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THE HEROISil OF MICHAEL IIcUILLAN.
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Michael McMillan's heart was hear
and it waa all on "acount of Rhoda.
Rhoda was a pretty, brown-eyed, light-
haired girl, whose mission It was to
Iron shirts In a downtown laundry,
and Michael was her ardent suitor,
Ardent, but not successful. In fact,
on this Very day In which our story
opens he had presumed to tell her of
his love, after many attempts, In all
of which his heart bad failed him t
the critical moment The secret out
at last he stood before her blushing
and shifting from one foot to the other
like an awkward schoolboy, Rhoda
looked at him kindly from under her
long lashes there were no such eyes
as here and replied:
"Michael,, you know I like you well
I do not know of any young man I like
better; but I cannot say that I love
you. You're a- very good fellow Mike,
but the man whose wife I - become
must be more than that. I want him to
be brave and able to show by some
great sacrifice or the perfomrance of
a deed of merit that lis love does not
He In words alono. Don't think me
selfish or that I don't believe you.
do, but If I said 'ye3' to you I should
not" only bo acting a falsehood but
untrue to my Meals as well,
. Poor Mike! He was speedily made
to see that Rhoda's determination was
adamant and he loft her with mourn'
ful steps. As ha went he wondered
what had made her so romantic of late
so set on What Michael termed
strango Ideas... Most young girts were
romantic, he knew, at a certain age,
but Rhoda should have passed ' that
period In the natural order of things.
Bhe should have been more practical
satisfied, according to Michael's view,
with a good husband, who would pro
vide her a comfortable home, and not
gone gallivanting around after heroes.
This was no longer an ago-of knight
hood -the days when a hover- rode
out with hls-lirty's fvsnt,hls sleeve
to fight for fur Vbat Mi-
. rn - V""
s he bad seen her
No
I (ji-u5
Ins over of late at the laundry,
doubt the germ of her fancy originat
ed In them. .
' Now, if Michael had been like cer
tain other young men tho prospect
would have discouraged him. But his
love for Rhoda was fouodod strongly.
After the first bitterness of his dis
appointment be took his rebuff philo
sophically and made up his mind that
he would win Rhoda In "Spite of her
whims. His chance was not long In
coming. '.''v
f Mtchal had 'ilwi wlihqiLto be a
- . . , w
i.'eraanfana nai tf,cc
i sarc ocupajiiB-!,-
i -yneIoar to take the civil service
(examination for a fireman's place.
.Now that Rhoda had refused him the
uneventful routlno of a lottor-carrler's
life was more than ever distasteful to
him. He wanted some excitement to
take bis mind off his trouble, so be
buckled down to the preliminary prep
aration for ; the examination
with , vigor. -- He came through
the test with, flying colors and
the day when he donned the blue uni
form of an engine driver was one of the
ac- mnmpirj hf Hfe Rhoda
leartrnj'TJnils ulTv employment with
out any comment. Often after that,
when tho gong rang In engine 24's
quarters, striking out tho signal which
meant a fire in the home district, she
looked up from her ironing In time to
see Michael guide the three splendid
bays around the corner. As the heavy
engine rumbled past, Michael shot
quick glance In her direction and nod'
ded, then gathered up the reins, while
e devoted his entire attention to mak
Ing the turn without accident He
soon became one of the most skillful
drivers in the department
The city long remembered that fate
ful Saturday afternoon when the peace
of an unusually dull day -was broken
. by an alarm calling the flromen to a
jJU fierce blaze In a downtown office build
Aft. The newspaper reporters In the
busy hives on Mulberry street counted
the strokes, and when the first alarm
was followed In quick succession by
a second, third and fourth, seized their
coats to rush to the fray. They knew
'"the seriousness of It all. So did the
, watchful operators In police head-
, quarters over the way. - Soon they
- were busy sending In telephone mes
sages to half a dozen precincts to or
4 der'out the reserves that the scene of
the fire might be properly policed, t'
Engine 24 went out on the first alarm
The last stroke of the gong was still
i echoing behind him. as . Michael se
,,,. curely strapped. In his. seat, bent low
over the horses, urging them to their
best speed. How they did fly through
the crowded streets! Through all the
bustle and turmoil, the tangle of carts
and cars, Michael steered them safely,
eool and vigilant Turning out of a
narrow side street Into BroaJway tlj
extent of the fire burst full on him.
Twenty-four engine waa tite flrrt on
the spot, but already clouds of smoke
,, were billowing from the upper floors.
On either side, the building was flank
ed by lean sky-scrapers, which were
In Imminent danger. As Michael
sprang from his seat he saw this and
then. In one of the upper windows.
something else which made bis heart
leap into bis throat Now hidden by
the swirling and ever thickening,
smoke, now revealed as the wind car
ried the cloud away, Michael made out
the agonized features of a man plain
ly bewildered by his peril. The flames
the lintels of tho floor below
and st, 'tcnert out hungrily toward
Mm. i To danger grew momentarily
more giavvjfhe was to be savetl It
must be at ontoMlchael took In the
situation at a glanTGThcn ho ran
Into tho building. He toSksJhe stnlr
ways to tho third floor three stops at
a time, but there his further progress
was barred. The air was suffocating.
I'o groped blindly throimh It for the
s 'airway to the fourth floor. It Was
! ko twili;;hl in the hall, although It
l.-k( d still sonietlmo of sunset. Over
l.a.1 bo li'NI'd f-inily the crackle of
i n.ui.,1 ; I f f ;r-olr rir of
bio. He began to- retreat, his rubber
coat wrapped tightly about his head
and his arms ever extended in front
of htm, feeling the way. At last he
found the stairway and rushed down
v ;-;?;;v
One In the street Michael took a
deep breath of fresh air, noticed the
location of the white face In the win
dow, and tried again. Entering the
adjoining building he found the elevat
or boy, shook him roughly by the arm
and bade him take hip var.to the sixth
foor at top speed. ., The frightened
boy obeyed readily. ' There, mlchael
made his way to the front window and
looked out Far below him No. 24
throbbed and panted with' its efforts
to pump sufficient stream through
the hose already leveled at the build
ing. Other engines were Just arriving
and preparing to take up positions at
neighboring hydrants. A pygmy crowd
watched him Intently, their anxious
(aces upturned to the spot where ho
stood. By leaning far out Mlchnol
could see the man In the adjoining
window. Cautioning him to keep still
he mentally figured the distance be
tween them. Taen he crawled out on
the sill.
Between Michael and the window
of the burning house was a space of
some six feet It was too far to Jump
but midway a narrow ledge Jutted out
from the building. So narrow was It
that Michael would not have been able
to stand on it without some assistance.
He looked around for something to
hold on to and found it In a tangle of
electric light wires stretching along
the wall at his hand. Seizing those he
swung one foot over on (he ledge and
held out his right hand to the man in
the window leaning over as far as he
could without lotting go of the wires.
Obeying directions, the man stepped
timidly out, clutching Michael's Jiand,
which held him to the side of the
building like a vise. Then, as the driv
er commanded, he inched along the y
led CO till Be reached the nnd. Thn hntS
breath of the flames fan nod Jtfr-fa
lar.y snut off his
breathnifrT! lhe man' facing the is-
sue of life a&fekdcath, on that slim
stone support lutr- feet :. above the
streot, tho time during which he
inched along the led go seemed inter
minable. It seemed ages longer be
fore the fireman bad slipped back his
foot to the other sill. Standing there
by almost enuperhuman strength, he
half swung half lifted the man to
place beside him and then in through
the window. It was dono at -last an J
a mighty cheer greeted the act Fire
men mounting on ynllr Uflrj".- Hfp'
BILL ARP'S LETTER
Bartow Philosopher Rejoices
Over Advent of Spring.
ANCIENT ORIGIN OF APRIL
Cleveland Is Roundly Scored for His
Recent Laudation of Beeeher.
' Mr. Arp "April-Fooled" With
.; a Deceased Snake.
- April has. come again a blessed
month, for it Is the first that follows
the long and dreary winter. How la
iptrlcg is the earliest breath of
spring, when nature, like a blushing
maid, Is putting on her pantalets and
preparing to bang her silken hair,
what harmonious feelings spring np la
our bosom ana gush forth to all man'
kind, t-The chambers of the soul are
ailed with music that la not heard and
poetry that is not expressed. The
sweet south wind Is. breathing upon
tho violet banks. Nearly 1,000 years
ago Solomon felt Its genial Influence
when Be wrotes "The winter has pass
edthe rain Is over and gone the
flowers appear upon the earth the
time for the singing of birds has come
and the voice of the turtle la heard In
the land."
Now, boys, you must not Imagine
that the turtle that Solomon heard
was this ugly, crawling hardshell thing
that lives in muddy water and lays
Its tggs in the sand. That is properly
tortoise. The turtle of Egypt and
England Is the same as our dove., It
has a plaintive, affectionate note and
la devoted to its mate. In the scrip-
turd It la a aarrAjl hint anit an omKlom
of the holy ghost I would noi shootL-
them for sport, and yet I read referi"-""
where some hunters In south J"
killed 400 in one day. T-
poets always say tru""
mean dove.- Gold'
love, says ltV
only foury""
ButV
pV
makes, I want to know who started
this late move to idolise and ovate the
memory of Henry Warch Beeeher In
New York. It has been forty-four
roars since he sunt old John Brown to
take the arsenal at Harper's Ferry and
raise an Insurrection among our no
iroes. What did they wait so long
tor? How oamo old Qrover Cleveland'
Into it? ' What did old Beeeher do, to
command his admiration? He got old
Drown to take all the risk, and he
and ' thirteen of his comrades were
hung for It and the negroes wouldn't
rlBe at all. Beeeher and nls sister did
more to precipitate tho terrible war
than all other causes combined. Is
old Qrover lauding him for thatf The
lecherous old scoundrel fiebadched tho
wife of an eider In his church and
ruined his homo and his happiness:
That was twenty years, ag I won
der of Grover Is qvatlng him for tha'.?
Vi'e are done with old Grover now and
forever. Let blm hunt ducks if he
wants to. We have no uso for presi
dents who .hunt ducks or bear or who
love Beeeher or love the negroes bol
ten than . the sou'horn white folki.
Great heavens! Aro they fixing for
another war, and have wo got to whip
om again. Thank goodness I'm not a
luck nor a bear. So I reckon I'm safe.
-BILL ARP, in Atlanta Constitution.
A. SEEMdN FOR SUNDAY
AN ELOQUEN
, "CIRCUMS'
DISCOURSE ENTITLED
rANCES OF LIFE.".
A CAT AND HER PET.
Tabby, our cat. lived In' the bars
with her family of kittens. She made
her home in the stall of dandy, one of
the farm horses, and tho kittens were
always under his feet - But Dandy
was fond of cats, and In some miracu
lous way avoided harming his guests.
One day I noticed a you in rat, about
the size of a full grown- mouse
nlng about the stall wltjj"
Surprised that Tabhp
I caught her s-'
to It Sha-""
walked
Flia ftT, Pr. Trilnk Ollm Ball Bars W
Mmt, Learn How to Fbov the Pros
perity Well M tha Uard CoadU
, Uoaa of This V
New York Crr. The Rot. Dr. Frank
Ohm Hall, pastorlof tht Church of the
Divine l'aternity, n-eached Sunday morn
ing on "Facing the drircumitancet of Life.'
He took his text fi tim l'hilinpiann it: 12:
"I know how to tie abated, and I aim
know how to abouqll. I bars learned the
ccrct. Dr. Hall aa
lit other words, 1'aul said, "I have
learned the secret of now to be lndenend'
ent of circumatancei. 1 1 know how to face
humble circnmatancet.l and I know bow to
fare poaperity." I
That ia a great lcaaoli, and one whieh few
men ever do learn, lliut it ia a tenon
which we all need to tekrn in order to nra-
acrve hapnineaa, the inaearity of character
ad to make the moat on life,
First Let as look fink for the secret of
hdw to face humble circikmitances. Every
one atanda in danger ofUwing reduced to
poverty, No matter horn much you may
poiseas to-day, on the mnrrow it may be
all swept away. If yoa pus. your money in
bank the cashier may abscond with it
and leave you with nothiitig but a book
with certain hieroglyphics ucribbled there
bi to indicate that you went once affluent
If you put your money in knining stocks,
the ore may give out, or ball management
may ruin the enterprise. If you invest in a
railroad, a rival line may getlall the traffic,
or some unscrupulous speculator may
wreck tha buaineas for his own enrich
ment. - If you buy rpcd jenUbk it may de
preciate npon your' hands, or a Are may
weep away your1 holdings irtla night, il
you conolude to Wrap your treasures in a
napkin and hide it in a hol,some thief
may discover and steal it. Solno matter
how rich vou mar be. tn-mnrrnitr vn ma
be aa poor as any. Provcrbiafcv, richea
take to themscM'ea riitrs fly away.
nnt that
It is, therefore, s
ona ifirn me f
In effect that if we will do aa well as wt
can He will tare for ue. It, ia only a; far
as we distrust the providence of flod. or
disbelieve in Hie providence, that anxiety
can find a place in our livaa. "Why are ye
anxioue!" asked Jen. "If God clothes
the grass el the field and cores for the
birds of the air, shall He not much more
care for yon, Oy of little faith!
But thia ia only one-half of Paul'i secret.
He had learned how to be abated, but he
had also learned how to abound. He nait
learned to face adverse eireumstances, and
he had also learned to face prosperity. We
must alt have known peop who eame un
scathed, through adversity, and were after
ward ruined bv prosneritv. Under the in
fluence of good fortune they become con
ceited, arrogant and selfish. More people
have been spoiled by wealth than by pov
erty,1 I havja come to reel that no greater
evil can befall a young man or woman
than to he rich through the effort of father
or grandfather, and so ba freed from tha
blessed necessity of winning one's own way.
Those who struggle from poverty to afflu
ence bv learning first how to be abased af
terward 'earn how to abound. But those
who begin in abundance are frequently
spoiled by possessing without effort what
we are apt to call the blessingi of life.
Wealth may be a blessing, but poverty ia
oftener so. Jesus said: "Blessed are the
poor." Now a poor man ia not blessed be
cause he ia poor. If that were so how easy
for any one of us t secure b'essedness.
But poverty urges to effort end effort opens
th door to large attainment.
How, then, may one cultivate and pre
serve such admirable qualities of charac
ter, the true riches of the soul, wbie fac
ing prosperity? .-.-,
' (1) Let him In the first place-take a les
son in humility. We are apt to say of a,
wealthy man, "He ia independent." It, is
a b!m Mvinir Kn man whn lives in a CIV-
iHzcd community is independent. The only
A CHEESE BACILLI HUNT
IP IT 8UCCEEDS FAMOUS BRANDS
; MAY BE MADE HERE. '
really independent being; is the saysw mna
who lives ttv wmseu in tne wunern"
dressing in the skint of wildjio
rating roote. The moment If
his bear akin for a blanket M
tnl under obligation to the ml
the theep, the man who cuts,
man who apina thMu-
Wssleyan Professors Seeking the Bac
teria That Produce Camembert and
Other 8oft Cheeses Hope to Rival
the Products of European Makers.
An Investigation Is now In progress
at Wesleyan university, Mlddletown,
Conn.j under the direction of Prof. H.
W. Conn, with the purpose of ferret
ing out the secrets of European soft
cheese manufacture. It Is hoped that
these secrets will be discovered soon
and that the country will then be able
to rival Europe In the production pt
all the cheese delicacies that : the
American now gets from abroad.
In the two laboratories of the univer
sity this Investigation Is In progress
every day. 'The inquiry really began
aa far back as 1894 when tho study of
the bacteriology of milk and milk prod
ucts was started. : From that time up
to the present day there has been con
stant research Into this subject until
now the investigations have entered
the Held of cheese manufacture
: Prof. Conn
when he y
oloi
number of 10,000,000 to. the . cublo
centimetre axe frequently found, out
they are perfectly harmless." Me',
York Sun. . :,-
CHINESE MANICURING.
How Oriental Women Prefer to Wear,
Their Finger Nails.
Lovely woman has the same weak
nesses In Pekln and Canton as in Now-f-York
and Chicago. The colffptir mil-
Ifaer, dressmaker, and bootmaker are .
as Important to her as to her- Ameri
can sister. Like the latter, she dotes
upon manicuring, but on account of
social conditions there are no profes
sional manicures to employ twice or
thrice 'a week. Either she attends to
her own nails or else she .depends
upon junior wife, a servant, or slave ,
to do the work for her. The wives of "
wealthy Chinese merchants In New
York's Chinatown usually hire tho
"barber" to look aftec their tapering
fingers. , ' ,"
Her" Ideal fingernail la not that of
the Occident, at least so for as shape,
Is concerned. - Where tha western 4
makes a standard a simple oval which (
Is almost parallel to the curvature; of
the linger, a Chinese lady of fashion
wants hers to extend.
Vo
Juvnnj (bo
o trinlnTit .ml
osj buy bruins
co tne instni-
cesses possible.
fir reaching. Mot
J
eJsiii JLn")Jj1tMnnW to pull the exhaust
uuTiTho saw "his ijed Michael and his trembling burden
out and tako UfCm down. Tho man had
swooned, but ho soon recovered In the
fresh air. , As for Michael, he was a
hero.
Of the great destruction wrought by
the Are, and the space In the newspa
pers devoted to the "Rescue by Fire
man McMillan," It Is not necessary
to tell The town raving with the
news. Michael took It all calmly and
modestly, as brave firemen should do,
In quarters that evening bo was con
gratulated by bis comrades and patted
on the back by his captain.
. That evening a woman, closely muf
fled up, came to the flrohcuso Inquir
ing for Mr. McMillan. Unde- ordinary
circumstances visitors are not allowed
to disturb the firemen, but the captain,
who knew the woman .winked at
breach of discipline for once. Micha
el rung back at first, refusing to soe
her, but big Jack Ralnoy pushed blm
forward with a laugh at bis fear of
"the women folks."
" Thus adjured, Michael faced the
caller. For the moment there was si
lence, then she spoke. The first words
sent a thrill through Michael for It
was a voice ho well knew and loved.
"I saw the fire this afternoon.
Mike," she began.
- "Did you Rhoda T" was the response
lu an almost Inaudible voice.
Yes, and I want to tell you, Mike
McMillan, that I- am proud of you!"
she went on quickly. "It was jrand!"
Aw," replied Mike; shifting nwfc
wardly from one foot to the other and
blushing like a schoolboy again,
didn't do nothln'." Mike's grammar
was not faultless, but Rhoda didn't
seem to mind. Bhe lowered her hood
and picked for a moment at her shawl.
Then, she. lifted it again and looked
straight into bis eyes with a laugh.
say, Mike," she said, and for some
reason the poor boy turned red as a
peony, "I guess I didn't mean what
I said the other afternoon," Then she
dropped her ey to-the shawl again.
It took Mike sometime to grasp the
slutatlon, but he met It at last like
A man. What then T There were none
of his comrades there to see, but he
would not have cared had the whole
world looked on. He -was Rhoda's
hero.
Syidney Smith and His Servants.
Have you ever observed, writes Syd
ney Smith, what a dislike servants
have to anything cheap? They hate
saving the master's money; I triad, aie
experiment with great success the
other day. Finding w. consumed a
great deal of soap, I sat down In my
thinking chair and took : the soap
question Into consideration, - and I
found reason to suspect, that wo were
naing a very expensive article, when
a much cheaper one would serve the
purpose better. I ordered half a doz
en pounds of both sorts, but with the
precaution of changing the papers on
which the prices were marked before
giving them Into the bonds of Betty.
"Well, Betty, which soap do you find
washes JbestT" "Oh, please, sir, the
dearest fit the blue paper; It makes a
lather aa well ogalsf as tho other."
"Well, Betty, you shall always have It
then" An J thus the umuispectlng Eot
ty saved me somo pounds a year, and
washed the clothes bfitter. .
Source of Dialect 8torles.
T.nts (if frllowg with l!tirnry aspira
tions f to rol!( i-n, 1 "tin In'in nnd
('.; ' ! t. n v ,;-:;:-,-f H,iH..
The
Thell
The dW
And gaily Vcr....
And all the, dirty
Are digging bait and
" And so fourth amM
oh. Solomon didn't writ)
a Tact ntiWtheleas.
But what about April?
ft
to thouU,
and hand
mente Which make
Thia truth la
lEZil01. ?toial wealth are we nncfer ob-
..-...un w vut leuowi, dw iLtO for our in
Ltte1 ?,thi" ,0thel- Hve labored .lid
MifiVlk t m ine,p wrn. It ia
'h' WA"1 ' th But let hinVtom.
per bis pride in the abundance of his intel
wetual possession with tl, tKkt
WllectUfll nchM ha Ka. J. a - il.
'riefci" i! l ju,t f tn!T of aniritnal
n!5t,iCil we,7,lu- Liberty of thought.
m,tmUCh hM 'V00' th anffering and
21 T8 of m,e.n Zho nT long since j
gone to their reward? The environment of
kV -iV j-j to purity of heart,
??7JT"ch dl.d ,t,c th of our
butNwflaV
because an!
II whl.K .
icortain procudi
esults. Good butter'a-a., 1
""en me rifirM barter t
presont In the ingredients, bu
uuor DUirer roonlt k
- . ... uwsUIIQ
or the presence of bad bacilli, which
polled the buttor. Prof rr. h. " .
.Uu wuicu il was found xni.1.1
ensure good butter in
when present In sufficient quantities.
The secret of soft cheese making
Is a bactcrloloeicfti
Conn and Prof. Ratnn
B mm in mis work. ar nn.
IT; T ueiermrae Just what
"v.vci luiuKlcai cnineu nj
j,w . - .. . " i"wui;o mo
u.uo.oui aoit cneesos nt
countries. To this end, samples of
umburger. Brio. Nifh.fi
Z l R1uefrt cheeses, together
boui
stret
glovl
upon
anowtore. out of a bejatlv "aZ '.i
cancy of living? .Let ua not be wis. i our ! t XI .l .Drantl8 not 80 we known
uioncan public, are now be
ing examined at the laboratory it is
the aim cf. tho professors to secure
wmples of these cheeses In different
stages of ripeness so as to sludy
me oacienologlcal changes
In speaking of the work Prof. Esten
ane. l-r-1 'il- v.'"! ml0M 01 r abund
, Af ihlnk. B"nWy, aoberiy. accord
ing aa Uaa has n nnf .u u: i.
Of all thinca which ""-
wiiL L i " ' abundsnce, even aa
ZtS.Z'.l'1' r,,nt-le . andeavor to ap-
sand years ago It was the secob
month In the year, but Julius Caesar
got proud and vain and stuck In anoth
er month and called It July, and his
adopted son, Augustus, thought he was
as good as Julius, and so he stuck one
in' and caled It August, and that gave
os twelve months, or 360 days, whlci
lacked five days of making a full year.
So they had to give one more day to
each of several months. April didn't
have but twenty-nine days and they
made It thirty. Later on old Nero, the
tyrant , ana naaier, came along and
said he was Just aa great a man aa any
of the Caessr.i, and so he changed th.i
name of April to Neronlus, and It re
mained that way tor thirty years, un
til be died, and then It was put back
to April again. :
April was named from the Latin
word apWlre, which means to open,
for then the ec th begins to open and
the grass and the lowers to spring up
and the little leaves to come forth
from the bnds on the tree. The old
Anglo-8axona called It Ooster, or Eas
ter month. The Dutch called it grasi
month.- The foolish custom of April-
fooling people still prevail In many
countries among the young . people.
It origin 1 unknown. Some say It
is a rello of an -old heathen festival.
Some say that In the middle ages they
acted play taken from the life of
Christ, where he was sent from Annas
to Caraphaa and from Pilate to Herod,
and so an April fool Is one who is sent
all about on an errand, as, for In
stance, for some pigeon milk, or for a
book giving the history of Adam's
grandfather, or to stop horseman
and tell him his saddle girth Is on
buckled, meaning unLuckled, so he
rets down to buckle It and they then
run off and shout April fool. The Hln
doos practice the same thing, but their
All Fools' day Is the list of March. .
My folks killed a snake In the flow.
er pit today, and oefore I knew it our
mischievous school girl had colled It
on th front step and everybody who
came cried rnit'hora's a snake,1
while th children watched from th
window. The snake was dead, but thj
iooia were anve. aiy wue was spenv
Ing th day In the country and know.
Ing her horror of snakes they tele
phoned her, "Snake In the flower pit
and grandpa Is afraid to go out and
kill him, He) says you told him to
stay In the -house. What must we do?"
She answered promptly, "Kill him'
Let your grandpa go out ana kill him
and look for his mate." She always In
sists that every snake ha mate.
Maybe It has, but, they don't go about
together. Even tho mother leaves hor
young aa soon as they are hatched or
born and they hare to shift for them
selves. Some Snakes are oviparous
and lay eggs and some are viviparous
and are born in their mother and come
forth from her mouth. But all snakes
are horrid creatures and the curse thm
Is upon them is a strong proof of the
scriptures. , "And I will put enmity
between thee and the woman (that Is,
my wife) and botwecn thy seed and
her 'seed. - It shall brulae thy held nnd
thou ghalt bruise nla heel."
When my wife came home thei
Bhowad her the anake (It was a strlpej
gnrter snake), and told her we
couiua-t nnd Its rn site, 1: ut I am molnv strait, seen
Tin mm one 1m 1: ia a day or tv,r t tie olh'-r c
1 kill him B- ,-ia .,r a . n.v-lmt IV her n
lift filin ' 'I HI hi i ....
- -rTyr thsn the
nrst Joint of a man's thumb, but It sat
up on Its haunches and washed Its
tTTiorlr r.1 ki. k.,.l .J 1,. 1.V '
uecause ne uvea it. Anu when tue peo
ple to whom he spoke enme to him out of
grauiuua ana wan tea to contribute to-
face, head and ears In tho most comi
cal way. ...
o We were all Interested In this most
unnatural adoption but' one morning
the queer foster nursling was missing.
and we never knew what became of It
Edinburgh Scotsman.
RECIPES. .
Apple Porcupine. Peel and core ap
ples; put them in a br.klng dish or
pau; put In each cavity Halt a tea
spoon of sugar; place in the oven an
bake until tender: lift tbuw to a plat
ter; beat the whites of four eggs very
tiff; add to them tour tablespoohfuls
of powdered sugar; mix lightly and
spread over the apples; stick blanched
almonds an Inch apart over the ton
and Bides; pat In tha oven and cove.
delicately.. ,.
. Dressing for Cabbage. Heat half .a
cup or cream, beat yolk of two eggs,
moisten one tablespoon of cornstarch
with-a little water, add it to the hot
cream; when thickened add the eggs,
remove and add two tablospoonfuls of
Vinegar and a few drops of onion juice.
Fowl Pllou. Warfti ono cupful of
told cooked fowl to one cupful of wa
ter; add one eupfuf 0f strained toma
to, one small onion minced, season
with salt, pepper and one teaspoon of
curry, powderi when this, is boiling
add one-halt cupful of well-washed
rice and cook until the rice Is tender;
then add the fowl and three table-
spoonfuls of butter; when hot turn out
on a platter."
Lamb Kidneys with FIno Herbs.-
Split six 0 relght kidneys; cut out the
white centre; cut the kidneys into
slices; season with salt and pepper;
melt two tablespoonfuis of butter; add
one finely chopped- onion, one table-
spoonful of finely hopped mushrooms;
cook these together slowly for five
minutes; then add the sliced kidneys
and cook two minutes; add three table
spoonfuls of sherry vine and en ta
blespoonful of lemos Juice; beat the
yolks of two eggs; add half A cup of
cream, to them; add this to the kid
ney and stir on minute; serve la
bread cases; this muiit not boll after
In egg are added. .
. Certailn French papers have lately
been devoting much space in the effort
to prove that Gibraltar Is no longer
the key to the Mediterranean and that
modern steam-driven ships have de
stroyed its usefulness to England as
a fortress. On this account they are
warning Europe to watch closely the
designs of perflde Albion on the op
posite Moroccan coast. In reply, to
this English papers are pointing out
that Gibraltar has never been the key
to the Mediterranean save In the sense
it a point d'appul for the British navy,
and particularly the Mediterranean
fleet While it Is true that modern
guns might carry serosa the" strait tha
chanee of hitting a warship In mo
tion are all but nothing. It Is no
longer regarded as anything more than
a supply atatlon for the navy, but at
lueh It Is as Important 88 ever. Eng
land could hot bops to command tin
Ward hia aunnnrfc. ha aceentoii thai hum
ble gifts on the principle that the laborer
is worthy of hia hire, and thanked them,
but .repeatedly declared that such gifts
were not necessary to his life. "For I am
no in want," he said. "I can earn the
necessities of life."
In what an enviable position such a nun
atanda. ilow much better it would be if
every religious teacher of our' time had
Men taught soma useful occupation by
jrhich ha could command the necessities of
tum. no iingm never De eanea upon to
use his ability in that direction, but tho
possession of it woujd mean liberty. He
would no longer be haunted by tha fear
that if he did not conform hit opinions to
those of tha church authorities the bread
would ba taken from the mouths of hia
cnuuren. iin Knowledge tnat he had pow.
r to command bread for hia family by the
toil of hia hands would givs to him entire
freedom in search for truth and in utter
ing it. - . . .... .
- And If this is true of religious teachers
It is jiut aa true of people in other depart
ments of life. Liberty is but a dream for
any man who must conform bit political
pinions to those of hia employer unless he
would see hia supply of food cut off. Many
man in tne business world works for and
votes for measures in which he does not
believe, or becomes a Oarty to trickery and
dishonesty, because these are for the in
MlUt of the employer, and unless ha worlca
for the interest of his employer his family
will Jack food. Many a girl marries a man
ue uisinuts, or even aeapises, because she
must marry or become a pauper.
Therefore let those who would find the
Secret of indenenHene in th f nl knm.
bl circumstances first learn to work, learn
h commana some usetul occupation by
which they may win from the world the
necessities of life in return for honest and
worthy service. -2.
But thia la not tha whnla a' P.i.1'.
secret. For one who haa known prosperity
to be obliged to face humble circumstances,
to maintain courage and cheerfulness, is
extremely difficult. How shall he be able
to do thuf , "'; .-'v..:
' Let him meditate nnnn tha nlnttnn of
values. Paul had been a man of great
promise, and waa on th high road to
Wealth and exalted nnaitinn. kiit h lt it
all and earns to associate with slaves an j
people held in social- contempt: ha went
back to tent-making, and from being a re
ligious leader became a common laborer.
But hia courage, instead, of being dimin
ished, was increased. No braver man ever
lived. Hia cheerfulness was constant.
When they had scourged him and placed
him in tht tortunnl stocks he aanir. No.
pessimistie wora ever escaped him, no
she had fortr
, T-iM.ntlt t i
.. !! !!,;,!
on
nt
gloomy reflection can be found in hit let
ters. How did he escape gloom and de
spair untier such circumstances 7 He had
learned tho relation of values. "All things
Which Once stood in mv credit T hava nnw '
for Christ's sake, come to reckon at loss.
More than that, I reckon everything else
aa loss, on account of the exceeding value
vi cnowing esuo jurist my jjora. Ann
for Hi salts I hare lost everything, and
reckon it all as the mereat refine if I can
but rain Christ, and be found in nninn
with Him." Hera waa a mat. who counted
wealth, position, country.- home, everv
thine aa ba mnch refiisa i? nnl h mU
feel that he possessed a true, honest Christ-
use cnnrscwr.
8, But that It not the whole of the se
cret. Listen: "I have loomed the secret
both to be filled and to be hungry, both to
abound and to be in want." IInw Ho.
enuso I bnve discovered that "I can do all
things in Him that strengtheneth me." To
tho person whoi renlly believes in God,
that God watched over him and loves him,
there can be realir no such thing as adver
sity. If tome mnri of immense wealth and
proved generosity, some man in whrow
Donor you implicitly believe, were to sees
you out snd my. '"Come, serve me, . 1 need
(Mi. wo t work in mv siio:'r:,M.iy vine-
: I. ..I.. .. .. :.l..-"ufw k.. .
yru; ihki; up ynir n;aiuaun "'J ''" ,
wh.it is mine shall bo-wjrHi, and it shall
lie my care that you and ynirn do not suf
ft, want." If Vou renllv believed iir. that
man nn-1 Innted him. there cn-.l be nr
i("rtlier f, ixii-tv on your part. Only as fur 11
is yen (!.Flichpved in him, only h fir ns
foil ilijstrustH his honor or hi cr?roi!y
o't'.d ,,iu lio anio.is,, "No'v ilie ri'hi't
hfi 'T m tltf. mm',;. fiod 'ho own it
it T WttaTtSr Sao"
Ut Bothinr Prhap.. But art
,t7j.;.7rL"" we"n. la tht univer
XSt?i?' ih?.m,.1 wh0. Potsetsea Intel
ever been ta aehonlt .r!.?.!
leesM he U a unireri'. tSHatT Th.
and it stingy, because the. II
euse for the ttingineas of th
semes little
y be an ex
nan 1.
t . i t .
only a enm eno laces arvniion,-iM,t there
a no vaciura mr id man who gum n-i
ing barn to barn or thousands of doll;
other thousands, while bit neighhn;
ger. There may be excuse for thsr ignor
ant man for nt.t trvinr to advancethe in
tellectual standards of the community in
which he lives. He haa nothing to give, no
eapital to work with. But there ia no ex
cuse to ba made by the man who has had
all the advantages that the eollegea afford,
for doing nothing for the world, ne hat
power and should use it.
Tht nnly riches worth while art in tha
character. Use your abundant possessions
to help build tha kingdom of God, aa the
Workman uses hit tools to construct a
wall or to build a bridge. Ba shall your
dollars be transformed into character, and
tour intellectual achievements minister to
ethical attainments.
(31 Finally learn to fact nrosDentv bv
continually acknowledging that what you
teem to possess yon do not really possess
at all. Ton art onto a trustee of a nortion
of the. estate which belongs to God. I
possets to many golden Hollars. How beau
tiful they are, now substantial, how en
dnrind. See me clutch them. Thev are
mine. 1 will hold them. Nothine shall.
. f .1 . 1 1 : w.:i di ., T
ruu mar 01 tnenj. lubiungi irsi. onoruy
this band of mine which clutches so firmly
shall be palsied in death and later crumble
to dust. Thr grasp upon the gold shall ba
loosened. Hiue? It waa never mips. Out
of GocTa earth it eame. In God's enrth no
human power ran prevent ita ultimately
returning. "Naked camo I into the world,
and naked shall I depart thither." To
night, may be, that Journey shall com
mence. Bow absurd, then, to talk ot njjj
yuan nv-IVU,
But there ia one nosaesalon which w
than keep, and whien shall endure at long
aa wt endure. Character ahull endure, be
cause my character it myself. If one haa
learned love, that ahall abide. Purt'r
heart, honesty of purpose, kindness of life
shall endure, for these belong to the im
mortal aoul of man. Raid Jesus, "Th
man who in tht snirit of love ministers to
tha sick, elothea the naked, feeds the hun.
gry, visits the prisoners, he and he alone
thaU hear tha voice of Him who sitteth
inherit the kingdom prepared for you fronf
tne lounaatioa ot tnt world.
mng
e often
rtles In Pell
ther fa in nan
en stockings
engaged upon
ient there are,
second, soau
also employed
Is also a-Jar
A few of the soft cheeses of Europe
re manufactured In this country
Camembert, Brie and Noufchatel are
now mide In the United States, but
the process is kept secret Th
cnt manufacturers probably learned
tne secret from th .i
,.. .... . . "wm auu
voiuiuuy guarded It. Th-v n,
housecw
In a 3y
first, tollv
for shampooin
. .- i
uuguen wwcB-tfcrresponds to Am
erican onl.l ,, . .
-.. wouuj, w jjousning pow-
der they use pulverized cuttlefish bone
mixed with sandalwood, sawdust, or
dried tea flowers. For applying the
powder, they hav A email h...i. i ' if
Ing yery much like the western tooth
brush, or a fine silk towm sv...
proving the color of fh nnii .
washes have been tnvanfvl XT ...
all seem manufactured unnn .
al formular or an alcoholic base tinted
Pink and containlntr a solution nf
i.quer, wnich, when dried, re
mains moderately elastic The nail
clssors are small, like those of the
West, so far as the blade are con- .
Sfe7,61,tbJJ,t th ,0P re altogether "
differen The thumb loop I. ol normal '
size, while Its mate Is large enough for -two
and even thren nnH fa-mis An,u.
rrsv. i w. uuKurtf,
m VrOM KvarlasUag to Everlanliiv. '
From whatever ancle tha love of Christ
ia regarded, it is unspeakable. It ia un
speakable in ita leugtli. It had no begin
ning; it knows no break; il has no end.
The mercy of the Lord is from ereimstitig
to everlasting. It ia unspeakable in its
breaatn. It includes eacn and all. It
like a benediction UDon evcrv soul. It ta
unspeakable in its depth. Il saves to the
uttermost. And it ia unspeakable ia its
height. It makes us joint heirs with Christ.
i J : , r . l. n.J I , .
Kings sun urprsia iriiii uuu luroTeT. A. w.
F. Behrends. , ,
The very personification of envy ia that
which the henpecked husband and the
bachelor who has been disappointed in lovt
feel for each other.
Nature tells of an 'ndoor snowstorm
m a very cold, clear evening at a
party . given In Stockholm, 8weden.
Many -people were gathered In a single
room, which became so warm as to be
insufferable, ' The window sashes were
found frozen and pane of glass was
tmashed out. A cold air current
ushed In, and at the same Instant
Hakes of snow were seen to fall to th
!oor In all part of tht room. The at
mosphere waa so saturated with mois
ture that the sudden fall In tempera
hire produced a snowfall Indoors,
hi Is
;v linn.'!
d II
n; im
'f ..,li-
i to ntf
-1 !,,
The buzzards that have long lnfled
t'era Cruz and served a useful purpose
ta winged scavengers are doomed. A
London firty Is putting In a modern
jewer aml'water syutem. The birds
iiiiye berohie so numerous that they
4 ""t. The protection of the nm
ii, f has been removed, and
w dratnnee rvsti-m Is rtm-
y viii; l.-o rid of this p"t,
( f v ! ' !l 1 uYf Jlln :l(!y
.re
niflpnl,
wh"ii I!
pi. '. t
ine )-
ocretaySuwaiJ1 efnSb
o that soft cheesos, wh.
so expensive, may be manufactured
so cheaply and abundantly here that
they may be within the reach of all.
It Is hoped also to add perhaps some
new variotlos to the present list ot
oft cheeses. , "
"Experiments at Wesicyan with the
European and American varieties of
Brio choose show conclusively that
thoy are ripened by the same organ
ism. We have also found that the blue
mould which Is present In Roquefort
cheeso Is ponlcllium. There are
moulds" of different colors in different
cheeses, some having a greenish cast
and some showing a cream color un
der the microscope,
"The BlmjtfBst- form of soft cheese
Is the. Dutch cheese. This is spontane
ously soured milk and the flavor Is
given to it by the lactic acid asd what
other organisms have been growing.' '
"The flavors of the different compli
cated cheeses are) produced by organ
Isms acting on the cheese. Pure case
In, the precipitate iu sour milk, has
very little flavor of Itself. . The ft
la contributed by the agent which
clpitates it."
"uruinaruy pure putter rat tiaho
flavor, the flavce. being given, -toit by
the organism prtopttfrjin Is pre
cipitated from mllknTseveral ways.
Milk allowed to sour by Itself precipi
tates the casein by lactic acid. The
casein la sometimes precipitated by
mean ot- rennet and also by means of
acids, as lactic, sulphuric and hydro
chloric." V "-. -
It was 'not until 1898 that the dis
covery, was made In this country ot
the bacillus which sours milk. Prof.
Esten discovered.!,- lu the laboratory
of Wesleyan UnlversUy.whlle making
experiments with milk anil milk pro
ducts. The bacillus was named Bac
ierum acldl lactic!. "u-- r ; -:
"' In the curdled milk there are pres
ent besides the bacterium acldl lactlct
a small proportion' of the bacteria lac
tis aerogenes which give off a gas com
posed of carbon dioxide and pure hy
drogen. These twd which are present
In the early stages of the milk. The
organisms which are driven out leave
their flavor In the caaeln when It Is
finally pre,loitatod. o?
Prof. Esten In dlscunslng the bacte
riology of mlln ssidf: , , - .
"The different brands of milk varj
greatly in the number of bacteria pres
ent. The very purest milk contain
from 2000 to 160,000 bacteria to the
cubic centimetre and Ihey run up to
the millions In numbem. One brand ot
milk examined recently at the labora
tory showed 2,000,000 bacteria. Yet
this milk was being sold as fresh, pure
milk. -
"The presence of theae bacilli Is dti
In a great measure to the lack of
cleanliness and care used in looking
after the milk. A brand of milk con-
taliilng 500,000 bacteria Is connidorej
a very fair brand of milk. Ono larfe
dairy concern Is. however, bo careful
In respect to cleanliness that It h s
reduced the1 number of bacilli to f. i.
This milk is so pure that it Is shlpp'-.l
to Europe-, and It keeps fresh until It
r ." S- s tho other side.
"IV: feclly pure) milk contains i--i
"i-i cud If a'.::,'.-'y jni e l)
-'!'! '!:' I It v -. : I , v-r !
t ;.--: r 1 . t
5
f
saw
low tho"
side, of the nail,
quick, llttie stlcH
wood are used. T.l
i . i. . n
rjriuK. utnuo. wms cu,
others to chisel-like edV'C-.
third are cut Into brush-like ends'
which will carry a large amount of
polishing powder. Many Chinese worn
cn.lnstead of cutting the sticks, 'chew
the ends into little brushes. New
York Post. .
His Big Boots. T
. As a sergeant wag bawling out hU
orders in a barracks In Dublin and
watching the Hue of. foot as tho now
recruits endeavored to obey, the word
ot command, he found "to his" aston
ishment that one 'pair of foot, more
noticeable on account of their .extra
large size, never turned. . '
Without 'taking his eyes off thoeo
feet, the sergeant bawled out a sec
ond order: -i 1
"Aboajt face." - , v t
"JiJ?5.that all the feet ex-
hed ; turned in
buciiienc. '..rtay-i'-j-. -jp .-.
pushing up to the Wnet, aTT-
fellow, he seized him by Jhe, should.
snouting: v
Why don't you turn wlti the rest?"
"I did!" replied the trembling re
cruit. - t f ,
. 'You did, eh? Well, I watched your,
foot, and they never moved." ,
"It's the boots they gave me sir,"
said the poor fellow;. "They're so
largo that when I turn, my feet turns
Inside of them." Dublin New, i
... "V- . i. .i ; :
Age of Cheap Dentistry. 5
'- This Is the ago of cheap dentistry
cheap, that is to say in comparlHou
with the prices which once pr vailed.
The visit, to tho dentist was an" excur
sion formerly dreaded as much for tl.i;
aftermath that came by mall as t
the physical discomfort that tee vict
or was certain to undergo, I t ti
increase In the number of goo .1 "
tut during recent years has p,
It no longer possible for auy of ti
to charge largo sums for oidum
service. Some of?t?re tong-estaiilb-!-dentlsts,'
who stand toward tlifir i
tlents In the same light as fan y j
slclana, are still able to lmi s o -
old-Ume foes But their ,m ,, ,
small and growing smaller ev y
One dentist of long standing ,M :
other day that the fees his rolh :
could charge had deereaRed 1 :
least 20 percent In the last 13 j
although there had not been n
tlceable decline in the cliani. .-
attention that piitlenls lcr,-:
quality ef tlio work hns mi
proved, while the romr :-
has grown cheaper. Nuw V.
ThaLast Duelirg Ci.
"When did eh -i i
duels?" is the m-. i:
In Ni'tt-s and Qm-i j, i. u
to many of us 1! -it tb.-y
fond of li t r- I,: i
as a t'T iii f ; . : ' '
foil: ' t a : 1 1 '
bti-i ki;i. ,i i,:- , i
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