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About Dakota County herald. (Dakota City, Neb.) 1891-1965 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 20, 1900)
WHAT OF THAT ?
Tlivd! Well. what of that?
Didst fancy life was spent on beds of
Fluttering the rose leaves scattered by
Come, rouse thee! Work while It Is
Coward, arise! Go forth upon thy way!
Lonely! And what of that?
Some must be lonely! "Til not given to
"To feel a henrt responsive rise and fall,
To blend another life Into Its own.
Work may be done in loneliness. Work
Dark! Well, and what of that?
Didst fondly dream the sun would never
Dost fear to lose thy way? Take cour
Learn thou to wnlk by faith and not by
Thy steps will guided be, and guided
Hard! Well, and what of that?
Didst faney life one summer holiday?
;Wjth lessons noue to learn, and naught
but pi ay
o; .get thee to tby task! Conquer or
t must be learned! Learn it then pa
No help! Nay. it's not so!
hough human heip bo far, thy God Is
(Who feeds the ravens, hears His chil-
' dreu cry.
He's near thee, wheresoe'er thy foot
And Ho will guide thee, light thee, help
Detroit Free Tress.
2 An Interrupted Elopement.
t&sesf te c et tectcttf ttc etc
YOUNG woman came very
quickly from the door of the
'handsome house and stepped
softly down the stone walk and through
the gateway. It was a cloudy evening
and her movements were hidden by the
shadows. She walked to the nearest
street corner and was Immediately
joined by n young man whose arm she
took as they passed along.
"Did I kee; you waiting long, Fred?"
she asked. "It seemed quite impossi
ble to get away without being observ
ed." "No," said the young man; "the
waiting -was nothing. Hut why is It
necessary that we should resort to all
this " he was going to say nonsense,
'but wisely checked himself "this mys
tery?" ' "It Is nercssf.fy, I tell you. Fred. I
can't receive you at home and there Is
no other way. I have told you many
rtlmes that my father would never con
Bent to give you my hand. It might
be different if mother were alive, but
now It Is more than likely that father
would forbid you the house."
"That Isn't possible," said the young
man. "I am the sou of his oldest
frleud. He has ever professed n great
regard for me. Surely there Is nothing
in my conduct that could prejudice
him. I nm poor, but uiy prospects are
excellent, and "
"I tell you, Fred, he iutends me for
higher game. No struggling architect
is good enough for his daughter. Hut
he shall not tear us apart."
"Of course not," said Fred, hastily.
"Hut, really. Elsie, 1 don't like this
Bort of thing. It seems "
She drew her hand from his arm.
"Don't like it?" she echoed.
' "Of course 1 like It," he quickly ns
Betted. "At least I like yon, which is
a great deal more to the point."
' The girl took his arm again.
"Let me tell you. Fred, dear," she
softly said, "that if it wasn't for this
very sort of thing, this secrecy, the op
position of my father, the romance of
It all, it is very likely 1 shouldn't love
you half so much. The more papa
slights you the more determined 1 am
to be yours. Funny. Isn't It?"
"Delight full;.- funny," said the young
man, and then they switched away
from the subject and pursued their se-
cret half hour stroll.
When they returned to the handsome
liome the young woman, after a ten
der, though brief, parting with the
young man. re-entered the side door
with a most elaborate effort to be both
cautious and noiseless.
The young man walked away, softly
i The secret meetings were continued,
and Elsie assured her love that the op
position of her father to him was be
coming more and more marked.
"Why, Fred," she cried one evening,
,'papa said he believed you were a mer
cenary youth, and that you had a de
ceitful face. Why, I felt like rising
right up and defending you before all
the world, and then telling papa that,
though be threw me into prison, I
would never, never, never wed anyone
but you! Hut I didn't."
"That was wise," said Fred. "It
Isn't quite time for that."
There was a moment's silence.
: "I tell you what It Is, Fred," said
the young girl, with a little catching
In her throat, "the only thing for us to
do is to el ipe."
, Fred was not startled.
"It's the very thing I was about to
suggest," he quickly said. "What night
do you prefer?"
"Yon dear boy," cried Flsle affection
ately, patting his arm; "there is some
romance in you after all."
"Thank you," said Fred, stolidly;
"Well, supposing we say u week from
next 1 hui-s.hiy."
"flat suits me," replied the young
m i. vV"r"'- '" vour plans?"
fcmmAitm laid out.'" replied the
cageriy. 'My new street
finished Weficsday.; It's
thing you ever eyes
"imnierson never gave nie
; i d we'll Hoim have to give
Summerson," sai.l the young
ou really think so, dear''"
Vl love. Marrying a poor but hon-
'ug architect is a pretty sure
fiuvtr tj,9 gtj j.ou mcntj,,,,, Qt
yo"f 'we can't count for certain ou
ibaok -eis, we can. nc-'ll welcome us
01 h open arms."
it. Vetty sure we don't deserve
S ovJ'll put on my new dress and
V Mime HolUday'g In the af
B vJ .
. Mam i
., ,, ,. ,
ternoon. I'll manage to smuggle over
a lot of thing In a paper parcel, a-nd
yon must come up with a new travel
Ing bag. and we'll pack them all In
that. Then you can order the car
rlago to call for us at 7 o'clock, and
we'll take the train over to Cralgsvlllc
and be married there."
"And you prefer this way to being
married comfortably nt home?"
"Don't talk nonsense, dear. You
know I couldn't be married comfort
bly a' home; at least not to you un
less yon disguised yourself and mar
ried me under an assumed name.
Wouldn't that be romantic?"
"One romance at a time, dear."
The days passed rapidly, especially
the ever-to-be-remembered Thursday.
Fred came over early with the new
traveling bag, which was speedily
packed under the friendly direction of
Miss Holllday, who was an expert In
the packing line, as well as a very
discreet and close-mouthed person,
who was generally understood to have
been In love and disappointed.
Promptly at 7 o'clock the carriage
arrived, and after a fervent exchange
of kisses the would be bride broke
nwny from Miss Holllday and was ten
derly handed Into the carriage by Fred,
and they were soon on their way back
to the railway station. When they
reached the platform, Fred got out to
see If the coast was clear. lie came
back almost Immediately.
"We can't stop here, dear," he w
pored; "there is a detective on the plat
form. I wonder if your father suspects
your purpose." V
"Well, what are we to do?" i
"Drive over to the up town station.
The train tsn't due for fifteen minutes
yet, nnd It stops here ten minutes
So they drove over to the uptown sta
tion and again Fred alighted, lie came
back In a half hysterical way.
"There's another detective waiting on
"Well, what of it?"
"Nothing, save that we can't leave
town by rail for Cralgsvllle until to
"Then what will we do? I left them
a note you know, and of course I can't
"I kuow of an eminently respectable
home where you can remain to-night,"
said Fred, "and I will go to a hotel."
"Take me to the house, Fred."
Tlw young man gave the driver the
name of the street and the number In a
low tone of voice and then rejoined El
sie on the rear seat of the closed car
riage. "Fred," she suddenly said, "I'm
afraid It wasn't right to treat pap in
"It's a little late to look at it in that
light now," said Fred.
Then the carriage stopped.
"Wrap your veil closely around your
face nnd take my arm," said Fred as
she followed him from the carriage.
They hurried up the steps, the door
was opened for tnera. they stepped into
the brilliantly lighted hall, and there,
holding out both hands, was Elsie's
Before she could ask what It all
meant her wraps were whisked away
by a maid, and she was led Into the par
lor. She noticed in a bewildered way
that there were ninny flowers about the
handsome room, and that It looked un
usually attractive. Then she found her
self standing, still by the side of Fred,
before a kindly faced man, who, almost
before she realized what was happen
ing, had pronounced them man and
Fred kissed her, and her father kissed
her, but she said never a word.
"Well, my dear child, this was roman
tic enough, wasn't it?"
The tears welled up In Elsie's eyes
"Father, I have been very undutlful."
The old man took her In his arms.
"Here, here," he cried, "this will
never do. Tears on your wedding day!
Fie, fie! Everything's all right now,
my dear. Here you are with a doting
father and the best young husbaud in
all the land."
"Hut I thought you were so opposed
"Never. He's the young man of all
others whom I should have picked for
you. This Isn't news for Fred."
Elsie looked at her smiling husband.
"I think you two plotters," she slowly
said, "have made a ridiculous goose of
"We only plotted to let you have your
own way," said Fred. "You surely
can't object to that."
Hiiro Zoological Kp:-ciiiien.
Naturalists will be Interested to learn
that a magnificent specimen of the egg
of the Aopyornis Maximus has at rived
in Loudon from Madagascar, where It'
was discovered by the natives burled
in the sand. This zoological curiosity Is
the largest known to exist, measuring
nearly a yard in clrcueifereiice, and
over a foot In length. Its cubical cap
acity is equal to uetitiy six ostrich or
lot) hens' eggs. Specimens of this
gigantic production have occasional
ly been met with in London, where
Ihey have fetched lis much as
apiece. London Telegraph.
Rice Culture In Artificial Swamps.
A new American wrinkle is the cul
ture of rice in artillcial swamps, the
Invention of some Northwestern farm
ers settled In Louisiana. They build a
bank around a sectlou of prairie and
pump water into the lnclosure from
artesian wells. When the crop mat
ures the water Is let out, the ground
drieil off, and reapers and binders
secure the harvest nt greatly reduced
cost. The land Is easily prepared for
the next season, and there is no danger
from drought. '
A Colony of Old People.
lu 1'i.t. MniUwii portion of the small
village of Eliot, Me., there re lining
eleven persons, eight of them moi! who
ore over 80 years of age, the coldest
being 05. Nearly all of them were born
thcic. and several of them have never
been lii'ty miles from their birthplace,
in all their long lire.
The Itulinj P.itniou wllli Hun.
"Elvira Is up stairs getting ready,"
said the little brother totln; stout caller.
"I'll go uud tell her to hurry up."
"Thank you," said the fctout caller.
"Tell her to hurry up or to hurry down,
just as you think best Anything to
reduce my wait." Somervllle Journal.
torn urnau iiaea isig 3iea.
It is belle-red that a diet f corn
bread maker bigger men ptlblcally
than men mule from wheat Coir,
OUR BOYS AND GIRLS.
THIS IS THEIR DEPARTMENT OF
Quaint Fay ! and Cat Polng of the
Little Folk Everywhere, Gathered
and Printed Here for All Other Lit
tle Oiti t Read.
Don't be offended. The admonition Is
not meant as a reflection upon your
talkativeness. Talk, but keep your
mouth shut when you arc not talking.
People who keep their mouths closed
except when they are talking, eating
or drinking, rarely contract coughs or
colds. Savages, even those living In
northern latitudes, seldom take cold.
Scientists say It Is because they are
Disease germs floating In the air find
a direct route Into the lungs of a per
son who breathes through his mouth.
They are arrested by the fine, sleve
llke network of hnlr In the nostrils' of
persons who breathe through the nose.
Keep your mouth shut, and you may
The teeth suffer from too much and
too frequent exposure to the atmos
phere. Sudden changes of temperature.
AyhiJjor liquid or atmospheric, nre
JUiurtCul to them. The best teeth In the
world are those of sa voire tribes, who
always keep their mouths shut except
vhen talking or eating. Throat and
long dlsenses are often contracted by
persons who go about open-mouthed.
The frosty air of winter. Inhaled dl
rectly into the lungs through the
mouth, is a frequent cause of bronchial
disorders. Taken through the nose it
Is modified and sifted of many of its
dangers. Keep your mouth shut.
Wee Isabel Is such a pet
At school nniong the rest!
"The baby," Lou and Charlie say,
Who love her quite the best.
They show her how to string her beads,
And weave her paper mat.
They laugh at all her cunning ways,
And kiss her fingers fat.
At noon they lift her from her chair,
And help her with her things.
They button up her little coat,
And tie her honnct-striugs.
They watch and tend and talk to her
Just like a doll olive.
Because, you see, she's only four,
And they are nearly five!
Fishes of the Air.
The boy who does not like to fish is
a rare product. The boy who does not
know and seek to know about lishes is
almost unheard of.
In the tropical regions for the most
part are found the most varied kluds
of fishes. The most wonderful of these
are the amphibious fishes. When we
draw a common fish from the water it
Boon dies of suffocation, for it cannot
breathe In the air; but these amphibi
ous lishes have a set of cavities which
are air storehouses and can live for
days on land. What a convenient fish
for the market! In India especially
the natives esteem them highly, for
they can be carried for two or three
days In a dry basket without Injury.
For many years we hare known, too,
of a flsh that climbs. The climbing
porch was first discovered by Daldorf,
the naturalist. It makes slow progress,
to be sure, but by moving alternately
its side and lower flus It does actually
climb trees. The reason for this re
markable provision of nature seems ta
be that the pools where the perch live
often dry up In the hot season, and
they must move on In search of other
water and must be able to surmount
Another fish of Indl vith a long Lat
in name, the protopterus, spends the
dry season In a different way. It buries
Itself In the dry mud of the river
banks, sometimes a foot nnd a half
from the surface, and there lives until
the water rises again, or perhaps un
til the native digs it up in a shovelful
of linn day.
There are also lishes which crawl up
ou dry land to feed. These are found
In the FIJI Islands. They are sma!l.
only five or six Inches In length, with
large heads, and are so lively that they
can only be secured by shooting them.
A very good fish story Is told of
these nir fishes of a party who were
traveling in India upon elephants. They
were overtaken by a heavy storm, but
were afraid to stop for fear of Hoods.
The storm Increased in severity until
finally the travelers became conscious
that heavy objects were falling upon
them. There descended a veritable
shower of fishes, which In great num
bers struck men and elephants, slid off
nnd scuttled away through the grass.
Helped llic Doctor,
The intelligence of the elephant Is
well know n, and Is Illustrated in on In
teresting incident as follows: A young
baby elephant had received a severe
wound in its head, the pain of which
rendered it so frantic and ungovernable
that It was found Impossible to per
suade the animal to have the part dress
ed. Whenever any one approached It
ran off with fury, ntid would suffer no
person to come within several yards of
it. The man who had charge of it at
leug'h hit upon a contrivance for secur
ing it. I!y a few words and signs he
made the mother know what was want
ed. The sensible creature seized her
young one with her trunk and held It
llnnly down, though groaning with
agony, while the surgeon completely
dressed the wound, and she continued
to perform this service every day until
the anlmul wa perfectly recovered.
Kuiitf the Hell,
The following story of a cat Is vouch
ed for by no less a personage than an
archbishop. He eayn: "A cat lived
for many years in my mothor'i fimlly,
and Its feats of sagacity were witnessed
by her, my ulsters and myself. It was
known, not merely once or twUe, but
habitually, to ring the parlor bell when
ever It wished the door to be opened.
Some alarm was excited on the first oc
casion that It turned bell ringer. The
family bad retired to rest, a:id In the
middle of the night the parlor bell was
rung violently; the sleepers were star
tled from their repose and proceeded
downstairs, with pokers and tongs, to
Interrupt, as they thought, the preda
tory movements of some burglar; but
they were agreeably surprised to dis
cover that the bell had been rung by
pussy, who repeated the act whenever
slu wanted to get out nt the parlor.
It Wan Kantencd.
"Put your.tougue out." said the doe
tor to 4-yenr-old (Filbert."
Little Ollbert protruded the tip of his
"No, no, put It right out," said the
The little fello",- shook his head weak
ly, and the tears gathered In his eyes.
"I can't, doctor," he veiuured at last;
"it's fasteued ou to me."
Good lniltut ion.
Fannie, aged 5. was visiting lu the
country, and. seeing a lot of sheep and
lambs for the first time, she exclaimed:
"Oh, mamma. Just look at the cute little
lambs, and they're such good Imitations,
too. They squeak just like my toy
lamb and have the same kind of hair
Made of Diii.t.
"Papa," asked a 4-year-o!d youngster,
"are all little boys made of dust?"
"Yes, my son," w.u the reply.
"Well, then," continued the little fel
low, "I wish yon would make nurse
stop dusting me with that clothes brush.
I'm afraid she'll brush me all away."
HOW PEOPLE" SETTLED.
SuccchhIvc W uven of M ignition Deter
mined ly Tiurii ih.v.
"Above the south and ea' of the
Appalachian chain, the geogiaphy of
the population of the l u ted Statis
falls Into divisions as clear and as read
ily apprehended as they might have
been predicted had the students of
earth's surface proceeded tar enough
ahead of Its oecupauts to take the bear
ings." This statement is made in
Alnslee's Magazine, nnd the writer thus
supports it: "The original Ohio Im
migration spread ovi r the lopoginph
ical plain uutil it was checked at the
Mississippi. It went toward the Can
adian l oundaiv until It vi,i iinflh.d by
the down-poiiiing cold from the lakes
of Wlnucpeg and from Itat Portage.
A second movement crossed the Missis
sippi and the Missouri Itivers. settling
Iown nnd Missouri and overflowing Into
thehlthertotermlnal of Knnsaa and Ne
braska Vh"-i i be navigation 'ever
grew strong, nnd the public lands be
came as numerous ns are ttie passions
of men to obtain things free of cost,
Michigan, Wiscousln nnd Minnesota
were Inhabited, with a scattered sur
plus crowding over Into the then for
bidding prairies of Dakota. The set
tlement of Texas was a movement by
itself, as Texas has always been a State
nloue ami unique lu its place In the
galaxy of the nation.
"Oold alltirementson the Pacific coast
put the procession of the census out of
Its order nnd left a big blank between
the Sierra Nevada. Wasatch and Cas
cade ranges, and the western portions
of Kansas nnd Nebraska, until similar
allurements in Colorado nt the time of
discovery of the Leadvlile carbonates
reversed the order again and created
the constituency of a State in the vicin
ity of Pike's Peak. Kansas nu I Ne
braska filled up with the extension of
the railroads toward the coast. The I)a
kotas thi -'iened their population lifter
the northern railways were completed.
Washington State constituted almost
a movement by itself, ensuing upon the
arrival of the Villard railroad experi
ment at Vuget Sound and the discovery
of the water possibilities In the eastern
section, which is now known ns the
ralouse country. A last, and pr.ibably
final, movement set in when the ter
ritories of Idaho, Montana and Wyom
ing received their statehood.
"Population halted, and halts now, at
the rocky shores of the Pacific. The
next great division will be in pursuit
of the constellation of fame which
Admiral Dewey lit in the Pay of
REVOLUTION IN CLOCKS.
An Interesting lOxhihit of a System
In a small office In Hroadway Is an
Interesting exhibit of a system of elec
tricity applied to clocks which bids fair
to revolutionize the older fashioned
timepieces, says the New York Herald.
In point of fact, with one single clock
as the master clock the exhibitor pro
poses to repioduee the exact time upon
any number of what he calls electric
secondary dials. Four of these si Hil
ary dials are on exhibition, all working
in unison, connected by wires wifli the
master clock. The system, It Is claimed,
can be Indefinitely extended.
Three of the secondary dials look like
ordinary clocks, but In one of them the
deus ex maehiiia. Is apparent. It shows
a very simple mechanism, consisting of
two magnets, a punitive and a negative,
and a drawing shaft, connected with a
cog wheel, which moves the hands. The
magnets are connected why wires with
the master clock.
The eb'etriclty Is generated by bat
teries and Is conducted through the
colls of the magnets whenever the sec
ond hand of the muster clock is at the
point of sixty seconds. Then the elec
tricity in automatically shut off until
the second baud of I lie master clock has
again perfiirmeil lis revolution and is at
the sixty second lnt iiain. Through
iln magnets the ijiectriclty works upon
the draw'ug shaft, which, through tin
cog wheei, moves the hands of the sec
ond ivy d al jo-t minute forward.
The".- is !:o oilier machinery connect
ed ui;u the sci-iiulary dial, consequent
ly the dial can bo placed upon the mar
ket at .a in in-li less cost than any o'.h'-r
elei irie cloi-k. It Is also asserted thai
it Is l.iijinsilile fur the simple lueehail
!mii to get nu! of order and that as Ion.;
as the master cluck Is correct all the
s Hillary clocks svill be correct.
A lirst ilass bookkeeper is one who
run keep the books a-vay from meddle
Suspicion sometimes makes a sijuaie
meal ou Jealousy and finds thcit U
nothing left for titssert. . i"
THE GOSPEL OF GRACE
EXPOUNDED BY OUR RELIGIOUS
Warda of Wisdom, and Thought
Worth ronderlna; Upon Pplrltnal
and Moral Bnbjecta Oathrred froaa
tha Religious and Secular Presa
How to make religion winsome? In
the first place by realizing the need and
propriety of making It winsome. Some
people seem to think there Is no occa
sion for any effort In this direction,
that religion Is sufficiently winsome lu
Itself, or. If not, there la something out
of laste If not nun-ally culpable In try
ing to make It seem so. Hut certainly
It Is our privilege to do what we can
to lead others to realize that the re
ligious life Is a happy one, a life of
gladness nnd reward. So long as we
do not misrepresent the truth and do
not put before any one the rewards of
the gospel as the chief Incentive to be
Chrlstlaus, we shall do no harm. How.
then, can religion be made winsome?
Chiefly In this life by revealing It as
a means of doing good. It Is In accord
with the profouudest philosophy as
well as with the widest experience that
there Is no such happiness as that
which springs from the effort to bene
fit others lu some practical maimer. It
Is quite true that many jHMple who are
laboring to do good do not seem and
perhaps are not csoelnlly happy. That
does not alter the fact, lie who sees
In his neighbor a brother In Christ, ami
who for the love which he bears to
Christ puts himself out in order to be
helpful to that brother, always finds
a spring of gladness bursting out In
his heart as out of the rock which
Moses smote. The spirit which Imparts
self-sacrifice, fellow feeling, sympathy
and entrenching towards others In
hearty looking for their best welfare,
that makes religion seem winsome. It
Is something which he who lacks It
wants to possess. It satisfies his sense
of the fitness of things. It Is a kind of
religion which be bcllevi-s to be genu
ine aud Inviting. To make religion
attractive, therefore, cultivate and Il
lustrate nil the sweet, gentle, uplifting
qualities which Christianity suggests.
Let It be seen that Christ Is an attrac
tive master to you. that His service Is
perfect delight as well ns perfect free
dom. That will aid you to wlu others
to Join you lu serving Him. Congrega
lloualist. Volt inn; for the Hour.
Christ revealed tiod as the world's
burden liearer, full of mi exquisite
klnduess nnd sympathy; that what be
was through three-aud-thlrty years
Ood was through all the ages; that
what he was to publican and sinner
In ltethlehem God wns for all iiialmtd
and wrecked hearts In all worlds; that
no human tear falls but Clod feels It;
that no blow smites a suffering heart
but God shrinks and suffers; that with
wistful longing he follows the publican
and the prodigal waiting for the hour
when he may recover the youth to his
Integrity or lend the man grown gray
In sin back to his father's house. New
ell Dwlght Hlliis.
Work of the Iluptitit Church.
The llaptlstsof America have a mem
bership in the neighborhood of 4.00(1,
000. They have a Sunday school at
tendance of nearly l!,0tH),00(). Their
rhurch properties run over ?75,0O0,ooo
lu value and their annual contributions
to the good works exceed L'O per cent,
of that vast mini. They have more
than l.'O Institutions of learning, uni
versities, seminaries and academies,
covering the educational requirements
of both sexes in the church and nt the
same time making provision for the
colored race and native Indians.
The 1'nllcHt Opportunity.
The late P.ishop 1 (rooks wan light
when ho said: "Liberty Is the fullest
opportunity for man to be aud do the
very best that Is possible for bliu."
God' never yet gave any soul permis
sion to rush headlong to the lind. He
who is determined to do no will find
many obstructions in his way.
I'hnructer mid Color of Thought.
The quality nnd fineness of a man's
nature is to lie determined, not so much
by his occupation or by the dialect or
the grammar of his conversation, ns ly
the character and color of the thought
to which he gives expression. Meth
C'niiurc'uiit iniiiil Act 1 villi h.
The Woman's Hoard of Missions of
the Congregational Church has under
its control about l.'H) missionaries, over
lii) girls' boarding schools, nearly :;oo
day schools and about 170 I'.llile wom
en. The total contributions last year
amounted to $110,000.
Three things to cherish - virtue, good
ness and honor.
- TJiree Ihlngs to hate cruelty, orro-
ga 11 ceTl l i'Ji g ru t i 1 1 1 1 1 e.
Three things w like-
ness and cheerfulnf
i.iiecriaint y. - i
Those who to-dav ride uiiori the ernst'H
ed waves of prosperity may to-morrow
be struggling for life in the trough of
the sea. so uncertain Is the tenure of
life. Christ Ian Instructor.
Kel iuloiiN Notes.
The eighty-sixth anniversary of Meth
odism on Long Island was recently cel
ebrated. The Catholic Missionary I iiloti ex
pends Jf.'I.MiO a year for the support of
Catholic missionaries In the South.
Dr. Charles M. Hyde, who went ns a
missionary to Hawaii twenty two
years ago, recently died at Honolulu.
The Fnlversalist church reports l.OOil
parishes and 41.471 families, an In
crease of about I. 'jot i families over last
The lii-!i clinch since di-cstablish-lijent
has raised for lis own use from
voluntary offerings inure than ifl.onli,-
hmi a year.
The lllirary of the late ( 'm nelius
Viimlcrhilt - in t : i us niie of the four
perfect copies known of "Tho Hay
Dr. Arthur S. Lloyd, of Norfolk, Va.,
Is the new secretary of the Domestic
and Foreign Missionary Society of the
Protestant Fplscopal Church.
(if the Hi ,i km) population of Palestine,
4:t,0OO are .levs, p.tHJO are Christiana
and h.uiO are Molmumiedaus, who, U -
though numerically- In tlia minority,
are In authority. ,
Since the ticglnnlng of the recent
famine In India the Salvation Army
has opened tweuty-flve depots for the
sale of grain at pre-famlne prices In
Gujernt and Rajputna.
Carr'a Lane Chapel, Birmingham,
England, aometlmea called the Cathe
dral of Congregationalism in the Mid
lands, Itev. J. H. Jowett, pastor, has a
prayer meeting regularly attended by
500 or 000 people.
FEET ARE MAN'S CHIEF END.
They Tell of Ilia IVngrrwi In Develop
ment Toward ClvlllxHtion.
Apparently man has been greatly mis
taken In attributing to Ills mind su
premacy among the animals. A medi
cal writer In oue of the magazines, to
use an applicable phrase, knocked this
Idea ou the head. From an anatomical
standpoint the human brain hardly
differs from that of the anthropoid aio,
and Intellectually the Australian budi
mnn Is said to be fhe Inferior of the
educated ourang-ontnng In the zoologi
cal gardens. Man's proud position In
the animal world Is due rather to h!s
heels than to his head, and lie It noted
that man Is the only animal which can
balance Itself UMn Its heels. This ac
quisition, simple as It appenrs, Is the
result of evolutionary processes
stretching back to the dim past, when
our ancestors Inhabited trees and crack
ed nuts with the enthusiasm of latter
Kven now, among the flat-footed
tribes, the art of balancing on two
heels Is unknown, and "It Is only In the
highly civilized nations of Kurope and
America and their doixmdonclo that
the action Is fully displayed." We are
told that those tyies of animals which
have by the agency of their legs aud
feet most successfully solved the prob
lem of terrestrial locomotion as regards
stability of jiosture and activity of
movement are those which are physic
ally Ix-st fitted to live In other respects.
Fortunately for man his ancestors, with
that unrest which Is the spur of prog
ress, wearied of their first tralllug ot
dragging gait, and did not even rest
contented when they had learned the
difficult art of hopping, rushing ou,
they nttalued ton strnlght-kneod plautl
grade gait, and "the supremacy of mau
wus from that time established." Lon
THREE EXPRESSIVE FACES.
How OIkh Nethemole, Julia Arthur
and Julia Marlowe Look Alike.
"There Is R certain strange similari
ty." said an old playgoer to a New Or
leans Times-Democrat man, "In the
faces of Olga Nethersole, Julia Arthur
and Julia Marlowe. Perhaps I ought
to qualify that statement a little and
say that their photographs look alike.
Seen In real life, they are as dissimilar
as any three women you could well
name, but there Is nevertheless a domi
nant note of character a peculiar,
haunting nuance of expression tht Is
drawn to the surface by the camera nnd
gives; an unmistakable "family resem
blance to all their pictures. As far as
I am able to express It In words, the
likeness lies lu a look ot wistful and
."AH three of these ladU have very
large, soulful eyes and all three like to
be photographed full face, with the
head canted a trifle to one side and the
brows lifted mournfully toward the
center. Add ever bo slight a droop to
the corners of the mouth and you have
the great Nethersole-Arthur-Marlowe
lacliryniotype. It Is enormously effect
ive with the masculine spwtators be
cause It Is so sweetly and undly and es
sentially feuilulne. It suggests brim
ming tears, restrained by only the most
heroic resolve, and is one of the most
potent weapons of the sex. The only
reason why It seenm to belong peculiar
ly to the three artists I mentioned Is
that they uss) It with such superb nnd
matchless effect. It Is theirs by letters
patent of grace and beauty."
"There Is only one kind of a guy Bafe
from (sititidence men, and that Is a
sucker with ml whiskers," said a well
known "bunko" man. the other day.
"Yes," he continued, "I would no
more think of skinning a 'come on' with
red whiskers than I would of walkln'
up right now and glvlu' myself up for
soiucthlu' I did twenty years ago. Now
you might think It funny, but It goes,
and you show mo one of the gang will
In' to do business with a fellow with a
bunch of red grows ou his chin, and I'll
show you a bunch of trouble. I don't
kuow how it happens, but It Is what
some guys call 'an unwritten rule' to
never do business with n fellow with
red whiskers, I've been lu the business
of lookln' for the beet of It for over
twenty years. When I first started out
t was told to look out for the red-whiskered
guys and always pass them up.
The reason given was you can always
get away with a skin with anybody
without a kick except a sucker with
red whiskers who will tell the police
nine times out of ten. I heeded tho
warning, and although I've steered for
the 'bunk,' sent for the 'green goods'
and framed the 'big mitt I've never
li t'd to pick up a sucker with red whis
kers. Whenever any of the gang has
fallen byhe wayside I've always made
it my busriess to find out what the
s(iiaw ker looC'iVMal'jjiud nearly every
time It was a guy with red whiskers.
Ask any of the gang, and they'll tell
you I'm right."
Nothing I'urftit r Kai
lu a carriage on a Si'tth ntuway sat
a number of geiitleiinu on theway to 1
business lu Glasgow.! vy'U8P(,iNns In
Hie company were IwV oueiyf -0M
man with a very baldjSrTand the
other a young fellow with a great crop
of hair, whose fiery hue would outrival
the setting sun. When well on their
way most of tho travellers put down
their newspapers and bcj:an to yawn
and look lazily, awaiting tae arrival of
the train at their destluat'on. Tiring
of this prosaic silence, the young man
with the red hair selected tie old man
as the butt of his wit. '
"I say," he remarked rude v. "Nuturo
surely had no hair lu stock vhen you
"She had; sir, she had, redled the
old- man; "but It was all re and I
would not haf any of It." A rng aud
painful sileuco followed.
Some men who pay theli bMU
tiroientlv want emiuM....,i,i
1 It later on.
RAM'S HORN BLASTS.
Warning Netea Calling- the Wlckad tar
ACT Is tot an
other nnms for
When the devil
can get you to ar,
gue with him, his
battle Is halt won.
Your life will
strike no higher
note In public
than It Is keyed
to In private.
f" There Is no sal
vation without the Savior.
Death Is darkness, because It leads to
True love Is the secret of full conse
cration. What you are within, that you will ba
Practice what you pray particularly;
at the ballot-box.
We are wielded by our wishes, rather
than by our wisdom.
Songs of triumph are possible only t
the sons of tribulation.
In life's battle the safest leader la th
Captain of our salvation.
The soul Is without limitations: it i
the Infinity of God In man.
To permit the evil you can prevent 1
as criminal as committing it.
Ecclesiastical log-rolling Is only dif
ferent from political In that It Is worse.
Queer CommuniHtic Colony that Hs
Keicntly Knilitruled to Kngland.
Perhaps the strangest commuutstio
settlement lu the world is a colony of
Uusslaus who have recently emigrated
to the littlo village of Shepscombe, la
Gloucestershire, England. They occu
py a farm of about 100 acres, and II vo
In cottages round about, men and
women together In complete Tolstolan
equality. Some of them are cultured
men, one being a doctor of philosophy.
The doctor of philosophy purchased
the farm, but ns the possession of land
or any other material advantage Is
opposed to their doctrine that land and
life should be free as air to all, the
title deeds were destroyed. If the col
ony should ever leave It Is supposed the
land will belong to anybody who likes
to seize It. The men, for the most part,
simply wear a shirt, open at the neck,
and knickerbockers or linen trousers,
with sandals on their feet. The women
are dressed lu very short pinafore
dresses, open nt the neck, and sun
bonnets; but "ratlonul dress" Is adapt
ed by them on more ceremonious occa
sions. Ono or two have short hair,
one wears her hair curle'd and colled In
the present fashion, and two wear their
hair In a pigtail, and, clothed In butch-er's-blue
pinafores, look very like Chi
nese women. They have no laws, no
rules; each one Is to be a law to him
self, and they trust that their prlnclplo
of good-will to men will keep them
right In accordance with these views
they reject all marriage ceremonies.
Their resources in the form of hard
coin are, it is said, nearly exhausted;
but so far from causing anxiety this
merely fires their enthusiasm for altru
ism and equality. The essence of their
communism Is to let to-morrow, take
tare of Itself.
Some Unexpected I'reaniUa.
If It happens that soino public char
acter becomes the object of a set of
resolutions, a cane or other testimonial
the printed account of the function pre
sents soino singular, features. Owing
to a certain carelessness In the hand
ling of the English language elastic
as that medium of speech Is the
writer makes himself say exactly the
opposite that ho Intends to say. A
well-educated man and a regular
writer for publication will make this
glaring error In the majority of his
For Instance, the nation that Is a
small portion made up a pocketbook
to buy Admiral Dewey a home. In
every published account of that fuue
tlon, headlines and all none Is barred
that bus come under tho eyes of the
writer the text ran after this manner:
"Admiral Dewey Given a House." The
elision of the preposition "to," In the
eyes of the writer of that Hue, seer,
to have atoned for the blundcry'The
effect Is that Admiral Dewey was pre
sented to a house instead of the house
having been presented to the admiral.
Instances without number are printed
wherein prominent educators, Law
makers and others are formally picked
up lu language If not lu physique and
presented to walking sticks uuder the
designation of canes. In ninety out of
a hundred cases of this kind the re
cipient is made the subject Instead of
the object of the sentence. This Is in
convonieut for the men who are be
stowing attentions ou a corpulent person-Chicago
lie Doulillcss Was.
Henderson Why did you Invite Jack
sou to spend Sunday with you? It near
ly broke his heart when you married
Wllliainsoti-1 knew tt. I thought. If
Taeksou came up aud saw how Mildred
and her mother rule things lu the house
over which 1 am supposed to preside,
lie would be rather glad for himself,
after all. -Ohio Stato Journal.
Treasure from the Sea.
Urwi divers have discovered treasure
In a Ilusalan flagship sunk In Greek
waters lu 1770. Gold coin to the va
of $uo.0 )0 have alread
aim tneijii$imrTvj)rt great atores of
ttVr add Jewels, whici. the storms of
a century have washed out from the
hulk of the old wreck.
Whlto House Ha b bit.
It ibbits have a warren lu the grounds
of the white house. They are full
sized and multiply rapidly. What be
conies of the surplus Is not known, as
It Is an unwritten law of the white
house that they are not to be chased or
molested. This Is one reison. why there
are no dogs at the white house.
Long in Trouble. "
Wife tto unhappy husband) I
wouldn't worry. Johu; it doseu't do
any good to borrow trouble.
Husband Horrow trouble? Great
Cmsar! My dear, I alu't borrowing
trouble. 1 have It to lend. London
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