FRIENDSHIP. Whntl llio licit n fileml cnn lis To any soul, tn you or mo 7 NoJ only aliclter, comfort, rcet Ininoat rrfroliiiit-nt, until pressed, Noninly a lifliivnl gulilii To tlirvml life's labyrinth nt our shin, Or with Iiiva'm torch lend on Morn, TIioiikIi tin-no do iiiiicIi, llii-ru yet la mora. 'I'liu heat friend la nn atmosphere Wnrni with nil Inspirations ilr.r, Wherein wu breathe the In mo, free brnilli Of llfv Hint lintli no tnlnt of death. Our friend la nn unconscious (inrt Of every trim lout of our heart) A strength, n growth, whence w derive God's health, Hint keeps thu world nlltrn. I.ucy l.nrcoiu. Love's Reward. 1111,11' liud known lir over ao long, ever since alio nil mi hero, it little, roae-llpiied chllit. Ho drow her to school on hi llttlu cart, ho tniiltht her to rliln when older, mid when her fnvor was no lonicur to ho won by snowy kitten or sugared Hwi'iitiiiciitM ho hml tnlil nt her feut n mini's strung love, n henrt thnt win hiiivu mill loynl mill trno iih steel, Anil alio kIio thought of thu face alio hail aeon for llm llrat tlinu hut ouu short month ho fore, thu dark, hand somo fa io thnt hml lighted Into n look of .Involuntary admiration nt night of her, tho fucit of the wealthy city stran ger Hdgur Reynold. Only ono month ngo, nnd ntrendy tho ItiNtroiia eye lin'd leitrncd to watch for Ida coining, already the girlish heart hud learned to Ihroh nt hla voice. And hu? No wonder hu wna fusel Milled liy Hint freah young fnee, nnd n thu tluy went liy ho milled to see how tho lovo of thu Woman crept Into tho Innocence of tho child. And ao when Philip Howard naked her for her lovo alio hnd no heart to Rlvo him. HIio told htm ao with womanly tetiderneaa nnd pity, nnd he hud left her presence n very and, very allenl man. Tho following dny broke fair nnd bright, wl..i golden aimllght oil tho hill top nnd Jiino-tliuo mint" In tho vnlley. Along tho white, winding rood lead ing to tho village. In the coolneaa of tilt? dewy morning, walked Florence 'i'horne. Tho lilrda nru singing thotr inntlna In tho tree toia; llio brook U laughing na It rlpplea o'er Ita K-bbly lied, la tho inldat of nil thla glorlou aylvnn beau ly tho clnatlclty of youtli reaascrt It self, nnd tho girl's atep grow lighter, her henrt linppler, till alio nlmoat for geta her little tronblea. Ill tho vlllngo alio iwat her letters nnd turna to retrace her stepa. Hho meetH ninny lnborcr on their way to work, nml ench mnii touches Ida lint mid amllea plenanutly ou seeing tho bright, pretty fnco. for, young na alio la, alio Ima spent tunny houra helping with kludly olllcea nml gentle pity their wives and llttto tinea. Coming home, alio imaaci a houso thnt atniida In It own groundaa hoiiao with anowy curtnlna, atrelchlng vernndna nml a well rolled tennla ground nttnehed. Il la fnr more pro tentloua thnn her own coay house. And well It limy bo, for It la tho bonrdlng home of thla ruatlc Itttlo Tlllngc. It la rilled with fashionable Juat now who havo fled from tho cruah nml bent of tho city, nnd, among olhera, Kdgnr Reynolds. At tho gate a andden thought strikes her. The houiukeepcra Itttlo child la Tvry 111. Hho will go In nml Inquire for tier. No ono anvo tho aorvnnt cnn Imi up yet Hho puahc open tho gato nnd nolacleaaly lllta up tho garden patlj to tho rear of tho home. Hho nerompllahea her mlaalon nml la returning, when ahe seca llntterlng on tho pnth lieforo her n aheet of creamy noto pniK-r. Bho plcka It up nnd glnnccB around. It uuiat havo blown from a window left open on retiring. Yea. thero U-ouo directly overbeaiL Hho Is about to tako It to thu house keeper to return to Ita owner, when her eyes clinneo to fall on two words writ tun In a firm, bold bund, "Florenco Thome." It la but n abort letter, nnd tho girl, forgetting all honor In tbo In tonally of her surprlae, rends every word of It nlmoat beforo alio knows what alio bns done. It runs: "Dear Will Expect mo back on Thuradny. Am llred of rusticating. It would, have been mi uubenrnblo boro were It not for nn awfully pretty girl, flirting with whom has helped to pitas tho time. Hho Is the daughter of Allen Thome, tbo millionaire's brother, you know. Mnda a fool of himself by innrrylng a school teacher's daughter yenrs ago. Florence Thome Is a shy, wild rose poor, pretty nnd proud ns n princess-hut I couldn't afford to ruin Iny proapects for her, you know. Much na I could do to keep from losing my henrt In earnest. Had half n mind to throw over Agntha Vero's thousands, but pshaw, tbo bunk account carries tho dny." Thero Is llttto moro rotating to busi ness matters, then tbo loiter closes with tho hastily scratched signature, "lidgar Reynolds." Tho girl stands stiff nnd rigid In tho bright morning sunlight, n great star tled horror In bor eyes. All tho pretty, childish benuty dies In tho strained In tensity of that gnzo. Hnrkl Is thnt somo ono coming) For a moment sho lifts her bnud to bcr head In a confused, helpless way. Then, crushing tho lottcr Into her bosom, sho turns and fllos fast as bor leaden weighted feut will bear her down tbo path, through tho gato, along tbo dusty blgbwny homo. Her undo camo to her on receipt of l'hlllp Ilownrd's letter, stating how 111 alio wns, bis lonely old heart warming with lovo toward his brother's orphan child, As for Kilgnr Itoynolds, ho hud heard of bor Illness with his usual well brod Indifference "Poor little tblngl rcrhaps It's tho best way It could hnvo ended after nil," bo said, and so, congratulating himself, ho bad gouo back to towu, while Philip Howard, far out on tbo broad Atlantic, a Bolf-mndo cxllo from homo and friends, carried In his heart of honrts tbo picture of a lovely, wist full girlish face, with shyest pansy pur ple eyes. Threo years afterward , James Thorno's palace homo Is a blnzo of I , I Oil cloth trays may bo considered a cheap nml sloppy auhatlliito for tho real thing, hut If you will try them onco when limiting bromide or vclox prints you will contlniio to uao them for Hint ptirpoae. Apart from the smnll eiiMt which emililiw one to hnvo na ninny Irnya around ns solution ttaed, there la the cleuiillneaa. Htalna on prints nro common nntioynneea when one tray Is uaed for various purposes, Procure n few rough wooden frames about threo Indies deep and na large ns dealred for the size you work, a yard or two of white oil cloth mid a few tai-ks la nil that la neceaanry. Tnke n piece of the oil cloth four Inches larger ench wny than your frame and lack It around the outside ono mid n half Inches from the edge. The surface la not ao llablo to scratch your prints, nnd It la easy to clean when through with. In Ida nddreaa before the convention of the Photographers' Association of America, I.uclns V. Hitchcock said thu following, which Is excellent advice for any muutuur: "(let your Impressions from nature, nnd don't try to iiiiiuufnc luro them In cold blood. Art la largely n matter of seeing. It la tbo same old story of a young student starting out with Ida sketching outfit, nnd walking four miles to find something to paint, nnd the master doing beautiful things In Ids hack yard. Not that everything Is beautiful, nml worth painting, for It Isn't but thero nro tola of beautiful things thnt you will pass every dny because, you have not the eyes to see them. Ki-oji on tho alert for heutitiful combinations mid arrangements nil the time. You are Just as apt to see them In the street cars as anywhere clue, mid If you aloro up a reserve of souvenirs of this sort you will do more original nml better pictures. It la fur boltur thnn copylug what another fellow sees nnd does beforo you." There Is n wide difference of opinion is to whnt Is the perfect negative. Of course, the experienced worker will mnko a negntlve for a certain paper tnd with a certain object In view, thnt. light and beauty. The mnsslve doors nro Hung open; the perfume of tho flower flouts out oil the night nlr. Thu soft, brilliant light from the chande liers, through curtains of mulicr luitln and creamy lace, stream forth on the street tieluw. Bho hna received them nil with a sweet, luierloua grace wholly her own, and la walking away, on n partner's arm, when alio looks up mid aees be fore her a latu nrrlvul-Kdgar Hcyu olds. The dark, debonair face Is handsome ns of yore, nnd It brightens ns If with now life when ho sees her. Tlorciice MIbs Thornol" lie bits sprung forwnrtl eagerly, and, regard less of the presence of others, held out both bauds. rioYcnco Thorno looks up nt hint la calm surprise. Hho docs not smile; sho does uC. cry out. No tinge of tbo rose Hush dies from bor fnco. Tho pansy purple eyes do not droop; tho Illy hands do not tremble. Ho she lays her baud n moment In bis. coldly, courteously. "Have you come back ut last at lastr "Yes. wo returned a fortnight ngo," rlngB out tbo clear, silver voice. "Cup tnlu Arthur, will you tnke mo to tho ballroom I" Hho hows n trlflo haughtily to Kdgar Heynolda, nml leaves tho drawing room on her partner's nrm. Tho night goes by with tho rlpplo of laughter, thu crash of music, the trend of dancing feet. Kvcrywlicro admiring eyes follow riorenco Thome, nnd her undo looks fondly on and smiles to sco the world bow down before hi darling. "Hucb wlt,BUch reparteo, such match less gracol" they sny. "Hho Is the beauty of the season." "Ono dance, only one," pleads Hdgar Reynolds, "for tbo sako of old times." Bho laughs, that clear, happy laugh of hers, ami leaves him. Ho stands where sho bns left him nnd looks after her with hot, angry eye. Ho bus staid single and let Agntha Vere's bank nccount slip through bis bands for tho sako of this girl and James Thorno's wealth. Oh, uo now for pno hour of tho old dominion. Ho seen a servant approach bcr In tbo crowd, sees bcr bend bcr haughty head and follow blm. "I must hnvo It out with her now," bo says, clutching his hands llcrcely. "I must awnko the old lovo to-night If over." IIo follows bcr through the long, gas- SHADOW PICTURES ON THE WALL. T2 If It stills his purposo Is n perfect neg ative, although It may bo useless for ether papers. Hut It Is to dispel tho Idea In tho mind of tho beginner, thnt a perfect negative must bo crisp and clenr, blnck mid white. As moat nmn tours mnko "snap shots" and these nro ns n general rulo under-exposed, they are especially llablo to turn our black and whlto negatives, more es pecially If they uao prepared develop ers, which are mostly bydrokliione. on account of Ita keeping qualities In solu tion. Now hyilroklnone Is n harsh de veloper and only suitable for negatives that havo received ample cxiiosure, Ortol Is a good all around developer for snap shots, where pyro Is disliked, hut, with all Its staining finalities, pyro can be excelled. Pyro and metol In combination la n developer that can b adapted eually to long or short expos ures by diluting the developer and n much under-exposed liegallvo cnn bo made to yield n fnlr print by leaving It In a diluted pyni-metol developer until well stained through the tllin. Kuch a negative Is a dlsupiiolntnicnt to look at, hut tho print Is better than the negative In detail and contrast. Thy amber color of n pyro developed negntlve, although thin, mnkes It a slower printer thnn a much moro dense, black and white negative devel oped In hyilroklnone, metol, amidol or roillunl. In the perfect negative there should bo only absolute opacity hi the very highest lights, such ns the glancing of the sun on the crest of the waves, and absolute transparency only where the lines require to be pure blnck. Between these two extremes these must be even gradations through all the tone-) and half tones. Over-t-XKjstiro tends to produce the middle tones nt the expense of the lights and shadows. Uudcr-cxiosure gives tho extremes nt the loss of the half tones. Thus In a known case of undcr-cx-postiro tho pyro developer by Its stain retanls tho printing and tends to bring out on tbo paper every bit of detail thnt Is In the negative, whllo black and whlto negatives, although rapid printers, do not do themselves Justice ou paper. Camera and Dark Itoom. lit room till, parting the velvet cur tains ut tho end, she enters a cool, dim, shadowy alcove. He la Just behind her, but draws back quickly In thu shade of a tall, flower crowned pillar ns be aees a man turn from thu marblo mantel at the farther end of tho room, against which be bad In-en leaning n man bearded mid brouxed and travel stained. "Oh, Phlllpr Thu girl sprang forwnrd, a gleaming light lu her eyes, a vivid color In her cheeks. ' kittle I'lol" ho anys softly. It was tho old ict name for bcr when sho was a little child. When sho grew up a "fair girl graduate, with golden hair," she was "Miss I-'lorcnce." Now the old name sprang first to his Hps. lloth her slender white bauds rct In his own not reluctantly now. Tho man In tho shadow of the velvet por tlero looks ou with compressed Hps. Ah, he recognizes blm now bis ruatlc rival of three yenrs ago. "Little I'lo," ho says again, nnd this tlmu hla eyes arc suspiciously moist. With a woman's quick erceptlon she sees It mid withdraws bcr hands. I 'or a moment she Is n shy girl again, for alio knows how, In splto of wealthy suitors and n countess' corouct, she has faithfully guarded tho lovo awakened three yenrs ngo tbo truo lovo that nourished when tho false lovo died. "Have you no better welcome, Flor enceno gift of love? Have I loved nnd wnlted In vnln? Oh, my darling!" "Slleucel This lady Is my promised wife." It Is Kdgar Reynolds, whlto with rage, who speaks, hut riorenco turns to blm with bcr calmest, sweetest smile. "You nro mistaken, Mr. Heynolda. A pretty girl with whom you flirted three yenrs ago helped to pass tho time, but sho was only n shy, wild rose, and you could not nfford to ruin your prospects for her, you know." As sho speaks she draws from her breast and bands blm a sheet of crum pled paper. Then sho turns to tbo lover of her childhood, girlhood, womanhood, and lays bcr bauds In his, and ho clasps tho flguro In Us trailing satin robes closo lu his strong arms as "little Flo" cries out In alarm: "Ob, Philip, you havo crushed my flowers I" And ldlgar Reynolds goes forth from tbo room nnd forth from their lives, nml for onco truo lovo has Its royal re ward. Wavcrlcy. ' J OOCIAL INSTINCT OF ANTS. Insects Who Preferred Iltitr to the ' Call of Pleasure. A swarm of formica pratcnsl was closely pressed In It nest by an army of the same species, nnd crowd of alarmed defenders Issued from tbo en trance to tho neat mid Hew to tako part In the fight. Like Hatan, tho tempter of old, I placed near them n drop of honey on a piece of paper, say a writer In the International World. At any other time the honey would havo been covered In a few Instunts with ants gorging tbemaclres, but this time numerous working nut enmo upon It, tasted It for scarcely a second mid returned to It restlessly threo or four times. Conscientiousness, the feeling of duty, luvsrlably prevailed over gormandlsm, and they left tho honey to go and lie killed whllo defend ing tbo community. I am bound to own, however, that there aro auts less social In whom gormandlsm does pre vail. Compared to tho manner of other so ciable animals, and especially to those of man, tho manner of mils exhibit a profound nnd fundamental aggregation of fact of convergence due to their so cial life. Let me mention devotion, the Instinctive sentiment of duty, slavery, torture, war, alliances, tho raising of cattle, gardening, harvesting, and even social degencrosccncc through tho at traction of certain harmful means of miliirmcnt. It would be ridiculous and ! erroneous to sec In the fulfillment of this series of acts Individual reason ing, tbo result of calculated reflection analogous to ours. The fact that each Is fixed and circumscribed within ono apeclca, as well as the fatalistic char acter It has In that species, proves thl suiieraliuudantly. Hut It would be as grave a mistake to refuse to rccogulzo tho deep natural lows that are conceal ed uudur this convergence. Is the case different as regards our actions, though they aro Inllnltely more plastic and more complex Individually? I do not lielleve It. I have been unable to give more than a short sketch of tho social life of anta. Let each one study It for hlinaelf and bo will experience in doing so the deep enjoyment that comes from sounding the secrets nnd laws of nature, while nt the snme time be will enjoy the most delightful satire upon human wretched lies, and will perceive nt leaat tho main Hues of a social example that we ought to be nblo to Imitate, though wo cannot do so on account of the too largo dose of egotistical and fcrocloUB In stincts that wo have Inherited from our ancestor. I DOCTOR WAS TOO CLEVER. 4t4t"44 n anonymous physician who bas written some "confessions" for the In dependent tells this story about him self: "I received a request to call from an old pntlent who was afraid she was taking scarlet fever. I responded nt once. The patient was one of two elderly sisters whom I had attended for many years. I greeted her In the sit ing room nnd noted ber pulse whllo In the act of Blinking bauds with ber. Hy some witty remarks I contrived to mnke her laugh, which enabled me to see her tongue. Then I said In a play ful tone: 'If you will get me n glass I will treat you to somo of my patent soda water.' Bhe did so. I put a tab let In tho water, and she drank It I want you to know that I take pride In my original methods. I try to educate my patients to like, nnd not to dread, tbo visits of the doctor. In this case all of my work bad been done without the direct knowledge of tho patient, and I felt very good over It Bo I bade my patient good-by with extremo cheerfulness. Bhe looked surprised and then said: 'Of course, you will couio upstairs and seo my slsterr 'Not to day,' I Bald. 'Qlvo bcr my respects.' Why.' sho said, looking mystified nnd startled, 'how strangely you talkP 'Strangely?' I echoed. 'Why?' 'He cnuso I sent for you to prescribe for my sister and you decline to see ber.' It flashed over my mind In an Instant I had prescribed for the wrong sister. I wob entirely too clever." Johnnie's Checker Story. Taw he got tit' checkerboard, An' 8nya, "Now, come here, sin, We'll spread th' pleeea on th aqusres An' allow you how It'a doue." So I aet down, an' he moved first, 'Neil I give htm a rami. Ncn ho jumped me, sn' chuckled out, "Jest beat mo cf you can." 'Nen I moved one, an' he took that An' said not to feel aore. Jest then I acen a zigzag hte, Nen Jumped au' I took fourl My paw ho rubbed his chin, an' thought, An' aaya, "Um-nt-m, lemme aeel" An' when he moved, I asw ray jump, An' that time I took three. 'Nen paw ho moved another man, An' hitched up to the board. I took that too, while maw looked on, An' maw aay, ahe Jest roared I 'Nen paw th' king-row's where he wants To get Hko anything, Out 'fore ha knows where I am at I says, "Paw, crown that king." 'Ncn I Jest moved the way they do Down there at Orlggses store, An' first thing paw knows bo ain't got No checkers any wore. 'Ncu paw glta up, an' slams tho board! I can't aay whnt ho aild Twna aoraepln' "bout "amort Aleck klda," 'Nen he sent me to bedl Womau'a Home Companion. Iron Turnod Into a Nowapapor. A foreign paper tells of an experi ment It was made to see bow quickly a tree could bo turned Into a newspa per. At 75 a. m. n trco was sawed down. Just two hours later it una been converted Into pulp mid paper. At 10 o'clock the first printed, and folded, copy camo from the press. In J45 minutes tho treo had been turned into a newspaper. It now becomes the Yaukeo to beat that record. Perhaps It lias boon beaten, for something of the sort was dono In Now York several years ngo.-'-OlncIunatl Commercial Tribune. Plainly Stated. Mr. Yornlng If you will only mar ry rao, I proinUo you I'll mako you a good husband. Miss Do Termlnd Never fear! If I dceido to marry you I'U mako you that Philadelphia Press. For year the fertile soli of France has been cultivated mainly with the aid of cow and oxen Instead of horses. Now, however, In conscqucnco of tho Introduction of American agricultural machinery, horses are rapidly coming Into uso on French farm, and, na In tho case of the machinery, America I called upon to aupply the larger part of tho demand. American horse arc alto purchased In largo number for the French army. One of the most remarkable and In teresting products of German chemistry I tbe cubic Inch of radium lately pre pared for Prof. Curie. It coet $2,000 and required the use of several tons of barium salts. It shines like a lamp, alto exciting phosphorescence In other material like zinc sulphide. Bo ener getic I this action that a email particle light up a mass of zinc sulphide a thou sand times as large, and this phos phorescence continues a considerable time after removal of the radium. The terror of cattle, dogs and wild an imals beforo tho eruption of Mont I'elcc adds to the evidence that tbe senses of tbe lower animals are unlike our owu. Tbe late Prof. S. Beklya, of Toklo, kept pheasants to study their behavior beforo an earthquake, and Prof. John Mllno testifies that their screaming often gave notice of preliminary tre mors of an earthquake that were unfelt by human beings. This being tbe case, It seems not unlikely that tbe creatures on Mont Pclce beard sounds and felt vibrations not perceptible to man. It has been long known that tbe colors of butterflies are Influenced by temper ature. Experience during tbe last ten years has given Dr. H. Fischer some startling resultH, and have shown not only that cold seasons may produce new butterflies from tbe old, but that ab normal heat may yield tbe same varie ties, the changes being due to retarded development Extreme cold, moreover, brlugs out other variations that may appear also In extreme beat He sug gests that these varieties of extreme temperatures may become permanent ut a future stage In tbe earth's evolu tion, although Slandfuss contends that they never were and never will be any thing but singular freaks. Within tbe last fifteen years the new Industry of "fox farming" bas been de veloped In Alaska. It originated In tbe deslro to preserve tbe valuable blue fox from extermination. Tbe experiment was begun by placing twenty foxes on an unoccupied Island. In tbe course of a few years some thirty Islands were thus turned Into fox ranches. It was found that the animals soon became sufficiently domesticated to cease fear ing their keepers and to assemble at feeding places. Eight hundred or a thousand foxes arc Included In a ranch. At tbe proper nge a certain number are killed for their pelts. Tbe business ap pears to pay very well, and It Is sug gested that other fur-beaxtng animals might be domesticated and propagated In a similar manner. That a certain portion of tbe blind may be taught to see Is Indicated by tbe striking success of M. Heller, of Vienna. When brought to him three years ago, two Hungarian boys, aged seven and (lvo years, could see nothing, but their eyes appeared to be normal. Their training began wltb looking at a bright disk In a dark chamber. They learned to distinguish this, and tbe younger boy, who progressed more rapidly than tbe other, was then shown familiar ob jects against tbe disk, tbeu lines and figures, and finally was able to read. I-ater be was made to recognize the ob jects and letters by daylight. Another examination showed a defect of the retina, and It was concluded that the field of vision wits so narrowed that the feeble Impressions reaching the brain attracted no notice before tbe unusual teaching. TURPENTINE FORESTS GOING. ItathlcM Depletion of Plues Ilroucht to Notice. Tbe first organization of turpentine men, known as the Turpentine Opera tors and Factors' Association, which recently held Its first annual conven tion In Jacksonville, Kla, was con fronted by the question of complete annihilation of their business, due to the ruthless tapping of young trees nnd the rapid depletion of pine forests. Ten years ago Norfolk, Va was tbo great naval storo port of the Industry, two years ago Savannah and now Jacksonville, and next Tampa and then what? X'rofessor Ilerty of the United States Department of Forestry has been called upon, and was present at tbe convention. Newspapers In the South have pre sented able articles on this same sub ject for years, but the writer has seen young trees no thicker In diameter than- eight Inches boxed; once, twice, yes, three times, so that a step ladder was used for tbo top boxing, and the strip of bark left was lusutllcleut to gather the sap to feed the tree. Tbe life of a turpentine tree after tbo first boxing Is about two years. That means that after tbe sap bas been taken tbo third time the tree must either be cut for timber or It dies. A trip through the pine forests of Georgia and Florida will demonstrate tbe reckless manner In which the boxing bas been done, and, worse still, where clearings havo been made no effort has been made to check tho growth of scrub oak and saw palmetto, which effectually cboko , tho young pine rearing Its bead where .Its parent stood. Gradually tbe oper ators have been driven south, and to day It Is estimated that nt least ono hundred camps aro located In Florida alone, and about fifty camps In Geor gia. I Nino hundred operators were at tbo 'convention. Each man bas cither bought or covered wltb options more or less pine forest, and In spite of bis knowledgo of what the future will bring Is rapidly killing tho gooso wltb the golden egg. Tho end Is near In tho turpentine and rosin industry, a rew I moro years will sea a tremendous rise In theso commodities, nnd no effort has yet been made to restoro tho depleted I forests of. Virginia, Georgh, Alabama, North Carolina or northwestern Flori da. Tho "fat pine" Is Indigenous to these Slates; It grow rapidly, but Is easily exterminated by the more stur dy plnnts which spring up In tho forest clearing. RICH, OUT WRETCHED. "A Miserable Millionaire" I'onr. 'orth n Pathetic Tale. Money docs not mako men happy, dear Lady Hetty, tbough tbo want of It may make them unhappy. The fol lowing letter, which ha been address ed to me by "A Mlscrnblo Millionaire," Is a curious document: "Sir Poverty Is to happiness what hunger Is to food; It Is appetite. Tbe sltnplo pleasure delight the poor, and those are Innumerable. Elght-and-fifty yenrs ago I was born In a cot tage, wltb no hope or prospect of rising above tbo position In which circum stance bad placed me. A a laborer I passed my youth; would that my millions could reproduce that happy timet It I sufllcleut for the present purpose to add that I emigrated, pros pered, and eventually amassed a colos sal fortune. I now live In palaces, and am wretched! "Care Is my master. I bave a multi tude of Interests, and In many direc tions, and my mind Is never free from anxiety. I am In continual dread of losing somo of tbe money which I havo so painfully acquired, and a thousand and one unexpected occur rences could materially affect my fortune. The raid Into the Transvaal cost me a quarter of a million, though I was not concerned In that despicable attempt "That Is but one source of my mis cry. Money Is made to be spent, and I do not know bow to spend It Intel ligently. It requires special Instincts, education and training to enjoy tbe artificial pleasures which money can provide. I bave collected many art treasures which I do not understand. I only know whnt they cost, and the cost represents to me their value. In my library are stored tbe best editions of celebrated books, but I have neither the Inclination nor the time to read them. My butler, gamekeeper, coach man, cook and the captain of my yacht are masters In their respective depart ments, for I know little or nothing of tbe management of a big establish ment the rearing of game and the beating of covers, Uie art of cooking, and the government of a ship. Tbe sense of Inferiority Is always active though t am the nominal superior. Tbe finest wines require the finest taste to appreciate them, and my taste la, like my nature rough. My friends bave been chosen for their social val ue; they are the best which money can command. We nave nothing in com mon; they are companions, not friends. My wife, who formerly took so great an Interest In whatever concerned me, now devotes herself to society. My Imagination breeds disturbing thoughts every Instant of the day; my wife Is asbamed of me, my son Is eager to suc ceed to my estates and fortune, my friends arc designing, my servants are swindlers. I am alone and In the way. I was Immeasurably happier when from day to day I dodged starvation. "Hut this misery Is mostly caused by my being an upstart! I find those who were born rich are only apparently happier. The wealthy are always pre paring to be happy. 'When our new bouse Is built.' 'When my picture gal lery Is complete,' 'When my vlscountcy has been changed to an earldom,' 'When my daughters are married' so it goes on, and death calls before the last element for happiness Is secured 1" NAMES OF LAKES IN MAINE. Pecullarand Wonderfully Constructed, but Horrovretl from thg Indian. Tbe mention In a press dispatch from Farmlugtou, Me., describing a drown ing accident of Lake Mooselookraa guntlc recalls to mind tbe fearfulness and wondcrfulness of tbe aboriginal titles with wlhlch some of tbe charming lulnnd waters of tbe Pine Tree State are burdened. Those who urge the retention of the Indian nnmes of American localities and natural features havb much reason on their side. Certainly those who bave substituted for then modern English names have seldom been happy In their selections. Hut Buch aboriginal local names of lakes and mountains as Med dyberops and Passadumkeag and Slsla dobsls Hashahcegan, Umbacooksus, Mollccbunkcmug and Mooselookma guntlc can command unreserved admi ration only from enthusiasts. They are undeniably cumbersome and hardly likely to strike euphoniously on the un prejudiced ear. Possibly tbey are ro plete with poetic suggestions, but tbey don't convey them very clearly. Theo dore Wlntbrop bad tbe poet soul In him, but he strove In vain to get poetry out of the names of some of the Maine lakes be loved best Mooselookmaguntlc suggested to him only tbe effort of an Indian hunter, with on exceedingly Im perfect command of the English Ian guage, to tell bow he bad unexpectedly shot a moose, and MollecbunkcmUg sug gested to him nothing more romantic than tbe thought that the lake had been named by some woodman nftn- bis Inamorata, bis short-faced Mary, his Molly of tbe chunky mug. Now nnd again the residents of locali ties afillctcd with such names as these petition the powers that be to change them to something better fitted for or dinary dally use and are therefore abused as vandals by all cultured per sons In other parts of tho country. Hut It Is possible, that the most cultured per sons would sympatblzo with the van dals If they had to summer and winter ' with Mollechuukemug and Mooselook-1 maguntlc nnd the rest; bad to say all ' that every time tbey were asked whence they camo or whltber tbey were going; had painfully to write It nil out every time tbey sent forth a letter or a telegram. Rochester Democrat Inferential. Madge How In the world can she call her bathing dress modest? Marjorlo Probably because It's' ao shrinking. Cincinnati Enquirer. Fust Tlmo Over Sea. A message travels over an ocean cable at about 700 miles a second. Somo little people can eat a mighty big meal. ?SPi THE. Nature. Nature Is Uod's book. Iter. Dr. aregg, Presbyterian, Urooklyu, N, Y, KnowledgeIt Is beat to havoknowl edgo with our zeal. Her. I Moore,' Akron, Ohio. Not Chrlstlan.-Tbo system of busi ness nnd commcrco to-dny Is not Chris tian, but heathen. Rev. A. W. Hitch cock, Worcester, Mass. Ijtbor, Heforo tho coming of Christ In tho world labor was totally de spised. It Is truo that labor Is a pen alty nttnehed to human nature. Her. J. J, Donlnn, It. 0 Hrooklyn, N. Y. Rights of tho Publlc-Tho tlmo I past for arguing as to who Is rl.ilit In the strike. It Is tlmo to consider the rights of tho public-Rev. A. H. Chal mers, Congregational, Now Ilnven, Conn. Truo Life. Tbo reason why wo hnvo so little true life I because we do not look for It near enough at homo. Wo think other places better than ours. Iter. Dr. Ulsbce, Unlvcrsallst, Ronton, Mass. Modem Faiths. There ore those who believe In so-called "modern faiths," but they are all false. Franco attempt ed to dethrono tho Hlblo the result was the French revolution. Rev. H, II. Recmsnyder, Tlffln, Ohio. Religion. Religion demands all from very man and yet no moro thnn each man can give. So you lovo God with all your heart and with nil your soul, all your own'nnd yet nil his. Her. Dr. Uyrd, Methodist, Atlanta, On. Increase tho Power. Kxperlenco teaches that you cnn have educated villains; that education without sancti ties of religion or restraints of morali ty Increase tho power for evil. Rev. Dr. Dana, Presbyterian, Philadelphia, Pa. No Climax. Sin has no climax. It gains In speed and momentum as It goes. Frightful Is the Illusion that some future situation, hero or else where, may render tho choice of Gotl less difficult Her. J. C. Smith, Indian apolis, Ind. An Age of Thought Ours Is an age of thought and thought means the en largement of men. It has been so In all creation. This earth was not made In a moment Tbo story of our old planet Is in Its growth. Iter. Dr. Prince, Methodist Carlisle, Pa. Wisdom. Thero Is no finer nttrlbuto to wisdom than when Job says that It cannot be gotten for gold. What Job says of wisdom will In Jewish Judg ment be applied to trno education, for wisdom Is only the fruit of the best education. Rabbi Lyons, Brooklyn, N. Y. Purchased Man. It Is a end thing to contemplate, but true, that Christ bad purchased man from perdition, whllo man preferred to remain In tho hands of tbe enemy. Christ did not'enforco payment because man was endowed with free will. Rev. Dr. Crawford, To ronto, Canada. Divine Purpose. Tho sacrifices of the past reveal, dimly, somewhat of the divine purpose for humankind, but they foreshadowed all too dimly tho tremendous purpose pf God. The gist of God's purpose Is that all men may be saved. Iter. M. P. Flkcs, Raptlst Baltimore, Mil. God's Fatherhood. When men have fully learned that God's fatherhood means their own brotherhood, when the universal reign of righteousness shall bave dawned, we sball not be here to detect and correct our blun ders. Our work, must be dono now or never. Rev. C. J. nail, Denver, Colo. Fullness of tho Gospel. In Christ we see all tho fullness of tbo Gospel. Tbe glory ho bad with his Father, If Paul were alive to-day he would not forget the unsearchable greatness and riches of his Savior. When wo see the beau ties of his life we do not see how con descending he was. Rev. J. Povey, Congregatlonallst Detroit Mich. Embodied Thought. A man Is ns re sponsible for bis thoughts ns his actions In fnct, a man's actions are but his embodied thought. Wrong doing feeds on wrong thinking. Coarse thinking Is the nearest kin to coarse nctlons. Right thinking about Christ brings right thinking about every relationship of life. Rev. Dr. Harlan, Brooklyn, N. Y. Spirit of Christ Tbe spirit of Christ Is a spirit of seeking and searching. It Is a spirit that cannot rest until success has crowned Its efforts. Ask yourself, Is that the spirit of me? Yet we call ourselves Christ's disciples. If people bave lost their habit of going to church, what does It mean? It means that they are suffering from a diminution of spir itual Interest Rev. Dr. Alsop, Episco palian, Brooklyn, N. Y. Suffering. Suffering Is a great school. Wo learn our best lessons lu this school of suffering. We learn, for Instance, to love truth nnd to know It by suffering from errors. Wo learn to love righteous ness as we suffer from sin. Hut tbo greatest lesson wo learn from our ex perience In life Is the great central les son of obedience. Do you know that It Is the hardest thing lu the world for you and mo to become obedient as we pass through the school of Buffering? I bave learned obedience by the things I havo suffered. Not only do wo learn the los Bon of obedience In tbo school of experi ence and Buffering, but wo really de velop and consolidate our character. Rov. Dr. Macl.aurln, Rochester, N. Y. Itat!" In mnemonics this Is perhaps tho best thing out It Is related of a reporter, who bad to write about A. It Colqu houn, the wcll-knowu engineer. IIo was told that after Mr. Colquhoun's nnuio should bo placed tbo letters "M. I, C. E." Member of tho Institute of Civil Engineers. "That's easy to remember," thought tho reporter. "M. I. O. Ii spells 'mice.' Can't forget that." When bo gave In til copy lo tbe edi tor, however, the letter after Mr. Colquhoun's name wc "R, A. T. S."