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    loop City Northwestern
J. W. BURLEIGH, Publisher.
"Jack Frost," complains the Boston
Herald, “is flirting with us.” Slap him
on the wrist.
Perhaps the New Yorker who lived
on grass would point to that as proof
of his horse sense.
The tremendous apple crop of this
year might arrange a pair advantage
ously with the wheat crop.
In what better way could a Newr
port heiress get her jewels before th^
public than by being robbed of them?
Prof. Benbow successfully steered
his air ship for 500 yards at St. Louis.
But it’s a thousand miles to Wash
It would suit Lipton if the rules of
the game could be so amended that
he could have his British yacht built
in America.
An eminent sculptor declares the
human foot is growing smaller, but it
is understood he never worked with
Chicago models.
The Brooklyn man who lived on
grass for six months seems to have
succeeded in reducing a meat diei to
its first principles.
If Sir Thomas Lipton is going to
race with an American-built boat
manned by an American crew the cup
is indeed in danger.
Kans, the educated horse, proves to
‘be a fraud. Still he probably has
brains enough to know what to think
of his recent admirers.
It will take thirty yards of ma
terial, the dressmakers say, to make
an autumn dress—but they won’t
bother Dr. Mary Walker.
An Ohio man has been arrested for
killing a book agent. Possibly, how
ever, the sheriff was new to his busi
ness and didn’t know any better.
In order doubtless to dispel local
prejudice against the practice, Bos
ton papers announce that a woman
103 years old “takes a daily bath.”
What a helpless creature is man!
A convention of dressmakers says
that big sleeves are to be in style
once more and he cannot prevent it.
Close on the heels of Mr. Hill's
promised retirement comes John L.
Sullivans equally conclusive an
nouncement that he is “done with
The folly of the woman who mar
ries a man in order to reform him is
exceeded only by the folly of the man
who marries a woman in order to re
form her.
J. Pierpont Morgan has acquired a
reputation as a dog fancier. H* gave
$10,000 the other day for four beauti
ful collies. His money now is going
to the dogs.
Experts in education aver that the
wonderful Berlin horse, Hans, shows
real power of mental concentration.
Hans must be related to some mules
we have known.
Maybe the reason why the Japanese
soldiers get 45 cents a month pay, in
stead of half a dollar, is that the Jap
anese war department doesn’t do any
thing by halves.
WTestern civilization is permeating
China. In another generation it will
not be considered a disgrace for a
Chinese woman of high rank to stand
on a broad footing.
Speaking about discipline, an edu
cational expert urges the school
teacher not to let bad boys know they
annoy her. Just smile joyously when
the bent pin strikes home.
London Is getting giddy. The
daughter of the lord mayor has been
jilted by an Egyptian official and
somebody exploded a bunch of fire
crackers in Westminster Abbey.
John D. Rockefeller has given $100,
000 to the Young Women's Christian
Association of Cleveland. The mem
bers must resemble the biblical vir
gins who also had oil in their lamps.
Five American automobiles are
sold abroad for every one that is im
ported to this country. Which seems
to indicate that the automobile, be
sides having come to stay, has come
to go.
Two Buffalo women fought with
crow-bars for the possession of a
clothesline. The loser is about to
make business for the undertaker and
the winner is being sought by a vaud
eville manager.
An Alabama spellbinder got married
between trains while on his way to
deliver a speech in New York. It
would have been better advertising if
he had had the ceremony on the plat
form right after his speech.
It’s noble in those Menominee
(Mich.) girls who will wear on their
silk stockings mottoes in praise of
the town. But, name of Venus!
What of the classical proportions of
ankles so constructed as to afford
advertising spaces?—New York
The palace of peace, for which An
drew Carnegie has provided funds, is
;o be erected at Scheveningen. Any
one who has ever tried to pronounce
that famous name to the satisfaction
of a listening Hollander will recog
nize the need of a palace of peace In
the neighborhood.
The secretary of the Panama canal
commission says that the work of
digging the canal will cot $145,000,
000 and will be completed in eight
ye&rs. Paste this up somewhere, and
read it again in 1912
A series of experiments, conducted
by Dr. Philip B. Hawk, demonstrator
of physiological chemistry at the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania, has proved
that swimming is the most beneficial
exercise, reports the World’s Worn..
He visited the dressing-rooms at the
athletic field and, immediately before
each athlete left for his exercise,
drew blood from him by means of the
regularly prepared sterile needle.
Then, when the athlete returned to
the dressing-room, after running,
jumping, pole vaulting or engaging in
water polo, the needle would again
be brought into play and a second
sample of blood drawn. Analysis of
the blood, to discover how far each
exercise increased the number of red
corpuscles, showed that water polo
and other forms of swimming result
ed in the largest increase. The swim
ming exercises were thus shown to be
the most beneficial, for the greater
the number of red corpuscles, the
richer the blood. Swimming result
ed in an average increase of 21 per
cent, as against 17 per cent for the
next best exercise—short-distance
A late dispatch from Paris stated
that there is a strong and growing of
ficial feeling there that France, Great
Britain and the United States should
endeavor to avert the danger of
Japan’s victory being so great that
she may become the dominating pow
er in the far east. It is quite likely
that, French sympathy being with
Russia, there is such a feeling as re
ported, but it will have no influence
either in England or the United
States, the people of both these coun
tries having no disposition or desire
to interpose any obstacle to Japan’s
success. Neither is there any appre
hension in the English speaking coun
tiies as to Japan becoming the domi
nating power in the far east.—Omaha
The question is being asked in
many quarters, Is the sun's heat fail
ing? and the matter is being discuss
ed by the leading scientists of Eu
That the sun is slowly cooling of?
has come to be an accepted theory,
but how gradually is the difficult
question to find out. The earth is
slowly cooling off, too. but we have
no instruments correctly to measure
that fact. And yet we know that a
permanent change of only a few'
points in the thermometer would
soon affect all life, animal and vege
The dependence of this globe upon
the sun is well understood and the
gun is constantly presenting new
mysteries to be solved.
And yet there is probably no cause
for alarm. The sun has served past
generations so well that they have
worshiped it and humanity will flour
ish in its kindly beams for many cen
turies to come.—Boston Globe.
Without inviting discussion of this
thorny question, I may say that my
own opinion is—supposing anybody
wants it—that a husband's rights are
what he can get. My view of a wife's
rights is the same. Whether it is
wise for either party to get all that
he (or she) can is a question of ex
pediency, to be decided according to
circumstances and individual inclina
tion. The governing principle of the
situation is that when two people ride
the Bame horse one must ride behind.
The question, therefore, whenever a
conflict arises, is whether the front
seat is worth fighting about, and, if so,
how long and how hard.—London
When we think of the power to do
good which rests with a despot like
the emperor of Russia and reflect that
under a government of the people re
forms are often slow and tedious and
attended by much confusion and strife
we may be tempted to extol the ad
vantages of despotism over democ
racy. We compare the freedom of
the serfs of Russia by a stroke of the
pen with the long and bloody war that
resulted from slavery in this country.
The fallacy of such reflections, how
ever, lies in the assumption that des
potism will continue to produce phi
lanthropists. The truth is that the
despot who succeeds the present des
pot on the throne of Russia may, by
inclination or the force of reactionary
sentiment among the ruling classes,
overthrow all the benevolence of his
predecessor.—Boston Globe.
There is no virtue in a dawdling
saunter. The slow and languid drag
ging one foot after the other, which
some people call walking, would tire
an athlete; it utterly exhausts a weak
person, and that is the reason why
many delicate persons think they can
not walk. To derive any benefit from
the exercise it is necessary to walk
with a light, elastic step, which swings
the weight of the body so easily from
one leg to the other that its weight is
not felt, and which produces a healthy
glow, showing that the sluggish blood
is stirred to action in the most remote
The art in life is to sit still and to
let things come toward you, not to
go after them or even to think that
they are in flight. How often I have
chased some divine shadow through a
whole day till evening, when, going
home tired, 1 have found the visitor
Just turning away from my closed
door.—Arthur Symons, in Saturday
» Review,
The dictum of Gov. Warfield that
girls should not marry until they are
twenty-six has naturally caused con
siderable discussion among those
most interested—the girls themselves,
their parents, and the young men
who do not want to wait for a bride
until she is verging on old-maiden
The first question of interest is a
matter of fact: Are our girls gener
ally marrying at too early an age?
Some light is thrown on this matter
by City Registrar McGlenan of Bos
ton in the Globe of that city. He
shows that in the year 1902 out ol
6.172 brides, only 120, or a little more
than 2 per cent, were less than eight
een. While more than half the total
number were under twenty-five, “yet
4,ISO, more than two-thirds of the
whole number of brides, were mar
ried between the ages of twenty and
These figures, the Registrar thinks,
“do not indicate that all girls are
marrying at an abnormally earl}
age.” Other writers on the subject
testify that marriage is entered intc
by both sexes at later age than in
former generations in this country
There are many reasons for this. The
growing independence of women, the
more extensive fields for their em
ployment, the importance given to
education, operate to defer marriage,
as the increased cost of the wedded
state deters many young men until
they can “afford it.”—New York
George Meredith is reported tc
have said in a recent interview tfcal
doctors and parsons are doing harm
by increasing the fear of death ano
making the English less manly. "Nt
one," he added, “should considei
death or think of it as worse than go
ing from one room to another.” Fot
his own part, he says, he "hopes he
shall die with a good laugh.”
There is no objection to joyous
ness, even on the solemn occasion oi
passing from this form of existence tc
one of which we know nothing excepl
by faith. All the same, a frivolous
laugh seems to be an affection of cour
age rather than genuine heroism
Death is no joke for those who go oi
for those who are left behind. One
may say with the trust of Emerson:
“The God who has led me so gracious
ly all through this life I can trusl
wherever he leads me.”—Syracuse
In the "Joy of Living" papers ap
pearing in the Delineator Lilne Ham
ilton French, in the September num
her, writes on unconscious expressioi
in childhood, and speaking of the ne
cessity of implanting precepts o
courtesy and hospitality while the
child is young, gives this apt am
amusing illustration: "There is an ole
story told of a lady of rank who mar
ried her footman. She managed tc
train him into the semblance of t
gentleman, and his appearance in the
drawing-room was not bad. He be
haved well, and writh propriety—ex
cept when he heard a bell ring! TheD
he started. To jump when bells were
rung had been a second nature with
him as a footman. It is always the
training in early and impressionable
years that makes the second nature
of the mature. The full-grown man
or woman can, of course, begin a self
training, as this lady of rank began e
training of her husband. The task
is more difficult. Even the cells of
the brain get into ways of respond
ing to certain impressions, and al
though a thought held to will trans
form the very nature of man, there
ought to be no need of a transforma
tion in our manners. They should be
formed in the early, pliant, receptive
days of childhood.’’
Every formal treaty or arbitration
will aid wonderfully in molding public
sentiment against war and smoothing
the way to other similar treaties. The
example of the great militant coun
tries will have a persuasive influence
upon the small nations which are now
taxing their slender resources to main
tain armies and navies to be anni
hilated in the first encounter with a
stronger power. Land hunger, em
pire-building, absorption of weak coun
tries by the powerful, the combative
savage, fighting instinct surviving civ
ilization, traditional racial hate, mili
tary glory, it must be admitted, give
a tremendous impetus to war. These
incentives to grave international con
flicts cannot be removed at once. It
must be a gradual process.—Philadel
phia Press.
It has required two decades to shift
the center of population from Ohio to
Indiana, the center of farm values
from eastern Indiana to western Illi
nois, the center of the farm income
to the western banks of the Missis
sippi, and the center of farming area
from eastern Illinois to central Mis
souri. Two centers have already
crossed the Mississippi and two more
decades will be sufficient to advance
another across the Father of Waters.
—Des Moines Register-Reader.
International practice has modified
some of the cruelties of war, but the
sorest cruelty is that wrar exists and
that it leaves its scars not only upon
those who are forced into the conflict,
but the actualities of war visit afflic
tions on conquered and conquerors
alike.—Brooklyn Eagle.
Every great man Is always being
helped by everybody, for his gift is
to get good out of all things and all
Fence Posts Became Trees
“People talk of the wonderful
growth of the tropical jungle,” said a
traveler last week, “but they rarely
think of the wonderful vitality and
swift growth of our own domestic
-rees in this country.
“There is the poplar, for instance.
Rip branches from a tree, thrust them
into the ground without any care
whatever, and inside of three months
svery one of those branches will have
sent out a mass of roots and be de
veloping fast into a tree.
“i have just passed through a
thicket of poplars in New York state
where trees of about fifteen feet in
Height stood so close together that
a man could barely push his way be
tween them. They were all flourish
ing, healthy young trees, with thick
“To my surprise. I learned from my
guide that this whole little grove had
sprung up from branches stuck into
tne ground after a windstorm had
torn them from other trees along the
“A still more wonderful tree is the
catalpa, known to most boys on ac
count of its long bean, which some
of them use for smoking after it is
| dry. The catalpa has such a remark
able vitality that even a tree that has
been cut down and sawed into lengths
again and again, has been known to
strike root and sprout, and finally
grow up into good trees.
“I saw a fence in the Middle West
that consisted of a straight row of
beautiful catalpas, each at them
nearly twenty feet high. The row
was so mathematically straight that
I wondered how the trees had grown
so, especially as the row vas nearly
half a mile long. So I role over to
(hem and discovered that barb wire
was stretched from tree w tree, evi
dently as a division fenoo. Later I
met the owner of the land, and he
explained to me how tba trees had
come to grow' in so perfect a line.
“ ‘About ten years ago,’ he said,
‘I wanted to raise a barb wire fence
along the line of my property, to pre
vent my cattle from straying. I
went into the woods and we chopped
down a lot of small catalpas, about
sapling size. We chopped the roots
off, leaving a pointed end at the base,
and sawed the crowns off clean, thus
making stakes about eight feet long.
These we drove into the ground in
the row that you saw, and attached
our barb wire to them. Inside of six
months every stake had begun to
sprout, and since then the fence
stakes have growrn into trees.”
lale of Bonanza Days
In the old days of excitement, when
mining stocks were on the jump and
men became millionaires over one
day’s dabbling, an incident occurred
at the country residence of James C.
Flood in Menlo, when a fairly well
to-do resident found himself without a
home in the short period of one week.
The man's name was Hank, and, be
ing a first-class gardener, he readily
found employment about the resi
dences of the wealthy owners of man
sions. In this way he was employed
at the Flood residence. Hank was
loitering about the garden one Satur
day evening as the proprietor, in com
pany with a visitor, was looking over
the stock.
Mr. Flood, who had just stepped out
of the hog corral, casually remarked
to his friend that he would be willing
to make a bet that “Con would go up
to 300 before Christmas.’’ Hank con
structed “con’’ to mean Consolidated
Virginia, and, taking the tip which he
thought would make him a millionaire,
he disposed of his holdings of 250
acres of fine land, his stock, and, in
brief, everything he had on earth ex
cept his wife and four bright little
Hanks. The proceeds he invested in
Consolidated Virginia stock, which
was then selling at $75 a share.
Christmas came, but instead of
•‘Con’" going up to $300 it fell to $25.
The man was a pauper. In lamenting
his loss he incidentally mentioned to
a friend of Flood’s how he lost his all.
Flood, who was generous to a fault,
sent for Hank and had him repeat his
story. When he learned of his chance
remark about “Con going to 300 be
fore Christmas” he fairly shook with
laughter and explained what it meant.
It was in reference to the gift of a
young sow. made a present to him by
“Con” O’ConnGr, who, in the fun of
the thing, had called the pig “Con.”
The bet alluded to the sow’s increas
ing in weight to 300 pounds before
Christmas and not to Con. Virginia.
Having enjoyed the joke and after
joshing Hank the noble-hearted Flood
bought back the ranch for Hank and
recompensed him for all his losses.
The originality of the joke and the
knowledge of the penalty paid by an
eavesdropper was Flood's reward.—
San Francisco Call.
Rank Was
- _
f Value
When the late Prof. Sommerville
of the University of Pennsylvania,
(he learned collector of gems, charms
and mascots, had set his mind on
some curio heard of in one of his
meetings with orientals, nothing
could bar the way, says the Booklov
er's Magazine. Were it in the center
of the desert of Sahara or on the
topmost pinnacle of the Hamala.van
mountains, he would go after it and
keep up the search until the treasure
was found, purchased and placed on
exhibition at the university museum.
American gold was Prof. Sommer
ville’s magnet, wherever he went. He
then describes its effects on one of
his expeditions.
“On one occasion we desired to
visit the famous Dilwarra temples in
India, and for that purpose engaged
two jinrikshas and a number of na
tives to draw them, about twelve in
all. The temples, as you know, are
set in a magnificent grove of mango
trees on a mountain top and surround
ed by great hills. W'ith a fair meas
ure of tact and money I hoped to
secure from the people of the vicin
ity some of their odd talismans and
rings. I said to the chief rigisha
man: ‘Now, Lala, what will you dc
for me if I double jour pa>*? I want
to make this journey in half time
and if you accomplish it you shall be
doubly paid.’
“He went to his helpers at once
and informed them that I was a
prince. We started out under the
contract. He ran ahead of the con
voy, raising both hands in the air
and crying to the astounded people:
‘Here comes a prince. Down with
j'ou. Here comes a prince.’
“And during the entire twelve
miles ride I was treated to the tin
American experience of seeing the
people cover their faces and drop ab
jectly to the ground in obeisance and
salutation, only daring to look at me
through their parted fingers. But
my amusement at thus being treated
as a prince was nothing to the grati
fication I experienced in securing
from this people—who did not dare
to refuse so august a personage as
I—some of the most interesting in
scribed talismans that I have in my
Pine Stumps Yield Oils
A new proof of the fact that what
Is wasted one time becomes a valu
able material under other circum
stances, is given in the success of pine
tar plants that have been started up
near the head of Lake Superior. That
the industry is no experiment and of
no doubtful value is shown by the fact
that the Weyerhaeuser syndicate, the
largest lumbering concern in the
world, has taken if up, has just bought
out the plants already established and
is installing more.
All the region about the head of
Lake Superior is, or was, covered with
pine timber, and when this was cut
the stumps remained on the ground.
Pine stumps do not rot as do those
of harcfwoods and the presence of
these stumps was a serious obstacle
to the spread of farming in the region.
Now comes the pine tar company
and offers to clear a farm of all its
| old stumps or to pay the owner $3 for
every cord of them that he will pull
himself. For farmers, throughout
thousands of acres, this is an esti
mable boon and it will open hundreds
of thousands more acres as fast as
the stumps are got out.
The company has invented, or ap
plied existing processes of destructive
distillation of wood to the pine
stumps and is securing a combined
product of great value. There is a
large amount of turpentine in these
dry stumps, also a high grade of lubri
cating oil, tar and, finally, excellent
coarcoal. The discovery that lubri
cating oil was to be secured from
stumps by carrying the distilled prod
uct to its last analysis, is quite new,
and no machines for producing this
have yet teen installed, but they are
to be put in at once in th# company’s
first plant, a few miles south of Du
The Wood of Silence
In the Wood of Silence everything gues
Very deep the shade is, and hushed with
joyous song;
The heart sings on the highway and in
the field of sheaves.
Who could lift a song to such a roof of
In the upland valley the lovers danced
and sang.
Down beside the river still their laugh
ter rang.
Then they crossed the cornfield, passed
the white barred gate.
And knew th» Wood of Silence where the
shadows wait.
Once within its darkness came the sud
den change.
Each, quick glancing sideways, found the
other strange.
They forgot the wind there and the sun
In the Wood of Silence comes the end
of love.
Ou* upon the roadway with the Wood
Still they felt its magic hold their spir
its blind;
Though they strove wMth laughter *o
mask each hidden thought.
Nothing could unravel the spell the shad
ows wrought.
Not the failing sunset nor the falling
As the hill they mounted, brought so
deep a night.
Darkness all about them, darkness in
the heart, /
Hand in hand they journeyed, all a world
Nevermore together to stand as they had
Watching for the dryads in the Enchant
ed Wood;
Or to tread the winding road and hear
the lark above:
In the Wood of Silence came the end of
—E. C., in The Dondon Athenaeum.
Jap Physicians Up to Date.
Dr. Emil Casales, writing from a Ko
rean field hospital, reports that the
Japanese army surgeons have given
up the practice of bleeding their pa
tients, A Russian physician, who had
been picked from a batch of prisoners,
was not only permitted, but in>tted,
to make himself useful. His saddle
colored colleagues carried courtesy to
the length of jiving him the casting
vote in several professional contra
versies, but drew the line at his faith
in leeches. A neighboring horse pond
wriggled with the little rascals, and
the Russian proposed to collect them
for clinical purposes. Being request
ed to sanction the plan of his guest,
the Japanese chief surgeon was too
polite to express his dissent in the
form of an outright veto, but con
tented himself with the remark that
he would give orders to have the
shores cleaned, as it might help to
make the pend more attractive to
“The Cup of Cold Water”
Fine words have been written; kind
things said of men and women
throughout the world, for ages past,
yet none that strike home nearer than
those which so often fall from the
pen of Richard L. Metcalfe, the tal
ented editor of the Omaha World
Herald, who, by the way, is a Mis
souri product and grew up to man
hood among the sycamores and elms
of the “Imperial” state. Under the
title of “The Cup of Cold Water,” Mr.
Metcalfe has touched a chord that
finds response wherever flows the
milk of human kindness, and wher
ever little children clasp hands and
are happy. In a recent issue of the
Sunday World Herald he prints the
following from his pen, a portion of
which refers to a former Omaha Meth
odist preacher. This preacher was the
much-beloved Pastor McQuoid, who
one time lived in Kansas, where his
widow now resides, but who was
sailed home from his pastorate in
Omaha, a year or so ago:
“New York newspapers recently told
of a young man who, after several
years of faithful service to his employ
er, absconded with a considerable sum
of money. That was the young man’s
first misstep, and the employer caused
:o be inserted in the newspapers an
idvertisement calling upon the young
nan to return and promising that he
would not be prosecuted, but would
oe helped out of his dmiculties. The
young man read the advertisement, re
:urned to his home, made a clean
oreast of his error, was forgiven by
;he man whom he had wronged, rein
stated in his position and given every
possible encouragement to recover nis
.ost ground. It developed that the
young man was in financial distress.
1 ind in a moment of desperation had
| ased his employer’s money. This in
cident occurred two years ago, and
since then this young man has, at
.east to the satisfaction of his employ
er, justified the magnanimity which
.hat employer showed.
“It wul not. of course, do for it to
iecome a matter of general under
standing that a man may embezzle
md be forgiven; and yet, there have
seen, unquestionably, many cases in
.vhich the methods used by this New
i'ork employer could have been used
.vitli advantage by other employers.
' The doctrine, T am not my broth
?r’s keeper,’ is not the doctrine for
ihoughtiul men. The man who per
sistently cultivates the notion that
le is concerned solely in his own wel
fare and that he owes no duty to his
fellows lias not even begun to learn
.hat life is worth living.
“On a tablet in the First Methodist
ihurch in the city of Omaha is en
graved, to the memory ef a fine Meth
Jdist preacher, the best and highest
iribute that could be paid to a human
Deing. It is said of tras man; Tie
was a helper 01 men.' Incidentally, it
nay be said that those who happen
;o have had the pleasure of this Meth
jdist preacher’s acquaintance well
snow that the tribute is entirely de
served, and that the man to whose
memory that tribute is paid proved
limself a helper of men whenever he
came in contact with a human being
who seeded aid.
“T-*e claim that half the world does
aot know how the other half lives is
justified. A very large number of
people are free from serious trouble,
and many of these are entirely ig
norant of the burdens borne frequent
ly by their own immediate neighbors.
It is indeed strange that so much of
the trouble, the sorrow and the grief
that exists in this busy world is con
cealed from the view of many men.
But the man who is willing to lend a
sympathetic ear andl extend a helping
hand very soon comes in touch with
his troubled fellows, and very soon
learns of the sorrow and grief, con
cerning which less sympathetic men
remain in ignorance. While it is not
an easy task to comply with the in
junction, ’Bear ye one another’s bur
dens,’ the man who does his best to
obey that rule obtains from life a
great deal more than the one who ut
terly ignores that rule. ‘The drying
up of a single tear has more of honest
fame than shedding seas of gore;’ and
the world is full of tears; some of
them are coursing down furrowed
cheeks; some of them fill eyes that
are rapidly growing dim; many of
them are unshed and invisible. But
if every tear may not be dried, if ev
ery sob may not be checked, if every
wounded heart may not be healed, a
word of sympathy and kindness will
do much to assuage the grief which
finds expression in the tear and the
“Kindness, like mercy ‘is twice
blest; it blesseth him that gives and
him that takes,’ and is, indeed, ‘an at
tribute of God himself.’ The One
whose every act showed love and sym
pathy and kindness for men said:
‘And whosoever shall give to drink
unto these little ones a cup of cold
water only in the name of a disciple.
Watch Children’s Eyes.
Children in schools should be care
fully watched in order to guard
against trouble with the eyes, as
shortsightedness is becoming yearly
a more common defect. They should
not be allowed to hold the books
nearer the eyes than fourteen inches,
and must not stoop over their work.
Love makes our darkest days
In golden sur.s go down!
So let us clothe our hearts with love
And crown us with Love's crown.
—Ger*!d Massey.
Gum Made of Cassava Starch.
Cassava starch, mere popularly
known as tapioca, is the chief element
of the gum on the back of all postage
Man Cheaper Than Horse.
In the farming districts of Rnssia it
costs 40 cents to hire a horse for one
day and 35 cents to hire a man.
Loss of British Seamen.
Of 10,000 British seamen. sixty-alx
are lost at sea every year.
verily I say to you he shall in no wise
lose his reword.’ There is in thiy
world to-day an opportunity for every
human being to give the cup of cold
water; and there is no waiting for the
reward to be bestowed. The moment
the cup is extended, that moment the
reward is obtained.
“A man bowed with grief because oi
the death of his beloved wife is given
the warm handclasp that needs no
words to explain what it means. That’s
the cup of cold water.
“A woman, broken-hearted, yet, wo
manlike, strong even in the presence
of the greatest sorrow’, is the benefi
ciary of those little neighborly serv
ices which, while they have no lan
guage, speak volumes In sympathy
and love. That's the cup of cold wa
“A merchant, staggering under a 1
verse conditions, honest, although un
fortunate, and striving to save the
remnants of his business, is given a
little extra patronage by appreciative
customers and a little unusual encour
agement by merciful creditors. That s
the cup of cold water.
“A man struggling against the pow
er of an overwhelming appetite and
sinking sometimes even to the gutter,
is urged to try again and save him
self from social oblivion. That's the
cup of cold water.
“The sisters of the Good Sh'\ herd,
devoting their lives to the r scue of
fallen women. That’s the cup of cold
“T£e good sisters at St. Joseph’s,
the faitinul women at tne Wise Memo
rial, the tender nurses at the Clark n
and the Methodist hosp. ,.s—all de
voting their energies toward alleviat
ing pain—none of them with prop- r
recompense in the way of money,
many of them without any 1
recompense whatever. That’s the cap
of cold water.
lne noble work done by the sister*
£t the St. James orphanm caring
for tde little ones who but for those
sisters would be homeless. That's the
cup of cold water.
“The man who, thrown from a posl
j ticn threugn no fault of his own, tin is
• assistance in obtaining means of a
livelihood through the intercession of
some busy yet sympathetic neighbor.
That’s the cup of cold water.
“The little garments that are sent
to cover the nakedness of some child
of the poor. That's the cup of cold
"The contribution to the empty lar
der of the destitute, the supply of
medicine to the poor and sick. That's
the cup of cold water.
“The visits to the sick and injur 1.
That's the cup of cold water.
“The word of cheer to the stupid or
thoughtless lad who finds the greatest
problem of life to be the mastery of
his simple studies. That's the cup of
cold water.
“The mending of the broken toy
provides comfort to the little lad and
the repairing of the tattered doll
ch cks the sobs cf the little girl; and
that’s the cup of cold water.
“In tnis day some of us may be too
proud to remember, and certainly
many of u* are too dignified to repeat
that little jingle so familiar to our
childhood days; ‘Little drops of wa
ter, little grains of sand, make the
mighty ocean and the pleasant land;
little deeds of kindness, little words
of love, help to make earth happy like
the heaven above.’ Yet. would not the
world be considerably better if that
simple little verse were placed over
every desk in every counting room in
the land, so that he who runs may
read and he who reads may profit for
himself and give profit to his fellows?
“Some one has said; ‘The best por
tion of a good man’s life is the little,
nameless, unremembered acts of kind
ness and of love.’ Every tear that
falls in sympathy with another’s woe,
every handclasp that is meant to as
suage another’s grief, every word that
is given to provide encouragement to
one who stumbles and falters on the
way, every smile and every cheer and
every sigh that is the product of our
loving kindness contributes to the
progress of the world, to the advan
tage of humanity and to the upbuild
I ing of our own precious se’ves.
“A man will obtain the ,est in life
when he strives for that condition
where thoughtlessness gives way to
thoughtfulness, where love of one’s
self is well balanced with love for
one’s fellows, where men are not too
dignified to mingle their tears with
the tears of a grief-stricken neighbor,
where the word of comfort is ever
ready for the benefit of ‘these little
ones,’ for the relief of the despairing
and ~ie help of the disconsolate. Then,
whatever creeds and doctrines may
say, the bearer of the cup of cold wa
ter, writing finis’ to his life’s work,
may, without fear and without trem
bling, face the great unknown with:
‘Now lettest thou thy servant depart
in peace, according to thy word, for
mine eyes have seen thy salvation.’"
“Proverbs give us the best lessons
tn the art of expression. See what
vast truths and principles in forming
such simple and common facts! It
reminds one of suns and stars en
graved on button and knife handles.
Proverbs come from the character and
are alive and vascular. There is
blood and marrow in them. They
give us pocket editions of the most
voluminous truths.”—John Burroughs.
First Mention of Gold.
Gold is first mentioned in the Blbl*
In Gen. 2. v. ii.
What Is th* Answer?
Maybe love is blind, as the old saw
says, but it has been generally ob
served that the pretty girl, as a rule,
is the one that gets married first.
Barbers Cannot Talk.
A European hairdresser, appreciat
ing the extent of the evil of talkative
barbers, advertises that all his assist
ants are deaf and dumb.
Keeps Eg j3 Frecli.
Silicate of soda keeps
ter aaar.y months.