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Wilt MB M01N1& AL00NA IOWA, WEDNESDAY FEBHtJARfr 16. 1898, SE&MOflL "CMEEfcS FOR THB UNKNOWN" SUNDAY'S SUBJECf . frrotti the Text, Rottmns x*I, 14 and , M froilotfrS! Salute Anyncrltuo, ROh, iteming, Patrobas, HCrmog, ologng and Jnlla. in ATTHEW Henry, Albert Barnes, Adam Clark, Thomas Scott, and all the commentators pass by these verses without any especial remark. The other twenty people mentioned In the chapter were distinguished for something and were therefore dls- 'cussed by the Illustrious expositors; Ibut nothing is said about Asyncritus, iPhlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, tPhllologus and Julia. Where were (they born? No one knows. When Idld they die? There Is no record of ithelr decease. For what were they 'distinguished? Absolutely nothing, or 'the trait of character would have been [brought out by the apostle. If they (had been very Intrepid; or opulent, or hirsute, or musical of cadence, or crass lot style, or In any wise anomalous, |that feature would have been caught |by the apostolic camera. But they were good people, because Paul sends •to them his high Christian regards. They were ordinary people moving In ordinary sphere, attending to ordinary duty and meeting ordinary responsibilities. What the world wants is a religion for ordinary people. If there .be In the United States 70,000,000 people, there are certainly not more than 1,000,000 extraordinary; and then there are 69,000,000 ordinary, and we do well to turn our backs for a little while lupon the distinguished and conspicu- lous people of the Biblo and consider In our text the seven ordinary. We spend too much of our time in twist- Ing garlands for reinarkaMos and building thrones for magnates and sculpturing warriors and apothcsizlng philanthropists. The rank and file of the Lord's soldiery need especial help. The vast majority of people will inever lead an army, will never write a state constitution, will never electrify a senate, will never make an important invention, will never introduce a philosophy, will never decide the fate of a nation. You do not expect to; you do not want to. You will not be a Moses to lead a nation out lot bondage. You will not be a Joshua to prolong the daylight until you can shut five kings in a cavern. You will inot be a St. John to unroll an Apoca- llypse. You will not be a Paul to pre- 'fllde over an apostolic college. You jwill not be a Mary to mother a Christ. (You will more probably be Asyncrltus lor Phlegon, or Hermas, or Patrobas, lor Hermes, or Philologus. or Julia. [V. i Many of you are women at the head of households. for the day. Every morning you The culinary depart- Iment of the household Is in your do- Iminion. You decide all questions of • ! diet. All the sanitary regulations of your house are under your supervision. iTo regulate the food and the apparel and the habits, and decide the thousand questions of home life is a tax •;upon brain and nerve and general [health 'absolutely appalling, if there 'to no divine alleviation. I It does not help you much < to be told that Elizabeth Pry did wonder- ; •ful things amid the criminals at New. gate. It does not help you much to T)e told that Mrs. Judson' was very (brave among the Borneslan cannibals. :it does not help you very much to be Itold that Florence Nightingale was ,very kind to the wounded in the Cri:mea. It would be better for me to tell •you that the divine friend of Mary and Martha is your friend, and that he sees all the annoyances and disappointments and abrasions, and exas- perations of an ordinary housekeeper ifrom morn till night, and from the first day of the year until the last day of the year, and at your call he Is ready with help and reinforcement. ! They who provide the food of the •world decide the health of the world. You have only to go on some errand amid tbe taverns and the hotels of the United States and Great Britain to appreciate the fact that a vast multitude of the human race are slaughtered by Incompetent cookery. Though a young woman may have taken lessons in music, and may have taken lessons in painting, and lessons in astronomy, she Is not well educated unless she has taken lessons in dough! They who decide the apparel of the world, and the food of tbe world, decide the endurance of the world. An unthinking man may consider It a matter of little importance—the cares of the household and the economies of domestic life—but I tell you the earth is strewn with the martyrs of kitchen and nursery. The bealtb- ehattered womanhood of America cries out'for a God who can help ordinary women In the ordinary duties of housekeeping, The wearing, grinding, unappreciated work goes on, but the same Christ who stood on the bank of Gall- lee in the early morning and kindled Jtbe fire and bad the fish already cleaned and broiling when tbe sports- imen stepped ashore, chilled and bun? 'fry, will help every woman to pre-. >y> be? own ^ or ^e band Pf feer hired help, God who made IndeatrucUWe ew- ApjX of Hannah, who made a coat for BajnueJ, feer sen, a.nd iparrje^ it Jo the tvejry year, will help every wo- ,t» preparing the family ward. TJw (§04 wfrg opeuj the ffttfc Ike *fcW $( Aferab&w's inent by the three angels on the plains ot Mamre, will help every woman to provide hospitality, however rare and embarrassing. It Is high time that some of the attention we hafe been giving to the remarkable women of the Bible—remarkable for their virtue, or their want of it, or remarkable for their deeds—Deborah and Jezebel, and Herodlas and Athalia, and Dorcas and the Marys, excellent and abandoned— it is high time some of the attention we have been giving to these conspicuous women of the Bible be given to Julia, an ordinary woman, amid ordinary circumstances, attending to ordinary duties, and meeting ordinary responsibilities. * * * Now, what is wanted Is grace—divine grace for ordinary business mett, men who are harnessed from morn till night and all the days of their life- harnessed In business. Not grace to lose a hundred thousand, but grace to lose ten dollars. Not grace to supervise two hundred and fifty employes In a factory, but grace to supervise the bookkeeper and two salesmen, and the small boy that sweeps out the store. Grace to Invest not the eighty thousand dollars of net profit, but the twenty-five hundred of clear gain. Grace not to endure the loss of a whole shipload of spices from the Indies, but grace to endure the loss of a* paper of collars from the leakage of a displaced shingle on a poor roof. Grace not to endure the tardiness of the American Congress In passing a necessary law, but grace to endure the tardiness of an errand boy stopping to play marbles when ho ought to deliver the goods. Such a grace as thousands of business men have today—keeping them tranquil, whether goods sell or do not sell, whether customers pay or do not pay, whether tariff is up or tariff is down, whether the crops are luxuriant or a dead failure—calm in all circumstances and amid all vicissitudes. That is the kind of grace we want. Millions of men want they may have It for ing. Some hero comes to town, and It, and the ask- or heroine as the procession passes through tlie streets the business men come out, stand on tip- too on their store steps and looft at some one who in Arctic clime, or in ocean storm, or in day of battle, or in hospital agonies, old the brave thing, not realizing that they, the enthusiastic spectators, have gone through trials in business life that are just as great before God. There- are men wfio> have gone through freezing Arctics- and 1 burning torrids, and awful Marengoes of experience without moving, five- miles from their doorstepi. Now, what ordinary business men need is to realize that they have' the- friendship of that Chris't who looked: after the religious Interests-of Mattai«w, the custom house clerk, and 1 helped) Ly- dla, of Thyatlra, to sell the' dry goods,. and who opened a bakery and; fish market in the wilderness of Aslai Minor to- feed the seven thousand who'had come' out on a religious picnic, andi who. counts the hairs on your head: with a* much particularity as though they were- the plumes of a coronation, andi when took the trouble to stoop down withi his finger writing on the ground; although the first shufflle of feet obllter- • ated the divine caligraphy, and- 1 who' knows just how many locusts- there- were In the Egyptian plague; and: knew just how many ravens were- necessary to supply Elijah's pantry 'by the brook Cherith, and who, as floral commander, leads forth all the regiment* of primroses, foxgloves, daffodils,, hyacinths, and lilies, which pitch their tents of beauty and kindle their campfires of color all around the hemisphere —that that Christ and that God. knows. the most minute affairs of your, business life and however inconsiderable 1 , understanding all the affairs of that woman who keeps a thread and needle store as well as all the affairs- ot a Rothschild and a Baring. Then there are all the ordinary farmers. We talk about agricultural life,. and we Immediately shoot off to: talk about Cincinnatus, the patrician,, who went from the plow to a high, position, and after he got through the- dictatorship, in twenty-one days, went hack again to the plow, What encouragement is that to ordinary farmers? The vast majority of them — aoaa of them will be patricians, Perhaps none ot them will be senators. If any of them have dictatorships,. It wilt be over forty, or fifty, or one hundred acres of the old homestead, What these men want is grace, to keep, their patience while plowing with balky oxen, and to keep cheerful amid the drouth that destroys the corn crop, and that enables them to restore the garden the day after the neighbor's cattle have broken in and trampled out the strawberry bed, and gone through the Lima bean patch, and eaten up the sweet corn in such large quantities that they must be kept from the water lest they swell up and die. Grace in catching weather that enables them, without Imprecation, to spread out the hay the third time, although again, and again, and again, it has been almost ready for the mow. A grace to doctor the cow with a hollow horn, and the sheep with the foot rot, and the horse with the distemper, and to compel the unwilling acres to yield a livelihood for the family, and schooling for the children and little extras to help the older boy in business, and something for the daughter's wedding outfit, and a little surplus for the time when the ankles will get stiff with age, and the breath will be a little abort, and * * swinging of the cradle through ojd abpu.t harvest fie!4 %ttl prjng p B the vertigo. > getter • cloge J know five up farmers jmt a,s noble as be -was, they wftPi Is fc> A»<m that the f rjend,sb}p o| that Cbrtrt often drew hie similes frpnj as his best parable out of the scene of a farmer fcoy coming back from his wanderings, and the old farm house shook that night with rural jubilee; and who compared himself to a lamb In the pasture field, and who said that the eternal God is a farmer, declaring, "My father Is the husbandman." Those stone masons do not want to hear about Christopher Wren, the architect, who built St. Paul's Cathedral. It would be better to tell them how to carry the hod of brick up the ladder without slipping, and how on a cold morning, with the trowel to smooth off the mortar and keep cheerful, and how to be thankful to God for the plain food taken from the pall by the roadside. Carpenters, standing amid the adze, and the bit, and the plane, and the broad axe, need to be told that Christ was a carpenter, with his own hand wielding saw and hammer. Oh, this is a tired world, and It Is an overworked world, and It is an under fed world, and It is a wrung out world, and men and women need to know that there is rest and recuperation In God and In that religion which was not so much Intended for extraordinary people as for ordinary people, because t there are more of them. * * * At an anniversary of a deaf and dum asylum, one of the children wrote upon the blackboard words as sublime as the Iliad, th,e Odyssey, and the "Dlvfna Commedla" all compressed In one paragraph. The examiner, in the signs of the mute language, asked her, "Who made the world?" The deaf and dumb girl wrote upon the blackboard, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." The examiner asked her, "For what purpose did Christ come into the world?" The deaf and dumb girl wrote upon the blackboard, "This Is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came Into the world to save sinners." The examiner said to her, "Why were you born deaf and dumb, while I hear and speak?" She wrote upon the- blackboard, "Even so, Father; for so> it seemeth good in thy sight." Oh, that we might bo baptized with a contented spirit. The spider draws poison out of a flower, the bee gets honey out ot a thistle, but happiness Is a heavenly elixir, and the contented spirit extracts it, not from the rhododendron of the hilla, but from the lily of the valley. BASE BALL GOSSIP NEWS NOtES, COMMENT ANb PERSONAL CHAT. President Ebbetts of the Brooklyn rial Will at All Times Bear the OUT Brunch of 1'eaoe—The Tounse» Magnate—Some Interviews. MERRY WARFARE. Wliew Two Society Women Unto Each Other Cordially. can't appreciate what may be embodied in that term bitter-sweet," sighed. Limpion. to .the Detroit Free Press man, "till yon hear two society womem In conversation, each hating tfiie- other fervently, yet smiling, laugh- tog and: looking; angelic while they are stabbing- each 1 other as cruelly and vig- orsusly a» thou.glli it were a duel to the deaths Th4a is- between us, but I just came away from a little scene confirming, my view of the- ease. Binckley's wife- had called «m mine. Mrs. Binkley liad' sail«fl somewhere that Mrs. Limp- ton, looked! prematurely old, and that she droessed in execrable taste, considering h«r appearance. Of course, some' 'goodi JriendT told Mrs. Llmpton. I exacted blue blazes when the two met, but tlae event showed far more diplomacy than, is displayed In the management of international affairs. When Mrs. Binckley called Mrs: Limp- ton kissed HOT, clung' to her hand, chided 1 heir for not coming oftener, and then, in the softest tones of solicitude, asked Her if she was troubled with malaria-, new prevalent. 'You look so yellow,' she weat on, 'and drawn. I always have yoct in mind as plump and rosy. Bo take treatment, dear.' 'It's nothing serious,' laughed Mrs. Binckley. 'The doctor tells me that a person with strong eyes and teeth always has wonderful recuperative powers. It is only a matter of a short time and not at all as though I had stepped permanently from my prime into old age.' This was hot shot, for my wife has worn glasses ever since she was a little girl, and some of her prettiest teeth were supplied by a dentist, but she blandly told of how many of her dearest friends who had a misleading appearance of health had gone with quick consumption, and they fell to talking about hired girls. Woman Is a sphinx*" Women, the neat Convergers. Of one thing there can be very little doubt, and that Is the greater readiness in. conversation of -'women" than,' men. A' woman can create con versa? tion, which is a very useful thing, and' is frequently found a great social difficulty. If we give a man a subject; on which he knows anything at all,, unless he be a fool or morbidly reticent, he can talk about It so as to make.him- self fairly intelligible and perhanfc Interesting for those to whom the- subject has any interest at all. Men t .when their feeling of enthusiasm is ejceited, throw off the slowness and hesitation which frequently cramp their pawer in society, just as they throw • off the physical Infirmity of stuttering .under the influence of some awakenlag theme or some, strong sympathy. But the power of conversation in soiae women and not always those of remarkable ability, is the very art of making bricks without straw. They will; talk to ooe by the hour about nothing— that is, wn no particular subject and with no particular object, and talk eoljerently Rn( j not foolishly an<J withal very pleasantly all the time, It would, we are free to confess, be rather difficult for the listener to carry aw*y with him a.ny mental notes of what had been said; be may not be conscious of having gajnej.anj new ideas or of having ba.4! bis olfl ones much enlarged; buf be will rise and BP bis way, aa one does after » light and whokaome meal, sensibly cheered and refreshed, but retaining no troublesome memories of tee ybtcn have composed it. Wby (Joes » mm always IPS? nerve -just when be needa n big Owner of the Brooklyn Clab. RESIDENT E B betts, of the Brooklyn Club, is quoted as saying: "As far as the policy of our club In major league matters is concerned, we will antagonize nobody, We want to be on the friendliest terms with the New York club, and anybody identified with our concern who says a wore against that club or Its officials will be sharply called to task. Of course, we wish to keep up the rivalry that has always existed between the New Yorks and Brooklyns on the diamond, but I believe the two representative clubs ot Greater New York should stand together for mutual protection and for the good of the game. The players who compose the Brooklyn team will be compelled to live up to every Jetter of their contracts. They will be forced to 'deliver the goods' for which they are liberally pale?. If any «vf them break the rules and Rick over tne traces they Will be severely disciplined. They will all be treated -with consideration and fairness as long; as they work in the interests of the club and the patrons of tne game, but if they try any moo- key business, sucii as has gone on in the past seasons, they will be rounded up with a sharp tmrn. In s&ort, the- Brooklyn club will' be shaken up In a; healthy manner, and the patrons who' have generously supported ua*ln the past, in; spite of poor ball playiing, will receive something foir'their money." Manager Hanlon, off the Baltimore team, is quoted as expressing his views on the St. Louis club muddle aa. follows: "I db' not think; that Brush bought the St. Louis ,team on his own account. It seams to me more probable that he bought it for other parties-.. I db not know of any rule in the national agreement that prohibits the ownership by one man 1 of more than one major -league team, and yet~L do not'Be- lieve-that ttie-National: League and' American Associaftion wouM permit such- a thing. SHosuld Bruslir continue to own both teamst I have no 1 doubt the' games between: tliec two clubs'.wouldi be' honestly played; but public 1 opiniom would Book askonce-at a<serie»between the 'two teams?. Ifi'tlSat' series. Had any-' bearing on-tti&-championship contest.. Mr/Brush has beemeonspicuous-inihls! work for the goodioi the game, and! II do not i believe h'e'WOHld'be^atgarty to-> any transactions that'would'liavo any tendency.' to cast public dbubt on: its- honesty. I believe tn'at the'national game - should be above reproach, and that no-'two teams-'iir>ihe -maj.ori'league- should 'be* controlled 'b^r- the • same- per.-'- sonal influence."' Charles-H.' Ebb'ettS; 1 .cure"of"th'tryoung- est base-ball'magnates'in-the"National' League;' Has been- identified' with'- the 1 sporting;-social: and' political: life'- of Brooklyn'ibr the pastfffeen years.. He- was horn-in New York on Oct..2^.1858). and had 'a-publlc school'education:. His first business venture'-wws as an-architect, but he f6und' th'e-conflhihg- work- uncongenial and soon antered' a 1 publishing house. Ih the-spring OF1883 1 he became identified' with the Brooki- lyn base-ball' clUtf, am*' has been- its; secretary ever since. He- has- always-been atlover of ! 'sports,-.Being- one of'the founders- of the* old : Nassau- AtHletic- club, .wbiich flourished 1 at' Washington! Park durlng-the-eightleffi. He-ifeaicow- sisteni' cyclist;. and has- for- a< number of yeans been* ai prominent memBar-oif thefQ&tid'Boadfi:Association; att ncasent occupying am executive' office- ito that organiiationi. It i&> probably- as a bawlfte- tHat: Mtv Etiltatta haa heaome MANAGER EBBETTS. so wtetely known in Brooklyn. He is a member of the Prospect club, the Carleton club, and captain of the Commonwealth Council team of the Royal Arcanum League. The other organizations which claim Mr. Ebbetts as a member include the Park club, and many secret societies. Since he took up his residence in Brooklyn Mr. Ebbetts has lived in the Twenty-second ward. He is a flelegate to the Pejno- cratio national 1 committee and represented. bis^mBtrict.ta the state >gisla- de tbe ' following -year, bljt last election, 'be successful i# bin can4ia«oV Jfor councilman. ried in 1887 and one 909. at Mr. Ebbetts was mar- has three daughters He baa a handsome home Frank 0. Bancroft, business man*. eer oi tta $to?.to«ati club, ' recent Interview: "I believe that Old Hoss Radbourn was the first pitcher In the league to carry a handicap. When Radbourn was at his best he was almost certain to win every game in which he participated. Rad at that time had a peculiar way of stepping around the pitcher's box before delivering the ball. The magnates legislated against him, but it did not destroy Radbourn's effectiveness, so the pitching distance was increased. And every few years the magnates have been taking a shy at the distance." At times Banny is quite a romancer, and the above appears to be one of his clever veins of imagination, for the rules do not agree wlitfti what he says. Rule 6, of the Na tiooial League, for each season from 1881 to 1891, inclusive, the number/of years thiat Radburn was a metnber v of the organization, except In 1890, when he was with the Players' League, says that the pitcher's distance shall be fifty feet from the center of the home base. In 1887 the first penalty was placed on the pitcher when section 2, of rule 5, says: "The pitcher shall take his position facing -the batsman, with both feet squarely on the ground, the right foot on the rear line of the 'box,' his left foot in advance of the right, and to the left of an imaginary line from his right foot to the center of the home base," etc. When this penalty was added It was done as a slap at Radburn, for the latter was on the decline then. Right out of the heart of the Maine forest came Louis F. Sockalexis, the Pen-obacot, He was tall and straight as his native pines, and his eyes were as clear and bright as the stars in the sky. He was clean-limbed, agile and healthy, and was a superb specimen of the race of athletes 'he sprang from. Thus ; we find him as he roamed o'er Us native heath, where his childhood days- wore spent in wending his never weary footsteps* through tibe winding path ways' of his- island home,, humting, Ishtog; and! in oth'eir ways as are- only amiliarrtcri tiie- na/biTO' Aniorfcan. little Is known of W&. early life; except hat he,- like- the- average run off small boys, tool tided! base 1 balll i'ru M» eata- ogue of amusements Just when he jegan to > play the game' ia a mystery ven to himself, for he- says 'he- was hen not: mucht moro- thorn three feet I'igh, and 1 now he- stuetoihea- Ms, rttan- lood into; six- feet ofi'-tihe atmosphere. He was born; Oct.. 2&\. 1S73;. ait OlditowQ, 'enobscoti aounity,. Met,, he 1 emitwed civ- Hzation through, tha> gateway of St. ilary'ss Collage,, andi Ms progjress was •ery rapid : until now he is- a well edu- ated Indian. Fromi St. MJairy's he vent to. Holy. Clrosa, (DoUtege- at Wor- MtaB,, and: it was- white playing with the.* latter'^ team\, several seasons igo, that, Jesse Burkett, of the Cleve- nnds, who* was then ooaoWmg the Holy ross team,, recommended Sockalexis o ManagjHv Tebeaa,. of 'tihe- Cleveland earn.. The-PlialadialuMa Ball dab, limited, was, an. Jan. 6,. given a verdict of $39,89 by..- ai jury at ttoat city, in an action o recover damages for the change of ;rade.at. Broad; aadi Huntington streets. "he case was, heard before Judge Au- .enreldi. aoJ-d this is the third time damages hav» been awarded the club against tha'city of Philadelphia. A road ury. first gave tbe club a verdict of >verr $25,00.0. This was appealed, and m the second trial a jury placed the damag.es- at 129,000. The city again appealed and the decision was reversed y the- Supreme Court;' necessitating the niial which has just closed. The action car- damages grew out of the building of the "hump" on Broad street, the club eladming damages for the expense they were put to by having to erect a new wall along Broad street, in having had heir carriage gate and entrance at Broad and Huntingdon streets closed, and other items. Manager Ewlng, of the Cincinnati earn, said recently: "If Chicago has tarted a deal for Miller, our right (lelder, I have heard nothing about it. won't say what the Cincinnati club will do in case a trado is offered, be- ,ause I do not know. It is my im- nression at this time that all the men inder contract and reservation to the Blub will be kept at least until after th<3 raining season at San Antonio. Howver, it is too early to discuss a deal when no dea,! ia offered. It will depend ntirely on what the other club offers whether we will take it or not. We .re very well satisfied with the team is it stands. There is no telling what we might do if tbe proper trade is of" us." ' O f Tbe Syracuse -team, r _^ the Eastern League; will have "a -„.Ime holding that title another year, s four of Its beet players have beep rafted since the close of last season. They are October Ry$n, Pfctobers Wills, and Horton 304 ~ ~ Rheumatic Pains Confined to Her Bed, but Hood's SarsapaHlla Cured Her. " I was taken with rheumatism and Buffered a great deal of pain, and at time* I was confined to my bed. I obtained only temporary relief from medlcines ( and a friend advised me to try Hood's Barsa- parllla, which I did, and it cured me." MB8. P. P. HAT, Centralla, 111. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is the best-in fact the One True Blood Purifier. Hood's Pills cure sick headache. 26o. DOROTHY'S TBEAStJKE. In a far-away nursery corner, My Dorothy, winsome and gay, To her quaint little dolls and playthings Is sinking a tender lay. Do you know why her heart's rejoicing, Why her dark-brown eyes shine bright? Shall I tell you the song she's singing. The cause of her great delight? In that far-away nursery corner, Where rag dollies reign galore, ' , • She discovered a bright hew nickel That shone on the nursery floor. She has never possessed such a fortune, This dear little maiden fair. And she shows me her precious treasure With the pride of a millionaire. "Now dolly shall have a new bonnet, And sweet cakes and candy I'll buy; What a glorious time we'll have shopping-, My little rag baby and' I. "I'll set her a dear little cradle, A coach and a pair of new shoes, A dress and a bright altk umbrella, And anything else she may choose." So all the day long she keeps singing, This innocent maiden of three, Of the things she will buy with her nickel, For dolly, for herself, and for me. —Philadelphia Times. ONLY CHRIST. I am one whom the ribald: town- Makes a target for .lest and sivecr, Fate, like a hand; has dragged- me down Low as the mire that- stretches near: I have neither of hope nor fear,Callous ever to jests or blows, What my days are from year to year Only Christ In His morcy Unowa ! . Wine or wassail may never drown Wrniths that pnlc from my past appear, I am sport for the knuvu and clown Idly staring with drunken leer, Vicious faces and eyes-a-blear And cruel mouths that the lamplight shows, Why I bend to his burden drear Only Christ In His mercy knows*. Fortune fillips me her blackest frown; Creeds go by with a languid sneer,. Women see me and lift the gown Lest my touclf should a sister soar; None may give mo a word of cheer; None, nor heed ot my wants an-d woes, How I live in misery sheer Only Christ in His mercy knows; ENVOY., Prince, when a daughter slnnoth Here- Even a mother's door may close, Why— to the child she onco held dear; Only Christ In His mercy knows. —Ernest McGaffey in Woman's- Home Companion. WHERE SLEEP THE GUARDS?' The Czar has got Port Arthur, The Kaiser holds Foo-Ching, The French have gobbled up Hal-Wapi- The Queen holds Ting-a-Ling. The Cossack's on the Tangtse, The Teuton's at Wing-Hi, The Gaul's eloped with Pltti-SIngy The Briton holds Choo-Fli. Wllhelm becomes King Bill-Hee, The Queen's the Empress Yum,' The Czar's the Chupg of DI-To, But what do we become? Where Is great Wllhelm Chandler? • And where is Morgan true? Where sleeps our gallant Cabot Lodge;. And all his fighting crew? Why are they not at Teeville? ' Why not at Hlnkt-Pank? Why storm they not the heights oflTlhgt On Wun-Lung's flowered bank? — J. K. Bangs in Harper's Weekly. the K. and O. ami Greater New Tort.. The Baltimore and Ohio railroad now runs its freight trains over, its own tracks into New York city, Yaars ago a line was built from Cranford; Junction on the Jersey Central railroad to St. George's, Staten.Islandi. crossing the Kill Von Kull on. a. long. bridge and trestle work, and all, B} & 0. freight, either inbound or outbound,. was handled from that point. The recent extension of the limits of New York city has made Staten Island, a. part of Greater New York, and the B..& O. now enjoys the distinction of being the only line from the west, except. one, which has its own rails into- th.e- city of New York. By May 1 the Congo railroad! be>- tween Matadi and Stanley Pool will' be: completed -and open for traffic. In th» middle of December the rails had beem laid for 348 kilometers of th-e 388 covered by the line, the roadbed for tea kilometers more was flnislied and mm were at -work on the next ten Icilbme-' ters, bringing the line to within thirteen miles of Stanley Pbol. The iron. bridge over the Inklssi will be; put in place this month. The November receipts from traffic on the parti of tb.a road in operation were: 200,000 fnamcs. The greater ado, folks make. npfhtng in H? re ' 11HOl3r " ' S an *• OMMEL SLICKER eeps oiilfc-r and saddle pcr- SfhW' fl Jit. tw * ast storms. Substitute w!S»4l*a»>poJnt. Ask for it 8 ?, 7 P 'ff' ¥*'* ''$™ el S'lcker- ''««;"«'«!> «*w. U not for sale It A J TOV/r» 'If c f talo f uo to A. J. yOV/l-.K, Boston, Mass B ?*5MS^Si . _ -_^^^_~_ itf- ' * <& .„ ", '*.'*< -K,' v ~ *'\-'*;'1 V", . - '• ' ,)••'. i/"^VJ&SI»i«&iU/4"ASiiv-Li\ Vrt"&j>w:u*?\ .<ft^:.