inkermanj he i wheeled in on a shair.
Here la a man whoa arm are gone. And
so they came, maimed and halt. Then tb
Queen, in th nam of th English people,
gave the medal, snd th thousands 1 of
peonlo with treaming eye sang: ' God
sav th Queen." But I can think of
something that would hav mad th sera
mor wonderful. If the men had taken
off the medal which tb Queen had placed
upon them snd cast them back at her fee,,
""No," Your' Majesty, w cannot keep
them. W giv back tb medals. Xo se
thee ia tha greatest reward." , 11
That thall w do in beave ;
I have a friend who was in th Crimean
war, H told m that ht had that day re
ceived a medal wi!b "Inkermun" upon it,
for that was hi battle, but be said th
moat touching part of it all wa th expe
rience of a friend of hi who fought by hi
id. A cannon ball took off on of hi
leg, but th brave fellow sprang up im
mediately' and taking hold of a tree, drew
his sword and wa ready to fight vn to
death. Immediately another jninnoa-ball
cam crashing past and took 'ft rae other
leg. They carried him wounded, bleeding
and (a they supposed) dying, to the hos-
Iiital. Strangely enough he cam back to
ife again. When the day came for th)
awarding of medala they earri' d him upon
hit ttretcher berore Hot Jiajesty. the
Queen.. To the other soldiers she had sim
ply given tha medal by th hands of her
secretary, but when she saw thi man
carried in on a atretcher. hit faeo so thin
and le, she rose from rter teat, " looped
down by his tide, and with her own hondt
finned the m 1 ijon his breast, whil
lie tears fi ll like rain upon the fac of the
Thu I tni-t it will he with many of s.
We shall c mie into His presence, stand
face to face woii ilim, and He will rise
from His throne, coming forward to re
ceiv us. A we look up into III face,
throne will vanish away and crowns will
be as nothing, for to see Him in all Hit
beauty will be the full reward. -y
Many a fe:ioW hat gone hungry with
mouthful of gold filling) ia hi teeth.
According to the New Orleans Times
Democrat the South has found an un
expected source of wealth In the "poor
pine lands" which cover a large part
of Mississippi and Louisiana. These
liiiids have gone bogging for buyers,
but experiments Which have been
ninde at the Mlss'iwlppl agricultural
pti 'ion have demonstrated that with
tim cxpciidlturo of a very Utile money
t'.r y ('.'in be made among the mtn't pro.
' ive In t lie
h Of !i ' 1 Hi
;e Of t-ift I I'll S 1
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BILL ARP'S LETTER
Announors the Fifty-Fourth An
niyersarj of His Wedding Day,
Mi IBP IS STILL TUB -BOSS.
eh Advises William to Let Up on th
Negro Question, "Which Wa
' Stttd In AtlanU at ft.
. , M nt Harmony Maeting."
Mf wife reads tha papers more or
less every day and keeps up with the
sensations. Most of the time she Bits
la her accustomed corner and plies
her needle and thread, making little
garments for her grandchildren, or
new covers for the cushions or mend
ing underclothes or darn.ng stockings
or something. When she gets tired
she walks In the garden or goes down
to se Jessie and tho children. She
went down town yesterday and bought
some thread and some toilet soap and
got weighed and Asked the family all
around to guess how much, and on
guessed It, exactly one hundred and
fifty pounds. She askedme. to guess,
but I said no she had her way to of
ten and so long that I couldn't come
near It, and she shook her fist at me.
Good gracious! when I married ber
she didn't weigh a hundred and wore
number two shoes and stepped like a
deer. "Tempu fuglt Next week
will be the fifty-fourth anniversary of
our wedding day, fifty-four the talla-
manle number maita nn nt
,.,. . . . yHUos 01
r . I' T.rWTSfFl. 6-J and 6
w , 1 suiu 11 a . .
And soon.our birthdays;
ome along again, the first and
eenth of June, and time keens roll
ing on. -
My wife was reading the paper and
suddenly stopped and spoke to me,
saying: "Well, isn't it aoout time to
quit writing about the negro?" ''Why
sot said h "Why, dont you see the
whole business of the race problem
was settled in Atlanta ,ast Sunday?
The mayor and the preachers, black
and white, all made., speeches, and
leenved to agree and everything is har
monious. Bo If I was you I would
write about something else. Take up
George Washington for a change and
let Booker go dead."
Well, they did play on ue harmoni
ca right smart and I hope the prob
lem will take a 'rest, for everybody Is
tired of it Even Crumpacker is tired,
and now says the negro must work out
his own salvation, 'inat'a all right
When they call off the dogs, III quit
They are waking up to t-e true char
acter of the negro. A Chicago man
who has been visiting tae prisons say
there are about forty-six tnousand ne
groes ln that city, which Is about two
percent of the population, and that the
prison records as shown him by war
dens, show the negroes to be thirty
per cent of all the criminals confined,
and that th negro quarter of the city
la. the rendezvous and the refuge of
nearly, all the whlte'Wglars nd
thieves that Infest the city. '
But that's none of ray business, 'as
my wife says. Chicago needs them
for municipal politics. But I have quit
Let the negro go along and evolute,
as Crumpacker says. I bad rather
look out of my window and see two
little girls coiulug np the walk hand in
hand to see me than to write about
anything. And the little boy is com
ing, too. - His nurse is rolling him In
his carriage and he will run to me as
soon as he gets In the room, and will
nestle on my knees and say his little
words, and my ' greatest comfort la
that all- of them love me and won't go
home without kissing 4ne a sweet
good by. That nurse Is a .copper-colored
girl about twelve years old, and
she loves that baby and watches, him
as carefully as a mother... She Is the
daughter of our sexton,: who is the
Janitor of. the public school. He and
his good wife are exceptions to all
the frailties of the race and so are
their children, . If there were many
like them there would be no race
problem. Those three little children
come to see me etf&rf day and make
me to forget mye.i and my long -Illness,
and I flod-iffyeir.wfi.sperlng,
iuffer- little children to come unto
e." "And a little Mid snail lead
them." What a pity they have to
grow up and lose tnelr Innocence and
see grief and trouble. . How sweetly
tad are the memories of our youth.
One poet says:
Oh' would I wore a boy again,
When life seemed formed of finny
years, . '
And all the heart uen knew no pain
Was swept away In transient tears.
' And another says:
I remember, ,1 remember, tha house
- where I Was born,
The little window where the sun came
peeping In at morn.
It never rose a wink too soon,
Nor brought too long a day.
But now I often wish the night
Had borne my breath away.
And so do I remember tne little win
dow and the happy onys, but I have
never wished tbal,? Jiaa QioCJn cima
hood, nor do I wlshto die now. I wlsu
to live for the sake of these same
grandchildren, for I know I can do
something to guide and cora.ort them
along the Journey of Ufo, and they
would niiss tne, A cui- without a
grandpa and grandma has not had Its
share or happiness.
What a beautiful vers. Is tne last
one of poor Tom Hood's poem':
"I remember, I remember, the fir trees
dark and hlf;)i,
I u tl r!.! t" U t' r .' . t, -tJSrii
f 1 11 r i t. 11 I- v.
It :is Ht 1 1 .i::- fl'i.l now
i,) 1 M 1 1 ! 1 : : T l.'T fiuiil 1 '. tl
g , v.:. 11 I v.-.".,j a. I: y."
1 : r t'io !
1 h i. - lit- 1 . .-i :
' , 1 'I :
without wax uasoaleil "aliie xerua" f j
no secrets, open and read if you
wish. It Is an old adage that "chil
dren and fools never die," and this
reminds me of George Washington,
who, tradition says, cut down a cher
ry tree,' and when his father Inquired,
who did It, replied, "j'athet', I cannot
tell a Ue. I did It with my litti hatch
et." I don't believe that. It must
have been a mighty little tree that a
little boy could cut down with a lltUo
hatchet. And If he war. tad enough te
do It and knew better, her wouldn't
have made such a saintly speech as
"Father, I cannot tell a lie." M? his
tory says that many of . these little
stories came from the nursery. But
that he did, when yet in nil toonsun
dertake to mount and suedue an us- .
trained blooded horse, and tue horse
reared and ran and plunged to furious- ;
ly that he bursted a mood Vessel and
fell dead with George on top. - His
mother wa greatly grieved and scor
ed him severely. I never knew until
recently that he took the, smallpox on
Barbados Island, and was .slightly
marked all hit life; George cays In
his letters that his negroes gave him
much trouble and great concern, tot
he had to be. awenrof peeJUtJjuslnesa---most
of the time and could not. look
after them. He inherited one hundred
and ftrty and tlx hundred' acres of
land, and his wife one hundred nd
fifty more and seven hundred acres
of land, and I Teckon' they, did' give
him trouble. He never bought or sold
any, and set them all free In his-will.' '
Mrs, Robert B. Park, regent for the
Georgia room fftffr ljr'"J'"''
teum at Rlchmo it?ttf.
---sBsw- nuTr m rtni n anrin 1 liti
derate bazaar will be held there
for the benefit of the museum and the
Jefferson Davis tnemorla, arch, y Mrs.
Park asks for special Georgia contri
butions for the Ueorgla room, and air
the regent of the southern states aslc
for help from every man, woman, and.
child, so that the entire south may
share' In the honor. Tne "circular ts
much too long to be appended to my
letter, but I -will Inclose it toThd Cob .
stitutlon. ; V. j r :4 .'
And now please excuse my tnentlon .
of a matter pertqnaL,ta an old soldier,
W. F. Lee,' a privat of Company D
in Hampton Legion. ' He has lost his
horn, a large, long, beautiful , horn,
that while in camp below Richmond
he dressed and polished and engraved
with his name and a wreath. HetooK
the horn from the head offfViTSl
steer at a butcher pen In the rear o
of Grant's army. He sent it home in'
the fall of 1864 by his urother, who
stopped over night at Columbia at the '
Wayside home and there tost it, 4 l$4k
fays. "Major, I am growing old, awalt
ng the blasC ot the last trump. ut K
would like to blow my own horn once
more before I die," tj
Do please somebody send htm' that'
horn C. O. D. 10 Piedmont, 8. C '
BILL AHP, In Atlanta uonstltjtlon, i
TUB HUNT THAT FAILKTH, 7"
I met a little Gnome last week, , ,
His teeth with fright a-chatter, 3
His eye was wild and pal hi cheeky
I asked, "Why, what's the mattert";
He Just had breathe enough to say,
haTiger llly't got awayj
Prompt action is the only thing . - -iB
That in a crisis tells, ,
"Perhaps," said he, "I'd better ring"1"
The Canterbury belli ': I
That garden-folk who hear the sound
May know that he Is prowling round." (
Then whispered Mies Forget-me-not, "4
"To me It teems quit plain' ';
We should concoct a garden plot
For catching him again;
Since he on getting off it bent," ' 1
Pray put the Dog-rose on Wa cent!',
"A bright idest," the Gnome remarked,
"Much wisdom you display." '
Th Dog-rota wagged hit .atom and
barked, '" 'IX:? I'
Quite reedy for the fray;
And "Au revolr! dear friends Of mine.
Good luck!" cried pretty Columbine.
Then off he went with, stealthy pace, "
Into the summer night, .
When cloudlets veiled the moon's kind
face' . ;.y
Toung Glow-wornL showed a light.
Trie' morning sun rose o'er the htii
And found them hunting hunting
still. , j
Where had this Tlger-llly got? ' ' '
That's matter for surmise. Af. ' ' .
Well! If this hunting failed. It's not
A thing to cause surprise,, ... . . ; . t
Since I had -gathered him myself
For Aunt Matilda's, mantel shelf, ' '
Duflng the year ending June 30,
1901, 282 passengers were hilled by
railroad aeclden-.j und i,QH pap.senR-
ers were Injured. Kallroadt employes,
trespassers and grafts crossings vic
tims suffered most evercly. The to
tal number of casualties to persons m
account of railway accidents, for t'
year was 61,794, tho number of v
sons killed having been 8,4G5, and t
numbered Injured, 63,339. ' Of rMh '
employees, 2,675 were killed and 4!,!
Injured. The total number of pt--
other than employees and v
killed wag 6,498; injured 7 1
figures Include casualties to trc.
era, of whom 4,601 were kui 1
858 were Injured. The total
of casualties to persons oin. r i
employees from being stn: s
trains, locomotives or ears v .is I
killed and 3,335 ntred. (
of this class oci'iirn il as f
hir'iv ny ci ' , i
3, Injuri'd 11: oth-r i '
ln!i. 1 1 ' it t , v
kill, d fi, I 1 :
kiln '1 i. i 1 .ii' I i ,
rob s ft'. "S t-.-i. U, i
B, iiiinred tJ. "I't i
t .S, iajmtsi 1.717.
1 i- on that
'. you re so
l v.u. (to