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NUMUKK SO a
VOLUME X VIII.
FRANKLIN. N. ft, WEDNESDAY. MAY 13, 1903.
th face of th earth b a wld rlrotah of
And the best of tho world l forever on
"r.-w worlds galore, In their olltud
.t't- trwilj,. . -i '
Await the (jolumbijs who never will some,
Thar an alght no one ees that wlt to
There are streamlets of diver and grottoes
It you'll leave the high road hotuet, peo
ple nod Rood.
And the main-traveled turnpike tnd take
to the woods.
Oh, the hlghwtri wen built for the idle and
Rut I have an unexplored plane to And.
1 must leave (he worn road, 1 have no time
to sparnt ': - .
I nave pioneer business to do everywhere.
There are oaks In yon forests no woodman
has sought, . i .- i. . '
And tbelr blanches an leaded with apples
. of thought;
There are thick laogled arehes that span
"tonelynreans, 1 -
Whose creeper are bending with clusters of
dreams. . .. . , :
I want some good storlesi my Ufa has
shrouk dry; -Let
sne talk with the earth and Common
with the i-kyj
' Let me list to tbo song that the pin giants
AH, fare's a new meter unheard heretofore.
The load brook Is babbllngt I'll hush and
Ah, raws from bid Nature Tm lucky to heart
As down the loud gorge Ita rapids are
It sings of the health otibe Ufa of the world,
AT THE END OF
, . By ALBERT
y " "You'd like to know what scarred
; : my bands so badly?" said the cap
tain. "Well, take the tiller while we
. make this long reach to the fishing
grounds, and I'll tell you. It's some
thing that, happened about IS years
ego, long before I settled down to
shore fishing and taking city men out
for a day's try at the cod.
- "In the1 winter of '88 I went out of
Gloucester io the Banks as 'first hand'
' on the schooner Nover Fear. When
we pulled tip '" " x '"r the last
" time ' "Bi'IlBf, 'nr Bos
ton, we were fn"- -vit
beams, aaa sure to miiKU-.
map. Everybody on board was fooling'
good. ,. : , -
"Five of the fleet got under way to
gether. Talk about your cup races!
They don't compare for a minute with
a brush between three or four fisher
men with their bowsprits pointed for
market and home after a 'fresh trip'
to the Bonks. Minutes mean dollars
then. Every etltch set, lee rails un
de and nothing taken in after It's
.' blown away! ..- . ..ctsU.;.:.:
. "For the first hour It was nose and
nose between es ty the wind, all log
ging over 10 knots with stiff northerly
breezes Then the Never Fear drew
Lead of the bunch, and we shook a
rope's end over the taffrall. You can't
blame a crew for feeling a little iris
ky when they're leading tho fleet, and
their duck Is lifting them landward
at the rate of a mile every six min
utes. ;. "-. ; -y.-i--. s
"Before dark we had a good lead
over the nearest schooner, and when
we went down to supper their running
.' lights were twinkling well astern. The
wind showed no signs of going down:
- og-the contrary it seemed to be fresh
en u. -islSiiirnlnuteTlls lust suited
us, for wo had the best rotTglPWoaWier
boat on the Banks, and we knew that,
even if we did have to put in a single
reef, our rivals behind would be put
ting in two. ',-v ,
The cook gave the best he had
, that night. H there waa a man on
board who failcd'.to do Justice to that
smoking hot supper, I didn't see him.
The only dissatisfied ones - were the
?h on deck, who began to be afraid
t there Wouldn't be anything' left
ihem, and who kept shouting down
a eompanlonway for us to 'give them
show.' .: . .. v- v""
"After supper4 those who ' had no
work on hand busied themselves In
writing tetters, making boats, or play
ing games. During the trip I 'had
played checkers a good deal with one
of the men named Howard Johnson. A
few days before we had arranged a
: tournament of, five games; each had
won two, and now was to come the
' rubber. We set our pieces, and three
or four of our shipmates gathered
round us to watch the battle.
' "The board , was equipped after a
: unique fashion. In the middle of each
square was a little hole to receive a
short brad fixed in the bottom of the
checkers. This prevented them from
rolling off, and we could play, even
when the vessel was on her beam ends,
without fear that the position of our
men would be disturbed by the motion.
"At It we went In good earnest and
a series of cautious exchanges soon left
, us only three kings apiece. Then en
sued several minutes of maneuvering
, to gain the advantage! 1 was just get
ting my opponent In a tight place when
all at once we heard the captain shout
from deck: -
. " 'All hands to reef the mainsail!'
"So engrossed had we heen In our
game that we had paid but little- at
tention to what waa going on above,
and wo were hardly aware that the
staysail, foretopsall, balloon Jib and
malntopssill had already been taken in.
... But that last order brought us up 'all
standing," for we knew that it would
never have been given without need.
"I gTabbed my reefer from its hook
and pushed my arms through the
sleeves, Jammed my cap down on my
hend, pulled on my mittens and made
s,iJTip for the eompanlonway. Things
w re liviTyenough outside. A living
f .'o wan blowing, and the spray flew
(iv 'i tbo !imv, :,tlio Never Fear h'eelod
to her ). rait. cut1'.rough the tum-l-liHft
. The sky -v perfectly
i r anil dark blue', ami Lifistars
I i'i'n, cold and brllliftnt.
' : i a lew leronMs tho d'ck swrirmeii
' . 1. The I 'vnr'i v.rt r;., i.ed
i bMlf-ri ' ) lia'i (1 W. ear-
Let mo go when my Deokoner bids me to
I will travel no path and no roai for a day;
I will leave, too, the highways thrown up
- for the mind
When the Beokoner calls asujt travel r-
aliened. . v '
By the base of the mount and th shorn of
the stream i '
,1 will think no man's thought and will
' dream no man's dreamt
But, In my wise freedom, I'll deem them it
And r II dream my own dream and I'll think
any own thought.
For why In the woods should I Journey
I go In these forests to find my own heart,
And leave the wide scramble for praise and
To hear the beat things I can say to myself.
The footfalls of pavements are sweet to my
. . ear -,-.''. -fiv ..- --i -And
tba roar of the slty is musle to heart
Let a man meat with ment but his life la not
whole, ' -.
Till ho goes la waste plaos and talks with
. bis soul.
Bank vine, undiscovered, spring forth from
Ita sod i
Then an uoirathered grapes In those Gar
den of God.
'. Then an arbors of sllenoa for souls to
' When we take oil oar sandals and wait for
, There an rlvors of healing woll worthy of
Then an Mountains of Ytalon and Yalleys
I talk, la their silent serenities eurled,
With th soul of my soul and th heart of
Bam Walter Foes.
r.- ".'r I ' '.-
Right under me, as I workeO, waa the
log line, shimmering with phosphor
escence where it skimmed the surface,
like a cord of fire. I remember think
ing how high our speed must .? to
make the line turn so rapidly. .
"I -had been out on the boom again
and again in much rougher weather,
and sever given the danger a second
thought A man will run a certain ri3k
nino times and escape. The 10th time
he la, punished for bis carelessness.
This was my 10th time.
"My duty took me a little longer
than thoA'hers, and bv time I had
ing Oitycue boon had just tide the
last knot when thoaschooner gave a
sudden roll to windward:. I lurched
back, lost my footing and In ait Irv1
stant was flung into the water, Ai I
sank I gave a shout for help, and the
last sound that reached my ears as the
waves closed over me was Johnson's
cry of alarm:
'"Man overboard! Man overboard!
"I was heavily and warmly dresc'ad.
t had on thick fisherman's boots, and
a leather jacket under my reefer, and
so was in no condition for swimming.
My situation was a desperate one. A
man who falls in tho night from a ves
sel moving so rapidly as the Never
Fear stands but little chance of living
to tell of If - -
"As my head came above water. 1
shot aa anxious glance In the direction
where I supposed the vessel to be. She
was nowhere in sight!" For a few soc
onds I tasted the bitterness of certain
death. Then I was lifted from the
trough of the sea by hugh comber,
and saw tho Never Foar SO feet away.
At the same instant down across the
billows came the should:. -
"'Light the torch!'. V
'""A Tew -minutes before I had "been
warm and comfortable - In the cabin
over my game of checkers. Now 1 was
fighting for my lire in the freezing
seas. A great wave overwhelmed me,
blotting the. schooner from, my view
once more. . When, I was lifted aloft
on the crest of the next comber the
vessel was 25 feet farther away.
"Hope was almost dead within ta
when suddenly I saw the log line, like
a ray of light, cutting the waves near
by. That line represented life to me. I
made a grab at It, but missed It alto
gether; my hands clutched cold wator
and nothing more. I tried a second
time, and just touched It with the tips
of my mittens.
"Once more, I grasped at it deeper
ately, despairingly. This time I caught
the cord fairly In my hands, but it waa
so small and was running so rapidly
that I could not retain my hold. The
line was of cotton, woven hard, and
about the six of a lead-pencil.
'1 knew that the end of the line must
be near. , Casting glance' over my
shoulder, I saw the ripple of the log
not thirty feet away. Jf .that once
passed Jjy me, all hope was gone. I
determined to hold fast, let, pry finger
suffer what they .might,, end with a
sudden effort I closed them once more.
The cord tautened under my weight,
and began to pull me along. But, grip
hard as I could, - It slowly - slipped
through my lacerated fingers, cutting
them to the bone. ', I cannot express
to yom the mental suffering caused
me by that slowly escaping line. It
seemed but to prolong the agony of a
certain death. "
"My hold loosened. The cord darted
forward again; and then my fingers
closed lo a final grip round the brass
fin of the log! It was my last, my only
chaitue. It was !!ke taking hold of a
propeller, and my hands were cut
frightfully as the fin revolved for an
instant before It stopped- The only
thing that saved my fingers from being
literally sliced to pieces was the thick
mlttent I had on. I was jerked ahead
for a few feet, the atraln telling fear
fully on my arms and shoulders. Then
the line slackened, as the schooner
came up into the wind. - , -"JuBt
thea, with a burst nf ttaioky
light the torch flamed up, revealing
every detail of the vessel and flaslil'ng
In sparkles Innumerable across the
foaming black waters, j I Bhall never
forget how the Never Fear looked to
me in that brief moment. Her sails
were shaking, and every rope stood
sharply out. As she rolled her tlei k
toward me I could sen tlio tnhs nnd
fl.h-l.tts, the nn'K of dories kislioJ be
tween t;.o frn and t.,:n r:. " ii.;. luul
the tin. t).ir on t:i bow. I rmitil n y
Slilp!!. i ) :: tt) I!.) hi t V
ed In my direction, and voices of en
couragement were faintly borne to me
above the rush of the waves. Could I
keep afloat In that freezing water until
they could reach me?
"Then somebody realized my .tua
tlon. : 4 ? -
"He caught the log-line! I heard
a voice shout. Get hold here, every
body, and pull htm alongside. Stand
rjajr to haul.' ,
"Half a dozen men formed a chain at
the stern, and L knew that they were
going to pull me In. The figures busy
with the dory were lowering her over
the side. v
" 'Hold tight, Jackson' came the
hall. 'Steady, now, mates, pull away!'
"The slack came In rapidly, and soon
the line was taut. Then with a shock
that almost broke my hold I waa
pulled under water. Both arms were
Btretched to their utmost straight over
my head, and my hands clutched the
log In a death-grip. If I let go now,
I shoulv jever rise. .-
"I had beon snapped under so sud
denly that I had not time to get a full
breath, and in a few seconds I was on
the verge of strangulation. Should I
never come to the topT .
' "I seemed to be stemming the course
of a furious river. The constant rush
of cold water against the top of my
head was turning me Into a block of
ice. I could see ccthlng. I could hear
only the thunder of the billows that
engulfed me. And through It all, grow
ing more and more painful every in
stant, was the terrible strain on my
hr.nds and anna
"My shipmates were hauling me In
like a cod on th end of a line, not
steadily, however, but with a series of
jerks, as they loosened their holds to
get fresh ones. And very Jerk seemed
to start my arms la their sockets. They
told me afterwards that tt was only
a matter of seconds, but to me the
agony of my strained muscles length
ened the time Indefinitely.
, "It was Impossible to keep my mouth
closed any longer, I opened It, and
experlonce the sensations of a dron
ing man. as the cold water rufo
Gradually my senses 8lipr", ''
forgot whore I waa. w''""
cn so tight. My re
laxing their f
nor as sue
,S seemod to
Ul VH 1U
Arly up to Bos-
'sorce days be-
fore I c
inuch use of my
even feed myself;
and my ling',
not heal for weeks.
But I finlsheV it game of cherj'ers
wiu jonnson, ana Deal mm, too, al
though some one else had to move my
kings for me." Youths' Companion.
; tr QUAINT AND CURIOUS..
The first meitlon oi surgeons In the
British army was In 1223. Edward I.
had a paid surgeon accompanying his
arm in Scotland In 1294. , '
The brain of a child at birth weighs
under ten ounces, but at the end of a
year has Increased to two pounds. Full
growth is attained by men at about
twenty years of age, and by women at
eighteen veers. .
Aplclus expended In gluttony 92,000,
000. Fsopls paid for a single dish 400,
000. Caligula spent for one supper
$400,000. Heliogabalus spent lor one
meal $100,000. Lucullus usually - paid
$100,000 for a repast The philosopher
Seneca bad a fortune of $12,500,000,
Lentullna, the soothsayer, had a for
tune of $16,500,000. The sum of $2,000,
000 was paid for the bouse of Mare An
tony. Caesar before he entered upon
any office owed nearly $11,000,000. Tib
erloos at his death' left $118,126,000,
which Caligula spent In less than ten
months. Croesus possessed In landed
property a fortune equal to $8,000,000,
besides a large sum of money, slaves
and furniture. Marc Antony owed $1,
500,000 at the Ides of March, paid It
b?fore the calends of April and squan
dered $73,500,000 of the public money.
To, the eighteenth century belong
the fashion of "chiens-manchons" ot
muff-dogs, the most wonderful of Which
seems to. have been Raton, the pet ot
Ninon l'Enclos, and, according to Mer
cler of the Institute, the mascot of that
remarkable lady's everlasting beauty.
It was In this guise: Ninon never par
took of a meal, but had Raton put by
her side In a little basket on the table,
and from this coigne of vantage the.
fatnous bow-wow would keep watch
over his mistress' fare. Soup, fish, vege
tables, Joints and grills used to pass
with approbation, and fruit was looked
upon with benevolence. ut there were
angry protests at ragouts and growls
at spiced entrements; barking at cof
fee, and if Ninon by any chance made
for liquors, the fury ot Raton knew no
It Is now some $35 years since pota
toes were known in Europe; they were
Imported Into Ireland in the reign of
Queen Elizabeth. The importer was
John Hawkins, who brought ' them
from Santa Fe, lu Spanish America.
They were planted for the first time
in Ireland, It Is said, by no less a man
than Sir Walter Raleigh, who had an
estate there; but the natural history
of the potato was so little understood
at that time, that Sir Walter resolved
to renounce the expectation he had
formed of bringing this exotic to per
fection In Ireland. When in due time,
after he had planted the first potatoes,
the stocks grew up. and h perceived
upon the stem a green apple, he
thought that was tho fruit, which ho
had no lib a was concealed under the
earth. Ilo i c 1 s me i f tho n 1
to be boiled, but fuulimr them rnimenun
to the taste, ho conclirtu-d that ho b-'l
lust Ins litiHir. etui ft.r .m-o t!:i,
th i.t r,. i r j i
ever, baviec t- e t i r i i
r. i ues 1 : t the ; ,. . ,. l..,: -
tip or I 1 1 'A I, to I. j v -iv - ii- r.
i 1 f at
A SESSION JOS SUNDAY
AN ELOQUENT DISCOURSE ENTITLES
DOING "THE WILL OF COD."
Th Rev, Johm Enklae Adam Captains
th Profound rnrpose Whleh Animat
ed the Lire and labors of Our Lord-
Danaters at th Spirit of Materialism.
Nkw York .'itv. "Dninir tha Will of
God" was the subject of th sermon
5 reached Sunday morning by th Rev.
ohn Erxkine Adams, pastor of the Ross
Street I'resbytcriah Church. He took as
his text John i: 34. "Mr meat is to do
the will of Him that sent life, and to finish
His work." Air. Adams said:
' These words express the profound pur
pose which animated the life and labors ol
our Lord. He has been engaged in that
wonderful conversation with the- sinful
woman of Samaria, and to her He has un
folded truths which have in part at least,
been kept up to this hour even from His
faithful followers. Things which had been
hidden from the wise and prudent are re
vealed unto babes. Some of the most won
derful truths that Jceu uttered were to
sinners; some of the most gracious prom
ises to those who, like Himself, were de
spised and rejected of men. To this out
cast woman whose life was branded with
shame, He not only reveals His willingness
to impart the gift of God, th living water,
springing up into everlasting life," but II
reveals to her His divine nature and Mes
sianic character, '"I that speak- unto the
am He." v "--;
Th woman has gone from His presence
with a new hope in her heart and a new
light upon ber face, and the disciples ap
proach their Master. II must b hungry,
for th fast, like the way, has been low.
and they offer Him meat. He replies; 1
have meat to cat that ye know not of; My
meat is to do the will of Him that sent Mo
and to finish His work." Again does our
Lord' declare that man shall- not live by
bread alone. There is a deeper satisfac
tion than that which comes from gratifi
cation of ths carnal nature) the satisfac
tion ot outreach toward lost souls; men
and women in famine, wayward children
of the Father, and in that outreach ; doing
th Father's will, who desires that riot
one of these little-one shall perishJr'- "
fnuosoriny, wnicn proved too prn
. .rr" .v " 'riiiit sis in
prenensioi w tne comg , ,1, mttr.
" . . i! NirTttr age. Abe quea
ili.' ' and wlt shaft we
Vni,L. Jr"! "npenous to-Jjry than ever,
EpicuruyK, j, .up;.. ,nd Wam.
.,,"n7j, nrini n-i..r whi.h 1
bow. To eat!, llrinlr fcnrl K mimv
I that is the world's definition of life.
a nave aaio that the words of the text
eipress the purpose of Christ's life. They
. motive of all Hi deeds; tha norm
by which His every action is judged. "In
the volume of the book it is written of Met
M I come to do Thy will, O, My God."
The will of th Father was th actuating
power of His incarnation. He knew no
other Impelling force. It was this which
S turned His face toward Jerusalem for His
final trial and triumph; it was this which
ive to Him the victory in the garden of
ethsemane. and enabled Him to put the
cup to His lips and drain it to tho dregs.
ID-it glow all leaser lights paled; to ita au
thority all His powers were brought sub
ject, and through ita power all temptation
wer beaten down, all personal ambition
wer destroyed, earthly distinctions and
emoluments rejected. His responsibility
to the Father pressed upon Him when only
a boy of twelve years, and deepened in His
consciousness till it becam the overmas
tering impulse of His life. Responsibility
to Ahnighty God was Webster's definition
'Of the profoundeat thought that ould
com to a man; the "Father's business"
was th supreme business of Jesus' life:
He knew no other mission or message. -
. 1iwe " Pcakin truIT when w say
that it was this supreme purpose which
gav power and dignity to our tumour's
character and work. Without it, Hia life,
however beautiful, would have been at best
an sunless one. Without that purpose ot
doing the Father's will and manifesting
His glory there would have been no coher
ence to Christ's deeds or teachings, but in
wi? ot God wo find all that H was
and did brought to the focus; to do that
will was His meet and His drink.
Now what waa true of Christ is in lilct
measure true of every one of ns. What
purpose was and - J to the Ufa of our
Lord, it must be '"twiv, to as. We can
no more live lives o"i Itrength without the
deep impulse of a noble purpose stirring
within them, than can the vessel reach
her destined haven without th compass
or the pole tar. Behind all things are th
infinite purposes, Tennyson gives us ths
thought: - . . : ,
"Vet I doubt net thro' the ages one in
creasing purpose runs.
And the thoughts of men an widened
with th process of th suns."
.God takes no delight in chaos or confu
sion. His works are ordered according to
a divine purpose. Not only His works of
creation, which move in the harmony a
f 1""", mm ,uura ui redemption vnq
grace. St. Paul asserts that Hia manifold
wisdom is declared "according to the ter
Bal purpose which He purposed in Christ
Jesus our Lord." And if God manifests
His glory in the accomplishment of His
purpose in nature and in grace, and if
Christ's life was lived in the light of a no
ble purpose, how essential is it for us to
move onward in accordance with well do-
nnea plans, unaer th inspiration, aye,
compulsion of some aim in life, that shall
give to life definiteness and coherence.
Saint Bernard had over his study table
ui luuminBita letters mese words: JJer
nade, ad quid venisti S" "Bernard, why art
you here!" The reference waa not to th
routine tasks of his life. These were de
termined for lUn. But it was: What is
the animating purpose of your lifof What
la tha meaning of your existence? Is
every pleasure and everv task mada auh-
eervicnt to the on purpose; the one su
preme motive of your being! Amiel in his
journal records, Life is a mas of begin-
ling ana cnuiara. - vv nave au expe
rienced his meaninff. We fimva Iwnin tn
build, but did not finish. Wc have laid our
Slana and found them broken in upon and
estroyed ; w have skimmed over th sur
face 01 inings, Dut not gotten at their hid
den meanins. And if we nalr th ronann iS
is evident. We have failed because no
presiding purpose has woven the tangled
skein into harmony and beauty. We have
been dallying with purpose, we have been'
half willing, we have been hanging forever
in the balance, and so' we have been losing
our grip on life.
As a man purposeth in his heart so is
he. The difference hetiveen aimlessness
and decision is the difierence between the
hm.nl T.1 . l,.inn Mn,;AnlAa ,l.:..l. 1
. ... . w .jinn mui-iuiiicnii, .iiiu anu
shiny, breathing malaria and breeding
wuiiiu, aim mc cataract, wnicn rusnes on
ward, a living, moving, plunging thing,
something destructive in its energy, but a
mtng oi uenuiy oecatise a mini; ot lite.
"Hotter an itraohle nurDone even, anvii I)r
Pierson, "than none at all." Better to be
a aul of Tarsus, breathing out threaten
inim anil alaiiirhter. but hrpathinir hnn
such a man aa Kohert Dale Owen, who con-
leases: l committed one lata! error in my
youth, and dearly have I hewailed it; 1
sturted in lite without an object, even
without an ambition. My temperament
dinposnd me to ease, and to the full I in
dulged the disposition. I said to myself:
I have all that I see others contcniliiifF for
why should I struxule: I know not tho
curse that lights on those who have never
to stniKKle for anything. Had I created for
reymili a detinue puriuit literary, seien-
ic, artistic, social, iiolitical, no matter
what, so there was teeiit'thiii-- to labor f
and to overeoini.'- l oiu-nt ll.ive been hunnv.
I feel t new tun i,ut 1 lie r-mvr h
1, ii. is have b,-e,i,ne eh.uin. J lirim-.-h
li.L till! pie,, - 9 Veiirs L'"IIC hv I f'k vnm
V fur Kii'ln:. iili'T til ITU"-:ii:,!'r Willi plill'
or even io divnl on nun .i : i : ,u i em. 1
have tnrimri nwnv "u-. 1 P --i khiik i mi: i-
sa if tiif'i-c r.-'!! re'luin? r?i
Ill tO II
n ii e Hie
h hntia tor. a in an n
a;a n rn-a fnniliimentala. Greece and
Borne perished because thev did riot grsj
tha divine pnuosopny oi me, mo
that "righteousness cxalteth a nation, but
sin is a reproach tn any people. The su
preme motive of their existence was car
nal, not spiritual, and so, bcina bmlt upon
the sands of time they perished with lime.
A polvtheiatio paganism: not too much of
God, but too many Gods, that was their
undoing. - - ' '
And we might particu'ertee." What is
true ot nations is true of men for it ia
the man that makes the nation. Any mo
tive, other than the highest, is fatal to per
manence and power, io adopt any other
motto of life than that which our Ixird de
clares in the text-to do the will of Golr
is to court destruction. We need -this
warning to-day; W pride oursi.ves on th
fact that we are a peaceable and pcaoeTnl
people. Wo enter upon war onlv as a der
nier resort. Wc art seeking to dcve.op the
industrial aide ol our life. We boast of
our achievementa in commercial competi
tion: that the balance of trade is largely
in our favor. Wo point to the enormous
accumulation of capital; to our ever in
creasing exchequer. W are the wealthiest
nation c-n- the face of tho earth. Our re
sources ar inexhaustible, our possibilit;es
of increment unlimited. But herein lie
our very peril. It needs no figures to de
clar that the snirit of materialism la nf
aa never before in our land. The domina
tion of wealth become daily movj uruel.
The quest of riches is mora and more
strenuous.'. .. v "' .
Millionaires are not numbered by the
scores, but bv th thousands. Materialism
is rampant. 'Its interests are supreme. It
has been said that "market Is beginning to
dominate literature aud act, instead of
classic models and superior excellence: To
day men no lesst than things have Im-ir
price, and the money raluo is made the
standard of th Worth of an object. It is
true that in some quarters there ts revul
sion of spirit oH this question. The pen
dulum is beginning to Swing the other way.
We take hop frhm the thought that many
are studying will, insicht the gross mate
rialism of the egK The prophetic Voices
against it are on (the increase in tho nulpit.
Ignorant, vulgar and brutal wcitlth receives
severer chastisements than a few tecades
sine. Empty show, extravagant nispay
pe "--h litntrv are seen oy increase --Miyto
jiur liuiplicity of life, for solidity, Ttrr
nest realities, for ethics, for spirituality
Vior better ideal, tor deeper itnnunr; m
Jfor the Inner as well as the onter develop
nent of society. Tho haven is working,
bVit as yet th lump remains practically u.i
Havencd. . - .
Wbat, then, is the duty of tho church
and the Christian in this matter? Dn we
not need to atand whore Christ stool, to'
make the motive of Hia life the supreme
motive of onrs? Let a remember cur
snostlesbip. We are smbaasndor for
Christ aa trul- as was Paul. Through us,
throwrh our lives, our thoughts, our ac
tions. God is seeking to speak to tho woiid,
Anil whftfc nvmrt Trould He hsvo US
bring? Ia it a messa of woridlincsa, of
selfishness, of carnal desire, a mesrage of
skillful temporising with His commands
and skillful attempt!! to maka His claims
upon us consistent with hi::nry and pleas
ure and worldly conformity? There ia no
doubt tbat many in our cnurcnes are stea
ms; to npoly this sonorifie to their cot
sciences; to be in this world- and of this
world, and yet belong to God. J-et us r-
membec the words of the great-apostle:
tie not lasotoneu arcoruina w cjia wunu.
but be ye transformed by the renewing ot
your mind, that ye may prove what is the
good and acceptable aad perfect will of
What was needed in Rome is not lesi
needed with us here to-day. Should tlier
com such a transformation, should there
bs in -every life the proving of the will of
God, the whitened harvest wouM wait no
longer for reapers; the desire of our Lord,
which with aching heart He cxprc.wcd thai
day of Hia conversation with the woman ot
Samaria, would be fulfilled. V . .
Elisabeth Fry was a thouihtlesj girl of
seventeen years, used to ail tne rcnneiTi'ys
nf luviirv and a life nf aaae. who'.iv sfNsIt
and whollv nseless, when God conw to her
through the voic ot a yuauer nrcacner.
She consecrated ler life to God. Her meal
and her drink were the doing ot the Mas
ter's will and work. At the age of sixty
five ) wrote: ".Since niv heart wa
touched, at the see of seventeen. I ,be!ievo
I have never awakened from sleep, in sick
ness or in health, by dav or by mgnt, witn
out my first waking thonrht heing how
boat I might serve my Lord." Ther could
be but on result from such on:ecmtion.
God seat ber among the outrast, nt her
life became a-eonstant benediction. -Toe
work she began in Great Dritain nmont
femal convicts spread H over the conti
nent of Europe. Letters-from crowned
heads, as well as from philanthropic peo
ple In th common wslks nf life began to
pour in, inviting her to visit the prisons
ot other lands, and subsequently she visited
Scotland, France, Germany and other coun
tries, upon this errand of mercy, every
when hailed a an angel of peace and
good will to men.' The prisons of Eurore
wer reformed through her labors, and the
laws to punish criminals war greatly
modified in nearly all European countries.
Indeed the reformation spread throughout
the world. This wss th work accom-
Clished bv one woman, who had submitted
er life wholly to the will of Goi'-. Sho was
changed from a thoughtless, frN'olous girl
into a woman of great usefulness and pow
er. But th power came because th pur
pose cam, eh gavo full placo to God.
and to Hi plans; she put them first, and
so God used and honored her. And what
was true of Elisabeth Fry may be true of
each one ot us. Ws may not be called to
so high a task. We may find our horiron
circumscribed, and our opportunities lim
ited, but if our meat and our drink are ti
do the will of God, th opportunities will
be many and th results will b precious
A Help la Trouble.
Happy ia the man who has made God
hia refuge and strength. No real harm can
ever overtake him. He has a refuge to
which he can lice in every hour of tempta
tion or trial and sorrow, a refuge never fail
ing. No matter what the peril, or what
the grief, he flics to God and ail is calm
ahd rest. God is sufficient for anything
that can arise." And our refuse i always
near at hand, a very present help in
trouble. The Israelite had often to llco a
long way to his city of refuge, but ours is
always close at hand; in a moment we nro
there. Happy also is the man who can cay,
"God is my strength." If He is indeed our
strength w shall win every battle that wo
light. Our enemies may be too strong for
us. but they are not too strong for Him,
"ther is nothing too hard for the Lord,
so there is nothing too hard for us, if He
is our strength'. The trouble is that we
say that He is our strength whilo all. the
time we are trusting in our own strength.
If He ia our refuge and strength, not only
in word and in tongue, but in deed and in
truth, then w shall never fear under any
circumstances, not even though the eartn
be removed, and though the mountains b
timed into th midst of tin ses.
An American professor, after vl'tlt
In? a large technologIc.il Institute In
Germany, raid that the sx hooi s.nd Its
tqulpment were ahead of anything at
iome. When this compliment was re
peated afterward to a prominent In
structor In the Institute, he replied:
"Why, that Is exactly what I said of
your toehnleal schools after my trip
to America, and that Is th only way I
.VmM ftct the money te make ours
it hat It is t y." .
In ! I t 1 1 1 rii il t 1 t h mo dj s
terns m em to he esperii-nrim; a boom
lit pre'iviit. Owing to viu'Idim cireum
s'liiieis rural Im-n run tm ei'-iie-l mi)
p I I I i i v i 1 t i 1 I ' I 1
n i i i f h t (.
I ' i l t-i lev . i ii; a !. - !
HO VY DUMB MAY TALK.
TAJJGHT TO SPEAK AND UNDER
STAND OTHERS' 8PEECH.
Using the Eyes Instead of th Ears
Plan for More General Education
In Past Ages the Deaf Were Vic
tims of Much Ignorant Cruelty,
, Galusha A. Grow of Pennsylvania
las successfully fathered many worthy
uses since her entered congress in
185L Today he Is bending his ener
gies In the Interest ot a cause than
which there could be none more
worthy front the standpoint ot human
ity. A number of years ago It was discov
sred that it fas possible to teach chll
lren to talk who were born without
hearing, and who were also supposed
to be devoid of the capability of
speech. This discovery led to further
experiments until It was practically
demonstrated that if such afflicted
children were taken in Infancy they
could be taught not only to speak, but
also to understand the speech of oth
ers simply by observing the motion of
the Hps; also that this faculty could be
developed In sufficient time to allow
such children to enter the publlo
schools provided tor hearing children
at the ordinary school age. It was
found by experience they eucceeded
equally, and In some cases better than
children who could hear,
wythla practical demonstration as
a h.f ""resentatlve Grow, who Is
chai; N, committee on educa
new method Jn
Wry. and "
'eiiU"lie had "v,
house of represo.
celvod the unanmiotHriu-
his committee, , This ! bill in
$75,000 to defray the expenses of
sending; one competent teacher from
each state and territory to the Phila
delphia home for teaching articulate
speech to deaf children, for a sufficient
lergth of time, not to exceed six
months, -to acquire the methods which
are there so successfully practiced by
the Garrett sisters, who were the orig
inators of the new system. , ' : ;;
Mr. Grow Is a mine of interesting In
formation on the subject In which he
is lust now so deeply Interested, and
when ones' started he becomes most
"You must take these unfortunate
little tots aa soon at they cut their
teeth," he began, "it they are to have
the full advantage ot this new train
ing. , The old Idea that children are
born dumb an well t. deaf has been
exploded. They do not. talk when
born - deaf ; simply because when
their parents find out that they cannot
hear they cease to talk to them. Un
der such treatment even a child who
could hear would never learn to talk,
much less a child who baa to accom
plish that feat through the eye alone.
"Anothor curious fact," continued
Mr. Grow, ''is that childron who learn
to talk by sight never talk baby talk.
Baby talk Is the languago of the hear
ing baby simply because we grown
folks think It Is cunning to distort our
words the minute we begin to talk to
the baby, and the baby very naturally
Imitates what It hears. ; ' - ',
"In the past ages the deaf were the
victims ot deliberate as woll as Igno
rant cruelty. In the present age they
are not longer deliberately drowned, as
In -ancient Rome, of exposed to die, as
under the laws of Lycurgus. But they
are still largely sufferers from a modi
fied form ot the Ignorance which for
fcreiy ranked them with the ' lmbe
clles,Nn&,now fails to realise that
they, are able to learn and do anything
and everythlnV-th hearing child can
II they are givonpreclsely the same
"When a hearing chillis learning to
talk the mother does not we motions
to It because It has not commenced to
understand her language; burshe re
iieaba over and over attain the TKt
names she calls It; tells It again and
again to say 'papa' ahd "mamma, ' etc.,
until It learns to understand and then
copy her words. She is quick to dis
cover, encourage and correct Its first
attempt at articulation. It has been
proven by experience that If the at
tention of the deaf child be directed
to the mouth wltfi the same persist
ency, and if It be talked to Just the
same by every one who Is with it. It
will learn the speech and language
through the eye which the hearing
child learns through the ear. Like' the
hearing child, It has a hereditary tend
ency to talk and only needs the same
opportunity to learn. No more mo
tions should be used with It than with
the hearing child; its attention should
always be guilded to the mouth ol the
speaker and concentrated there. Lit
tle by little It will begin to attach
meaning to the words and sentences
it sees, just as a hearing child learns
little by little to attach meaning to
the words and sentences it hears. - -
The names of objects inay be
taught with the objects, which Is real
kr the way hearing children learn them
In their homes. When a bearing child
Is learning to talk Its hearing gives It
the advantage of every word spoken In
Its presence, while the deaf child only
has the advantage of seeing the month
ot the person It happens to be looking
at or who is talking to It. The dif
ference must bo mad up to the deaf
child by a great amount of repetition
of tho words and the language It Is be
ing taught. Deaf babies besln to say
ma ma-ma' just as hearing babies do,
but aa a rule they are not encouraged
In repenting the word. If they were
and were properly guided to fnrtin-r
articulation they would tnlk. The e
nury practice, however, when nn !
flint la discovered to-bo ri'-nf !
niako tio further effort to I'-'"
k or read ti.-e lips, but In..-.
have. There Is a popular delusion
that the vocal organs of deaf children I
are aerective. Tne i&ci is inai aucn
cases are rare exceptions, and that as
a rule, their vocal organs are normal.
The articulation of consonant sounds
depend on certain positions of the
lips, tie, teeth and palate. The
quality v vocal sounds depends on
certain positions ot the tongue. Any
deaf child who can. cry and scream,
and has Hps, tongue, teeth and pal
ate, has the necessary vocal organs for
speech. '.- - . - n r
"Until society learns that by doing
Its whole duty to the deaf they can
become like normal people we shall
need efficiently and intelligently con
ducted homes for the training in
speech of deaf children,
"The work of this generation should
be to establish such homes, and if the
work la done as It ought to be the
next generation will thus learn to do
the work for all deaf children in their
own homes. : And .lt will by that time
become as natural to parents and to
the community to give them exactly
the same training through the eye as
they give hearing children through
the ear," Washington Star.
How Czar, Emperor, King and Queen
The Gorman Emperor la disposed to
be rather officious In the supervision
of hia kitchen. He has been known
to make a special tour ot inspection,
under the guidance of the marshal of
the court, and to harangue the scul
lions, or give them lessons in the art
of making coffee. As a rule, he gets
Is meals en pension, there being a
egtilar sum allotted
ioaM of, the Jm
tthin tint -erimperiai
r limits- tne cooks nave a
The chief cook Is a Ger
man, and under him are a Gorman
and a Frenchman,, although the use
of the French language -upon the
menus to strictly forbidden. The chef
has to get through about 400-weIght
of butcher's meat on ordinary days
for tho meals ot the court, and on
great occasions he usually begins his
preparations a week beforehand, and
calls in the services of the cooks at
the other palaces, bosides utilising
the services of the dainty confection
ers In Unter don Linden,; William IL
boliovM in dishes en, masso. The
joints appear tn the dining saloon and
the : cakos are frequently fashioned
Into the shapes ot temples, minarets
and castles, v;- '.- . -
The chot In the household of the
Cxar is an Alsatian, a former soldier,
who Is natd 'a very high salary. He
Is an . adept In the fabrication of ap
petizing Russian sottpa, which are
much liked by Nicholas II., and he
has a regular dictionary of recipe for
the treatment of caviare. He has
had to ovorcome the niusance of hav
ing two or threa Uirassians always
hovering about the kitchen on the
lookout for tuspiclons underlings, al-
, though these gentry apply themselves
to -the tosk of tasting the imperial
viands with greater zoal than the oc
cajlcn demands.- Tho Em Areas often
eonyeynrrTnTS hllufRlrt Mehtor a
dainty dish to be prepared a 1' Anglais,'
and apart from the national dishes the
composition of the imperial menu en
famille is aa much English as French.
The F.mperor, Francis Joseph, ts said
to spond 50,0(10 per annum upon the
table, although he himself Is one ot
the na-wt abstemious monarctj in Eu.
rope. The staff consists of half a hun
dred trained cooks, equally divided as
to sex, and a committee of the heads
of each department is held on the
occasion of a stale banquet. All the
carvfng Is done In an . apartment re
served to; the purpose, to which the
comestibles are conveyed from the
kitchen. The question of perquisites
la probably more firmly established In
the Austrian Imperial kitchen than
anywhere else In royal Europe.
- At some of tho smaller courts na
tive chefs are preferred, as, for exam
ple, in Rome, Madrid and Btubknolm.
At the Sublime Porte Abdul Harold
'ormerly contented himself with
ch chefs, but after the visit of
the Gc?flWa Emperor to Constantino
ple tf engage-reejCvrPSa a cooks.
who assist him In dtopenslkvXeho?
mouB dally sum of f lOOOSin : the
pleasures of the table for Wb vast es
tabllifiment. All the pitta's persoual
dtshos are proparcdin sliver vessels,
and are sealed by the grand vlslor
before thoy leave the kitchen. " The
seal hi broken tn the presence of the
monarch, and it is the duty of the
chamberlain to taste the first mouth
ful If bo commanded. ; The decoraiton
of -a chef by his royal master Is a
rare event; evon the Royal Victorian
Order was not considered by Queen
victoria to be a suitable method of ai
knowledglng the- services of her ci
liary artists. When a famous
retired from tho service of th
perlal kitchen in Berlin he v
wri-ded:- by the Empress w
Gold Crots of Merit, but ev
fatherland this distinction v
Perhaps the most carlen
partmcnt In any Imperii
world Is ttiat of the E
The staff consists of
experts, whose dr
to be acquASntei'
methods of sen
lips, while t'
ami p. r
Behind th soooe, the villain smiles, '
Th oomra te of a little child i
Tb tyrant grim hia time beguile
. With pastimes lonooent aad mild.
The gay oomedlaa whoa Jest
DHote the lights tings swift and (leaf - t .
Is grave and gentler than th rest, ; : '
And sometimes shed a seor-1 tear. . -'-
T statesmen whom we view afar ,
To history' end tha glorious means, v
I sometime wonder If you sr " "
- The same when viewed behind th sooaes.
-Naaulngtoa Stat, ,
, HUMOROUS. '
Tne Rich Man Money talk Ths i
Aristocratr-Yes; but blood will tell,
, Blobbs Wigwag's Wife Is outspok- ,
en, Isn't she? Blobbs Yes; and Wig-
wag Is out-talked. ,
Mae It takes two to maka a bar , ,
gain. Mayme Two what? Mae Two
cents less than the regular price.
Wigg I don't tWnk fiction has any
place In the dally Newspapers. Wagg - ,
How about the Mather Indications?
Nell A girl
Ideal, does sho? 1
fellow generally -lot
of money. .f
ldom marries ber
ell No; some otb-
he drove her
Silllcua 8hakespesre tells us that
all the world's a stage. Cynicus Yes;
iut the trouble Is most of us want to
be stage manager.
"I am like sins," chuckled the In
stallment collector. "How is that?
asked the book agent
wavs- findlrW t"V"rnry, T cm at-
Phaser So this is an Improved
typewriter? - Agent Yes; If you don't
know bow to spell a word there is a
key that will make a blot. , ,, . t
"Cupid often misses nls-mark," re
marked the pretty young wife, "Yes; .
I guess those he hits are 'easy marks.' " '
sighed the young Benedict
Teacher (trying to explain philanr
thropy) If you had two -cents and ,
gave away one of them, what would
you be? Little Willie A chump! v
Bobby Huh! I bet you. didn't haver
a good time at your birthday party
yesterday. Willie I bet I did. Bobby
Then why ain't you sick today?
Sllllcus They are Yeally tH- awt -devoted
lovers I ever saw, vCynlcus "
Yes, It seems a shame that they are
going to get married and spoil it all.
La Montt He ts, indeed, a man of
nerve. La Moyne Brave enough to
go to war? La Montt Braver! He ac- '"
tually sent the janitor a comic valen-
tine, a f ,-s ; ; .-v ,s-. . ; '
Scribbler Have you started to write.,,;
your new novel yet? Scrawler No; e
I've been too busy advertising the fact
that 20,000 copies have been sold be
fore publication. .
Father I wonder what's tha matter
with Nellie this morning, l bhe acts '
like one possessed. ' Mother She prob-'
ably Is. I noticed a new ring on her ,':
finger when she came down stairs. - , l
"Yes," said the student of digestive
economics, "there Is one part of the
dougbaut that wouldn't give you dys- '
pepsla." '"And-JKltait part Is thatr""
ask In astonlshmenfr"r" 1 '
middle." . r -r','-;. "
' "It Is well'to put something
a rainy day," said the Wise Guy, "es
pecially if you are thluklng of getting
married." "In that case," remarked
the Simple Mug, "It isn't the rainy day
you should think ot so much as
squalls." , -
Famous Stranger I do not wish to
be Interviewed,, sir, because I desire to
travel about your country without- be
ing recognized. V Reporter Nothing -h!
easier1, my dear sir. Just give me your
picture,, and I'll have it published In
all the newspapers. : , ; ;;;
; Newitt Well, - there's - one thing
about the weather., It's always a safe
topto of conversation, v. Burroughs I
thought It was today when I met
Lendham, but when I started to speak
of it he said: "Yes, It's unsettled, and
that reminds me of tbat note-of yours."
They were sitting under the palm.
"Dhrllng," whispered the ardent young
man, "you remind me ot a beautiful
"nl 1 el Iff 1 owl, she
said, shyly. "In
won't say 'Mam
With such an "'
but put her
I I took