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AN ATTRACTIVE FAITH.
By Henry F. Cope.
"'J"lie beauty of holiness." Psuluis,
Kelljriou ought to be the most nat
ural, desirable, and attractive thing to
man, for it simply mumls tor the de
velopment of the best lu U8, the com
ing Into the full and rich heritage
that is ours an spiritual beings, and
the realization of our highest possi
bilities of character and service. He
who ignores religion Is cutting himself
oil' from the best and most beaut it ul
possibilities In his lire.
Some have talked of the necessity of
making religion attractive. It does not
have to he made attractive; there Is
nothing more desirable than the peace,
jiower and prosperity of the real life
which It confers. It is the imitation,
(he laise and prejudiced presentation
of religion that men endeavor to dress
up attractively. In that they never
miiveed, for cramping the soul anil
twisting tli( Intellect ever Is opposed
liy the best In us.
I'nmi the caricature of religion we
turn with loathing. Mummeries and
mockeries, lads and forms leave us
empty and impatient. The heart of
man goes out to things fair, lovely,
Joyous and uplifting,, anil they who tlud
no lixl in the elaborate sermon or the
service in the church somehow are
thrilled wit.li the reeling of the divine
mill Inspiring In the woods and Held
All things good, nil tilings attractive
mid lovely, uplifting and sublime have
lint one source. They touch our hearts
lacnuKe they come from the heart of
nil being; they reach our spirits be
cause they are spiritual. Deep calls
unto deep when the divine in man
answers to the divine in the world
nil bout, In human affections, in noble
(lHpiiallnns, and In glorious deeds.
Too long have we believed that only
tlie unpleasant, the gloomy and repel 1
tint could be right or religious. There
Is i tye of conscience that determines
fiction by the rule that if n thing Is
pleasant or beautiful It must he sin
ful and wrong. To such souls It is a
8iu to be sunny In disposition, to de
llghl In the Father's fair world, with
Its glowing riches and bounty dropping
dally from his hand.
It would be safer to say that sin
must be somewhere lurking wherever
there is deformity, pulu or discord
that, as a common phrase has it, the
bleak and barren Is the evidence of
that which Is forsaken of Qod. Things
desolate are not divine. Religion Is
not repression but development Into a
fullness and beauty fur beyond our
It Is n good thing to see the divine
In nil things fair and lovely; to take
them ns evidences that the love that
once pronounced this world good lu
Its primeval glory still Is working, still
Is seeking to enrich our lives and lead
them out In fullness of Joy, Why
Hhould not we, like the poets and
preachers of ancient Israel, taste again
of the gladness of living.
Character may need for Its full de
velopment the storms and wintry
Masts of life, hut It needs Just ns truly
nnd Just ns much the sun si line, the
days when the heart goes out and Joins
lu the song of nature, when something
leaps with in us ut the gladness of be
ing alive, nnd we drink In of tho In
finite love that is over all.
Just ns the sun seems to call the
(lowers out of the dark earth nnd draw
out their bounty, calls forth the buds
nnd brings the blossom into perfect
fruit, bo there Is a spirit of divine
life In our world calling as out to
the best, seeking to woo us to the
things beautiful. Mini needs not to
repress his life, but to learn to re
siioiid to every worthy Impulse, every
lilgh hoiie, to tlud the life beautiful.
The beauty of holiness is the beauty
of character. It Is the adjustment of
life to nature nnd neighbor nnd heaven
o that strength and harmony ensue,
no that duty becomes a delight, labor
n song of praise, and out of life's bur
den and battle the benuties of godli
ness, of love, and tenderness, Joy nnd
gratitude begin to bloom.
Lay hold on everything good nnd
tme, on all things glad and elevating;
cherish every fair thought nnd asplra
tlon; learn to see the essentially re
ligious lu whatever lifts up life. In
whatever helps humanity, and so make
life rich In heavenly treasure ami glow
' lug with the glory of other worlds.
VALUE OF DISADVANTAGES.
By Rer. Charles F. Aked, D. D
And Moses put forth bis hand and
laid hold of the serpent, and It be
came a rod In his hand. Exodus 4:5.
lie put forth his hand, and the ser
pent, dangerous, destructive, deadly, be
came a rod, a stay, a support, a de-
fense. In the hand of a strong man
the precious tblug became beneficent.
This is God's way In nature. The
supremely destructive forces of the
universe are among the supremely great
and supremely blessed of the educative
agencies of life. Man has entered Into
conflict with them, and, contending
with them, has grown strong and wise.
Where nature Is prodigal of her
bounty, where a suit of clothes grows
on every tree nnd a dinner Is found
under every bush, man slumbers.
Where nature enters Into conflict
with man, bids him try conclusions
with this old eurth, Its storms and
seas, surrounds him with hardship and
hazard, he finds himself. He puts
forth his hand and the serpent becomes
Hut these forces of nature have their
terrors. They crush, malm, blind,
burn, destroy, overwhelm, appall. And
no man becomes not only a stronger
and cunninger man, but a better man.
He Is educated by adversity, and his
heart is educated not less than his
head. lie learns pity. He enters Into
compassion. He develops philanthropy.
The shipwreck launches the life-boat.
The physician is bred of pestilence.
Living men in our part hasten to die
that dying men across the bar may
live. The plague Is stopped because
the bacteriologist has lived and loved
(lod's way In nature, God's way In
history, is God's wuy for each of us
in our own life. Let us grasp the ser
pent, that It may become a rod.
This is the story of nil glorious con
quest of adverse circumstance. Stroll
ing along the bank of my native Trent,
I have seen a parable with rod nnd
line in its hands. Some townsman,
magnificently equipped with outfit that
must have cost n little fortune, flung
his Hue In vain. The shadows of even
ing fell nnd his face lengthened, and
there was never a fish in his creel.
And beside him a ragged rascal of a
village schoolboy, playing truant, with
bare feet mid unwashed hands, with
his home-made rod and two-penny line,
and ionny flout and half-penny tackle,
swinging out tiie roach nnd dace or
greedy perch at almost every swim.
These things are written nllegorlcully.
It Is not the costliest outfit which
takes the biggest Hsh.
Cardinal Wolsey, Daniel De Foe nnd
Henry Kirke White it would be Impos
sible to name lu a breath three men
more utterly unlike each other--were
all the sons of butchers. Jeremy Tny
lor, one of the greatest of English
preachers; Hlclmrd Arkwrlght, the
real founder of our cotton industries,
and Turner, the painter, were all bar
bers. John F.unyau was a tinker, Kob
ert lSurns a plowman, lieu Johnson a
bricklayer, Livingston a weaver, Stan
ley a workhouse boy, Cnrey a cobbler,
Copernicus was the son of a baker,
Kepler came from a German Inn,
Whitctlcld was a barman at the Bell
Tavern In Gloucester, Haydn was a
wheelwright, Hildebrand a village car
penter, George Stephenson was an en
gine Hrcinan and taught himself arith
metic on the side of colliery wagons.
Wllkle learned art with a piece of
chalk and a barn door, West made his
first brushes out of a cat's tail, Watt
constructed his first model out of an
old syringe, Humphrey Davy extempor
(zed his sclentltlc appliances from kitch
en pots and pans, and Farady his from
glass bottles. Ellhu Burrltt mastered
eighteen ancient and modern languages
while earning his living as a black
Helleve then, thnt neither feeble
health nor cramping poverty, nor crush
lug sorrow, nor accomplished sin, nor
evil habits need paralyze the asplra-
tlons of your essential manhood, nor
quench Its Immortality. Put forth your
hand, my brother, and the serpent shull
become a rod.
Short Meter Sermons.
. Truth always has met tribulation.
Worry Is a confession of weakness.
You cannot thluk carrion and live
Kindness Is the evidence of klngll-
Preaching down to folks does not
lift them up.
Sympathy Is a key that fits the lock
of any heart
Soul health will not come by taking
religion ns a dose.
lie who earns the crown needs not to
put on any airs.
The surest way to Impoverish your
heart Is to hoard up your love.
There always Is something of the
boy lu the man who can lead men.
The man who Is so wise that he
never laughs Is the greatest fool of all,
It's hard stirring the conscience that
Is under the narcotic of money.
Many a cloud that we call sorrow Is
but the shadow of our own selfishness.
Nothing makes wrong seem Innocent
more quickly than to acquire an In
terest in It
When a man blows a trumpet to call
attention to the moral screen at bis
front door you can be pretty sure of
fludlng the back door wide open all the
WOMEN'S LEAGUE FORMED.
Equal SalTrase Movement to Become
National in Scope. '
The American men folks are In for It.
The suffragetes are coming! The move
ment started in England has been
taken up in New York, rians of or
ganization are under way and the equal
suffrage women In other cities are be
coming Interested. The New York as
sociation is known as the Women's
League. It Is purposed to make Its Ini
tial salute an agitation such as has had
no parallel since Elizabeth Cady Stan
ton held her woman's rights conven
tion. It Is to be launched as a federa
tion of the women of the State, looking
to a larger national council, and a com
mittee at Albany to lobby for every
measure that affects the sex will be a
vital part of the program.
The movement Is headed by Mrs.
Dore Lyon, who Is president of the
Eclectic Club and one of the best dress
ed women In New York. But behind
her looms Mrs. Harriet Stanton Blateh,
daughter of the late Elizabeth Cady
Stanton. It was Mrs. Blatch who fired
the first shot In the proposed campaign
last winter, when she organized the
League of Self-supporting Women.
The plans of the American suffrag
etes Is to conduct a militant campaign
such as the women of Loudon carried
forward until they awoke nil England.
At the last meeting of the Women's
League Mrs. Wells, a London member
of the "fighting women," told how they
'boo-ed" an obnoxious member of par
liament from a public meeting.
Mrs. Blatch hero arose and said that
women had been Insulted by n promi
nent legislator at Albany recently when
they went there to secui-e certain rights.
ilKS. HAIiniLT STANTON BLATCH.
Mrs. Blatch remarked that this man
would have occasion to regret It at his
next public decloratlon because "the
women would be there." That Indicates
the temper of these new Americnn suf
fragettes. There are ninny well-known
women In the movement
IS IT A TREASURE CHEST?
Officers of the Alabama Make Dis
covery In Cuban 'Waters,
While the various battleships com
prising the Atlantic fleet were at the
rendezvous on the south shore of Cuba
It came to pass on one stilly morning
In April last that one of these, tho
Alabama, flagship of the second squad
ron, must needs lose an awning
stanchion by dropping It overside, says
the New York Times.
Now, awning stanchions are not a
very Important part in the equipment
of a battleship, and one more or less
makes no serious difference. This one
had gone overboard In about seventy
feet of water, and at about the same
time the crew was going to breakfast,
so no effort was made to recover It
But It so happened that the surgeon
of the vessel, Surgeon L. von Wede
klud, came on deck Just then to smoke
an after-brenkfast cigar, and leaning
over the aft rail discerned a white ob
ject glimmering in the depths beneath.
Gazing more Intently Into the limpid
depth the ship Just then having swung
so as to form a lee the surgeon made
out the outlines of another object rest
ing on the sea bed some seventy feet
under foot and one which took the
shape of a stout-chest, iron-bound and
apparently Incrusted with the barna
cles of a hundred years or more.
The surgeon called others to look,
and one or two of his brother officers
got a glimpse of the chest before the
sea breeze again blurred the surface
of the water. Then It was that a re
sourceful llteutennnt constructed a
water glass, ami through this made a
careful scrutiny of the chest, and from
his observations judged that It had
rested there upward of a century or
more. The chest appeared to be of very
stout build, bound around with Iron
bands and one end of it was deeply
sxink in the bed of the sea.
Admiral Davis, the flag officer who
flies bis pennant from the Alabama,
was Informed of the discovery, as was
also Captain Comly, who commands
the battleship. Both came to look, and
both heard with great Interest the re
port of the lieutenant who had In
spected what Is supposed to be some
sunken treasure chest Nona on board
Wh Ml ilm i I AW
could guess from what galleon It bad
been flung overboard, but all were
quite certain that it contained many
fortunes In pieces of eight. That It held
vast treasure of some sort all were con
vinced, and arrangements were being
made by which a diver could be sent
down to pass a tackle around the chest
when the flagship Connecticut anchor
ed a few miles away, made signal for
the Alabama to get her anchor and pro
ceed to the target range.
A half-dozen grate bars were hur
riedly lashed together, a long length
of line attached, and at the other end
a vinegar cask was made fast. This
was thrown overboard to mark the po
sition of the chest and some day, very
soon, these men of the Alabama mean
to fit out nn expedition Ht their own
expense and go. down there, drag up
that box and see what It contains.
GOOD MANNERS' SECRET.
Two Theories of the Acquirement,
Unaelflahneaa and Conventionality,
Most mothers hold, consciously or
uncensciously, one of two theories
about the acquirement of munners by
One mother says: "Manners are only
the outwnrd sign of the inner nature.
If my daughter has a kind heart nnd
a well-trained mind she will behave
In n gentle, charming fashion. I will
teach her compassion, respect for nge,
unselfish zeal for helping with the
world's work. Her manners will take
enre of themselves."
Another mother says: "My girls will
never get on without conventional man
ners. They shall be taught from baby
hood to emulate the speech nnd bear
ing of ladles. They shall be Instructed
UBS. DORK LYON. "
In the proper behavior for every occa
sion. They shall walk and dance and
write and speak with graceful perfec
tion." Neither method, says the Youth's
Companion, produces altogether satis
Unselfishness Is truly the foundation
of good manners, but not the super
structure. Many conventional restric
tions have grown about social relations.
Some can be explained by the demand
of kindness and some can not Could
a child Infer from his desire to help
others that he should not eat with his
knife? Many offenses against good
taste interfere In some way with the
rights of others, but many others do
Still no set of rules to nrodnoe n
polished lady will achieve a result fit
for the Strain Of life. The mpmWra
of the French boarding school may
aaorn tne ballroom, but are too likelv
to fall at the breakfast table or In tha
crowded car. The woman of nerfw
manners must re-enforce her unselfish
ness by social rules, and conventional
lty must be vitalized by the warm d-
slro of others' pleasure. The best of
life never "comes naturally," whether
in manners or morals.
The secret of charmlnsr manners la
the desire for them. When the mother
wishes them for her daughter ns much
as she wishes the other roods of the
world her daughter will have them.
A Lesson la Philanthropy.
A whole-souled resident of Harlem
the other evening received the Jolt of
his career as a parent While reading
nis evening paper tne doorbell rang.
ano a parcel rrom a big department
store was announced. The post
30 cents, and he gave his little bright
eyes, a gin or u, a two-dollar bill with
wnicn to pay tne ooy.
Half an hour later the subject n
curred to him.
"Here, Mabel," he said. "Where's
that money I gave you for the ho?"
"Why, papa," was little bright even'
reply, "I did the same as you did yes
terday with- the newsboy. I told him
to keep the change." New York Globe.
"Miss Fluffy would be a pretty good-
looking girl If her feet weren't m
"She stacka no orettr well, thone-h
her head la light" Detroit Free Press.
The more people talk about the prop
er thing to do, the less apt they are to
Tha good either die young or poor.
There is one thing that will
cure It AyerV Hair Vigor.
It is a regular scalp-medicine.
It quickly destroys the germs
which cause this disease.
The unhealthy scalp becomes
healthy. The dandruff disap
pears, had to disappear. A
healthy scalp means a great deal
to you healthy hair, no dan
The best kind of a testimonial
"Sold for over sixty years."
Jk Made by J. C. Ayer Co., Lowell, KUn.
What beastly weather you have here!"
exclaimed the stranger.
"Yes, we do sometimes," said the na
tive. "We are fortunate just now, how
ever, in having a succession of fine days."
Fine days? Why, it rains nearly all
'What of that? They're warm rains,
Shake Into Your Shoes
Allen's Foot-Ease. A powder. It makes tight
or new shoes feel easy. It is a certain cure for
sweating, callous and hot, tired, aching feet.
Sold by all Druggists. Price 2So. Trial pack-
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ago luaiitTu i i i . i.. auuiobb autu o. v.iua iuu,
LeKoy, New York.
Hicks That poet you Introduced me
to last night seems to be n very gener
ous, open-banded fellow.
Wicks Yes. All his sonnets have
fifteen lines. Somerville Journal.
St. Vitus' Dance ana all Nervous Diseases
Dormaneutlr cured bv Dr. Kline's Ureal
'erve Restorer. Send for FHEE 02 trial bottle and
treatise. Dr. It. H. Kline, LA., 031 Arch at., Pulla,,Pa,
'This bill," said the man of the house,
angrily looking it over, "is two or three
times as large as it ought to be."
No, sir," insisted the paper hanger.
"That bill is exactly what it ought to
be, and exactly what it would have been
If you had had these rooms decorated
properly and in accordance with the
scheme I submitted to you, sir. It isn't
my fault that you turned It down and
made me debase my art by doing a com
monplace job. By the beard of the
prophet, sir, I ought to have charged you
four prices for having to do such a niece
of botchwork as this!"
For, lo, has not a paper hanger as
good a right as any other man to be the
possessor of the artistic temperament?
Help the Horse
No article Is more useful
about the stable than Mica
Axle Grease. Put a little on
the spindles before vou "hook
up" it wlU help the horse, and
bring the load home quicker.
wean well better than any
other grease. Coats the axle
with a hard, smooth surface of
i powdered mica which reduces
friction. Ask the dealer for
Mica Axle Grease.
Means rash In Tonr pocket, because com
fortable cows mean more milk, more cream
and more money. Ask for Lilly's Ilest Kir
Killer: it coats leas and does more. Sold
br dealers. Qt., 33 eta.; gala.. $1.00. Mads
by Chas. H. Lilly Co., Seattle, Portland,
KOTICE The followinr announcements ara
li om leading buiiness men and firms, and ars
! worthy your careful reading. Tha list
may contain just tha proposition you ara look
Tha only tracts on tha market where yon eaa
contract to sell your crop. Ten trains a day.
Abundance ol water. Frtoa I1M.0O par acre--?.
payment coma In or writ ior particu
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