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VOLUME XVIII
FRANKLIN. N. C. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 1003.
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AN ADVENTURE IN AFRICA.
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t Colonel Pamrell, the clubman and
traveler, has Just returned from the
Soudan, etc-Soclety Journal.
Seeing the above In a metropolian
weekly 'and being desirous of rouewlnt,
acquaintance with an interesting old
friend, for he always had a new ex
perlente of thrilling Interest to exploit
1 hastened up to his farorlte club, and,
between puffs -of Havana perfectos, I
obtained the following account of , a
woird predicament, which 1 give ' as
nearly verbatim as my memory allows
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"The desert!" exclaimed the colonel,
rapturously. "Ah, my boy, standing
on the brink of the great Nubian sand
seas, one Is transflxed. The sun was
: Just peeping over : the barren cliffs
eyond the Nile; tipping thn' "with a
dull fire, when the order came to start
My heart leaped. I forgot all dangers,
and thought only of adventure, of new
sensations. The chief guide gave the
word, and we mounted, giving civiliza
tion, home, the .very world itself, it
sonmed, a single backward glance.
"Tboro were Ave of us, with guides
and men; and It was the third day of
lasf March that we started over the
difficult trail from Korosko, taking
the southward trail : toward Absoh,
leading through the very bowels of the
Nubian sands. , Our objects were di
verse. My own was to discover some
rare antiquities of which I had heard
rumors, but the principal Interest on
the part of the others was to rediscover
the -abandoned gold mines' of Absoh.
Knowing that the Nubians are con
firmed In their Indolence and utterly
ttnacquaihtad with the modern methods
M prospecting, the two exports of the
party one a California and the. other
aa Au;-Jrallan both thoroughly famil
iar rttb. iold-bearlng regions, felt con
vinced that with patient effort, there
was a possibility of unearthing a for
tune and the exciting experiment was
at least Worth-Jhe
"For four 1 "V -avan
nanea along the bareauirar . Sag.
lng El Murrah, or, springs of bit.
water, and all went well. Then the
Journey, which for the first day or two
was full of varied novelties, began to
grow painfully monotonous. To make
matters worse,' the geerbah skins,
which were used to carry fresh water
from the Nile, were dally, growing Bat
ter. The wells of Ei Murrah were sa
line and heavy with brackish sediment,'
and? though the camels drank of the
water without suffering III effects, the
men who Indulged freely were seized
with Intense gripings. Two days south
yard from th wJlls a strange incident
occurred., jV. 'A.
j "Our way, led over the . beaten camel
trail, centuries pi, and -.yet ' every
month the tract was oblitdrated by the
drifting sands.' Now and then' we
scarcely knew our way save that the
route was pointed out to us by' the
wreckage of former caravans which
had shed the sick and exhausted by
vslrlcyjinthnn-liridjinast, leav-
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er stops; and if the poor native cannot
plod on, no halt Is made for hi recov
- err. The consequence Is, that the far
ther one progresses, the more skeletons
' of awn and beasts point the uncertain
way through, -the lifting sands, and
the sight -is surely most, depressing.
'My camel was not a particularly
fast one. He fiad a habit of lagging
behind, so that once or twice a day
tb,e caravan was compelled to halt and
wail "for me to come up; Use a lost
vertebra of a skeleton reptile. A, On
,:hla occasion,' while somewhat behind
.the party, a fine young gazelle
crossed mjr path not a dozen rods
, V 1 ahead dashing with sudden " fright
Into a little ravine which appeared
, to be closed at the farther end, so
- wthat apparently he was made a prison
Tar. Rifle in hand,' I" leaped from ; my
:. camel. Eagerly I made my way
through the hot,' ankle-deep sand to
the little ravine, following it up some
distance, ready to bring down my
' game. To my surprise however, I
found that there were several. turns
beyond, and soon saw that my chase
was bootless. ...Dejectedly I made my
way back to my camel, which had not
stirred, and seemed only too glad for
fho little, respite from the racking
- toll of the march. , Taking a good
draught from my geerbah of water, and
also filling my canteen, I drew the
beast to' his" knees, as is customary
when mounting, so that by placing
my foot upon his neck, by -his up
ward movement of the head he would
raise me, enabling me to step Into the
cushioned seat between the humps. As
i was fixing my foot en the camel's
neck, however, the sudden raising of
his head caused a knife to slip from my
belt in such a way that It grazed the
beast's flanks, giving blm a slight but
stinging flesh wound. Up he started,
and so suddenly, with that quick up
ward throw of the body, that I . was
pitched clean over his humps, and fell
' headforemost In the sands. Then, to
my consternation, with a queer snort
-cf raKo, the camel made a little circle,
and .with his bead thrown up like an
ostrich' pursued by a hunter, he bump
ed along at a rapid pace over the trail
in the direction of the caravan.
"In vain I shouted. In vain I shriek
ed all tho Arab coaxings and lmpreca-
at I knew. Then, quite exhaust
ed, I sqnaiFd In the sands, alone, pant
ing, enraf'xand desolate, watching
my mount ta!e-4o,a speck on the horl
son. I grew reslgndbowever, feeling
that within three or T5TTf4l2rs at
most my comrades would be nJttttuJng
for me. , . . .
I shall never forgot the first sick
ening sense of loneliness that op
pressed me there In the great desert,
apparently abandoned of heaven and
earth. I hd no fwl and only a little
water. I k;,.-w (li.-t It was days and
(" i l y , . : 1 ; I Hi y from , any
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completely at the mercy of the noma
dic bands of robbers which invest the
rocky ravines, and would, moreover,
be beset by the jackals and vulture
the momeut I showed signs of faint
ing under the scourging sun. The
strain grow maddening. : For a long
time I bore it; and then, no longer
able to fight with the demon, of al
ienee, and haunted more than ever
now by the presence of human and ani
mal skeletons half burled in the drift
ing sands, I arose and plodded on. But
little did I dream that there was yet
more dreaded enemy than vultures,
leopards, or even the predatory rob
bers soon to encompass me.
"The first warning that 1 had of Its
terrible approach was the soft ob
scuration of the sun,, which stood so
straight overhead that it cast my
form In a circling shadow about me
just to the tips of my toes. A sort of
silken mist floated before the coppery
sky. Then this thin cloudiness seemed
to descend, the wind arose, and the
sirocco grew heavier and more op
pressive. I bowed my head, pressing
forward with increasing difficulty now.
Up from the limitless southwest the
dreaded scourge, was closing down:
upon me. 'My God!' I mummured at
ast, losing courage at the sound of
my own voice, 'It is a simoon!'
'The wind was rising In a gale I
heard the roar of the sand blast from
afar.. These gusts of hot, white atoms
grew sharper and fiercer now; and if
I hod worn a King Arthur coat of
mall, I scarcely think It would have
been proof against that volley of dead
ly dust. It penetrated my clothing till
I felt the layer of t chafing the flesh
at every movement My nostrils were
clogged so that breathing became more
labored and painful, My ears ' were
stuffed up so that it deadened the in
creasing whistle and roar; and though
my eye were almost closed, the aw
ful 'volley seemed to penetrate the
very lids.; Then I finally succumbed.
falling to toy knees, and at last prone
upon jdj face, covering my be"' ""'
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ToTa There In the
thick, drlftingNy e monoto
nous shriek of tff.-a I lulling me
to sleep. It was not a tefroshlng re
pose, but one filled with 'frightful,
nightmares and monitions of evil.
Once in a while the shrill cry of a
lost jackal or a desert bird broke the
abhorrent spell, but the sound brought
no cheer.: : After what seemed to be .a
dangerously long time, I awoke, recov
erlng from this sort of daze rather
than sleep, and looked vaguely about
me. Shaking the sand from my bur
nouse, I took my watch. It had stopped,
the dust having penetrated It and
clogged its delicate machinery. I stood
up, and brushing the sand from my
eyes, peered over the trackless plain.
Nothing but a dead grim waste of
whiteness; .but, thank Heaven, the
storm was abating. I vaguely remem
bered the direction of my course, al
though the trail was now wholly ob
literated, and started bravely on. But
so chafed and faint was I that I soon
found all effort torture, and at last
sank In my tracks with a moan, ':.
"For a long time I lay in a sort of
stupor. Then I heard Uvolc.vIt.wa-
utora human than' any Ihad heard In
the loneliness of tLe desert, although
It was a moan of anguish rather than
a call of rescue. I rose and turned
sharply In the direction of the sound,
and soon perceived a kneeling, sway
ing figure at some distance. The
thought of a human being, lot hiin
prove whatever he might be, made my
poor heart leap. I came closer, and
was amazed to discover that the sway
ing figure was that of a halt naked
and more than half-blind slave boy.
There was a moveless shape half
burled In the drifting mound before
him. I uncovered It, amazed to find
that It was a Nubian sheik lying upon
his face, quite dead.
"When the slave realized the pres
ence of another human being, he fell
groveling at my feet as If I had been
an angel come from heaven. His mouth
and tongue were swollen with fever,
and I pressed the canteen to his lips,
but he could not drink. He was chat
tering wildly In a language I did not un
derstand, raving, and morethanhalf de
mented. The sheik had been robbed of
everything worth carrying away, the
scoundrels leaving him only his bur
nouse and a small skin of water, which
was already flat and dried into a chip.
The poor traveler must have died from
exhaustion, for (here were no wounds
upon his person save a few scratches
on the wrist where the slave boy had
tried to suck a drop of blood from his
dead master to keep himself from
perishing. Aa the slave was more used
to the tortures of the desert, naturally
the sheik had succumbed first
"Meeting with such companions In
misery, for a little time I almost for
got my own perils anj suffering. Slow
ly the slave lad revived under my
simple ministrations. Then I got some
what of his story. The sheik's caravan
had successfully resisted attack upon
the march, but the two had become
separated from the company, and be
ing overtaken were robbed and left
to die. All this bad taken place more
than three days since; and the slave
bed kept np the lonely and maddening
Vigil by his dead master with almost
sublime heroism. Knowing that my
comrades would soon be retreating to
recover me dead or alive, as soon as
the slave was able to walk we took the
burnouse from the dead sheik and
started back toward the trail. The way
was very difficult and slow, and I was
compelled almost to carry the ema
ciated lad bodily. On we plodded till
the darkness settled about us, and then
making ourselves as comfortable as
possible, we ray down side by side and
watched out the night
, "The next morning, although the
slave boy was In muck better physi
cal condition, I flt that I myself was
fast succumbing. I arose once or twlcfj
and -4rifd to make a little circle over
the nmni! to ft ny 1 s-sik-i,
but r j i ( i'p the ml, I f -ur. 1
matters out with the calculation of a
physician. I bad water enough to lost
us another day or, for myself alone,
two days. . I almost wished I had not
happened upon the slave now,' for It
might be that my own life would be
sacrificed In this deed of charity. Then
I drove the selfish thought from my
heart If oae perished, we should both
perish. He had been a godsend, giving
me companionship, and bow did I not
know that he had not saved me from
something worse than death from
madness. With brotherly care 1 3lvlded
the water drop by drop watet more
precious than blood. - The slave was
grateful pitifully so at what he per
ceived to be my sacrifice. When he
saw that I was going to pieces, how
ever, he not only refused to lap up
these precious drops of salvation, but
actually thrust out his arms to me
with the offer of his own blood to
tiave nuvTbls touched me very deep
ly. I had opened my canteen and saved
his life for a little while, and now lie
was. ready to open his -veins to save
mine!'. - f:.s - ' S-
"On the morning of thejweond day
I gave up hope, and began a rambling
loiter to my friends In case they should
ever find me. Even this little exertional
overcame me) and after a few scrawls
I gave up the task. Hours of complete
unconsciousness', In the broil of th
sun came oftener now. Again the
slave ladtricmrsufferifig on the desert,
served him well I realized that "ha
would survive meby a day, or .perhaps
mre. I gave him my effects, weapons
atfrtl all, making him understand that
In case my friends came my belongings
were to be turned over to them, and
that the slave himself should be re
warded. Then I sank la my dust bed
falling into a sort of coma. '
. "I was arouBerynBf!irilira
rifle. J The lad had used my w.oapon
weir, bringing down a small antelope
with a single shot Too Weak to rise, I
turned my head and watched the boy
crawl : over to his prize. After what
seemed to be the struggle of his life,
ha drareed the deer toward roe. TheM
I "closed mv eves with a DraycT
thankfulness, and soon felt th n
blood of the gazelle,
tne nuiiet wouna on.
my swollen Hps.
cal, I revived''
was now-
saved y
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,ks ( had
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showed
seenu the
noting of t,he
tther a depres
fluence upon the
champion. The
sed to partake of
hlch he had vouch-
he grew weaker. De-
and I was compelled
strength to force the
is mouth, and all to nc
purpose. Caknfcy one realize how- my
heart waifow pricked by a conscious
ness of the heroism of this Nubian
slave d urlng these, terrible hours? Ah,
the vlg 1 was long and bitter through
torrid ( lays, and nights black- as only
Nubia' knows them, "' with death and
oVvolatin encompassing us on every
hand, tile prowling jackals and the
starving
calling fiercely to one
another
smell of Mood, only
awaiting
sinking into sleep to
plunge Into
carnival which should
ond all for
Dlght of its
madness, I
In order to rob the
-ors and the day of Its
strovte with my poor pa-
tient,. who
was tmxt ebbing Into tho
last slumber, with ndvie to succor, none
to, restore. I felt thatVwlth him gone
I should lose all hope, aKl wish to live.
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We s jemed like the last twu eiirvjilrgYPftwjftAn!
human beings oi earm, aid I chose
ihaVter xWrrf-SuTjTan darkness,
and I, the son of Western day, might
go hand in hand together.
"On that last day of my desolate
watch the sun was sinking over the
limitless sand ocean, and I thought
to soa It no more. ( tried to pray. Ah,
what had all these bitter days been
but one living, blood sweating prayer
one.cry borne up as from the pits of
deepest Tophet into the rvaponseless
heaven! I became prophetic now. The
past seemed to become clear and un
clouded, the future transparent and
filled with loveliest' visions. I knew
this to be the beginning of the end,
and so sank back, resignedly, even
welcoming now' the cup I had so long
shrank, from with weak and waning
terrorthe blessed hemlock of obliv
ion. ' . .' -
"Suddenly, along the borders of the
afterglow on the horizon, I saw a
dark object stealing up like a phan
tom, bathed In the glory of celestial
twilight. The sight was so supernatural
that - it stirred me strangely; but I
soon perceived that It was no phantom
of my wasting mind, but a reality
blessed truth. Soon that moving ob
ject took the proportions of a serpent
moving toward me on, on, slowly,
solemnly like a penitent's procession
toward a pagan temple; and then real
izing at last, I moaned aloud, 'It Is the
caravan! Thank God, it is the cara
van!' and so sank back unconscious. ''
""When I revived long after, there
was the cool mouth of a flask pressed
to my Hps and strong, tender arms
were about ' me. J opened my eyes.
'Comrades' was all" I could murmur;
but they heard it and there was a
shout of triumph.
"'My God! We thought you dead
long, long ago,' I faflard them cry
brokenly. 'What could have saved him
till now? It is a miracle a miracle!'
"I tried to speak, but there was nn
breath, with fn to give my heart utter
ance. I turned and drew the burnouse
from the brow of the still figure" at
my side. 'Save him!' I cried, though
my voice fell In a whisper. 'Save him;
tor it was he who saved me!' ,. ;
"But they only shook their heads,
One glance told the tduth. My poor
slave lad, my rescuer, my solace, my
one joy in darkness and sorrow had
moved out on that long, bleak pilgri
mage through the Unknown Desert
that knows no return path, yet with
the glory of departing day wreathed
about the still ashen forehead the
saintly halo Of a hero and a brother."
New York News.
Know How.
"Old Hunks told you moro of hla
business secrets in five minutes than
he has ever told anybody else in live
yenrs. How did yon worm It out of
him?" .! . ',A: '
"I diida't do ai;y boi j
Jieit patted Mm n 1' i 1 ' r 1 ' '
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BILL ARP'S LETTER
Bartow Philosopher Cautions His
Hosts of Correspondents.
EASY LETTERS SHY OF STAMPS
Warns Endless Chain Promoters and
" Schemers to Give Him a Wide
..." ; ,. Berth 8ome True North,
ern Friends, '
' Ind .friends please forbear. 1
know that the time for compositions
and debates 'and essays is near it
hand, but I am sick and cannot help
you this spring. I am weak and don't
want to strain my mind. I haven't
boen out of the. house but twice In
three months, 'My wife and the doc
tor watch me and won't let me go. A
few weeks ago I slipped off to my
daughter's one pleasant evening and"3086 ladles and say, "riero are' ten
had to be hauled back in a buggy, for
it Is np till to my house, and I was
weaker than I thought You see, I
had a sunstroke last June and have
never-recovered from It" Every night,
If the weather is bad, I have to get up
about midnight and sit by the fire and
cough for an hour or two. But I can
answer letters and have from a dozen
to a score every day. It pleases me
to answer (ho letters of the young
folks; for many of them need help. I
know that I did when I was away off
TwM6lytitMr was rTfL T V T, wuoe.soui.
school teacheand tnfmzKliJLK,.
XAJ WIUIV UC' " Aufu .
though I o-1 crossed the fl nd dot
a. rullrlA te
ted tb ana ttul mfL w : , . "u
apf hundreds of
toys
w& tin uuv uigi
and girls who have
' no he!
ra "orry w "em, anawtor wonj
years past I have tried to help them,
m I Some of them jnst want a little help.
few Ideas, but others want the
wholo thing. In fact, one boy asked
me to write him two so that he could
take choice.;. Many of them forget
to enclose a stamp and my postage
account got, to be such a burden that,
a Rip Van Winkio said, '1 swore off"
and quit answering, such letters.: , it
Is bad manners to write to a man on
business that does not concern him
and expect him to pay the return
postage. I receive many long manu
scripts with request to read and criti
cise and return and tell whore to have
published and what the -writer 'will
probably get paid for .them. I havo
two on hand, Just received no stamps
enclosed one is a grammatical curi
osity. : Hardly a line tnat does not
Contain bad grammar or a misspelled
word. It takes nearly half a line for
the word "spectacles" and it has: four
teen letters In It. The word angel Is
spelled angle, and yet the writer ex
pecta to got paid for tho story.'; - ,
: The other manuscript Is an Inquiry
into the race problem no stamps
and it contains seventeen questions
for me to answer. Another long let
ter on fool's-cap writes of tho good
old times and says In conclusion that
If I will answer he will write again
and put his name to the next letter.
There Is no name to this. He Is an
Irishman, I reckon. One other re-
quest I wish to make aboiittt"rsJ
plainly
U
plainly
1 nave passed a lettor al
family trying to. decipher the signa
ture. Somotlmes I have cut the sig
nature off and pasted it on the back of
the reply, thinking that -probably the
postmaster at tha. writer's home would
recognze It . If tho poetofflce address
is omitted and the postmark on the
envelope Is blurred, "ha it frequently is,
it la impossible to know where a re
ply should be sent, and if I guess at
It and guess wrong it goes to thq dead
letter office, ; Now," you young people
must not forget these little things,
tor they are Important, especially the
stamps, Somotlmes we literary men
are greatly perpexed to know what to
do with some letters. One more re
quest Do not write to me at Atlanta,
t do not live there: My home Is in Car
tersvlllo, and 1 thought that every
body knew it by this time. I have
living here over twenty years. '
And, now let me ask the good char
itable ladles Who seek to do some
thing for some good cause to send no
more endless chain' letters to roe.
They are a nuisance and have annoy
ed me greatly. I thought that whu
that common cheat and swindler, Joel
Smith, of Montlcello, 174., was broken
np and arrested , tho endless chain
business had stopped; hut of late it
has revived and I received three last
week. One of them, started In Canada
for a so-called missionary work and
got all the way down to Louisiana and
from there to me, wanting me to copy
two letters and send ten cents In
Christ's -name, and under no circum
stances to. -break the chain. Well, I
broke It and shall , break every one
that comes to me, Ind I shall bum tho
letters, for they never contain any re
turn postage. Some years ago the
good ladles of Fredericksburg, Va.,
wrote to me, saying ' they wanted
about $300 or f 400 to place ' head
stones to the graves of 2C0 Georgia
soldiers who were burled there. 1
made an earnest appeal to our peoplo
and asked for a dollar from each good
man or woman, and I raised J300 In
three weeks . Adjutant Gonoral Phil
Byru sent ma i all. Hie way from
New Brunswick. I bought the marble,
all lettered nicely, from the northern
men who own the works at Marietta
bought them at one dollar each, which
was less than tho co t, for the com
pany said they helped to put bur boy
there and they ought to help mark
their graves. Tho railroads shlppel
them free. There was no endlc33
chain In that business. Three thou
sand neglected confederate graves, at
Marietta! Our boys, our doud, burial
on our soil, dlrd "in dofi'imo ; thel'
Iiomes, their stiilo, their people. On
tho oilier side of the railroad n-e
about ns many who wre tn-'pas"':
f a (V:r v-e !;-: - ::o ("em u$ he
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at the b0iwi
their graves are marked with costly
morblo and ndornod with gravel walks
and flowers and evergreens, and there
is a grand entrance to their city of the
dead, all done by the national govern
ment, and a keeper employed. - And
yet it is now settled we were right
and they wore wrong. Oh, liberty and
union I what ' crimes have been, .com
mitted in thy name. '
But Secretary Root seems to be a
good man and Is going to help us
make np the roster, the muster roll of
our living and our doad. i Maybe be
will got a little closer to ns and help
the Marietta women to make their
confederate, graveyard just as elegant
and ornamental as the one on the oth
er side. Why not try him T Dead sol
diers are not enemies to each' other,
and It tholrs could speak maybe they
would say, "Give us your hand, broth
er." - Is It not about time for our wo
men to mate an appeal to the govern
ment for aid in this patrlotlQ work'
Not only for Marietta! but wherever
our soldiers are burled. Marietta has
many northern : visitors who' spend
their winters there, and It seems to
me If they brought along a heart and
a soul with them,, they would go to
dollars. Please mark tea of. those
graves for me." But I reckon most of
them just bring their bodies and
leave their hearts at home. ''
A Why not do as our Mr. Granger did?
Just as soon as our ladies started a
move to build a monument to General
Young and our Bartow heroes; he was
the first to ask' thfprlvUcge of sub
scribing $25 to thev . He has got
ten it all back a'wyur good oMl
and BTHud- He brougtf
I wliV mii wiien no moved a own nerc;
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HAZARDS TO HEALTH,
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Exposure to Winter Weathet
a Dangerous to Life, "
?"he majority of persons In the tenv
perate tone delight In winter becanss
f IM "sports and amusements. I(
trings wlthlt, however, grave hazards
to health and a "train of discomforts,
jome petty and.' others' serious, but
bone of which Is generally recognized
as affecting the health; yet their al
leviation and cure are often difficult A
i It would raiser the average of health
significantly If the vast Importance of
precautionary measures could be Im
pressed upon the public and attention
drawn to the fact that these so-called
petty discomforts are a menace to
health - A;A i;-,A ,AA :: ;-':f, '
' There is a misunderstanding as to
the benefits which cold weather con;
fers. If In autumn and spring per
sons took the same, amount of .exer
cise and breathed as deeply' as cold,
compels them In In order to maintain
the normal heat of the body, they
would find these nonsons congenial to
health. Most persons know that freez
ing Is as Inimical to life as "burning,
but they seem to Ihlnk that any de
gree of cold short of freezing Is bene
ficial, and one bears pernicious talk
about Its -stimulating effort, pernicious
because It Induces many personijo do
foolhardy things. ,
':. Cqld Is beneficial only when,
through' the' demand for oxygcnto
feed Interna fires, the rrrars ar Stimu
lated to their full duty.. Tbe circula
tion of the blood should be corres
pondingly, accelerated, and It is as
!oU oody is kept warm. - But
1 theTW0DiiTlt hi
hands, leot. nose oi
I ears become stiuBlngly '61aThrrTirii
h I done, and If, through Insufficient cloth
le I lng, this chill Involves the limbs nnd
I va. ... t. . ahniiMMM a. .It,..
of the body the danger is proportion
ately Increased and may be the In
cipient cause of pneumonia, fevers or
other disease. ". j
A chill disturbs the capillary circu
lation, and In women this. is so sensi
tive that, its . slightest disturbance
may cause cutaneous disorders. Fre
quently the seeds of a winter's dis
comfort are sown during the first
frosty evenings , of autumn.. Many
take keen delight in the sharp tingle
of the air, but the benefit of Its stimu
lating ozone Is lost unless the body
be protected from chl'l Often the
hands or feet become strtngingly cold;
and within twenty-four hours a burn
ing irritation Is felt in' some part of
the limbs, Because the hands are
more commonly exposed than the feet
the lrrlutlon Is usually felt Unit In
the upper arms, extending to tha
wrists or Involving the thighs , and
ankles in ' exact m ensure, to U sp
posure. New York Herald yk
Charming New Orleans. ,
If you should take your map of thi
United States and run your finger fat
down its surface untIL It rested upon
the largest cfty in ail Uie beautiful
South, tho one which Is the second
largest export city on the American
continent and tbe metropolis of a
vast inner emjilrfl which holds two
civilizations, one French -Spanish, one
American, both slowly, very slowly,
merging through the r 'irles; or,
better still, if you should slroll along
the streets on a sweet March day,
petting Ir.to its curious quarters,
watching the beautiful little children
and the dark-eyed men and the gaily
dressed women and all the throngs
of people, city people who can never
long remain away from- the green
fields and the noble old trees and -the
scent of the roses then you eould not
fall to hit upon this charming old
place, New Orleans In many ways
the most Interesting of all the cities
In America, the beautiful city that
lives outdoors 8t Nicholas. , . ,
No single paper in uppincott's Mag
azine, so It is stated, has ever gained
the popularity accorded to Eben E.
Roxford's (trtlclo on "V'lllaKo Improve
ments," published in April, 1: 01. ' So
cieties In the west made it the sub
ject of study, and It Is still called for.
This has brought Mr. Roxford to pro
duce another paper on the snrao
theme, though varied In Its application,
which appears In the March number
of Llpnlnoott's Mfsazlne nnd Is entl
tied "iuirul and Yli,;o la,,.i u aient
Sod..!'.
A SERMON FOR SUNDAY
AN ELOQUENT AND CONVINCING 0I&
COURSE BY REV. OR. PARKHURST.
Subject i .Growing la th Thlnffa at th
, -jKlnedom of pod The Idas Lies OIdm
' at the roaadatlfji of HJa System ot
Fredaetloa sad Administration.
iTKW York Cttt. fit. Chsrlea H. lrk
hurat, pastor of the Madison Square Pre'
byterun Church, preached Sunday morn
ing on "Growing in the Things ot tha
Kingdom of God." The text was from II.
Peter iii: 18: "Grow in grace and in the
knowledge t our Lord and Saviour Jesus
Christ.",; '--.: ,'. , . -
To grow: growing irr tho things of the
kingdom of God; that is our matter this
morning. It is a great Bibl word, "grow"
is; particularly a great gospel word. Jl'ho
word incarnates the idea of life, ana of
life ' tnat is swelling, crowding apart tha
shell 'and crushing up in the direction of
becoming a tree; knocking down walls and
breaking forth into territory outlying. "I
am come that they might have life and
thai they might have it more abundantly,"
mors and mors of it. life doubling and
quadrupling pea itself; -
That is one ei the ideas (hat lie close at
th foundation of God's system of produc
tion and adminiktration lift, ana mors
and more of it Everything is for tb sake
of the things that grow." What cannot
grow is for the sake of that which can
Kaffolding along which the living walla can
be built, trellis up which th growing vines
can clamber. The first two days of God's
treat? week were only a sort of creative pre
lude,' getting things ready, the seas collect
d. (he land dried off , m Tend mens for th
fiih that live, I he grass and the trees that
jrow and man; scaffolding and trellises
prior, to the tempi and the vines: .
It was a strange moment is our long his
tory when th tint live tiling began to be,
nmething that Was nor rock, no mineral.
And thi old torturing problem if, whert it
3am from out of-the ground? Out of
God's, band that had been holding it till
,t'- "t ailment eama? Out of th air
XL'S"1 'rom tomt ether globe
Viced harvesting before our
(IM IkUUltn. jt alp'
God must Bavfr, Vl
annate, as .be. Citing
He did when at last the
man.'TOUK felling that GodJ
jce His own great divint
to Hint in a small human renei
before that sunreme hoar struck tlni...
V . ,1-
zone oa reshaping themselves and reshap
ing themselves; .but reshaping is not grow
ing. 'Che glacier in every step of its froten
journey reshapes itself, but the glaeicr docs
not g-ow. Th great hills, the earth itself,
take all kinds of shapes from century to
century, from aeon to aeon, but they do
not grow; but the corn grows, and man
irons at least sometimes; some men.
The body grows, at any rate; that is the
nil. It not simply exists a mineral does
that, a block of stone doe that bat it
lives, and, from Infancy np, with a lit that
is more and mora a life blade, car, full
eorn; which it the physical side of that
vent in John, "that they might have life
tnd have it more abundantly." And not
only is there the kind of growth that
makes the Individual more and more richly
a live thing, on the way from infancy to
mature manhood, and more completely
and biauteoualy humr.n on hi animal side,
but the race as a whole appear to have
been progressing in that respect till w
may rnppose that man, as the last forty or
mors centuria show him is about a goad
a thing physically a he can be; the sort of
human animal that God had In Hi ey
when first He went about to produce man.
We have reached the limit in point of stat
ure and presumably in point of refinement
of organization. .
Arrived at this stage, any new growth
that the race might make would have to be
a striking out into some fresh channel.
The body being a finished body, th rising
current of life in man in the growing
man will, perforce, seek some new issue
for itself. No longer needed to make for
him a more highly organized body, the wax
ing tide overflows into the shaping of a
more finely organized mind. The life is
there, the growing life is there, and so
when on thing is finished another thing
has to bJ taken up, and when, in the
tours of long year of development, man
had become perfect as an animal he started
In upon th course ot making himself per
fect a an intelligence.
Thi.t is what he is doini now, and it Is
Inexpressibly wonderful what he ha al
ready achieved in this direction. Tbe ran
cannot contemplate itself in respect of the
advance made within historic times unoa
nee of thought and research without be
ing itself, with feeling of admiration
verginjTvClSiie upon reverence, it is not
easy to nndeWtojJ Row one can take ac
count of the tniarynTfr"ldng line of pin
gress made Irjy man into theTfsjnain ol
truth, the trutr of th physical w9,d at
anv rate, withoilt hecomine aware
tain imnulse. a certain infillina of life
somewhere than inundate wider and wider
patches of ncWly reached area, as the ris
ing tide, infUraring from th sea, rolls with
each recurring billow farther up on the
sloping beachJ How many thousand yean
it he been simc man commenced to think,
theories and discover nobody knows, and
the Bible do t not tell ns, but up to dat
the record i a tremendous one, and then
is no limit i ii sight , All of this is tellina
ns what a w mderful thing it was that God
did when He started the race on its career
of growth t "d eonoaest. Whether yoa
thjnk of the way in which th hnmsn eye
has nenetrmt id into the stellar space and
read out in t 'rma of every day English the
thoughts thi t at the beginning of time
God wrongh into th glittering fabric of
tb heavens, or whether you think of what
at snorter n ng has been effected by the
study of out own globe and of the laws
that pervade it, of the forces that actuate
it and of thi ways in which it mysteries
have been to Ived and converted into com
monplace nt litiea, the story is on and
the same all th way through. All these
discoveries o course celebrate the splendid
omnipotent vitdom of a God that eould
make tuch a world, but they celebrate the
magnificence of the human creature that
Could, in po nt of intelligence, grow far
enough towai d God to be able to make the
discoveries, ferret, out th purposes of
things, thinl out in common words the
thought tha ; th Creator put into thing,
and go on v ear after year, century after
century, mifl ennium sfter millennium, for
ever widenir g the area of knowledge and
creating for human thought an empire
steadily adv incing upward, outward and
downward u on lines laid down by the in
finite mind. ,. . ,
It it certai ily easy to tay, and tt it very
common to , that th realities of th
spiritual wot Id are thing that cannot be
confidently i otten st. .Just as certainly
was it an eaiy and very natural tiling fot
th denizens of th olden centuries to say,
or at any r it to think, that th great
lights that tl ion in th heaven could not
b gottea at or that a man eould not hold
instant and intelligible intercourse with
his distant i leighbor 8U0O miles scrota the
ea, b'lt tucl intercourse Is nowmatier oi
history, and a to th heavenly bodies that
Wen once b it an impossible and aninter
pntabla visi in, the liumnn mind np to a
certain poinjt contemplate them to-day
with aa assui-ed and as steady a thought at
that with wUiich it marks tha flight ol
bird or tu flutter of a leaf.
In th realrt of the spiritual, on the con
trary. not a (great deaf ha been achieved
yet that the) spirit of man can encourage
itself with of that it can found great ex.
pectations ypon and profound anticipa
tions. Bo far a" such mattera are con
cerned we are not much farther along ii)
the renlitiesfof the world spiritual than
the wirld win along geographically in the
day When JColurobus l wondering li
ther were njit mor beyuiid the shore o!
Spain than tlie fifteenth century yet knew
ot, or much farther than the world was
aloud atrononiicaily when David shea
lienl.'d Ins flocks and muainu-ly watched
tl. sii.rs how ring above the Juilcnu hills.
And we siiiiu'.il be stimulated in the di
rectum of cn-iing into closer quarters with
the legitime fici of the spiritual world
t. . il a ...i ,ul the eternals, if we would
I,,,,, (., ,.! nmiiMiir wnli these impulres
el ' e i., -ntiial appetites, th;it in-
t : , , i n inel exlcmi tlieimelves in
t . , ! ti,:it sitppcteil but tin-
I, i: . m , I l :.!-, c is net- an impulse vt
ih ., : . , r i, ,nire. whether plilMieiil
in- t,..t Ii ,a not li-n found in
, I-,! ce--!'.':::iJ vpi til seine-
t pit : y niatciics it.
Thirst means that there is water, and th
water it there waiting. The ey meant
that there is light, and the light is ther
waiting. Th budding interrogation in the
child's mind means that than is truth, and
the truth is there waiting. Bo far at w
hare yet gone th inward impulse has
shown itself to be an infallible prophecy
of an outward reality that perfectly fits it.
And those groat longing of the soul that
swell within u in our best and freest mo
ments, to griat sometimes at to be beyond
our newer to articulate, these, too, it is
foolish and stupid in ns to treat as less
trustworthy nnd infallible than are the
quieter appetences of the intelligence or
tlie coarser instincts of the body. 1 her U)
no safe creed that does not start in with
a confession of faith in one's awn superb
elf superb in th sense of being gifted
wirn powers tnat put mm tn airect rela
tion with the rocks under him, the air
about aim. the great God overhead, and
the eternal realm of Spirit, human and di
vinsV And that gives a man something to
go upon.. It at once make the farthest
ttar In the heavent a proper object of ii
quiry, and layt out before him a highway
into the heart and centre of th kingdom
tpiritual. J v -
But the highway into the heart and cen
tre of the kingdom tpiritual is net a road
that is being numerously traveled. We ara
about as far along on that road as Colum
bus wa on th way to the Western Conti
nent when he was still heaving anchor in
the harbor of Palot. But th rot it as
feasible and passable a the waterway of
the Atlantic. And th world it going to
get there. The religious impulse, the pac
tion of thi divin tt" in ns for a purpose.
God is knowabla and He i going to bo
known. Spiritual, things aro discernible
and t'.iey are going to be discerned." There
is such a thing as the life eternal and there
is such a thing as having a realisation, of
that life, having it here, too, at a matter
of cler.r and definite experience. We ara
not saying anything just now as tn the na
ture of the highway that leads into th
midst of the spiritually discerned realities
that compose that kingdom, nothing just
now aoout the steps a man takes in tread
ing that highway. The only impression I
am studying to leave this morning is that
there is a continent of reality a distinct
from the continent of every day interest
as the Western Hemisphere of our globe
is distinct from the Eastern) that we an
endowed with faculties which to the d-
in which they are aevtiwulirm a
tncmitiera oi tnat remoter
amir riistineuishable and
aDnreeiable tn the earliest
explorers; that spiritual discern-
jctft ha lust as sniw at ineanlna- in Its re-
-Ration to things spiritual as ocular discern--
u ment has in Itt relation to tnimrs material,
and that it it capable of aiwding reauiti
thut are just as convincing and" satisfying,
and lie as solidly planted in the assurance
of the man that has become spiritually cog
nisant of them; that the soul is endowed
with the faeulty of a vision that is as true
ai the vision of th body, independent of
bodily vision and a thousand times more
richly and wonderfully gifted.
if en are interested in house, lands,
clothes, money, market-, commerce, science
and art, but there is not much interest in
religion, Ther i interest in th matter
of being saved, whatever that may mean,
but desire to be saved is no more religion
than the desire to be gotten out of th
water when you have fallen overboard it
navigation.
Thi does hot mean that there are not a
good many who have an inkling of th
meaning of th spiritual kingdom, some
thing as men at sea gain a suspicion of
distant land by observing tha impalpable
blanket of mist that hovers about it. It is
net much, ia itself, and yet it is a great
deal, because of the much that it is capa
ble of widening out into. It 4c a kind of
spiritual coast line which, seen from afar,
appears . to be but a filmy thread, but
which ia for all that the solid edge of a
olid continent,
.Nor does thst which we have been say
ing mean that there are not those who
have already traveled a good stretch of
distance into the midst of things, tha spir
itual verities, that make out tha spiritusl
world. In all departments of life and in all
direction of growth there have always
been men who have outrun their fellow,
pioneer in th enterprise of discovery,
liants in research who navohtood high and
ooked over the shoulders of their contem
poraries, who have lived in th same
world mm thev. but at the same time
In a larger world than they. In the w
of reliaiout thought and experience
call auch men nroDheta. A Droohet. or
crly tpeaking, is not so much a man who
is able to see what is going to be as be is
one who sees more widely than other th
things which are now. There -is such a
thing, even in matten of science, as coming
so into accorti with the spirit of scientific
truth as to be able to aee with a firm aad
fast taion where eye lest sympathetic
have failed. Exactly th parallel of that
has been true over nnd over again in that
other world of" truth mysteriously hidden
that is our special concern this morning.
And, a I say, w call such one prophet.
And there ara prophet now as in the old
days men ana women wnose spiritual
mora than sBreaat wittt tneir
own dayaaaauey Know wnat ines see, tney
realise whaftfiey teei, ana it M a teeoie
and infantile fortiUlge whose K-Cyet have in
them a feeble light toaaflLne uncovering
that ha been made to thesHfuPnets. and
prophetesses of a longer and nureTNiight,
at for vou and me to alur Over with iro!
cal contempt the revelations brought back
to u by those who have climbed farther
than we into the height of the material
ueavetis.
But that i th war hittery grows; that
it th way th world becomes larger a few
prophets, pioneers in the van, and the rest
plodding on behind some not even plod
ding, soma no nearer millennium than
When history started out. Of course, the
great prophet of ail prupr,ets, the great
seer of all seen, was Jesus Christ. It
would teem that to Ilia eye tha things of
th heavenly kindom were as hear and as
distinct s were the long hidden myateri
of th solar system distinct to th vision
of Copernicus. He did not reason. Christ
did not, nor conjecture, nor guess; He taw.
When lie told of God, of the soul, of th
Ufa eternal, lie tpoke of that which He
knew and testified that which He had
seen. ' He cam not a a delineator. While
He was telling things to people He saw
th thing that He was telling them. Ther
is aothing in the Bible about supposing,
but there is a great lot in it about seeing.
Liki all tlie great verities this one w
have been handling thit morning grows
upon us with th handling. It ha mad
ut feel, tome of us, that wa are nut at sea
still, and that instead of having yet planted
a firm foot upon the solid territory of the
continent 'eternal we are only inspecting
what rather looks to ut on the whole to be
coast line, and instead of poshing our boat
np, come no nearer to actually landing
than to get our sea glass Out nnd spend our
odd moments in trying to make out wheth
er what we try to focus our glass npun it
land, mirage or imagination. In the mean
time the continent ia there, the winds
blow athwart it, the sun warm it, tb
tars smil down npon it. ' . t
'"A whitewashed reputation dmi en
dure any longer than arwhitewaahed fenc.,
Senator Hoar's Joke,
Senator Hoar told Joke irj the
Supremo Court - f
Xhe Senator was arguing a ease.
He said a point mired icminded him
of the mau who was arrested for steal,
lng forty cowbells. The man said he
didnt steal the cowbells. That th
were ln the barn and somehow the
cows got them on their necks.
"That might do for one cowbell,"
said tbe Judge, "but no forty cows
in creation acquire a taste for musl
at the same time." JV
The Supreme Court smiled grimly.
Senator Hoar chuckled audibly. . The
marshal of the court wouldn't let tb
speetators do asythlng. New York
World. - -
We aro ronfly to enter your name on j
our auln'Tlytlon books. You will not ;
mlns tlie t!inll sum nwcosHnry to be I
f-
a r 1
"y hi' I
-reirW
TNI QUIET WA..
I lingered o'er s checker gam a nlfc
two UQ: : , - -
Th on who played against me teemed to
nave bo gnott oi snowi
I had a bunch of lusty kings that strutted
all about
And bullied my opponent' men, who dared
not venture out. -'Way
over ia a oorner shrank a timid little t
man , - '
Who stayed right in hit station eve sue
the game began.
Bo watched my erowned head marching by
with banner and with tong, - -j , . ,
And seemed to be discouraged over, tUidliuj
still to long. ' ' -"-
Bat pntty tooa so opening oecaurrtxt rw
blooks away,
lad sot anotnu moment did that little tel.
low stay . , , , ,
He bounded o'er the board and took! throe
kings In on fell swoop,
Taw landed la my king row with, a wild
ecstatic whoop.
You've known these quiet fellows that Just
tat around and thought
And never made a- noise whist Om other j
raged and fooghti
Th whole community had some to think of
i thm as dead, ... , , ,-, ,t- , .
Or else so very near I? that (heir hope ot
. fame had fled. - . ,
The chapt with recognition. for their portion
pose and strut, . . .- ."'-i
And seem to overlook tb man who keeps
' his talker shut. '
Bnt some day, when most evry on"""""""
lookln' t'other way,
This quiet fellow sees a abano To lr-.-.
into th play. . . '
He reaches out and grabs things that the
others had ignored i " .
He put Into the 111 gam alt tha mecgr
h'd stored 1
Through ail th years Of silence. 80 you'd.
better not forget
The still man In the comer, for he'll reaolr
the king row yet. ' , ?
Lot Angeles Herald.
; f ;- '
HUMOROUS. -
Tom Is It tfVroff between voui
Emily JacJaC-AU off but tie ring, and'
she, jgriT give that back.- ";
Wigwag I always pay my debts,'
Harduppe So do I, even though Imay
have to borrow the money to do it . -
''Love me, lovo my dog," simpered
Hiss Yellow Leaf. "Oh, I haven't any
thing against your dog" replied Old
. -- . ,1..: '4
Ernie They are very attentive to .
each other. Sadie What will be the 4
outcome T Ernie It depends -,o his
income,
Sharpe He moves In the best so
ciety Whealton You bet he moves.''
His creditors won't let blm rernslata!
one place long. . . .Vj,,4,1
Slllicus Every man makes a fool
of himself at least once In bis life,
Cjaiicira Oh, ' I don't know. Bom'
men remain single,
Ho My dear, the bank in which my
money is deposited has tailed. "She
What a .mercy you've got your check
book at home, Iovet. '-' - v s ;iv ,
Blobbs A bill collector tmlled oa
Harduppe westerday, Slobbg I'll bet 1
Harduppe borrowed money from him .
before he got away. - :
Mldget--I heard the "fat lady' waa .
Indisposed., Is ahe any bettor Sword ' -Swallower
Oh, yes she la getting
around In great shape. 'r -
La Montt She said she could not'
live without him. La Moyne Yes; i
and found out in two weekj tnat shar.
could not live with him.
Lady What will you do if I give
you a mealf Tramp 111 give yer all -
in my suit mom. JBfw'
VeijWum; TlCde down ,
coal car. ' . i
Papa Yoiing man. you want to mar-,' :
ry my daughter, and yet, you. will not
give, ma a list ot your friend for refH ,
erencev Dnnstan Not trroch. Thoy, ;
, were all after the same) gWtJ -,
"Halton courted the daughter of a "'
collar manufacturer.'' f Hoar did It turn .
out?" "Why, the girl gave him a turn- .
down." That was bad-." "Then ne fay t
ther threw in a few cuff." j
"Our friend Polk hasn't,, much'
chance of getting th nomination he's' t
after, has he?" "He says he's stin fn" j
the' race." "That's tight; lWa-still, ;
while all his rivals are moving away
from hi
If
r J(b ealled uponfo 'pat-
H-operation torlrftrHeM!U.'
asked tha member of the ex am mi:
board, "what would, you do,, first T"a
"Ask for my fee in advance," replied
the medical student . ' ,.' ", . ..
; Maiden Aont Yes; sbe Is a" woman
with a history: Tommy And I guess
you are a woman, with a goegraphy.
Maiden Aunt (in surpHs)W5ysoT
Tommy Because ! heard papaiay
yon had a face like a map. i . :
"This young man, thinks he can
makehla living with his voice." "Per
haps he can." "But there Is an Imped
iment in his speech." "That la noth
ing." "You mean to say he can become"
.InirorT" "Nor a. train niwuuirer " 1
w Many London. 1
. The area ot London Js of a vary!
eharacter, "Wnee It Hepend upon t
classification by the different gove
lng bodies, Tha London Manual
1903, says that the name "Lon
wsi formerly applied only to the'
an area, a little over one square
and, the 'c ' !'
Without any hoinoguiioiiy
a common name until 1855, v
became officially known aa tlx
polls. This ansa- became tn
admlnletrative county of Loi
square, uillea . In extent, a.y
Includes the city, Greater Loi
toe Metropolis, ander the c
tan and city police, includes t
of the counties of London an
set, and part of the count lep
Surrey, 'Sussex a6d Herts,
square miles in extent, and (
population, of 6",581,372. ;
he motropolltan waior r
aquare Tillies' In" extent ...
nearest to Greater London f t
size. Northward it str(1chi3 ;
Hiirtford, 20 hilW away, u !
northwest It contracts to t
bonndry at Hampstead, 1 :
Us, for criminal jurln' . !
trlet iof-'the ceitral crin '
not Identical with the 7, ,
contains an area of 4-0 f -
and a population of 5,n
ft e London has its own 1 . ;, v
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