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Jj RED CLOUD CHJLKH1. JttUDAl, JNE 4, 1897.
(COHTINTKD FHOaT THIRI 1'AflK)
tho difficulties weru'snnnountod until
th loforniatlon nt Inst spread Its far
reaching anus over nit Kurope.
What calls forth gmator ndmlration
than do men who through honest hard
endeavor, hare risen from, tho lowest
to tho highest position in tiio laud. A
man is to bo admired, whoso progress
In life has been ohcoked by lingo
bowlders of adversity, but who with
persistent labor has finally reached
-tho summit of his ambitions. One of
America's own sons typifies such a
man, in tho form of Abraham Lincoln.
Today his name is waftsd over land
and sea ou tho popular voico of an ad
Wore it uoccssary many oxamplcs of
such peoplo could bo given, who by
their ceaseless energy and -tireless
efforts have reach tho goal of their
ambition. Wo aro proud of tho record
and the achievements of tho past and
rcjolco in tho advantage of tho present.
And may wo tho youth of tho land, so
study these advantages that wo will bo
Inspired to undortako still greater
"-Lire of grest men all remind tin,
We inbit make our llvei sublime,
And departing lv behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.
U t in then be rip and doing,
With a hand for any fate,
Still MhleTlnR still punning,
Learn to labor and to wait."
'The Fate Outwitted."
HY BK88IB OARFKNTEK.
I sat dreaming ono night long after
the other members of the'family had
retired. Without tho storm howled
mournfully, tho rain boat fiercely
down, ever and anon it was driven
against the windows in lierco gusts;
tho house creaked itnd rocked in the
The lud and rain seemed to peue
trati; from without chilling my very
being; u dark shadow began to settle
down upon me, gloomy and somber
thoughts oppressed me. Hostlessly I
paced the floor tho surging tide of
feeling left mo in tho profouudest
mclaucholy. From regrets for the
past I turned into hopeless conjectures
ns to tho future. While I mused the
shadow upon mo began to deepen;
ghostly forms of awful shape seemed
to hover in tho gloom, oven tho
shadows mado by tho tiro assumed un
canny shapes. 1 threw myself on my
couch in an agony of doubt and uncer
tainty. O to bo able to pierce the
gloom that surrounded no and sec tho
future with all that might o'ershadow
itl Why this doubt, this uncertainty,
this horrid suspense? Might uot aome
merciful hand draw aside this misty
yell and at once resolve all these
eloubta? If the future holds for me
something better than tho past, I loug
to know it, if it should reveal nothing
but gloom and sorrow, at least tills
awful uncertainly would bo at an end.
In un agony of hope I sprang from my
couch and in un hysterical voice prun
ed tho unkind fates to rend this dark
Dens that enshrouded me, nt least for a
moment to lemove the veil. Hut no!
They remained obdurato 1 was turn
ing away, giving up to despair when
my eyes ehuueed to fall upon tin X-rays
instrument. A happy thought sei.ed
me. 1 plueed it to hi eye. Already
a rift In the dark sliioud. l'eui lug be
yond tho future I saw stuinge scene',
somethings old, yet some things new;
changes in fashions, chess, nearly
everything Needed reforms hud
taken place, long felt wants had buen
supplied. Indued tho gloomy cloud
which had nppiussed mo so terribly
had had a silver lining all the brighter
all the more beautiful for the daik ex-
tiriior whieli was nt that alonu visible.
As I united there pushed in procession
before me thousands of people, a few
pf whom in the past I had known, a
great many of whom 1 had never seen
jor heard. How Joyfully I would
ivcogn'uu now aiid tlien an old time ac
quaintance. i)ne person iu particular
excited mvliiteiest a beautiful woman
richly dressed aud decked in jewels,
surrounded by a throng of admirers; a
leading society belle, ono whose path is
strewn witli roses ono upou whom
fprtuae smiles unstiqtingly. Tho fea
tures seemed familiar uud, us I gazed,
I recognized one of my former school
males, Kdna Hoiutorsoii. 1 turned to
behold the noxt iu the pioeession u
noted lecturer, Woman's advnuco
meat in the past few years owes much
to her efforts; no woman ot this day is
so widely kuown and so teverenlly
Hookcn of as is Ada 8k jel vor. Tho next
ono which 1 noticed ww; great politl
clau, the senator rnv5b-ask,l)i
uia Schaff ait, wboltiflece io' public
life is by no means limited.'1 The mer
chant prince of New York, by whose
niaglu touch swims to be turned to
fWilil In Uin nuxt to olfthn mv attention.
Kobert Mitchell, one of tho leading
business meu of the nation, in n man
ner disappointed tho hopes of the
friends of his youthful days. Another
one in the procession Is HSo taily
ro'oogni.ed, Matlle AM, a renowned
atlis!. .whoiv .beAUtltuL4'iiUu esailouu
many homes. An authoiess next ap-
piars Wtib'Sn UaO qsTtfciv ifrUd.'Jiooks
testify tojpPJl- sBHitt tni'u at
-nf- & 3C 'SJ-TV
A !W Vrl W s
9Mrj0Eiii, ii i n i ill 1 1
least has attained the height of her am
billon. I behold also a great musician
whoso success along this lino was tho
rosult only of hard labor. Indeed the
height to which Mabel Howard has at
tained proves the truth of tho maxim:
"Whero There's a Will There's a Way."
Another friend whom I bad known in
my early voars pastod before my view,
Susie Rife, although Susie Rifo no
longer, is still as kind, and benevolent
as ever; a loader in church circles, her
light shines far abolit hor, cheering
mauy lonely heart and making life far
brighter for many unhappy one. I
saw another old friend whoso llfo In
also a comfort, to those about her,
Lillian Smith, u maiden lady, carries
with her a broken heart. Although
shohas suffered ono great disappoint
ment, it has only refined and ennobled
hor nature, whilosho finds pleasure in
smoothing tho path for others, losing
all thought of herself. Slio patiently
waits for her reward above saying
softly to herself,
lie still, ad heart mid ceanu repining;,
liehlnd the cloud I tliosmistlll shining;
Thy fate Is the common fate ef all,
Into each life some rnln mint fall."
Hut tho procession is moving on. 1
saw another whom I had known, Lucy
Oarbor, a well known lawyer's wlfo by
no means repent giving up tho
studious llfo which sho hud coveted.
Jessie Kellogg also appears, a book un
der eithor arm, 'tis easy to tell that she
Is a studont, still delving deeper into
the sciences as well as adding daily to
her knowledgo in languages. I saw
next a clerk in a largo mercantile
house Is Chicago, Jim Yeiser who
leads a life of hard labor. Whllo his
life portrays tho fulfillment of the in
junction, "In the sweat of thy brow
shalt thou eat bread." It shows also
that llfo always has its compensations,
for James is blessed with a lovely wife
aud nine beautiful children who came
to gladden their grandfather's heart.
While I was anxiously waiting for my
own image to niincar. I sudden v
heard an uproar. Tho fates had dis
covered the tries that had been played
upon them and tho clamor had been
caused by their sudden attempt to
balllo tho X-ray machine. They
hurriedly began hanging other curtains
behind tho ono already up and as I
looked the light became dimmer aud
dimmer, objects beyond becamo faint
and gradually vanished; all was
clothed in midnight blackness and, I
was loft in my former state of doubt
and uncertainty. Hut a feeling of sat
isfaction filled mo that I might be able
to relieve the minds of a few of my
friorids aud it gives me pleasure to
have informed them on this occasion
what I discovered. Nor, indeed am I
without hope that I may again catch
the fates unguarded and theu be more
fortunate as regards myself.
"The Dawn ot the Twentieth Century. "
BV MAY SANIOKN.
Living as wo do toward tho close pf
tho .nineteenth century, we naturally
look forward with no little degree of
anticipation toward tho dawn of tho
coming century. It has been said tuit
each century Is tho educated offspring
uf the parent ago. If this is true, tho
twentieth century, the child of tiio
nineteenth, bids fair to contain much
that will be grand, much that will be
gloiiotis, and lot us hope, nothing that
will enshroud iho-e glories In a cloud
of darkness and despair.
The latter pait of the nineteenth
century bus been Hinracteri.cd by
restless menial activity. Men have
been thinking, ttriving, agitating, con
tending; thought probably never be
fore was so froo and active, during no
provious period has tho human Intel
loot achioved such triumphs! Prin
ciples of mind and matter hitherto un
thought of havo been demnnntralcd,
questions have begun to bo agitated
whose solution will come in tho twen
tieth century. Tho labor questiou with
all Its complicated machinery aud the
turbulent state of tho iiuariclal uud
business wbrld resulting from it, the
timidity of capital to invest in any
project, tho strikes, corporations, com
bines, etc., all crying for what they
deem to be thulr especial rights; all
this social uurest, this upheaving of
tho masses, promises to bring about
ue of the greatest issues iu human
history; the complete revolution of
society in general; ami tho Indications
aro that oia ot this chaos will be
brought a peaceable union of socloty,
and this mighty revolution will be
brought about, uot by the might of tho
8vjordbyt byipeacoful arbitration.
, jl'he tlir.eqjeara which wllj Iwlng to
u close tho nineteenth century promise
to bo prolific in mechanical and scien
tltfp advances. To us is given the
Rrlvllegt of welcoming in a century
dfstiued to be tho century of mechan
ical device, of scientific achievements,
uud of electrical energy, drawu from
the constant motion of our world, re-
voting through spare. IVesently too
tbe magnetic currents of the earth will
be haruessed, uud then another unfail
ing souico of power will bo added
to tho economy of human energy.
Bulwertrf,d,renui of ilM "Cmli)g Kuce"
and UeilamyV '-Looking Hackwuid."
.UotJuepruseutingtbe num and.womon
of an age In which uiencb will
peUolm wY-drany 'iHh.jit, Hmjy to
DcWltt'a WMckHaMl Stdv
compelled to harness themselves, seems
about to bo realized; and with It tho
dawn of a new era in tho world's his
tory; which will bo mado possiblo by
the progress of mechanics and tho now
methods of living which this will bring
A hopeful sign for tho prosperity of
the future is tho kindly spirit in which
all now inventions and schemes for tho
betterment of humanity are welcomed.
A few years ago It was not so; tho in
ventor was open to ridicule and per
haps failure; but today this spirit has
changed and a new invention is hailed
with delight; for example, how differ
ent was the welcome given to the
horseless carriage ago in this country
to that given to the ago of steam rail
roads In England! Tho period of tho
most wonderful progress in all branches
of work is near nt hand; science has
achieved within tho past few years re
sults which soom almost incredible;
tho discovery of tho "X rays" by Prof.
Hontgon, has opened up a vnst field for
investigation. What possibilities arc
contained in this now energy! What
results may yet bo accomplished by its
use! A short time ago tho idea that
any ono might observe with tho eye,
tho varied organs of tho human body,
performing their different functions,
would have seemed like a dream of the
wildest imagination; and yet this has
been done by the aid of these miracle
The wonderful new eye of scienco
by which nil the hidden mysteries of
tho heavens aro being fathomed, the
great powers of steam and electricity,
and tho numerous projects still incom
plete, aro but heralds of what tho com
ing century is to bol If so great things
havo been and aio being accomplished,
in this, tho eve of tho nineteenth cen
tury, what can we hope for tho future?
Does not every thiug point to a
higher civilization than has yet been
reached Certainly, if wo may judge
by the present outlook, for never at
any previous time, has thought been
so deep uud ugitatcd along uuy lines,
as on tho momentous questions of tho
day; meu have at last begun to probe
into tho social problems of tho times, to
think, strivo, seek and plan tor the up
lifting and upbuilding of liumauityij
Yes, wo are on tho verge of a new era,
and ut of the ashes of the past, will
rise a present, one far more glorious
than its predecessor)
Tho twentieth century will bo the
perfecting of tho plans and solving of
the questions of today; the ultimate
triumph of science and the mind.
Our present industrial system with
ita numeroHs complications and inade
quate powers (?) will have passed
awuy. A wellnigh incredible transfor
mation will take place during tho next
tlfty years; more will be accomplished
during tliis brief period of time than
has been achieved for many centuries,
If wo could compare our present sys
tem of affairs with the smooth run
ning, perfectly fitting machinery of
society in tho yenrs which aro to follow,
wo would probably tlud many griev
ous faults and mistakes.
The motive power of the' society of
tho twentieth century will consist of
tho perfect harmony with which tho
mighty wheels of industry revolve,
turned by tho electric power of united
(Ii initially, as the froen snows of
winter mo melted by the return of
spring and at last diiiipeaiw,uiid the
woild takes on n new life, so the so
cial customs of our day, which have
como down to us from uuler genet n
lions, aio gradually being melted
away under the warm sunsliino of tho
modern humane spirit; as the snow
disappears and flowers spiing up to
make more beautiful tho earth;
so the social flower will bloom with
a new beauty, a now glory and tho
hopes of our day be realized. And al
ready wo can sen above the distant
horizon the first rosy streaks of the
dawn, which is to usher in tho grand
est, most glorious, most brilliant con
tury tho world has over known!
"Monuments ot Antiquity."
MAHKL O. BOWAItB.
I speak not of lifeless masses of com
mon marble nor of mute counterfeits
of past heroes hewn from stono, for it
is "vain to trust the faithless column
aud the crumbling dust." Whllo these
simple stones and mounds of earth
way seem for ages to Huminon baokthe
departed ami to re-enact tho commem
orated evoaU, yet iu the lapse of time
their ruins aro perished and their
places forever lost.
i I speak o' monuments that shall tiot
decay, but, becausn imbedded in tbo
llvoa.and history and destinv of men
aud uations shall grow broader and,
firmer who me roil or agos.
Much of intellectual life is absorbed1
In contemplation of the past, tho ln-fe
Udligeiice of our country is largeljf
retrospective, the best modern mlndV
have been developed by thm renals'
sauce training, whch has put them Into
frequ,eu,t companionship with the
gioatfst .poets, soldiers, philosophers
and artists of the past. "Huthat walk
tb with the wise, shull be wise."
Scanulug the horizon of the present
we1 see unveiled those monuments cf.
JHiquliy that clearly reflect thu aftoifr
tlorbf natldiiathar are now numbai;
fi among che wrecks of ags." yNtrt,
wkwtv tho gloiy sank, the aftsn-ghitrot
sunset stays In heaven," Iu them wo
find crystnllized the finest examples of
human action, thought and expression.
Though wo aro ever progressive and
endeavor to keep our faces toward the
coming light, yet nt almost every step
in intellectual advancement we aro
compelled to look back over our
shoulders to catch a gleam from the
lights that still shine out from the re
mote ages. Wo bocome detached from
our own ago and aro chained to tin
llfo of two millenniums ago.
Kducation follows aud reflects the
great changes of society. It mimics
tho last phase of human activity.
Kvcry great scone onactcd upon the
stage of lifo has been butnplctutc of
tho thought and sentiment of the day,
and these following one after another
and copied as they pass, made the
foundations of our system of education.
The progress of knowledge has been
aptly termed an appropriate shifting
of intellectual scenes.
Judcus' prophet, Greece's philosopher
Home's orator, priest uud soldier of the
middle nges, each in his turn, handed
to tho peoplo of bis time n now cut
riculum, to guide the disuipiino of
youth. Each of these has given us,
not simply ,a temporary picture in a
series of dissolving views, but a fixed
reality that provades and influences
the thought and lives of the generations
Among tho boasted ornumenls of
ancient Athens were tko renowned
temples of Jupiter and Thcstts, which
from their sun-gilt surface proclaimed
to tho admiring world the skill and the
wisdom of tbo Grecian race. Hut the
curving tooth of time has already
wrought its furrows iu these structures
and they are crumbling buck to dust.
Yet the principles of philosophy aud
thought, which Uristotlo expounded in
a humble cdilice almost beneath their
shadow, aro destined to survive the
The useful lifo of Socrates was do
voted, not merely to establish the
grounds of moral obligation in opposi
tion to the false aud woiidly toachiiigs
of his day, but to tho practice of tern-
peniuce, usefulness aud patriotism.
His philosophy was not ono that dealt
with thu shallow and perishable things
of time, but tho soul and lifo eternal.
Hut whatever may have been his pre
cise aud definite ideas of God, it is clear
that lie soared beyond Ills contempor
aries iu his conception of Providence
and of duty.
Of all the works of the Grecian luce,
nothing' elso remains to us so endear
ing as its great and wonderful master
pieces of literary composition. Good
literature is, perhaps, tbo most enderu-
ing of all products of human thought.
In lookingover thehistories of nations
wo Hud that most of tho rulers of the
ancient races spent their tinio and
euergies erecting huge monuments to
immortalize their names. Hut the
noblest net which historians lovo to
commemorate, is tho espuusil of the
cause of Christianity by Coustuutinu.
No cm purer since Augustus had it more
enlightened mind, and no one ever
teigued at Koine who, lu one important
rcipuct, did so much for the uutiso of
civiliiuiuu, us (lid Constantino the
Gieat. With him began the enthusiasm
of Christianity, and for one thousand
yciii.s, what is most vital in Kuiopeaii
hi-itoiy is connected with Christian in
stitutions ami doctrines.
In our lelrospei'tivo vision wo can
only pause to notice Dcmoncliuuc.-.,
whose timio as an orator can bo com
pared only with the fame of Homer as
a poet. Ciceio, of whom it is said "Ho
was doomed by his literary geuius to
immortality." Ho bequeathed to the
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