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Vhronffh halls whose carved panel held
A host of cherubim,
Up stairways wide I wandered on
Through curtained alcoves dim;
And ever as my footsteps came-
By alcove, halt and stair.
myriad mirrors started up
And caught my shadow there.
Sometimes my profile paled and sank
A smile upon my lips:
Sometimes a blur my features were.
Swift darkening to eclipse:
But following as these figures fled
Faint ghots of grayish gleams
I walked betide, as one who walks
Companio ne4 in his dreams.
Oh! winding years that round my path
Like mirrors flash and pass.
Once, always, do you hold for me
The wraith within the glass;
Pome night or day. some star or sun
(As what should say: Beware!")
Reveals In your 3.id !?c?.;opy flight
My shadow passing there.
-Ernest McGaffey, in N. Y. Independent.
teer. The windows
thrown open to admit
which, from radiation,
cuicklv freshened in dry
E were seated
at the card
table in the
pok e r with
bad all been
the night air,
when skies are clear and the sun has
set, and bathes the thick-walled,
adobe building's, tempering' them and
making- them habitable, end, if closed
in the early morning1, seem cloisters
of coolness welcome refuge, after
drill or duty done in the glare and
pitiless heat of day. No other mater
ial known to architecture so well re
sists the penetrating ardor of un tem
pered rays shed in southern summer
by a cloudless sun; for adobe is of
mother earth, the grand conservator
of heat and cold, and, like her, makes
atubborn resistance to changing tem
perature. The walls of the building now
seemed hot and exhaled through the
room the expiring heat of dr. Stand
ing near them, hot air was breathe!
on the face like the slow, warm
breath of a great animal sinking into
silent sleep. The sun had set, and
the dimness or twilight was creeping
from the valley over the foot-hills
and rising in shadowy cones of moun
tain purple np the pine-clad slopes be
yond, spreading over forests that
framed the base of frosen bastions,
whose faded whiteness, seen in fail
ing light, was that of snows a sunset
had left cold. The curtains and
flanks of nature's grand redoubt were
no longer visible, for the fugitive
after-glow had faded irto gray, and
the sharp tracery of th divide was
lost for want of light.
Through the open window we could
ee the sentry-lamps, just lighted, bor
dering the rectangle of the bare
parade steady, sultry, aad yellow,
like the street-lamps of a foreign
town. Around each, as fax as the illu
mination extended, lay . disk -of yel
low where the white parade had taken
xcp the tone of light that fell upon it,
Oe-rtainly In each disk lay a -circular
shadow, cast by the bae of the lamp.
On the side of the general bar-room a
liglrt near the door f the traders
srtore illuminated the compound as far
as the troop corral, where a stable-
-uard paced the gravel in his rounds
past the heavy gates, challenging and
admitting mounted paxties returning
from duty or from pass.
It was shortly after -dinner, and, be-
dng yet warm, the game J; ad not grcwn
"hilarious. Davis, oat post-surgeon.
had not joined in the play. That
afternoon he had been shooting fool
quail on the mesquite flat np the Gila;
he v;as late at mess, no had missed the
Arrival of the week's mail, this being
Friday; and, still in shooting--jacket.
was seated at the reading-table, Iook-
Irtgover news contaieed in latest New
Trk Tapers, now tefa dav-s old, and
opening his letters.
"I .thought I heard firinjr toward
Mackay." David had walked across
tbe room and was standing near aci
open window. He spoke quietly to
the trader's clerk, still giving tht
ajrt .attention of one uncertain that
fce has heard a sound.
"Mack a v was an adobe village ad-
paved street lined with nujuiat, now
dry, but containing a few Lombardy
poplars whose pivotal leaves were too
languid to flutter, so still was the
night air. There were no lights in the
streets, and in the most of houses they
had been extinguished as soon as the
firing began; the few that remained
shone through windows opened to ad
mit the air and fell in rectangular
patches on the bare adobe footpath be
tween the buildings and the aetquia.
These desultory illuminations made
the rest of the street seem dark,
though, from the splendid starlight,
summer nights in Arizona are never
We tvere f uided to the Harmony by
the tramp of feet and the sound of
voices at the lower end of the street,
and as we walked toward it and en
tered the darkened spnee which suc
ceeded the illumination from a solitary
window, we stumbled over what, on ex
amination, proved to be the body of a
man, lying where he had stumbled
over the edge of the aeequia in crossing
the street. We turned him over, and
Davis, on examination, found that he
was. dead, being shot through the base
of the neck. We left him lying where
we found him and hurried on to the
Harmony, which, together with the
portion of the street directly in front
of it, must, when we got there, have
contained every inhabitant of the vil
lage, even to the last Chinaman and
Davis forced his way through the
outer crowd that jammed the entrance
to the door; those recognizing his per
son tried to fall back and admit him.
I followed Davis, and finally found my
self inside the Harmony a bar, gam
bling house and consert hall com
bined, and consisting of a single,
large, rectangular adobe room, dimly
lighted by a few dirty bracket reflector
lamps, whose sickly flames seemed
sinking for want of oxygen in the op- I
pressive alcoholic air. The tarnished ;
reflectors were set level so that the j
limiting shadows from the base of the
lamps almost covered the floor, leav- j
ing the lower angles of the room in
feeble, uncertain half-light.
Lying quietly on a faro table was a
gambler, shot through the lungs. The
blood welled profusely from a bullet
hole in his side and trickled into an
increasing pool, which was now over
spreading the "lay out" like a last
mocking, sanguinary wager, offered
ironically by one who had already ac
cepted the terms of death.
To the left stood a rancher, leaning
against the bar, holding with his right
hand his left forearm, which was bad
ly shattered below the wrist.
In the dimly -lighted corner most re
mote from the door, seated on a piano
stool, was a young girl, sobbing vio
lently, as if in pain or in great grief.
In her despair, she had thrown herself
forward on to the piano and buried
her fair but dissipated face in a mass
of brown hair, drawn from nude
shoulders it had served to drape, and
now confined only by her white, bare
arms, which rested on tne wnite. Dare
keys. Her physical abandonment was
as utter as her moral hopelessness
After stanching the hemorrhage of
the man shot through the lungs, Davis
turned his attention to the girl. Lay
ing his hand gently on her bare shoul
der, which was treeabling accompania
ment to her violent, intermittent sobs,
Davis asked her where she was hurt.
She sobbed in reJv that she dki not
NOT IN POWER.
the Tariff Reform II as
The democratic party is not in power
at the national capital. It cannot con
trol legislation in congress. It is help
less to pass an important and vital
measure, which was promised in the
democratic platform of IS92, and which
by an enormous majority the people
demanded at the ballot box.
The plighted faith of the democratic
party stands unredeemed. It has been
powerless to fulfill its pledges. The work
which it was appointed to do which
declared should be done has not been
done. One year and four months ago a
democratic president was sworn into
office, and the term of a national con
gress began with a nominal democrat
ic majority in both the senate and the
There was no such majority. Eight
or nine senators elected as democrats
have acted in alliance with the repub
licans. They have not cast a demo
cratic vote on the tariff bill. They have
voted just as McKinley would have
voted had he been in the senate.
It is an error to say that the demo
crats are in power while a faction of
senators classed as such enough in
number to destroy the democratic ma
jority in the senate are casting re
publican votes, conspiring with repub
lican leaders to defeat the democratic
tariff bill and are in open insurrection
against the democratic sentiment of
) The presidpnt and the house of rep
resentatives are united in adetermina-
i tion that the demociatic pledges of
1S92 shall be kept in good faith with
I the people. Thev have presented a
j tariff bill which was the best that
the necessities of the case would an-
; thorize not perfect, but a long step
! in advance a measure of practical re-
The senate refused to accept this
measure. Under republican control
j by a majority composed of the regular
! corrupt republican forces and a guer-
i rilla contingent of bogus democrat
the democratic tariff bill appears des
i tined to defeat. If anj-thing shall be
I saved, it will be merely what the
house and the president can extort
from a hostile, undemocratic senate,
The coal senators, the iron ore sena
tors, the sucar senators and the col
lars and cuffs senator have repudiated
democracy, repudiated the platform of
repudiated the popular instruc
tions adopted at the ballot box. and
are determined to force on the coun
try a tariff dictated by trust deed, by
the monopoly combine and by and by
the republicans, or they will prevent
the passage of any tariff bilL These
recalcitrants and renegades are not
It-ruocrats. They are republicans,
bearing- a false name and carrying
These senators misrepresented their
states, the democratic constituncies of
the country and the body of the peo
ple. They are a bushwhacking detach
ment of the party of trusts, monopoly,
protection and organized fraud. They
have betrayed the country. They have
been false to the duty which they were
instructed to perform.
If these false democrats shall be suc
cessful now in defeating- reform tariff
legislation the result will not be
chargeable to the democratic party of
the nation. It will be simply another
republican victory a victory of the
party of trusts, monopolies, class legis
lation, of corporate greed and extor
tion, reenforced by a group of sordid
j and faithless politicians who have vio-
I lated party allesriance and ferfeited
I the name -of democrats.
This will be a calamity. I!ut it will
j be no reason for giving up the fight.
; It will be a reason for fighting '.he fu-
i ture battles of reform with increased
I vigor, courage and zeaL
i The people have been letrayed. But
the cause, is not lost- The contest will
be continued. The faithless, the cow
ardly, tl e trimmers and the traitors
will be driven to the rear.
This leverse will be retrieved. Bet
ter men will be clothed with the trust
to which these recreants were untrue,
and it will be discharged in the spirit
of the instructions given by the voters
to ther- representatives. Chicago
THE CAUSE OF
people are entitled to cheap coaL
That a tax upon it is necessary for in
creasing the wages of coal miners is a
pretense that no man can seriously
urge. There will be a market for every
bushel of coal mined, with or without
a protective tax, and at prices that
will justify reasonable wages to the
miners. The recent coal strike dis
closed the fact that the existing duty
on coal was totally ignored in fixing
wages of miners, whose wages had
been needlessly cut to less than the
tax imposed professedly for their benefit.
It has been our boast that we can
produce iron cheaper than any country
in the world. e do not yet know
how far we can go in reducing the cost
of it. A Birmingham firm has recently
turned out iron at six dollars and fifty
cents a ton, and throughout the south
and the northwest there are advan
tages in the location of beds of iron
ore that no other country in the world
The proposed taxes on refined sngar,
iron ore and coal are bounties pure and
Yet the senate proposes to vote them
or to make the country put up with
the McKinley bill. Louisville Courier
Journal. THE SUGAR TAX.
FOR SUNDAY READING.
THE VICTORIOUS CROSS.
Lift the banner, hold it high.
Blend Its glory with the sky,
Furl it never, till you die.
Die at your duty's post.
Tis the banner of your Lord.
Follow quickly at His word.
He His own with strength will gird.
He will lead His host.
God must arm you for the field.
Girdle, breastplate, helmet, shield.
Take them all. and bravely wield.
Then, the Spirit's sword.
Aimed with malice at your hearts,
Satan's subtle, fiery arts.
You may quench his deadly darts.
By the Holy Word.
Take the Standard, hold it firm.
Fear no evil, dread no harm.
Trust, amid the wild alarm
Trust your Sovereign King.
Legion though your foes may be.
Hold the ground, and never flee;
O'er their hosts to victory.
You. your Lord will bring.
Raise the banner, bold it strong.
For the battle may be long.
Ere the triumph over wrong
Shall at last be won.
Yet. He who from Edom came.
Lord, Jehovah, is His name.
Clothed in blood and crowned with Came,
All the earth shall own.
A. Parke Burgess. D. D., in Christian at
SHE LEAKED HEATCELY OK TEE PbA.NO.
know. Then be .made examination
and found that she was not hurt, but
that a stray shot bom the direction of
the gaming-table dtad struck the 'key
board of the piano, ripping np some of
the keys beneath ker fingers while she
was playing. She (was unnerved with
fright, hysteria aeeompanying it.
Then the doctor abound up the ranch
er's shattered wriai, after removing
some splintered fragments. The full
Joining the garrison, where soldiers; extent of the saoting now being
tm&Bie intoxicated and wese thenj known and having knen discussed, U.a
robbed, for the territorial laws were f, crowd began to thin away.
retainer severe and it ws not vise to
rob men sober.
Several shats fired in .quick f acces
sion confirmed the doctor's opinion:
there was a pause in the poker fame,
a sheading back of chairs, and some
one said: "Remember, Jones, it was
your asle," as ve joined the surgeon
at the -indow.
The shooting Lad ceased. And in the
village could now hear u"ie barli ng
f dogs, the hurrying of feei., and the
sound of n unshod horse gallopeag
over soft earth on the fiat leading t p
to the post. A moment Later tLe
horse was halted Binder the sentry
challenge at the corral, and a cowboy,
clad as on rodeo, came into tile gen
eral bar and asked for the post-surgeon,
saying, as Davis entered: "Doc,
they've h.d a scrap at the Harmony,
nd need you and undertaker." He
spoke with the short, quick breaiii of
cne who has hastened.
"The undertaking can wait," said
Davis; "but 111 go down at on-ee.
Kide around to the hospital and tell
the steward to bring my operating
case and "Wndages to the Harmony.
I'll walk; you can overtake me."
1 accompanied Davis to the village,
distant a few hundred yards and cou--7riisg
a double row of square adobw
Cabs alonw tlu) Calls Autiea. an un-
When the surgeoai's work was fifc-
iished, a venerable frontiersman, whe
Inad greatly assisted SEtvvis in dressing
tue wounded, spoke t the crowd that
stilll remained, saying," solemnly and
ttwlj-: "Well, gentlemen, this Vre
secap has taught me one thing'."
"What was that. Cnele Jerry?" asksd
a, eaorus of bystanders.
Cncle Jerry" palled thimself up to
his fall frontier heigfet, nd, after a
pa awe long enough to prepcre us for a
speeeb oracular in patriarchal wisdom,
"It ita taught me, gentleman, never
to deeliae a drink."
He hd been watching th poker
game, and just after he had risen from
his seat and had started to the bar at
Tom Collin' invitation to drink, the
ball had opened and the bullet v-hich
finally lodged in the piano-keys passed
through the back of his then vacant
ciiair. C Overton, in San Franckco
All legal treatises and documents
dirixig the twelfth and two following
centuries were written in a very stiff,
affected and undecipherable hand
ealled "court hand. It was inten
tionally illegible, that the knowledge
of the law foight be kept from the com
YVhat Che Rennbllctins and Assistant
jtabllcmiia Are Striving For.
If the senate bill be not passed, the
McKinley law will remain on the stat
ute book," declared Senator Vest, de
fiantly, .speaking not for himself alone,
but for many of his colleagues.
And what are the special provisions
of the senate bill whose acceptance
the senate demands under threat of
McKinieyism as the only alternative?
All the differences between the
house and senate were found easy of
adjustment by the conference commit
tee except as to sugar, coal and iron
ore. The senate is prepared to defeat
all tariff Jegislation unless it -can get a
differential duty on refined 6ngar,
which wiil benefit the sugar trust, and
a tax on -coal and iron, which, certain
senators demand as the price f their
votes for the bilL
The prea'dent of the sugar .txust is
quoted freely and without contradic
tion as having declared, as long Ago as
lbSS, that sugar can be refined in the
(United SLafees at a cheaper labor cost
than in England, France or Germany.
The common republican defense -of a
protective dstty, adopted by the 5or
nxan party in the senate, is that it must
be enough to make up the difference
between cheaper foreign labor and
American labor. There is no such dif
ference in this case. The foreigner has
already the best of it. The proposed
tax is not for the purpose of holding
up American wages, but of swelling
the profits of the greatest trust that
flourishes under our laws a trust that
paj-s enormous dividends and fears
publicity so much that it is engaged in
desperately resisting the efforts of the
state of Massachusetts to force it to
comply will the law and make a state
ment of its financial condition.
Coal is an article whose price not
only plays an important part in esti
mating the cost of living in every
household, but figures largely in the
cost of manufactured products. The
Why the Republicans Stick So Closely- to
the McKinley Bill.
It is obvious that the alluring shib
boleth, "a free breakfast table," is the
influencing cause of much of the oppo
sition to the sugar tax in the pending
tariff bill. There is a fascination in
the idea that the essential elements of
the poor man's matutinal meal shall
be exempt from all elements that might
add to its cost, and there is a more or
less widelv diffused delusion that un
der the present law sugar is free from
taxation. Dut, as a matter of fact, it
is taxed to an extent without parallel.
The two cents a pound bounty to the
growers of raw sugar and the five
tenths of a cent tariff on all the prod
ucts of the sugar trust combine to
create an enormous levy, and, though
it is collected on the clothing and
blankets of the people, and is present
ed bodily to the beneficiaries, does not
in the least degree alter the facts in
the case. It is a tax just the same, and
a tax that is criminal because it is an
The plain truth of the matter Is that
because of republican profligacy and
the inefficiency of the McKinley bill
as a revenue law. the country is con
fronted by an impending treasury de
ficiency. To avoid such a calamity it
is necessary to discover new sources of
revenue. With that idea in view, the
pending bill provides for withdrawing
the unconstitutional gratuity to the
sugar growers and the sugar trust and
divert an equal amount of the money
that is taken from the pockets of the
people into the treasury. The bounty
to the sugar growers will amount this
year to about S3,000S0Q0. The "pro
tection" to the trust Is S20.000.00O,
making a total of $45,000,000 of taxa
tion on sugar, comparatively little of
which goes into the t-easury. The
pending bill will draw about an equal
amount from the people, but every
cent of it except that whjch goes for
expenses of collection wiil go into the
treasury and be available for the ordi
nary expenses of the government, re
lievinjr the people of t5j:es on other
necessaries to that amcaut
We would be glad if it were possible
to secure this reform in the revenue
system without affording protection
to the sugar trust, but th.e democratic
majority in the senato is so meager
that the defection of a single vote
would put the whole measure in jeop
ard3'. The sugar trust, like all other
trusts, is obnoxious to the democratic
partj', and any legislation that would
destroy it would be wficome to the
democratic people. Butt according to
the best information attainable it is
not possible to accomplish this result.
One or two senators wao hold title to
their seats through democratic suf
frage declare their intctions to bolt
unless the odious concessions are made
to them. The consequei.ee would be
the continuance of the M.:Kinley bill,
which is what the sugar trust and the
republican party desirss. The late
Gov. Moses once said, y way of en
couragement to his caxpet-bag asso
ciates in the south: "There are a
couple of years good stealing in the
south yet." It is an aualogous senti
ment that influences tht republcans to
adhere to the McKinley bill with
such marvelous tenacity. Kansas City
COURAGE THAT CONQUERS,
which prompts ns to be always de
manding, and it defeats itself; we
ought, rather, to be always giving.
Our friends are powerless to bestow the
confidence which does not instinctively
flow to us, or to disclose to ns those
aspects of their lives which are not un
consciously turned to us. Friend
ship is a very delicate and sensitive
relation, and it is absurd to demand
from it that which it does not freely
give. We draw from a friend precisely
that which we have the power to un
derstand and enter into; we are shut
out from the things which are not nat
urally our own. If society does not
give us what we crave, and our friends
do not open to ns doors which stand
wide to others, instead of indicting
others let us look well to ourselves. If
we find ourselves losing in strength of
position and influence, it will appear,
if we search ourselves, that we are no
keeping pace with the growth of those
around us, and that we are losing
ground in the world because we are
losing force in ourselves. The whole
attitude of those who are continually
measuring the returns made to them
by society and friends is pernicious; we
are here to give, not to get; and they
who give largely receive largely. Outlook.
THE TINY SINS.
Mr. Cleveland's recommendations
appear to as eminently wise and proper
in the present emergency. Uoston
McKinley is the Eugene V. Debs
of American politics, tie is the man
who tied up the business of the coun
try. Kansas City Times.
Debs' strike is the last misfor-
tuneof the republican panic of 183S. We
are on the ew of an era of democatie
prosperity. Si. Louis Republic.
Chairman Wilson's health is still
feeble, but it is gratifying to know
that his weakness is not located in the
vicinitv of his backbone. Boston Her
ald. President Cleveland's letter to
Chairman Wilson is manly and straight
forward. The president says what he
means and means what he says. Buf
falo Enquirer. -
People shouldn't lose sight of the
fact that the national treasury was
about ready to go into the hands of a
receiver at the close of Benjamin Har
rison's administration. Kansas City
President Cleveland's manly and
straightforward letter to Congressman
Wilson was made public at just the
right moment The democracy of the
nation is with honest Grover in this
matter. N. Y. Morning Journal.
There is no doubt that Mr. Cleve
land represents the senf'ment of his
party and the general sentiment of the
country in his desire that the instruc
tions upon which this congress was
elected shall be faithfully carried out.
Result of Oh i Faith in Himself Be
came of (lis Faith In God.
True faith does not need to prove it
self bv challenging danger; but when
the storm comes, it is there, ready to
meet it, certain to overcome it, because
it knows that the storm is in the order
of God. and that, if we are true chil
dren. we shall be nearer, by fighting
through it, to our Father. That is a
6teady. resolute, active quality not
the child of impulse, but the continu
ous movement of the whole nature in
holy love towards union with God;
not the ephemeral birth of sudden
feeling that dies in fear or pain, but
the lonc-crowinff. slowly-built con
viction of the whole being, of intellect.
conscience, imagination, affections and
spirit, each convinced, each harmomzdd
with the rest, that the Almighty right
eousness and love are ours, that God is
ours and that we are His.
In such a hetrt there is a great calm,
the calm of activity which knows it is
useful to mankind, for all its work is
in God; the calm of perfect knowledge,
the calm of absolute trust, the deeper
calm of perfect love of Him whose very
being is the love of all. All storms may
blow wildly round the ship of this faith
ful man. but he can afford to sleep if
he be weary. And when others call on
him for help he comes to cheer, to com
fort, to infuse his own faith into his
fellow men. and thus to still their
storms. He has faith in himself because
ie has faith in God. And the result is
courage, the mark and proof of perfect
faith, courag-e to endure as well as to
act: the power Jesus possessed, and by
which He died, the power by which
thousands have subdued the world,
wrought righteousness, stopped the
mouths of lions, out of weakness were
made strong, and met in death the
bridal hour of life always tranquil
and making tranquillity. Yes. we must
have more than faith in ourselves to be
entirely brave, to have peace in the
midst of storms. He who can face death
without an eyelid quivering can not
often face the hooting of the world.
Thsre are those who have the courage
to die, but not the courage to live.
Saul was brave, but not brave enough
to endure defeat or meet the wail of
But he who can cling to a righteous
cause because he believes that God is
in it, and that it is the right thing for
man. at the very time when the world
is pushing it over the precipice with
contempt; he who can endure shame for
the sake of righteousness, and bear the
cruelty of lies for the sake of truth;
who can be serene when all else despair,
for he knows that God is Master of the
world; who never lets go his grip, but
tightens it closer round thoughts and
aims that belong to truth, the more
bitter and heavy grows the opposition
of the world: and who can pass away,
if need be. as Jesus passed, not by a
glorious death in battle, but by the
ignominy of the cross, alone, despised,
apparently defeated, yet convinced of
the future, and seeing the Father in
the hour of his dissolution he has the
highest courage, the courage which
makes him know that he is immortal,
the courage which is absolute peace,
the courage which is the serene and
noble victory of faith, and which
leaves to mankind the dearest legacy:
"Peace I leave with you my peace I
give unto you." Watchman.
That nesplaeth Little Things Shall
Fall Little by Littl."
Habits of faithfulness in the minnt
lead on to faithfulness in greater af
fairs; and doing minor things carelessly
or sinfully prepares the way and trains,
the conscience for misdoings that bring
ruin. We are frequently shocked by
the disclosure of great frauds or em
bezzlements; but when the facts are all
learned it is seen that the stupendous
dishonesty which dragged men down in
disgrace began years back in some tri
fling theft, perhaps the taking of only
a penny or two. One of the old books
says: "He that despiseth little things
shall fall little by little."
It is the little rift within the lute
That by and by will make the music mute.
And ever-wideninjr, slowly silence ail
That little rift within the lover's lute.
Or little pitted speck in g-arnered fruit.
That, rotting inward, slowly molders all.
Surely this lesson is timely. W
6hould arouse ourselves out of all care
less, indolent habits, and should do all;
our duties, even the smallest, with
most painstaking accuracy. We should
cultivate fineness of distinction in all
moral matters. We should train our
conscience to the utmost exactnes
and scrupulousness. We should hunt
not only for lions which devour, but
for little foxes that spoil the vines.
We should seek not only to put on the
great virtures which shine afar, but-
the infinitesimal touches of moral and
spiritual beauty which make perfec
tion. We should strive to do not only
the splendid heroisms which the world
applauds, but the little acts of duty
and of service which in God's eye are
oft times finer that the deeds that men
make monumental. Presbyterian.
IT ON ANOTHER.
That Seem Fnfair Because We Do
Not Look to Onrselves.
With some exceptions due to specia
conditions, we ordinarily get what we
deserve from our friends and from so
ciety; it is idle, and worse, to charge
upon others results due to our own lim
itations. Men will listen to a man who
has something to say worth saying, and
will honor and love the man who is
worthy of honor and love. If society
remains finally indifferent to claims
made upon its attention, it is because
those claims are not well founded
There is a constant tendency to shift
upon others the responsibility which
neiongs to ourselves, and there are
many people who cherish a grievance
against their fellows because they are
not taken at their own valuation. The
public is accused of stupidity because
it fails to recognize the political
genius which some man finds
in himself: editors are charged
with prejudice and partiality
because they do not open their columns
to contributors whose faith in their
own gifts is independent of ail con
firmation from the opinions of others:
congregations are declared to be cold
and unresponsive because they do not
kindle to an eloquence which somehow
eaporaUiS between the pulpit and the
pew; friends are held to be different
tecause they do not pour out confi
dences which can never be forced, but
which flow freely only when they aif
drawn out by the subtle sympathy of
kinship of nature. It is a false attitude
What Makes a Gentleman.
Love is the control ing principle of
Christianity, and where love fills the
heart courtesy is always manifested in
the life, so much so that it has often
been said that a man must be a Chris
tian to be a true gentleman. It is a
precept found only in the teaching of
Christianity: "Be kindly affectioned
one to another, in honor preferring one
another." No other system of religion
requires its votaries to "bless them
which persecute you; bless and curse
not; rejoice with them that do rejoice,
and weep with them that weep." It i
a cardinal doctrine of Christianity that
all our gifts and graces come from
God, and that He bestows them accord
ing to His pleasure, but the prin
ciple that they are all needed for
His work the hand as well as the
head, and the feet as well as the body,,
and therefore no one can say to hi,
neighbor I have no need of thee. And
when this feeling is cultivated, selfish
ness, which lies at the root of dis
courtesy, is destroyed, and it is easy tov
obey the command: t "Whatsoever ye
would that men should do unto you,
do ye even so to them," and that other
command: "Let nothing be done
through strife or vainglory, but in,
lowliness of mind let each esteem oth
ers better than themselves." Cultivate
the graces of love and humility, and it.
will be efcsy to act courteously to all.
with whom you come in contact.
Christian at Work.
Sharp Blasts Heard and Re-Echoed
the Ram's Horn.
No man who looks high can live low.
No man can ever pray right whet
The religion that costs nothing does
Be a blessing and you will be sure to
Faultfinding is one of the surest -marks
of a backslider.
True Christianity always works well
An oath is the devil's admission that'
lie Bible is true.
The devil trembles when he finds a
good man on his knees.
Things said and done in love always
bring forth good fruit.
Bead the Bible much and yon will
always find it new.
A good prayer meeting always begins
before the bell rings.
We have no more right to think wrong
than we have to do wrong.
The devil leads the man who is not
living for some good object
When tiod finds a man He can trust
with money He soon fi lis all his pock
ets. God will not smile upon the man who
is frowning upon his brother.
If we would know God, we must first -love
Him and our neighbor.
The smallest man on the face of the
earth is the one who sees only himself
If your prayers get too far apart, the
devil will get between your soul and
The moment a man makes up his mind
to forsake sin he can count on God to
Keep the devil away from the chil
dren, and he will soon be driven out oS
Piattsraoutb a few years ago nnu uK i
up a pot of gold dust, buried there aj,
quarter of a century ago Jpy an uncie.
ZS&Z Tf Sf,tUr" I ba7"ab9con7e
G 4 thehperate their amontilie to
Sy.'h' "itainicfri - I dore" will be
ed with all their funds,
r. SU KO. The "commo-
be remembered as one of
an - Kirpvov rv"' ?
river cokimission bilked ns out of it
and divwed the appropriation be-
was given' a year's sentence to the 1 Thursday shaking hands with friends,
penitentiary, over to the penitentiary and boarded a west-bound B. & M.
...,t.nritio lit t incnin I train Friday morninz. t
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