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THE SINGER'S TRIUMPH.
The greatest triumph of my lifer
The Binder softly said.
Twas In a city hospital.
Beside a fair girl's bed.
They called ner 'Sister Madeline.
Ad orphan and alone.
And Mother, sing! oh. mother, elaff
Was her unending moan.
The cruel flame had spared her face.,
Tvras heavenly to see.
I took her ice-eold hand In mine.
And sang to -ld 'Dundee:'
'Father, whate'er of earthly bllsa
Thy sovereign will denies.
Accepted at Thy throne of grace
Let this petition rl.se,'
The moaning ceased, up Into mine
She lifted eyes that shone
With something more thn mortal love.
Or beauty 's light, alone.
I sang of Heaven's perfect rest.
Of Christ, 'the dying Lamb.'
And 'Rise, my soul, and stretch thy Trine,
To dear old Amsterdam.'
Then 'Jesus, lover of my soul'
The fluttering fingers led
The tender cadence of the song
O singer sweet: she said.
Then, kneeling there. 1 chanted low
The Jloria' my eyes
Were closed, and as a dreamer sees.
So 1 saw Paradise.
I knew that death was coming fast,
And kissed her tenderly.
The s?iille her lingering spirit gave
Was Triumph's height to me."
llart A. Denison. in Youth's Companion.
THE WRONG 3IAN.
A Case Where the Joke "Was on
"It was this way," prefaced the old
Bailor, filling- his pipe. He struck a
match, took a pull or two, and then
pave the following- story:
"I'd been off in the little trader
Nydia Cap'n Mark Hazard on a trading-
run to the Sandwich islands.
"We came into port one fine morning-,
unloaded our cargo, and the ves
sel having to go into dry dock most of
her crew, me included, had nothing to
do but stroll about and spend our
"One afternoon when we were loung
ing about a trim sharp-eyed young- fel
low in a long coat passed us on his way
"lie had on his arm the sweetest
faced young- pirl I ever set my eyes on.
"She wasn't more'n eighteen, her
hair was like gold and she was as trim
as a yacht.
"Well. I hadn't a thought of any of us
seeing each other again, and I don't
think Bob thought anything- at all
about it; but an hour later the same
sharp-eyed young-fellow who had been
the young girl's companion came up to
us and passed a word or so about the
' 'When do you sail and for what
place"' he asked, after a little time, addressing-
his talk to Hob.
' 'We're out of a berth, said Hob.
"The young fellow was going- to leae
us when Hob said that, only a mm
standing close by us turned out to be
a skipper short of hands, and we
6lgned with him for a whaling voyage
to the Windward islands he coming
over to us when he heard Hob say we
wasn't hired, and hiring us then and
"Ilis schooner, the Nancy, he said,
was lying three piers down the west
ward and was to pull out at about
three o'clock in the morning.
"The Toun;' fellow asked us to go
along with him when thing-s were set
tled. " 'What tack are you drivin' at, any
way?' Hob asked when we had stopped
in a quiet doorway; 'speak up, for
we're your men.
'"Well, it's this, the sharp-eyed
young- fellow said. 'I want to play a
joke on a friend of mine, and you two
will be paid for helping- me.'
" 'Orders?" said Hob.
" 'At about half-past twelve o'clock
to-night come up to ,' and he gave
us the name of a boarding-house that I
forget the name of, 'and go up to the
second floor. The man I want jou to
take on the cruise with you is in room
62, at about the head of the stairs.
Go in quietly, chloroform him and
take him downstirs to a hack I'll have
waitinir in front of the house. And '
" 'Enough said, Hob interrupted.
'I've done the thing before. Smuggle
him abroad, and when he gets his
senses back he won't know who
brought him there and we won't be
ikely to tell him.'
" 'How about the pay for the job?'
Bob wanted to know.
" 'I'll give the hackman fire dollars
1o g-ive each of you when he sees you've
done the thin-?.' said he.
" 'That's a-reeable," said Hob. 'IIow
can ve g-ct into his room the fellow's
you want to oke?'
" 'It ju: t so happens that the lock to
his door lias been broken for the last
week and he has been unable to fasten
it.' said tlii young, sharp-eyed fellow.
'We're in luck, you see.'
"It turned out afterward that he
his namr. was Fink Campbell was in
love witn the pretty, sweet-faced girl
we'd seu him with.
"Hei name was Elsa Jlorton. or I
make a mistake.
' Ar.d she was in love with the chap
this Campbell hired us to kidnap a
handsome, manly young fellow, whose
nairre was Fred Kingsley, and who
loved her for her sweet face and not
for the money her old father was said
to have, the way young Campboll did.
-Then he got her she and young
Kingsley, it seemed, were to be married
ia a few days to say, without think
In?, that if Fred Kingsley didn't appear
when it was time for the wedding she'd
marry him as girls talk sometimes,
"Then he must have begun to scheme
how to get Frank Kingsley out of the
way. or perhaps he had the 6chcme all
made up at first.
"Hob and I bought a new fit-out, and
took our bags aboard the Nancy.
"Then about twelve o'clock or a lit
tle after, we struck out for the boarding-house
our employer had told us to
'Campbell forged a letter and fixed
it ho Elsie's father and she would get it.
and it had Fred Kingsley'6 name at the
bottom of it, and said as how he was
sorry, but he had a wife somewhere
and he was going off to see her.
"The upper hall was not so very
dark, we found, when we got up to it.
"Bob went around and looked at the
nnmbers on the doors, and I waited
until he beckoned to me to join him.
" 'lie s asleep,' said Hob, with a jerk
of his head toward the door.
"It was a bit darker than the hall,
but we could make out our man sleeo
ing on the bed.
"Hob took the chloroform and fixed
the cloth with it on, where the young
fellow had to breathe it.
"A policeman was coming down the
street when we got to the door, but
the cabman saw him and gave us the
word not to come out for a bit.
"We wasn't bothered again, and we
got our fellow aboard the Nancy all
quiet and peaceable, and then the cab
bie gave us the money and was off.
"Then on deck we went, and the
Nancy sailed at three, just as the cap
tain had said she was going to, run
ning out with the tide.
" 'There's a stowaway below in the
fo'castle!' some one sang up from there
w hen we were in a nice ofiing, and Hob
looked at me and winked.
"The mate dived below and came up
again with the seasickest looking fel
low in tow I ever see-
"The fellow's legs were like a shoe
string, and his face was white as a new
"Would you believe it, but we'd not
only shanghaied the wrong fellow,
but shanghaied the one that had hired
us to do the 6hanghaing, and it was
too late to get back and do the job over
"When young Campbell got well
enough to talk he gave us a piece of
his mind and he tried to get the cap
tain to put back with him, but that
wasn't no use and he had to take the
eight months' run with us not much
fun for a masher like him, I can tell
"It turned out that the way we
came to make the mistake was because
he and young Kingsley roomed in tho
same boarding house, and one's room
was No. 32 and the other's room was 23.
"Bob got the numbers turned
round, and we'd gone to 23 instead
"And when we got back in port, if
there wasn't a bit of news!
"Young Campbell's disappearance
had caused a examination of the
books he was keeping in the same
warehouse, and it was found out that
he had been stealing from the linn.
"lie hadn't been on shore three
hours before the police had him locked
"The young fellow had proved that
he was straight as a gunbarrel to
every one's satisfaction, and in an
old paper, dated about when the Nancy
was two months out of port, was a no
tice of Fred Kingsley's and Elsie Hor
ton's wedding." Boston Globe.
FREAKS OF FIGURES.
The Term. " Dnien " and "Thoutand"
Have Several Interpretations.
If an ordinary business man was
asked to state now much is one hnn
drred and one dozen he would most
likely reply, without any hesitation,
one thousand two hundred and twelve
(1.212'i. He might, without violating
the custo-ns of the country, put tho
figures at 1.065 or 1.S3S. A dozen is
commonly supposed to be twelve single
things, says the Great Divide. A
baker's dozen is thirteen. A dozen of
cotton yarn is just one "hank" com
posed of twelve "cuts." A dozen of
fish in some localities is twenty-six,
and a dozen of pottery in the wholesale
trade may mean two or it may mean
fifty pieces, not depending on the ac
tual number of pieces, but on the size,
weight, etc.. of the jugs, bowls, plates,
A printer's 1.000 is only POO, but it
takes 1.200 staves to make 1.000 in
nine sizes that are made for export
In many of the trades, the terms
"dozen." "hundred" and "thousand
do not bear their literal English mean
ing, but a technical one peculiar to
each trade, as in stone work, lath,
shingles end cotton yarns. This tech
nical perversion of plain English ex
tends to most of our weights and meas
ures. Thus a gallon may be 231 cubic
inches or it may be 265. In the school
arithmetics four quarts make a gallon,
eight gallons make a bushel, but in
practice it takes forty quarts to make
a bushel of corn, beans, etc. That
is because only the liquid meas
ure quart cup (231 cubic inches to the
gallon) is in use. while the dry-ineasure
gallon cod tains 205 cubic inches.
Action o r L:Ut on Water Colors.
Collectors of water colors will do well
to take note of some experiments made
in England on the action cf light in
the weakening and dispersion of the
coloring matter in pictures. It was
found that the sulphides, cadmium,
trisulphide of arsenic and indigo aro
prone to fide from oxidation, due to
humidity, air and light. Of these cal
rr.ium is ei-peciaily sensitive to the in
fluence cf moisture, and will fade in a
fortnight in damp air; trisulphide of
arsenic is alo seriously affected by
damp air. bat indigo, while suffering
from moi:;turc, shows no signs of de
terioration when exposed to dry air or
an atmosphere of carbonic acid. Ccr
tain colors arc affected only by light.
Of these, Prussian blue, which fades
in carbonic acid as well as in light, re
sumes its former color in darkueis and
pure air. The combined action of light
and dry or damp air speedily decolorizes
the lakes, vermillion and Naples yel
low, but causes no modification in co
balt red, Indian red, yellow ochre and
sienr.a. The tests go to prove that
light acting in a damp atmosphere ia
the principal enemy of water colors.
At the door of every Chinese tem
ple a bell is hung with a rope attached.
When a worshiper enters he gives the
rope a jerk to ring the bell, so that the
deity of the place may be aware of the
fact that a worshiper is present.
Edusa was the instructress In the
j art of eating: Potinakcpt the younga.
I ter frcra choking when he drank.
THt JAVANESE BAT.
ffhe Flff Fruit
On the island of Java there are bo
many wonderful things that one is
never astonished at anything, only curi
ous to find out all one can about all that
is new and strange.
A traveler was struck, the morning
after his arrival, by the odd appearance
of a fig tree. It seemed to be loaded
with a very large and dark fruit, hang
ing, not singly or in clusters, but in
rows as closely as figs are packed in a
box for transportation, from the lower
(ides of all its branches, filling them
trunk to tip.
The traveler intended to ask his host
about this new sort of fig, but darkness
fell before he had had opportunity to
do so. There are no long twilights in
the tropics, but night follows quieklj
upon day. So, almost as soon as the
sun was lelow the horizon our traveler
was bewildered by seeing the fruit of
the fig tree apparently begin to pluck
itself, while the air was linned by a
multitude of softly-flapping wings.
The queer-looking fruit vras. in fact,
no fruit, but an immense colony of the
great Javanese bat known as the ka
long. During the daylight the bats
hang suspended, heads downward, by
their hind claws, but when the night
comes they start out upon their flights
in quest of food. The kalong is detest
ed by the inhabitants of Java lecause
one of the bats will devour or otherwise
destroy in one night fruit enough to be
a week's supply for food for a hungry
man, and this is a matter of importance,
even in so fruitful a land as Java. Ac
cordingly bat-hunting, though not an
exciting, is a favorite amusement for
moonlight nights. The slow, steady
flight of the kalong is watched until it
descends upon a fruit tree, and then a
discharge of small shot will bring it to
the ground. When its wings are spread
the kalong measures abont five and a
half feet from tip to tip. while its head
and body are more thau a foot in length.
Goldthwaite's Geographical Maga
zine. EGGS AND MATRIMONY.
How the Countryman Traded His Hen
Jr ruit for a TLirenoe.
A long-haired young countryman,
with his trousers three inches from his
boots, and his boots three miles from a
6hine, passed into the ofilce where mar
riage licenses are kept on tap with a
basket on his arm.
"Good mornin"." he said to the clerk,
"can I git a marriage license here?"
"This is the place," replied the clerk.
"Well. I've got six dozen eggs in this
here basket: can I get one for them?"
"Hardly. I guess."
"Well. I don't know nothin" alout the
price of eggs nor marriage licenses, but
I'm willin' to put up the eggs fer the
license, sight unseen."
"Can't do it." insisted the clerk. "We
ore not in the business of trading mar
riage licenses for eggs."
"They're fresh." suggested the appli
cant, in a half pleading tone.
"So is the license." argued the clerk.
"What's one worth." asked the youth,
going off on another tack.
'"What's eggs wuth?"
"Seventeen cents a dozen. Why
don't you go and sell your eggs and
come back here with your money?"
The egg-vendor picked up a pen and
a piece of paper and legan figuring.
"By crackey," he said, after a minute
or two. "that's what IH do. The eggs
is wuth one dollar and two cents, and
IH have enough left after payin" fer
the license to pit a postage stamp and
write to Susan to let her know the
weddin" needn't be postponed owin" to
circumstances over which I hadn't no
control." and he hurried buoyantly out
of the office, with the eggs fairly jin
gling in the basket. Detroit Fre
It I. Well to Ketnemtter
That a dress for the kitchen in hot
summer weather should ! made
"Mother Hubbard" style, with turn
over collar, large sleeves and belt in at
the waist. "When washed (it will wash
if carefully done) starch very slightly,
just enough to give it lnnly.
; That if one gets much heated while
cooking, wetting the face, and espe
'. cially the wrists, with quite warm wa
; ter (not cold,! has a wonderfully cooling
That in making cake, or in any cook
ing, it is a great help to get everything
together lefore leginning to work.
! That the cooler eggs are kept, the
quicker and lighter they beat up.
That it pays to line cake tins with
buttered,papcr, as the cake never sticks
to the pan. Gxxl Housekeeping.
A Mean Itoyeott.
First Podunk Citizen Why has old
Skinflint refused to run for sheriff
Second Citizen Xo money in it any
more. The fees have dropped to noth
ing. "It paid well once."
"Yes. but the tramps got mad liecause
he didn't treat them well enough, and
have lnij-cotted the town. N. Y.
Tlae t'nual Thinr.
I"resident of a Bank Has anything
unusual happened during my absence?
Clerk No. sir, nothing unusual has
happened. Hie cashier ran away last
night with fifty thousand dollars.
Speaker Crisp has an eagle eye. If
am-one not entitled to admission on the
floor of the house gets in through the
inadvertence of the doorkeepers, or by
hring to them, the speaker is generally
quick to detect the intruders presence,
and immediately gives orders to have
Misinterpreted. Boooie "What
are descendants, father?"' Father
"Why, the people who come after j-im."
(Presently): "Who is that young man ia
the passage?"' Bobbie "That's one of
sister's descendants, come to take hex
for a drive!" Tit-Hits,
Strawber "Clubberly rather gave
himself away whet he went to ci.nrch
with MUs Summit the other day."
Singerley "What did lie dor' Straw
ber "He wanted the ushr to check
his hat and coat," Brooklyn Life.
HOME HINTS AND HELPS.
"Warm dishes for the table by im
mersing them in hot water, not by
standing them on a hot stove.
Banana Dessert: Soak a cup of
tapioca over night. "When ready to
cook, add three cups of boiling water,
and cook in a double boiler in a quart
of water until transparent. 'When
done, add a cup of sugar and three or
four sliced bananas. Serve cold with
cream. Good Health.
Graham Husk: When baking
bread take four cups of the light
sponge, one-half cup butter, one cup
sugar or good malasses, three eggs;
add enough graham flour to knead
easily; let rise, make into nice shaped
biscuits, let rise again, rub the tops
with a little sugar and water, then
sprinkle over them dry sugar. Hake
Clear Soup a la Xioyale: Prepare in
the usual manner, and the day before
it is required. th requisite quantity of
clear, richly-flavored white stock; then,
when the soup is going to be made,
carefully remove every particle of fat
which may have settled on the top. and
bring the stock to boiling point. About
five minutes previous to serving,
add a garnishing of royal custard
green jeas, asparagus tips, and
Juliene shreds of cucumber, all of
which have been carefully cooked be
forehand, and send to table very hot.
"Strawberry Trifle:" When in mid
winter Senator Stanford used to receive
by private car from his California home
big. perfect strawberries for their gen
erous entertainment in Washington,
this recipe was often prepared in addi
tion to the beautiful dishes of fresh ber
ries piled high in their own leaves:
"Fill a glass dish with sponge-cake cut
thin. Wet it with sweet cream. Cover
it -with firm, fresh berries. Sprinkle
heavily with sugar. Add layers of
cake, cream and berries. Over all pour
a rich golden custard. The whites of
the eggs used for the custard beat stiff;
add sugar and strawberry-juice. Heap
this on top. Lay rows of whole berries
upon the meringue, and wind the plat
ter or the stem of the crystal dish with
Strawberry Cream Cake: Make a
light sp.nge cake and bake in jelly
tins. Soak a quarter of a box of gela
tine in half a cup of cold water. Whip
a pint cf cream and put it in a granite
pan, standing this inside of another
containing cracked ice. Add to the
cream half a cup of powdered sugar
and u teaspoonful of vanilla sugar.
Stir the gelatine over boiling water
until it is dissolved, add it to the cream,
and stir at once until it begins to thick
en. When the cakes are cold put a
thick layer of this cream over each and
stand strawberries thickly on: pile one
on top of another and let the top layer
be cream and strawberries. This is
not so costly a desert as it seems, as
leing very rich only a small quantity
is required. American Agriculturist.
Boiled Asparagus: Wash the as
paragus carefully in cold water and
rut off the tough white ends. Scrape
the white part that remains, and throw
into cold water to soak for fifteen min
utes. Tie it in small bundles and put
it into a kettle of boiling water, and
boil for about half an hour. At the
end of twenty minutes add a teaspoon
ful of salt. While the asparagus is
loiling toast squares of bread, butter
while hot, and lay on a heated platter.
Take up the asparagus with a skim
mer, drain, cut the strings, and lay it
on the toast, the heads all one way.
Have ready heated a half a pint of
milk. Bub one tablespoonful of butter
and one of flour together till smooth,
add it to the hot milk, stir and let it
boil until it thickens, season it with
salt, pour it over the asparages and
A Few Timely Hint and Suggestion for
Plaids are coming in again. Fine lit
tle checks, with green, yellow and black
combined, are the favorite mixture in
Cotton crepon is a desirable material
for summer gowns, and it can be had in
black and all the light tints. It is es
pecially recommended for its laundry
qualifications, as it washes perfectly
and requires no ironing.
Colored stones were never more used.
Large oval blocks of acquamarine and
6moked topaz are preferred. These are
set in the high tiaras, in decorations
for bodices, in girdles, sumptuously set
with diamonds and gold and silver.
In London, this spring, young ma
trons are wearing small toques, the
foundation being formed of four small
shells of fancy straw. Cowslips or
violets trim the tiny toque at the
back, while at the front are upright
bom of satin or moire ribbon passed
through jet rings. A few exclusive
milliners have imported these shell
Black stockings remain in favor,
whether of silk, lisle thread or balbrig
gan. Their chief rival is tan-colored
hosiery, which is most often chosen to
match suede ties or slippers, though
with these black is also permissible.
With evening toilets stockings match
the slippers, which are rf the material
of the dress or else of satin, moire or
suede of the same color. Philadelphia
Cuinfj the Son an a Motor.
Speaking recently at a meeting in
Newcastle, oir Rolert Ball hinted at
the approach of a time when posterity
might have to construct machinery
that would be worked with heat ob
tained by the direct action of the sun's
rays. He showed on the screen a ma
chine which, by means of a reflector,
heated the water in a boiler larga
enough to generate the steam required
to move a small printing pres. Lon
Uncle Matthew But as I was a say
in", dese yeah dentis'es doan know
dey business he say dat I had a ter
mendous eavity in the molar. Now
dat show dey doan know nothin" I
knew what de mater wid me, I got a
hole in my teof, das all! Truth.
Peace? Can we find it in this world of trial.
Where battles fierce, and every form of ill.
And pain, and sorrow, and hard self-denial
Our checkered lives from birth to death must
Peace? Peace? How restful-sweet the word
Its very sound should janplimj discords still!
And we may find it if ve learn to render
Our stubborn hearts obedient to His will.
Nathan H. Dole, in N. Y. Independent
Commit Thy -Ways Into the
I Trust in Him.
j God does not intend that any of nis
; children should be guided by their own
j wisdom, supported by their own
strength, or walk in their own light,
I He has not left them in their times of
ignorance dependent upon their own
unaided powers, or in -their perplexity
to find the path they should pursue,
i He teaches them to look to Himself, as
j a child would look to a parent, or a
, scholar to the teacher, for the guidance,
j the protection, the encouragement and
' supiort they constantly need. "In all
j thy ways acknowledge Him, and He
! shall direct thy paths." The words
"Commit thy way unto the Lord," in
j the twenty-seventh Psalm, are literally
i rendered: "Roll thy way upon Jeho
! vah." The thought is that of relieving
ourselves of a great burden by laying
I It upon the Lord.
! The Christian is sometimes sorely
I burdened bV the evil doings of wicked
j men. He is tendered, false charges
' are brought against him, his reputa-
tion. his worldly interests, his peace of
i mind, are affected by the false accusa
! tions of a cruel enemy. He is troubled
! and perplexed; his most precious in
i terests are liable to suffer: he broods
' over these wrongs by day and by night.
; What shall he do? What can he do?
i ne can not close the mouth of calumny;
' he can not at once disprove the charges.
! The only thing he can do is to leave his
i vindication with God to roll his bur
! den upon the Lord.
One who fears God and desires con-
scientiously to perform every duty may
j have a great burden of anxiety and
i perplexity laid upon him. ne may be
j placed in such circumstances by the
j cunning and wickedness of bad men.
i that the path of duty and the path of
; worldly interests or reputation do not
; seem to run parallel. There is a course
: which he thinks he could pursue and
j thereby successfully defeat the schemes
1 of those who would wrong him. But
his conscience does not approve this
; method of procedure. The only thing
i he can do is to obey the dictates of
I conscience and commit his way to God.
j But how may we roll our burdens
j upon Jehovah? The unbeliever can not.
i The man who thinks he is competent to
; manage his affairs, without God's help
j wild not cast his burden upon the Lord.
i The Christian, however, lielieves that
his God is the God of grace and provi-
dence. that "He governs all His crea
j tures and all their actions." He is fully
' persuaded that "the heavens do rule,"
, and that Jehovah is able and willing to
i overrule all things for His own glory
j and His people's good. With en
I tire confidence, therefore, he eom
i mits his way to the Lord and trusts
i in Him. This he does not do stoically
or in the spirit of indifference. By
i earnest prayer he seeks light and guid-
ttnee, yields himself to God. then brave-
ly undertakes his duty in the use of
: divinely-authorized means, confidently
i expecting that God "will bring it to
j pass." will protect his interests and
j vindicate the right.
Thy wsy not mine. O Lord.
I However dark it be:
j O lead me by Thine own ripht fcrnd,
' Choose out the path for me.
Smooth let it be or rouph.
It wiil be Mil! the best:
"Windinn or stmipht. it matters not.
It leads me to Thy rest.
THE JUST AND NOELE.
I Mn&arirn of the Renevolent Never Cran
j In the Heart of Friends.
! Our thoughts are so constantly di
j rected in these days to the institutions
I of society that we are in danger of for
getting that what we call society is
only secondarily represented by laws
and institutions. It is a more vital
thing: it is character, opinion, habit.
There is a body of moral and intellec
tual influence in the world which de
termines the stability or instabiltiy of
society, and this body of influence is
largely the deposit of the brave, true,
generous lives that w-ere once potential
and controlling, and have now pone out
in the last great silence and mystery.
We commemorate the days when their
farewells were spoken to our desolated
hearts: we cherish their memories with
a deep and sacred reverence
and love: and when we see
how soon others stand in their places,
and how swiftly the world rushes on in
its restless course, we are saddened by
what seems the forpetfulness of men.
We forget that this great, humming
world of work is but a school: and when
a boy leaves school the personal recol
lection of hiro fades with the p-oing of
th boys who knew him. Let him dis
tinguish himself, however, and how
pre udly his name is spoken by the new
generations who sit at the old desks.
To the man himself, in the great
struggles of the world, and with the
deeper insight and wider vision that
come with the struggles, it is almost n
matter of indifference whether he is
rememWreal or forgotten: new duties
claim his thoughts, new tasks demand
his strength, a new future broadens le
fore him. In the community, however,
among those whom he never knew, the
thought of his larjre and prnw icp life.
onc. part of the little school life, is a
continual inspiration. So, in the
larger school of life, the just and the
noblo survive in conscious recollection
and m that sublimer memory which
perpetuates all good and true living by
anaV ing it part of that body of moral
E3d intellectual! influence which is thc
&ncl evidence and product of civiliza
tion. It is sweet to live, after one has
gone, in the secret thoughts and afft c
'.iona of friends: but there is a touch of
the Divine and the eternal in the power
x liv forevtx in the spirit and char-
acter of a world made better by our
being in it. The good and true are
was forgotten. Outlook.
A SILENT TALK WITH GOD.
Anecdote, of Queen Victoria and of a Vir
A late number of the English Court
Journal contained a touching anecdote
of the queen which may be new to
Soon after the death of Prince Albert
the queen returned to Balmoral,
where they had spent so many happy
Eummers. One day she saw a Highland
woman standing at the door of her cot
tage, dressed in mourning. She was tho
wife of one of Irince Albert's gillies.
The queen stopped. "Where is Sha
mus. Mary?" she asked.
The woman burst into tears. "Deid!
Deid of the fever, ma'am!" she cried.
The queen went into the cottage, and,
sitting by the lonely fireside, heard the
story of Mary's trouble, weeping as she
"I, too, have suffered'." she said.
"And my husband wis so good so
When she left the cottage she said to
her attendent: "It has helped me so
much to talk to some one who has
borne my trouble! She knows just
what I have passed through."
Even in her high position. Queen
Victoria's life has leen exceptionally
splendid and prosperous. She has
I ruled from girlhood to old age over
millions of subjects, and has leen
honored and beloved by them. But.
the loss of her husband has been to her
the chief fact in her life, and the com
panionship of her children its greatest
On the coast of Virginia there is a
lonely island inhabited only by a few
oystermen. very poor and ignorant. A
visitor to the island last summer was
struck by the noble, thoughtful face of
an old man among these poor islanders.
"You look as if the world had used
you well," he said to him.
"It has!" the fisherman replied,
eagerly. "I have had a happy life.
There is my home," pointing to a rude
cabin, snug and warm, "And there is
my old wife that's loved me fifty years,
and my good son. And every day
when I am out alone on the oyster
shoals, and the sun shining, I talk to
God and tell Him all that's in my heart
Yes, sir. I have had a happy life."
The majority of the men think that
wealth and position are the most desir
able objects in human life. Yet this
man who had neither, and the woman,
whose rank is the highest on earth,
alike find happiness in home and its
homely joys. They satisfy the heart
as nothing else but faith in God can.
I Y'outh's Companion.
The Law of Love.
Well has it been said that love is the
greatest thing in the world. There is
nothing known that is so great a pro
ducer of progress and happiness as this
one principle. It reaches to the heights
and descends to the valleys. It can be
applied to individuals or nations. is
the arbiter of every action and the
basis of God's dealings with men. There
is nothing so flexible, nothing so com
prehensive. It is a broad, brooding
principle, applicable alike to any one
of a hundred cases; stooping to bring
up the wounded, and feed the hungry,
and clothe the naked, governing the
home life of the rudest toiler; ruling
with equal power in court and con
gress, and directing the robed judg
ment of the bench: tinging art with a
mellower hue, and purifying literature
of unseemly taint: looking with kindly
eyes into the face of everyone who
Wars the mark of man and therefore
brother: looking- into the heavens in
grateful recognition of the goodness of
the All-Father. This was Christ's law
of love, the only law He ever gave. -liev.
Frank S. Arnold, in Interior.
Note of Help and Advlee Sounded from
the "Rani's Horn."
Virtue is always paying- dividends.
A long face is not a passport to
Covetousness is the mother of all
The way to love God more is trust
Beware of the devil when he is well
God never gave anybody the right to
The foot of the cross is the highest
place on earth.
No church can neglect the poor and
be true to Christ.
Angles like to visit in the home where
Chr?st is loved.
Backsliding seldom happens in time
of trial or adversity.
If you have God's promise fora thing,
isn't that enough?
The greatest enemy any man can
have is sin in his own soul.
It takes a touch of darkness some
times to tell us how near God is.
The man is most useful to the devil
who is most in love with himself.
When the devil is about to bind a man
he never lets him see the rope.
The man who improves his talent al
ways gets God's reward for doing- it.
When sin hides it forgets that it can
not cover up its tracks.
The 011I3- right way to start out to
lead a religious life is to do it publicly.
The father helps the devil who makes
his boy do a man's work with a dull
Ileal Christian character is something
that the devil's mud won't stick to.
The man who can not be caught with
whisky may be ruined by mons.
There is no lifting power in the re
ligion of a man who -von't paj- his
The nation has no better friend than
the mother who teaches her child to
It is always a great gain to lose the
thing that would cause us to lose
It is not a good means of grace for
the head of the famiwr to do all the
The devil is not wasting much pow
der on the preacher whose religion is
all in his head.
Some preachers fail because they do
not think it worth while to cultivate
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