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THE PRESS JOURNAL
By GEO. A. PHIPPS.
NEBRASKA NEWS NOTES
The Plroe mill la Installing an elec
trie light plant
The Auburn Herald has started la
n Ita twenty-fifth volume.
The Union Pacific baa been having
trouble with coal thieves at Lexing
ton. : f
A state conference of charities and
correction was held at Beatrice last
It is understood that Bishop Bona
cum will order the establishment of a
parochial school at Dawson.
At the February term of district
Court at Columbus but seven civil an
three criminal capes are on the docket
Governor Savage and Chief Game
Warden Slmpkins inspected the state
fish hatcheries at South Bend last
A joint meeting of patrons and teach
ers of the schols was held at Superior
last week to review the work of the
The ministers of Humboldt have or
ganized a ministerial union for united
work in revival work and in combat
Ins; the rum demon.
A man giving his name as A. Morse
cashed several checks among Fremont
business men last week, to the regret
of the business men.
The hearing of the case of the state
against the bondsmen of former Treas
urer Bartley was had before the su
preme court last week.
The Phonograph and Press, both
fusion papers of St. Paul, have been
consolidated under the management of
C. B. Manuel of the Press.
Prof. Gun. who has been principal
Of the Mason schools, has resigned and
started for the Philippines, where he
will engage in his profession.
Ir. A. E. Wlnship of Boston has
been secured to deliver the annual ad
dress at the commencement exercises
f the Fremont High school.
The preliminary debates at the state
normal at Peru preparatory to the con
tests with Missouri and Kansas will
be held from February 13 to IS.
Dr. Bason of Hebron was attacked
by a thoroughbred bull the other day
and severely injured before help ar
rived and drove the .enraged animal
Fifty Columbus people chartered a
special train and went to Monroe to
participate In the celebration of the
golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. H.
The packing house at Nebraska City
began killing a limited number of
hogs last week. This is the first at
tempt at operation since the strike
A new telephone company has been
granted a franchise at Wahoo. The
ordinance fixes the maximum charges
t $2 per month for business places
nd $1 for residences.
Governor Savage has appointed Mrs.
Nellie Richardson of Lincoln an addi
tional delegate to the Interstate Irri
gation congress to be held In Sterling,
Colo, February 26 and 27.
daughter fof William. Fustenau
Webster township, near Fremont, died
last week from the effects of an injury
received about a year ago by a hors
Jessie M. Dugger of Fremont says
that her husband. Albert, has driven
ber out of the house, beat her and
called ties insulting names, for which
she petitions the court for a divorce
and custody of their two children.
Mr. Bridge and Mr. Haggert from
near St. Ubory, on leaving Si. rwu!
drove Into an opening on the Loup
river from which the Ice had been ta
ken. Both horses were drowned, but
the men succeeded In getting ashore.
Ex-Secretary of Agriculture J. Ster
ling Morton Of Hebraska City has left
for Mexico. If the climate there gives
Jklra relief from a bronchial trouble
from which he has been suffering, he
la likely to make a long stay in the
Elmer Krelhllng and Herbert Mus
eheitea, two 14-year-old Bruning boys,
went rabbit bunting and were caught
by the recent storm. After wardering
aimlessly 'around for several hours
they Anally reached a farmhouse. Both
were almost exhausted and frostbit
ten .but have recovered.
Report from all portions of tht
rug country are to the effect that
m tea of stock baa occurred during
tls recent storms and cold weather.
Tbe feed hag been good on the range
nasf tbe cattle were fat and strong.
as a nil art also wall
with fat daad shelter.
tagmioitf nwrtal has Intro-
aa affective no-ratty this season.
vet vet rosea, about the
C tbe pala f one's hand, ready
at aUk, laoe or chlaoet.
at a droit la tbe aUoVDa,
f Cs wtaab taa aaatertal eaa b
Stfw Part af awrailia. ""
baa af tbe aawaat laanabHn an
3ss4 ttk Mac af ataa baa
CZm ! ssraral satsr ar tfttfaa to
j Three Brothers
Omaha, Neb. Special.) Jane Segur,
or Haas, the latter being the name she
has borne for many years, has bad
two romances, both stained with blooi,
and her third may be bloodless if the
prospective bride and groom get away
in June. Jane Segur is to marry the
third of the Haas brothers. She had
previously married the other two, but
death intervened and she became twice
a, widow. The thlrdHfiaS .seemstiL
nave no fear, but all the good shots
of Montezuma county are not dead yt
and there is no knowing what may
happen. Twice married and widowed.
Mrs. Haas Is soon to become a bride
for the third time and is willing to
run all risks. ,
Thirty years ago William Haas was
a prosperous young merchant of Mount
Gilead, Oo but the balm in that Gil
ead was not sufficient to satisfy the
yearnings of his soul for greater
wealth, so he removed his goods and
other belongings to Cortes, Neb, and
set up a trading post. Civilization wai
not even skin deep there at that time
and the man who could not ride and
shoot was accorded but little respect.
Haas was a storekeeper and not a
fighting man and was endured only
because he sold goods the boys want
ed. However, Haas carried a gun just
for propriety's sake, but no one ever
thought he was "sandy" enough to
The belle of Corte when Haas first
made his appearance was Jane Se
gur, and she was as pretty as a mai
den dared to be. The town was at her
feet, and she could get credit at any
of the stores, or borrow money from
any of the boys by merely hinting
that she had left her purse at horns.
But she was proud, and did not run
bills, even at Haas' More. She had
red cheeks and dark eyes and played
havoc with the hearts of the lads In
that vicinity; indeed, the staid and
sober citizens there were a few of
that sort there-thought of petitioning
the government to establish a military
poet there to put down the trouble
which would certainly ensue when
Jane pieked out a husband. The lat
ter was sure to be in hot water.
Two brothers were particularly at
tentive to Jane, and they gave it out
that the man who married Jane had
better make his will before the mar
riage ceremony was performed. Now
it happened that little Jane fell in love
j with William Haas, and accepted his
offer of heart and hand. When the
Siegels heard of it they became more
than ordinarily strenuous. They talk
ed to Haas in an unseemly manner
until his Ohio blood becoming hot he
I was aroused to anger, and be prompt
ly added a full charge of large shot
to the weight of one of the brothers,
causing death almost instantly. ,-
When the Interest In the death of
I Omaha, Neb., (Special.) After hov- .
lng a suspicion that amounted almost j
'to a charge of murder hanging over
his head for five years John Nord-'he was to take, iwcrythlng pointed
Strom has been fully cleared of the ! to Nordstrom as the guilty man. 8us-ni-tnlcinn
at a meetlnc at the home of ll ious cir umstam es which never
'the Swedish Consul, E. M. Stcnburs.
j During the time suspicion has re.-t-J
upon him Nordstrom has traveled over ,
Nebraska with the brand of Cain j
upon him. He has no sooner settled in I
one place than the story of his crime j
has followed him. He has been fore d
to move te another home, only to
leave it again after a few months,
turned Into the world by the ostra
cism of his neighbors and country
men. In all this time, however, Nordstrom
has had a few faithful friends who
have kept up an unremitting search j and innuendoes finally became over
for the truth, and thtlr efforts have i whelming, and he moved to other
finally been rewarded. Nordstrom ! parts. His first resting place was near
and the man he was supposed to have Lincoln. But the story soon followed
made away with nut today at the j him. and it was not long before he
i.. nr Srnt.r-r at iZH Mason ' found the place too uncomfortable.
I .. 1
Martin Johnson, who was upp.-cd
, hate been murdered, was waiting
i for the meeting. When Nordstrom
appeared they threw themselves Into
each other's arms and tears trickled
down the cheeks of both.
Nordstrom said when they were finally
seated and ready to discus the affairs
of the last five years.
"I can never make amends Tor all 1
that you have suffered on my account,"
was Johnson's answer. Then the story
Seven years ago Johnson, a thrifty
Swede, was employed on the large
farm of Nordstrom, a few miles out
of Omaha. He had saved up a con
siderable sum of money and wanted to
Invest it. So he went Into Iowa and
settled down. j
He was not satisfied with the work, i
however, and 4 wrote to Nordstrom
that he would return If there was any
work for him to do. Nordstrom wrote
back and told him to come.
Johnson accordingly packed his
household goods Into a wagon, sewed
his money In a
belt and after dls-!
posing of a large drove of stock he
owned started for Omaha. From that
time -until yesterday none of hi for
mer acquaintances and associates
could And a trace of him.
The disappearance was reported to
the Omaha police and to half the sher
iffs of laws. Johnson was considered
wealthy and had aaastroas friend
and Influential connect Ions.
Finally the murder theory was ad
vanced. In a day every linger was
pointed at Morastrom. It was Mord
strom who bad seat far Johnaon and
bla ta start far Oasaba. It
and Husbands, j
bride to the altar and continued bus-
lness at the old stand, not caring to
go away on a honeymoon trip. His
business prospered and everything
went along smoothiy enough until one
night as he was going home from the
store he was shot dead from ambush,
the bullet fired by the unseen foe en-
tering the heart. The finger of sus-
Picionai Jt JsmetimecaUed, was
pointed at the surviving Rlegel, but
when he asked the men of Cortes to
proclaim publicly that they thought he
was the man, not one of them opened
his mouth. This particular Siegel was
the best shot in several counties.
John Haas went to Cortes from
Mount Gilead to settle up his broth
er's business affairs, for the widow
was too prostrated to think of any-
thing but her sorrows, but she at
once brightened up on John's arrival.
He was not bad looking and, being a
good business man, soon straightened
out all the commercial kinks. He had
business to stay at Cortes nntil it
was too late to return. He had fallen
In love with his brother's, relict, and
the end of it all was that he married
her. He. like his brother William,
lived happily with Jane, who was still
the most beautiful woman In Cortez,
until his sudden death. Whether the
Siegel brother still had vengeance in
his heart is not known, but it is said
he was in town when William died.
There was still another brother In
the Haas family, named Henry, at
Mount Gilead, and it became his duty
to go west to look after the interests
of the widow. He was more or less
reluctant, but he did not shirk his
duty. He went to Cortez. put the
business in proper shape, and then be
gan to linger. He might have gone
back to Ohio again, but he didn't. The
widow was not so young as when she
first married, but her eyes were still
bright, and Henry, being unmarried,
liked her. To all appearances she waa
not averse to his company, and at
last he Ventured to suggest that It
would not be a bad idea If they be
came man and wife. As a saving
claure he remarked that It were per
haps better if they were wed at Mount
Gilead and make their permanent res
idence there. He thought the climate
of Cortez unhealthy. She agreed with
him and in a few days they will go to
Mount Gilead, get married, and reside
at the old Haas homestead.
Indianapolis Journal: A great many
excellent men like Dr. Parkhurst of
New Tork have so much faith in their
special brand of reform Uiat they be
lieve all else la corruption and wick
edness. Money's being the root of all evil is
what makes the devil to pay.
To Be Dead,
was Nordstrom w ho had told him to
convert his property into cash. It
was' Noidstrom who knew the route
could have been noticed und-r any
otli-d circumstances were brought out.
Nordrtrom protested 'thut he was in-
noeent, but it did no good.
He was not arreted, because only
evidence could be
brought against him, but Johnson's
friends began a systematic campaign
to show him guilty. The Swedish Con
sul was enlisted in the cause and
offeied a reward for the recovery
of Johnson's body.
Nordstiom's neighbors turned fiom
him. Children tauntwd him. The jibes
His removal from there was only thi
Srat of rainy. Half the time he -
in the covered wagon which took hirn
from one home to another.
He settled Bear Wahoo, Neb. One
of his friends. C. J. Carlson of It h lea.
Neb., several weeks ago leartiri of a
man answering Johnson's description
"! going by that name near Jeffer-
on, Iowa. He hunted him up aud
found him the same Martin Johnson.
lie found thi.t Johnson had started
for Omaha, but while he was on the
road had changed his mind about
working for Nordftrom and had gone
to Jefferson. There he bouifht a farm
and some stock. He did not know of
the furore he had caused by his dis
appearance, and as he was not In the
habit of writing litters he had never
taken the trouble to inform any of his
former friends where he had gone.
Johnson will go to Nordstrom's
home, near Wahoo, for a visit and
Prove to his neighbors that he Is not
"ty of the crime with which he has
; virtually been charged.
The organ thrilled Its grandest tones
- Pon tne perrumea air;
The tapers glimmered. Ah, she comes.
The bride so blushing; fair.
But soft! she lingers at the door,
A moment more they wait.
While she Inquire In anxious tones:
"Bay, la my wreath on straight?"
Mrs. William Orecory, wife of the
lata Governor Gregory of Rhode Is
land, has become bead of the mill bus
iness which the governor . conducted
for s great many years In the most,
Practice make perfect, but the
busiest doctor Is hardly perfection.
4. The Storyette.
"They a'n't to know a thing about
fc unless they mistrust. It s to be a
rea, urprtse," said Lou Harlow,
herself, like one about to take
niKht in the door-way of Mrs. Green's
kltchen -you muat come. Mis' Green,
j.T wj io you KOOd to get out you're
jtoo much hllt up gare wlu mlM
! you ,f you dor).t oome gne.n want to
hr ,.gar nell,hborg, lf frody else
g .here Gct .p. to brine you
, own ..
Mra GrwfB f ,he teapot further
back on the stove and murmured an
indefinite "M'm." The milk-house
door opened with a rattle of pails.
Lou's eyes turned slightly In that di
rection as she talked on persistently.
"Brither Ed was going to stop yes-
erday and invite you, but he had to
go another way, so I stopped In now.
It's rather late to be giving Invitations
I know; but It's all been planned In
such a hurry that we are out and out
flustered. I thought, too, that I might
stir you up to coming better than Ed
could. It does seem too bad not to
have a lot of folks at a tin wedding
surprise party. Kverybody's to bring
something besides refreshments, you
know. Tve the cutest little oatmeal
cooker that I got at the five cent store
In the city, and I shall take that.
Well, I won't hinder you any longer
from your supper, good-by. Now do
come If you can. Goodby.
The kitchen door timed Its closing
with mathematical accuracy to the
Issuing of a young man from the
milk-house. Through the window
Mrs. Green ssw Ixu's Innocently sur
prised start and cordial bow, but the
bit of talk that followed was Inaud
ible to hr. She felt certain, however,
that it was about the surprise party.
"If those Hariows a'n't managln'!"
was her mental comment. "Kut it'll
take more'n a pretty puttln' on to
make Lou one mite tngagin' to 'Ras
tue, I sue."
Rastus came in presently, and, after
washing at the sink, sat down to
supper. He was thin and not over
tall, with a vivid boyish complexion
and a cnln like his mother's, marked
by a decision that almost a severe
coldness of gray-blue eyes accentu
ated. It was only when 'Rastus
smiled that one knew how winning
his face could be.
"Lou Harlow stopped In to ask us
to a tin wedin' surprise at her brother
Will's. Probably she mentioned It to
you." said Mrs. Green as she poured
the tea. "I shall have to carry some
thin" In the shape of tin. I wonder if
the dipper I got from that pedlar
last week won't do. I took It for rags.
They do pay so little for rags now.
1 declare it's hardly worth savin' them.
If it hadn't Nn for them old over
alls of yours I shouldn't made out
enough to get this eiauer."
"Likely they won't have more than
teven dippers." said 'Rastus. helping
himstlf to a second dhh of apple
Mre. Green looked disturbed.
"Well, dippers is handy, every
housekeeper needs two, and they usr
up quick. Dippers nowadays ain't
what dipper used to be. There's
hardly one to be got but has a weak
ness In the solderin. I don't know
what's more provokin' than to have a
dlpperful of water come splashin' 011
to the floor and leave nothin' but a
handle In your fingers."
The quick, bright smile flashed over
"Belter carry a pan or something
of that kind."
His mother took, the suggf!Stion as
porfoundly as serious.
I haven't one I could spare. Can't
we stop for the Blake girls. 'Rastus?
They like to get out, and It's rather
far for 'em to walk now they're fallln'.
I declare it goes to my heart to see
poor Miss Betsey so meechln' lately.
She doesn't seem to know whether
her things is on straight or not. Last
Sunday 'twas I could do to keep my
mind on the sermon for wantln' to
straighten her false teeth. Twas
twisted to the partln' whs over on,
eye. And Its real pathetic to see Miss
Harriett hoverln' about her sister and
tussin' to make her comfortable, when
all the time Miss Harriett's the oldest.
Miss Betsey ain't but sixty-eight.
I shouldn't wonder lf 'twouldn't chick
'em up consld'able to go to the sur
prise party -this cvenln'."
"Well, you can take 'em; I'll walk.
'Twould be too crowding in the buggy
for us oil, and I don't want to get the
business wugon. There's a spoke
Mrs. Green looked narrowly at him;
the repose In her face Indicating
"Butt 'Rastus I can't hitch old Nell.
You know how he acts the minute we
get out a caperln' and a pullln'."
"I'll be on hand to lok out for you."
'Rastus pushed away his chair, and
the door closed after him.
'Rimtus was not long In finishing
tbe chores. When be had harnessed
old Nell to the Concord buggy and
hitched her to a post by the back door,
he came In to shave. Mrs. Oreen was
silling by the kitchen window, dressed
In her best gown a black alpaca,
with fashionably large sleeves. It had
just been made over, and the lis of
the sleeve was supposed to offset the
scantnea of the skirt. At any rate,
as she told the neighbor dressmaker,
"there wasn't any more piece, and't
was better the scrlmpln' should com
In the skirt, for on' skirt didn't
show In one's coffin, and If she was to
die sudden before style changed, why,
the waist would do nicely for ber to
be laid out In."
A moon la Ita eeond quarter was
showing above tbe eastern horiaon as
'Raata walked across tfeo lots after
Atome r. )
helping his mother off. Beyond, at
the end of the lane, was another
house, old-fashioned and yellow-painted.
There lived Mr. and Mrs. English,
two childless, middle-aged people.
They were coming up from their house
now. As he waited by the fence In
the shadow of a lilac bush he could
see them distinctly in the clear moon
lighttwo somewhat bent figures,
BtepplhsIrreiTuUrly beTween" themr
walked another figure, with youthful
poises of the head and shoulders, and
his heart gave a queer little jump at
the sound of the girl's laugh.
"If I haven't stove my thumb Into
this cake," Mrs. English was saying.
"Never mind, roa, turn It 'lother
side to when you hand It In, and no
body' 11 notice," suggested her hus
band. The musical girl laugh sounded
"Let me carry it. Aunt Martha."
With a thrill of satisfaction, 'Rastus
saw the napkin-covered plate change
hands. The slim, quick-stepping fig
ure was ahead of the others now. As
she reached the gate he seized the
coveted opportunity, and moved for
ward. awkwardly snatching off his hat.
"Qood evening. Miss Holland. Let
me open the gate for you."
Never did the gate so long refuse to
lift; and when she had passed through
was It not to pause and turn back
with a pretty "On, dear!" How he
blessed the rose branch that caught
her skirt, and so held her for his re
leasing. "Thank you." she said de
murely, looking at him w ith the moon
light in her eyes. Old Nell came up at
a brisk trot, but his mother was alone
sitting very erect and holding the
reins far apart.
"The Blake girls couldn't come.
Mi.is Betsey had bad turn last night,
and Miss Harriett didn't want to leave
her. 80 you see you could have rode
lown well enough. I know you've
polled your new shoes a-trottin'
through the wet grass 'cross lots."
"Well, you won't have to ride home
alone," said 'Rastus, happily, as he
helped her out. What were new shoes
In comparison with that interchange
of glance from a girl's eyes. "I don't
believe the Hariows were very much
surprised after all, Mother. When I
got here every window was lighted.
We're early too."
One by one, in twos. In threes, and
merry family loads, the guests ar
rived; and there was talk and laugh
and Interchange of kisses among the
women; an awkward standing aloof or
scraps of neighborly chaff among th
men, until the elder masculine element
drifted to the kitchen, the younger
to the long hall, and the sitting-room
circle was strictly feminine.
Lou Harlow, bustling 'round among
the guests was more busily hostess
llkc than Mrs. Harlow herself. "Harell
never mistrusted until the last mln
ute, she was telling every one.
"When we suggested her flxln' more'n
usual for the evening, she said she
just knew something was up."
"Yes, it was a real surprise until
then," corroborated Sarell Harlow,
her usually quiet face very animated
"I didn't suppose thut anyone would
renumber thut Will and I had been
married ten years today. It's real
pleasant to have one's friends so re
Mrs. Green, taking Inventory of the
tin things on the table, smiled benign
ly upon the speaker. She had found
but one dipper among the pile, and
naturally felt the prestige of being the
only person who had given an un-
dupllcated article. Mrs. Dodgson, the
local merchant's wife, began talking
at her elbow.
"How nice Lou Harlow looks to
night. That lace at her throat Is
very becoming , I hear something
about her and you, 'Rastus. How's
Mrs. Green drew herself up stiViy.
"Folks can hear a good deal," she
Rastus looks rather young to
think of marrying. And Lou why,
she's let me see." Mrs. Dodgson
screwed her face Into arlthmatical
puckers. "She's three years older 'n
'Rastus! I remember she was born the
same year as my Ameret."
"Oh, well, its the fashion nowadays
for men to marry oldtr'n themselves,
Mrs. Green answered, with a bland-
ness born of remembrance that Mre.
Dodgson's own son had wedded a
woman ten years his senior a widow
with an overgrown daughter just en
tering her teens and that the affair
was very displeasing to his people.
But her neighbor's friendly Inquisl
tlveness set her Into a new train of
thought. What if Lou Harlow had
been the one whom 'Rastus had fan
cied? Before ber roseta vision of
heavy bread, cake smelling of salara
tus, careless housekeeping which she
knew to be the rule at the Harlow
homestead; she thought of what It
would be to live day after day with
Lou's giggling laugh, her persistent
chatter and good-natured officious
nesst Looking aero th room at one
who but a few hours ago aha had
characterised a "that flltterin little
Holland girl," she noted with a stir
ring of pride akin to what ah felt In
'Rastus th trlmne of th black
gowned figure, th quiet manner, tbe
dellcat contour of th face whose
prettlnoaa did not conceal decision
and capability. 'Rastus was talking
with bar now, hi attitude marked by
that new dignity which his mother
had noticed of late. Something In the
turn of bis head reminded her of hi
father when bo had com courting
out Pmlgwast way, where she
lived aa a girl.
Wboa cam a homeward movement
laou tbe aueat. Mrs. Oreen pas
talking in the open door on br way
out Her quick eye bad recognised
two young figure at th gat, and
she turned her back upon them,
barring the progress of Mr. and Mrs.
"I have enjoyed It all so much;
haven't you. Mis' Knglish? I do think
a surprise tin weddin' the best way
of remember in' the anniversary it
don't make so much work for the
folks of the house. Seems to me iu
a pretty long while since you and)
your husband have been up to tak
tea with me. Now, why can t
you be a might more neighborly and
opine aoos? iSay Wednesday.
Nothin' to hinder. Well. I'm real
glad. And you are to bring your
niece. Not havln' any girl of my owo
I like to see a bright face like hers
round once In a while. I guess 'Ras
tus must have got tbe horse uhltched
by this time, good night"
Kastus was patting Nell's nose aa
he stood by her when his mother came
out Beta Holland was stll at th
gate, waiting for her aunt and uncle.
and Mr. Green smiled at her aa she
passed. Mother and son drove along
the bush fringed lane at a plodding
gait; for old Nell seemed in an Indo
lent mood, and 'Rastus loth to urge
her on. Tbe moonlight lay white and
beautiful over everything.
"I've asked Mr. and Mrs. English to
tea next Wednesday," said Mrs. Green.
She cleared her throat at the eager
Interest on 'Rastus face, and added
what she knew would establish perfect
understanding between herself and
him. "And I've asked the niece, too."
"Have you?" In 'Rastuss voice wa
a thrill of such gladness as comes
when one Is twenty-three and In lor
for the first time. "Have you?"
How much the boy looked like hi
father In spite of having her eyes and
chin! Mre. Green felt a sudden all-
embracing motherllness that let the
girl of his love Into the depths of ber
heart But she only said, In a mater
of fact way:
"I should thiDk 'twould be real
lonesome for the Englishes bcin' as
their house is where there a'n't never.
any pasln'. I should hate to live so
far from folks. I wouldn't for any
thing." 'Rastus turned and looked back to
ward the yellow house. To him It
seemed that under some circumstance
he could live his whole life at the en
of the road. Mary Clark Huntington,
In the Independent.
GEMS OF THOUGHT.
Where the day lingers, do thy best.
-W. H. Burleigh.
Lord support me all day long of
this troublous life, until the shadows
lengthen and the evening comes and
the busy world Is hushed, and the
fever of life Is over, and my work i
done. Then in Thy mercy grant me a.
safe lodging and a holy rest and peace
at the last. Amen, Lord Jesus, Amen.
The highest statement of the culture
of a human nature, and of the best
attainment that is set before it, In that
as it grows better it grows tuor
transparent and more simple; more
capable therefore, of simply and truly
transmitting the will of God behind It
Iu this restless nineteenth century
the Master Is standing with lit
handft tilled with blessing, and all
around there is a pushir.g, chaotic
mob, hungry, weary, unable U find
what It wants, and we may almost
hear His voice like a sigh, "Make tha
men sit down." F. C. Woodhouse.
He who sits down In a duroo oa
which another has made has not such,
cause to bewail himself aa he who Mils
down in the dungeon which he has
made for himself. Dewey.
Truth Itself, according to Lucke's
fine saying, will not profit us so long
as she Is but held In the hand and
taken upon trust from other minds,
not wooed and won and wedded by
our own. George Elliot
The value of experience Ilea in tha
lesson we learn from It and the truest
repentance Is often witnessed by Uia
poignancy of the sorrow. Both the
Muin nnd the sorrow have their root
in metnoiy. But while we are iiot to
forget that we have sometimes fallen,
we are not always to carry the mud
with us; the slough Is behind, but the
clean, clearly, defined road stretches
ahead of us, skies are clear, and God
is beyond. Chri"'""! Union.
Every year strips us of at least one
vain expectation and teaches us ti
reckon some solid good In Its stead..
Don't be In a hurry to find your,
work In the world, but just look about
you In the place you And yourself in,
and try to make things a llttlo belter
and honester there. T. Hughes.
Southey says, In one of his letters,
"I have told you of the Spaniard
who always puts on his spectacle
when about to eat cherries, that they
might look bigger and more tempting.
In like manner, I make the most of
my enjoyments and pack away my
trouble In a small a compass as I
can." Not a bad thought for th
Th native of Ouben, In the Bran
denburg district of Prussia, are pas
slonately fond of eating dog's flesh,
and It has now been deemed necessary
to bring the matter within th scop
of municipal aupervlslon. At a recant
council meeting It was decided that
from th first day of th new year,
dog declined for human consumption
must b slaughtered In th publla
Rev. Charles M. flheldon, th Topeka
minister, sent as a present to all hi
friend a llltl original New Ydar
poem In two vraes beginning: "Doar
friend of mlnol The year la aw. 1
wlab a happy year for you."
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