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"SISTERS OF CHARITY" LAST
A Companion Sermon to "Woman's Oj
.portnnltlea" Be Gree Darllar.
Sfarle Antoinette, Joan of Arc To
AIM Mew Woman.
June 23, 1895. In
his sermon for to
day. Rev. Dr. Tal-
masre. who la now
on his summer west
era tour, has chosen
a subject that must
awaken the sym
pathies of all lovers
of humanity, viz.:
"Sisters of Charl
ty." The text select
ed was: Acts 9: 36: "This woman was
full of good works and almsdeeds which
Starting: now where I left off last Sab-
tath in reciting: woman's opportunities,
I have to say that woman has the spe
cial and superlative right of blessing
and comforting the sick. What land,
what street, what house, has not felt
the smitlngs of disease? Tens of thou
aands of sickbeds! What shall we do
with them?' Shall man, with his rough
hand and heavy foot, and impatient
bearing, minister? No. lie cannot
oothe the pain. He cannot quiet the
nerves. He knows not where to set the
light. His hand is not steady enough
to pour out the drops. He Is not wake
ful enough to be a watcher. The Lord
God sent Miss Dix Into the Virginia
hospitals, and the Maid of Saragossa to
appease the wounds of the battle-field,
has equipped wife, mother, and daugh
ter for this delicate but tremendous
mission. You have known men who
have despised woman, but the moment
disease fell upon them they did not
send for their friends at the bank, or
their partner in business, or their world
ly associates: their first cry was: "Take
tne to my wife." The dissipated young
man at the college scoffs at the Idea of
being under home Influences; but at the
first blast of the typhoid fever on his
-cheek he says: "Where Is mother?"
"Walter Scott wrote partly in satire and
partly in compliment when he said:
'O woman, in our hour of ease.
Uncertain, coy. and hard to please:
'When pain and anguish wring the brow,
-A ministering angel thou."
I think the most pathetic passage in
all the Bible Is the description of the
lad who went out to the harvest-field of
8hunem and got sunstruck throwing
his hands on his temples and crying out:
"0, my head! my head!" and they said:
""Carry him to his mother." And then
"the record Is: "He sat on her knees till
toon, and then died." It Is an awful
thing to be ill away from home In a
atrange hotel, once in a while men com
ing to look at you. holding their hand
over their mouth for fear that they will
catch the contagion. How roughly thty
turn you In bedl How loudly they talk!
How you long for the ministries of
home! I knew one such who went
away from one of the brightest of homes
tor several weeks' business absence at
the West. A telegram came at mid
night that he was on his death-bed, far
away from home. By express train the
wife and daughters went westward: but
they went too late. He feared not to
die; but he was In an agony to live un
til his family got there. He tried to
bribe the doctor to make him live a little
while longer. He said: T am willing to
le. but not alone." But the pulse flut
tered, the eyes closed, and the heart
stopped. The express trains met In the
midnight; wife and daughters going
westward lifeless remains of husband
and father coming eastward. O, it was
. sad. pitiful, overwhelming spectacle!
TVhen we are sick we want to be sick
-at home. When the time comes for us
to die we want to die at home. The
room may be very humble, and the
-faces that look into ours may be very
plain, but who cares for that? Loving
.hands to bathe the temples. Loving
voices to speak good cheer. Loving
lips to read the comforting promises of
In our la3t dreadful war men cast the
-cannon; men fashioned the musketry;
-tnen cried to the hosts, "Forward,
anarch!" men hurled their battalions on
the sharp edges of the enemy, crying:
"'Charge! charge!" but woman scraped
the lint; woman administered the cor
dials; woman watched by the dying
9ouch; woman wrote the last message
to the home circle; woman wept at the
solitary burial attended by herself and
iour men with a spade. We greeted the
general home with brass bands and
triumphal arches, and wild huzzas; but
the story Is too good to be written any
where, save In the chronicles of heaven,
of Mrs. Erady, who came down among
the sick In the swamps of the Chicka
homlny; of Annie Ross, In the cooper
hop hospital; of Margaret Breckin
ridge, who came to men who had been
for weeks with their wounds undressed
some of them frozen to the ground;
-and when she turned them over, those
that had an arm left, waved It and filled
the air with their "hurrah!" of Mrs.
Hodge, who came from Chicago with
fclankets and with pillows, until the
men shouted: "Three cheers for the
Christian Commission! God bless the
women at home:" then sitting down to
take the last message: "Tell my wife not
to fret about me, but to meet me In
heaven; tell her to train up the boys
-whom we have loved so well; tell her
to bear my loss like the Christian wife
of a Christian soldier;" and of Mrs.
fihelton, into whose face the convales
cent soldier looked and said: "Tour
grapes and cologne cured me." Men
did their work with shot and shell, and
carbine and howitzer; women did their
work with socks, and slippers, and ban
dages, and warm drinks, and Scripture
texts, and gentle stroklngs of the hot
temples, and stories of that land where
they never have any pain. Men knelt
down over the wounded, and said: "On
-which side did you fight?" Women
knelt down over the wounded and said:
"Where are you hurt? What nice
thing can I make for you to eat? What
makes you cry?" Tonight, while we
men are sound asleep In our beds, there
-will be a light In yonder loft; there will
be groaning in that dark alley; there
-will be cries of distress in that cellar.
.Men will sleep, and women will watch.
Again, woman has a superlative right
to take care of the poor. There are hun
dreds and thousands of them in all our
cities. There Is a kind of work that men
cannot do for the peer. Here comes a
group of little barefoot children to the
-door of the Dorcas society. They need
! to be clothed and nrovlded for. Which
of these directors of banks would know
how many yards It would take to make
that little girl a dress? Which of these
masculine hands could fit a hat to that
little girls head? Which of the wise
men would know how to tie on that
new pair of shoes? Man sometimes
rives his charity in a rough way, and
it falls like the fruit of a tree in the
East, which fruit comes down so heavily
that It breaks the skull of the man who
Is trying to gather It. But woman
glides so softly Into the house of destl
tutlon, and finds out all 'the sorrows
of the place, and puts so quietly the do
nation on the table, that all the family
come out on the front steps as she de
parts, expecting; that from under her
shawl she will thrust out two wings
and go right up toward heaven, from
whence she seems to have come down.
Oh. Christian young woman! If you
would make yourself happy and win the
blessing of Christ, go out among the
destitute. A loaf of bread or a bundle
of socks may make a homely load to
carry; but the angels of God will come
out to watch, and the Lord Almighty
will give his messenger hosts a charge.
saying: "Look after that woman. Can
opy her with your wings and shelter
her from all harm;" and while you are
seated In the house of destitution and
suffering, the little ones around the
room will whisper: "Who Is she? Ain't
she beautiful?" and If you listen right
sharply you will hear dripping down
the leaky roof, and rolling over the
rotten stairs, the angel chant that
shook Bethlehem: "Glory to God in the
highest, and on earth peace, good will
to men." Can you tell me why a Chris
tian woman, going down among the
haunts of iniquity on a Christian er
rand, never meets with any indignity?
I stood In the chapel of Helen Chalmers,
the daughter of the celebrated Dr. Chal
mers, In the most abandoned part of the
city of Edinburgh: and I said to her as
I looked around upon the fearful sur
roundings of that place: "Do you come
here nights to hold service?" "Oh, yes."
she said. "Can It be possible that you
never meet with an insult while per
forming this Christian errand?"
Never," she said "never." That
young woman who has her father by
her side walking down the street, an
armed policeman at each corner of the
street, is not so well defended as that
Christian who goes forth on Gospel
work into the haunts of Iniquity, carry
ing the Bibles and bread. God, with the
right arm of his wrath omnipotent.
would tear to pieces anyone who should
offer Indignity. He would smite him
with lightnings, and drown him with
floods, and swallow him with earth
quakes, and damn him with eternal In
dignations. Someone said: "I dislike
very much to see that Christian woman
teaching those bad boys In the mission
school. I am afraid to have her in
struct them." "So," said another man.
"I am afraid, too." Said the first: "I
am afraid they will use vile language
before they leave the place." "Ah."
said the other man, "I am not afraid
of that. What I am afraid of is, that
if any of those boys should use a
bad word In that presence, the
other boys .ould tear him to pieces
and kill him on the spot." That woman
s the best sheltered who Is sheltered
by Omnipotence, and It is always safe
to go where God tells you to go. It
seems as if the Lord had ordained
woman Tor an especial work 'in the
solicitation of charities. Backed up by
barrels in which there is no flour, and
by stoves In which there is no fire, and
wardrobes in which there are no
clothes, a woman Is Irresistible; pass
ing on her errand, God says to her:
"You go Into that bank, or store, or
shop, and get the money." She goes
In and gets It. The man Is hard-fisted,
but she gets It. She could not help but
get It. It Is decreed from eternity she
should get It. No need of your turning
your back and pretending you don't
hear; you do hear. There Is no need
of your saying you are begged to death.
There Is no need of your wasting your
time, and you might as well submit
first as last. You had better right away
take down your check-book, mark the
number of the check, fill up the blank,
sign your name and hand it to her.
Again: I have to tell you that it is
woman's specific right to comfort under
the stress of dire disaster. She Is called
the weaker vessel; but all profane as
well as sacred history attests that when
the crisis comes she Is better prepared
than man to meet the emergency. How
often you have seen a woman who
seemed to be a disciple of frivolity and
indolence, who, under one stroke of
calamity, changed to a heroine.' Oh,
what a great mistake those business
men make who never tell their business
troubles to their wives. There comes
some great loss to their store, or some
of their companions In business play
them a sad trick, and they carry the
burden all alone. He Is asked In the
household again and again: "What Is
the matter?" but he believes It a sort
of Christian duty to keep all that
trouble within his own soul. Oh, sir!
your first duty was to tell your wife
all about it. She, perhaps, might not
have disentangled your finances, or ex
tended your credit, but she would have
helped you to bear misfortune. You
have no right to carry on one shoulder
that which is intended for two. There
are business men who know what I
mean. There comes a crisis In your af
fairs. You struggle bravely and long:
but after a while there comes a day
when you say: "Here I shall have to
stop," and you call In your partners,
and you call In the most prominent men
in your employ, and you say: "Wo
have to stop." You leave the storo sud
denly. You can scarcely make up your
mind to pass through the street and
over on the bridge or on the ferry-boat.
You feel everybody will be looking at
you, and blaming you, and denouncing
you. You hasten home. You tell your
wife all about the affair. What does she
say? Does she play the butterfly? Does
she talk about the silks, and the rib
bons, and the fashions? No. She
comes up to the emergency. She quails
not under the stroke. TShe helps you
to begin to plan right away. She offers
to go out of the comfortable house into
a smaller one, and wear the old cloak
another winter. She Is one who under
stands your affairs without blaming
you. You look upon what you thought
was a thin, weak woman's arm holding
you up; but while you look at that
arm there comes Into the feeble muscles
of it the strength of the eternal God.
No chiding. No fretting. No telling
you about the beautiful house of her
father, from which you brought her,
ten, twenty, or thirty years ago. You
say: "Well, this is the happiest day of
my life. I am glad I have got from
under my burden. My wife don't care
I don't care." At the moment you
were utterly exhausted, God sent a
Deborah to meet the host of the Amale
kltes, and scatter them like chaff over
There are sometimes women who sit
reading sentimental novels, and who
wish that they had some grand field
In which to display their Christian
powers. ' Oh, what grand and glorious
things they could do if they only had
an opportunity! My sister, you need
not wait for any such time. A crisis
will come In your affairs. There will
be a Thermopylae in. your own .house
hold, where God will tell you to stand.
There are hundreds of households
where as much courage Is demanded of
woman as was exhibited by Grace Dar
ling, or Marie Antoinette, or Joan of
Woman Is further endowed to bring
us Into the kingdom of heaven. It is
easier for a woman to be a Christian
than for a man. Why? You say she is
weaker. No. Her heart is more re
sponsive to the pleading of divine love.
The fact that she can more easily be
come a Christian, I prove by the state
ment that three-fourths of the mem
bers of the churches In all Christendom
are women. So God appoints them to
be the chief agencies for bringing this
world back to God. The greatest ser
mons are not preached on celebrated
platforms: they are preached with an
audience of two or three and In private
home-life. A patient, loving. Christian
demeanor In the presence of transgres
sion. In the presence of hardness. In
the presence of obduracy and crime, is
an argument from the force of which
no man can escape.
Lastly, one of the specific rights of
woman Is, through the grace of Christ,
finally to reach heaven. Oh, what a
multitude of women In heaven! Mary,
Christ's mother, in heaven; Elizabeth
Fry in heaven; Charlotte Elizabeth In
heaven; the mother of Augustine In
heaven; the Countess of Huntingdon
who sold her splendid Jewels to build
chapels In heaven; while a great many
others who have never been heard of
on earth, or known but little, have gone
to the rest and peace of heaven. What
a rest! What a change It was from the
small room, with no fire and one win
dow, the glass broken out, and the ach
ing side and worn-out eyes, to the
house of many mansions!" No more
stitching until 12 o'clock at night, no
more thrusting of the thumb by the em
ployer through the work to show that
It was not done quite right. Plenty of
bread at last. Heaven for aching
heads. Heaven for broken hearts.
Heaven for anguish-bitten frames. No
more sitting up until midnight for the
coming of staggering steps. No more
rough blows across the temples. No
more sharp, keen, bitter curses. Some
of you will have no rest In this world.
It will be toll, and struggle, and suffer
ing all the way up. You will have to
stand at your door fighting back the
wolf with your own hand, red with
carnage. But God has a crown for you.
I want you to realize that he Is now
making It, and whenever you weep a
tear, he sets another gem In that crown,
until, after awhile. In all the tiara there
will be no room for another splendor,
and God will say to his angel: "The
crown Is done; let her up that she may
wear It." And as the Lord of Right
eousness puts the crown upon your
brow, angel will cry to angel. "Who Is
she?" and Christ will say: "I will tell
you who she is. She is the one that
came up out of great tribulation, and
had her robe washed and made white
In the blood of the Lamb." And then
God will spread a banquet, and he will
invite all the principalities of heaven to
sit at the feast; and the tables will
blush with the best clusters from the
vineyards of God, and crimson with the
twelve manner of fruits from the Tree
of Life, and waters from the fountain
of the rock will flash from the golden
tankards; and the old harpers of
heaven will sit there, making music
with their harps; and Christ will point
you out, amid the celebrities of heaven.
saying: "She suffered with me on
earth, now we are going to be glorified
together." And the banqueters, no
longer able to hold their peace, will
break forth with congratulation: "Hail!
Hall!" And there will be handwritings
on the wall not such as struck the
Persian noblemen with horror, but with
fire-tipped fingers, writing in blazing
capitals of light and love and victory:
God has wiped away all tears from
The ordinance requiring men to shine
their shoes at least once a day, Is meet
ing with some opposition, but It is right.
Too many men are careless In their per
sonal appearance who have plenty of
time to go fishing, and plenty of time
in which to discuss the silver question.
It Is a foolish fashion to say of a man
that he "Sundayed" in Leavenworth,
or will "Sunday" at home. In imitation.
a Happy Hollow personal sent to this
office this morning announced that
Mrs. Marie Smythe-Jones washdayed
at the home of her parents in Rushvllle
hls week. Atchison Globe.
Mrs. Bllfklns Do the bathers shock
you? Mrs. Snlfkins Oh, no. I traveled
in Africa. Town Topics.
Temperance lecturer Friends, how
can we stop the sale of liquor? Inebriate
(In the rear of the hall) Give it away.
She I heard such a good Joke to-day.
I have been hugging myself about it
ever since. He You must be tired. Let
me assist you. Plck-Me-Up.
She had studied French Have you
any bon-vivant this morning Butcher
Boned what, mum? "Bon-vivant.
Why, that's French for 'good liver!' "
Colonel Clay of Lexington What's
that curious hole In the ground over
yonder? "They're digging a well."
"Ah, yes. For water, I suppose. What
queer things one sees away from home."
New York Recorder.
Neighbor How did your daughter's
marriage with that count turn out?
Mrs. Brlckrow Her last letter states
that he has spent all her money and
she Is taking In washing; but then, I
presume she washes only for the no
bility. Tld Bits.
"It's surprising," he said as he threw
down his newspaper, "that some peo
ple should think that free coinage at
sixteen to one should stand any
chance." "John," she commented,
severely, 'Tin ashamed of you. It
seems to me that for the last six months
you have done nothing but talk horse
racing!" Washington Star.
. What plant Is undesirable in w et weath
er? A hsuseleek.
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL.
LESSON I. THIRD QUARTER
JULY T EX. 20:1-17.
r Golden Text: "Thon Shalt Lore tho
Lord Thy God with All the Heart and
Soul; and Thy Neighbor Thy Self
Lake lO t 87.
Introductory Having become famil
iar with the life and expiation on the
cross of our Lord and Savior, Jesus
Christ, we now turn back that we may
acquaint ourselves with Bible history
prior to the appearance of the star of
Bethlehem, which told the wise man
that the long-looked-for Messiah had
been born. The Book of Exodus tells
the story according to the Jewish writ
ers and was written as the events re
corded transpired- In this lesson we
have for review verses 1 to 17, of that
book, chapter xx. The events here re
corded took place In the month of May,
B. C. 149. The events took place on
the Sinaitlc peninsula, between the
northern branches of the Red sea, near
Mount Sinai. The march of the Jews
from the sea to Mount ' Sinai, where
Moses received the commandments, is
I. The Covenant of Ten Words. In
the Old Testament the Decalogue Is
never termed the law or command
ments, but COVENANT (R. V. margin
of Ex. xxiv.: 28. Deut. iv.: 13). or testi
mony bearing WITNESS to the cove
nant or the ten words of the covenant.
II. The Impressive Mode of Making
the Covenant. Amid thunders and
lightnings, and thick clouds upon the
mountains, which quaked and smoked
like a furnace with "the voice of a
trumpet exceeding loud" the words of
this Covenant were uttered by God (vs.
1-22. Afterwards they were written by
God on two tables of stone. The ob
ject was to give impressive solemnity
to the covenant and the awful danger
to mankind in disregarding it; and to
make It iermanent in the nation as it
was eternal in the nature.
III. God's Part of the Covenant, Vs.
1-2. 1. "And God spake all these
words" In three ways: First, his voice;
second, by writing them on the tablets
Df stone; and third, he has written them
on the very nature of man. Still it Is
necessary they should be definitely ex
pressed, because it would have taken
ages for man to discover them, if he
ever did; and they needed the divine
authority behind them to make them ef
fective. 2. "I am the Lord." Jehovah
the everlasting, eternal and omnipotent
IV. Man's Part of the Covenant.
There follow the covenant agreements
of God's people as the "party of the
second part" In this loving agreement.
The promise of God's part cannot be
performed except on certain necessary
conditions on their part. The ten words
express these conditions. They also ex
press great principles of true living.
They are not Jewish but divine enact
ments. They must be distinguished
from the civil enactments which are the
applications of the principles to varied
circumstances as far as it was possible
to carry them out in civil law. The
principle and the ideal must be perfect.
As principles they are adapted to tho
training of free men in obedience and
love. Civil enactments restrain from
Injuring others, and guide by definite
laws till righteousness becomes a
habit and an Inward law. They are
eternal. They can never be outgrown.
Saints and angels live In accordance
with them in heaven. They can never
be repealed unless the very nature of
God and creation should change. Dis
obedience to them breaks the covenant
made with God. The sum of the com
mandments as given by Christ in Mat
thew, xxil.: 37-40, quoted from Deuter
onomy, vl.: 5; x.:12; Leviticus, xix.: IS.
Is "love to God with all the heart and
love our neighbor as ourselves." These
precepts are not only the sum, but the
fountain whence obedience to all the
The effort to repeal the Sabbath law
was defeated In the Pennsylvania house
A Young Woman's Christian Temper
ance union has been formed among the
Cherokee Indian girls at Tahlequah,
Michigan legislature has prohibited
the sale of liquor within one and one
half miles of the Soldiers' home at
The W. C. T. U. of Covington. Ken
tucky, has lately given a reception to
all the Sunday school workers and
teachers of the city. Ways and means
were discussed as to the best plans for
teaching the next temperance lesson.
Judge Myers of the district court.
Leavenworth, Kan., in a case for dam
ages against- Dr. Leslie Keeley
rules that he must make known the In
gredients of his bl-chloride of gold rem
edy; that it Is neither a property right
nor a trade secret.
In answer to letters of inquiry ad
dressed to the wardens of the peniten
tiaries, these figures were received,
showing the proportion of crimes caused
by strong drink: Sing Sing. N. Y., 92
per cent; Boston, Mass., 85 per cent;
Jackson, Mich., 78 per cent.
President Bashford of the Ohio Wes
leyan university announces for the
faculty: "We have decided to ask all
our students to discontinue the use of
tobacco, beginning next fall, and if any
tobacco users come we will have to dis
solve partnership necessarily."
The Belgium- government has ap
pointed a commission to Inquire into the
causes of the ravages wrought by al
coholic drinks. The licensing system
has proved utterly inefficient to the re
pressing of the evil, the consumption
of alcohol increasing in alarming pro-,
Nearly one thousand books writ
ten by women were last year printed
There are said to be over 1,000 womer
In New York who, in one way or an
other, make their living by their pens.
A greater number of men than of
women become stout late in life. No
satisfactory explanation Is offered of
An authority on , microscopy states
lhat the hair of a woman can be dis
tinguished by Its constitution from
WAS PRETTY QUICK WORK.
Divorce and Marriage Accomplished
In Missouri Inside of Thirty Min
utes. An event recently transpired In
Union, Mo., which knocks the socks
off Sioux Falls, S. D., for rapid di
vorces and rapid marriages imme
diately thereafter. It seems that Mary
Isabella Mullinaux, who lived in Gruts
vllle, a crossroads town in Franklin
county, was deserted by her husband,
Thomas F. Mullinaux. She grew tired
of waiting for his return. She came
to Union the other day and employed
Col. Maupin as her attorney to secure
a divorce, says a correspondent of the
St. Louis Republic. A big case was
on in court, and during a recess of a
few minutes Mrs. Mullinaux, who is
a little red-haired woman of twenty
five years, and was dressed in red
calico, appeared with her attorney and
witnesses before Judge Hi reel. Just
nine minutes after her petition was
tiled Mrs. Mullinaux was granted a
divorce, and she again assumed her
maiden name, Mary Isabelie Lewis.
Rut she was not to remain Mary
Lewis very long. She hustled down
stairs in the court house, and there
Frank II. JlcCance, a red-haired boy
of nineteen summeis. was breathless
ly awaiting the outcome of the divmve
case. He was her new lover. When
she told him that all was well his
heart went pit-a-pat. and the two
stepped into the recorder's otliee and
eeeured a marriage li ense. Six min
utes later they were upstairs again
and were married by C. S. Gallen
kamp. the probate jrde, who had left
the case in court long enough to tie
the matrimonial knot. The entire pro
ceedings, divorce, issuance of mar
riage license and wed.lipg ceremony
were performed within thirty minutes.
P-efore another hair hour the red
headed groom and his red-haired bride
had left town in a farm wagon on
their way to their rew aboda in Mo
selle, a small station on the 'Frisco
Mnrrlng-e of the Duchess of Marl
boroiiKh. All things considered, the most in
teresting recent episode was the wed
ding of the American Duchess of Marl
borough and Lord William Beresford,
this despite the fact that London is
quite a few miles away from New
York. There is still one point of vant
age as to bridal display in the British
metropolis that, curiously enough, has
never been attempted here excepting
at the marriage of Miss Cornelia Mar
tin to the Earl of Craven. This is in
the progress of the bride to the church.
Any one familiar with the locality of
St. George s church, Hanover square,
where It is good British form to have
one's marriage solemnized, can pietur
the American duchess en route to the
edifice. Of course, she was In gorgeous
array, and glittering with diamonds as
she sat In the big family coach, with
the coat-of-arms on the panels, and the
bright yellow coloring popular in Eng
land There must have been three foot
men, at least, standing on the rear.
making the usual grand show of silk-
incased calves and powdered heads.
Then there must have been two equally
pompous and grand individuals on the
front seat, and big white favors on the
When, as Miss Rice, she was mar
ried to Louis Hamersley, who unknow
ingly paved the golden path to the fol
lowing grand matches, it was at a
somewhat plain little church in Troy,
where she lived. As the second was
as unimpressive an affair as other
bridals ni the mayor's office, she has
only now on the third occasion had
her nuptials celebrated in a fashion
suited to her ambition.
May Men Sheil Tears?
"Is It weak in a man to shed tears?"
"Sooner mayst thou trust thy purse
to a professional pickpocket than give
loyal friendship to the man who boasts
of eyes to which the heart never
mounts in dew. Only when man weeps
he should be alone hot because tears
are weak, but because they should be
sacred." Bulwer Lytton.
"Tears spring from no weak and
woman source, but flow from the loft
iest fountain of emotion. Tears befit
a warrior when his troops desert him
a patriot when his countrymen rush
to their doom a father when his chil
dren rebel against his love." Lytton.
"There Is a sacredness in tears.
They are not the mark of weakness,
but of power. They speak more elo
quently than 10,000 tongues. They are
messengers of overwhelming grief, of
deep contrition and of unspeakable
love." Washington Irving.
Hovr to Manage Them.
Waban In Newton, says the Boston
Transcript, was named from an In
dian chief of that name. He was a
magistrate, and the following is hand
ed down as a warrant issued by him:
"You, you big constable, quick you
catch urn Jeremiah Offscow, strong
you hold urn, safe you bring um afore
me. Thomas Waban, Justice Peace.
When Waban became superannuated
a younger magistrate was appointed
to succeed him. Cherishing for age
and long experience that respect for
which Indians are remarkable, the
new officer waited on the old man for
advice. Having stated, a variety of
cases and received satisfactory an
suers. he at length propounded the
following: "When Indians get drunk,
and quarrel, and fight, and act Uks
divvil, what you do den?" "Hah! tie
um'all up and whip um plaintiff, um
fendant, and whip um witness."
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North Pole, Nye gave him a scaled
box that was not to be opened until
he had reached his farthest point
north. It contained axle-grease foi
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