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COTTAGH GROVE. . . .OREGON.
A Rood epitaph In nil rJglit In 11b
place, but it come go late.
A man likes to licnr ft wOmah ny
jdio linn never been kissed, oven It lie
doesn't bollcvo It
Clothes may not uiako the man, but
tbo boy who put on bis Brut toil but
thinks they help n lot
Why not prohtblt shooting doer, mul
thereby snvo tho lives of many hunters
who are mistaken for them?
Another express flyer has gone Into
tho ditch. Hut what of It J We mint
keep hustling, no matter what chances
8t. Louis will mnko n tremondous hit
If It can secure tho attendance of tho
nhkoond of Swot nlso nt tho world's
fair lu 1001.
Another woman has been poisoned
by eating candy sent to her through
tho mall. Evidently Bbo did not raid
John L. Sulllvnn says this is n thank
less world. Still, there nre foolish peo
ple who would bo willing to take $1,
000,000 and rail it quite, generous.
A scientific person who has been In
vestigating tho phenomenn of sleep
reaches the conclusion that many peo
ple go through life without ever having
been really wide nwakc.
The courts havo decided that a one
legged man may, by tho use of vroper
appliances, bo almost as good as new.
Perhaps the Judge was having rheu
matic twinges nt tho time the decision
was handed down.
A prober into startling facts makes
tho astonishing statement that it costs
as much yearly to keep a dog as It does
to keep sixty hens, and thirty hens will
lay 0,000 eggs while a dog will not lay
any. Go to the bead.
An excited Halifax paper has Infor
mation of a plot on the part of Uncle
Bam to annex Canada, and calls for
au army of 600,000 to repel the Ynukce
luvadcr. If you doubt this you can
go to Halifax aud ask the editor.
A woman Is advertising In papers
"for a home In a family where there
are no children, no washing and good
wages." She should explain whether
Bbo will be satisfied with b russets car
pet in her room or whether she prefers
South American republics should not
forget that there arc two sides to the
Monroe doctrine. It affords protection
and at the samo time imposes obliga
tions. Because our policy saves these
countries from the fear of acquisition
by European monarchies, It docs not
release them from the obligations of
courtesy and good behavior toward the
other nations of the world.
One of tho things In this changing
world that ought to be preserved Invio
late against tho touch of Innovation Is
apple pie. Properly constructed, with
an Ingentnous regard for hygiene and
for pleasing taste, an apple pie Is the
very apotheosis of cookery, and no to
ken of modern degeneracy is more
mournfully apparent than the great
scarcity of the sort of Intelligence and
discrimination necessary to the pro
duction of apple pic, pure and unde
nted, and divested of all adjuncts and
appurtenances which vitiate the palate
and impair the digestion.
Tho work on tho New York subway
was lately brought to a standstill nt
ouo point by a doll's five-cent hat All
was ready for an extensive blast Peo
plo In tho vicinity were fleeing at the
sight of an Italian waving a piece of
red cloth fastened to a stick. The
workman In the trench waited for the
signal to send off the blast Hut the
signal did not come. Something bad
happened. A three-year-old girl was
being dragged to a place of safety by
two poorly dressed women, when the
green-feathered hat of her pitiful doll
fell Into the street The Italian drop
ped bis flag as he beard the child
scream with grief and saw the catas
trophe. He seized the bat rushed
across tho street gave it to the mother,
and in a moment the flag waved and
the arrested work went on.
It Is odd bow we overlook the chil
dren at times. New York has Just
opened a babies' hospital. It Is the
first hospital In the world for tho ex
clusive treatment of Infants. Tbe need
of It has existed for years. Of course
most mothers believe that the place for
baby, sick or well, Is at borne. That
Isn't true In a great many homes In
cities. Thousands of people arc crowd
ed Into quarters where disease Is In
vited by conditions and babies do not
stand much of a chance. Hospital
treatment would postpone many funer
als that are caused as much by Impure
air, lack of proper treatment and
crowding, as by disease. In New York
for every 100 filled coffins twenty-six
contain babies under o'no year old, and
SO per cent of tbe deaths occur among
children under two years old. There
are 10,000 beds In the New York hospi
tals, nnd only twenty-one of them
were devoted to bablcB. That Is why
tbe babies' hospital was organized and
constructed. It Is expected to cut down
the death rate.
A man that has taken reasonable
care of himself ought not to be old at
fifty. But at fifty David Loeb of New
York felt that ho bad lived too long,
and so committed suicide. Loeb wos
not poor. He retired from business
two years ago, "aud bad since seemed
despondent because he had nothing to
do." Ho was a bachelor. If Loeb bad
married be would have had his wife
and children to love and think of In
stead of being obliged to concentrate
bis thoughts upon his bored self. It
keeps the heart young to be Interested
to the welfare of others. Or If when ho
was lu active business he had had the
swsn not to let It absorb him to the
exclusion of everything clso ho would
have remained young aud ablo to en
Joy life. No raon that desires to avoid
a miserable old ago will permit the
work habit to enslave him. He will
read books, go about among people,
form friendships, cultivate his tastes,
rldo a hobby do anything rather than
narrow himself down to a money-mak
ing routine that la sure to harden tho
feelings and atrophy the mind, and so
make n walking mummy of him. Any
one that starts with a good cnstltutlon
and a decent outfit of brains should not
bo exhausted at fifty. If he finds him
self world-weary nnd fatigued with
life nt that ago he has only himself
to blame. And he can freshen his spir
it nnd revive his energies by searching
out ways to do a little good. Loeb. If
he had lieeome the friend and helper of
children, or had made It his business
to be n special providence to some poor ,
family In his neighborhood, would not
have been troubled with tho despond-1
ency that led him to the disgraceful
crime of suicide.
Cynics hnvo declared that tomb- J
stones arc tho greatest liars in the
world. This Is only another way of
raying that the ancient maxim "Tell
nothing save good of the dead" is rc-
i-pected everywhere. Humanity agrees ,
that anger, mnllco nnd hatred should ,
stop nt tho grave. Hence tho grave
stone recites only tho virtues of him
who sleeps beneath It nnd says noth
ing of his fallings nnd weaknesses. It
must bo admitted, however, that In
some cases charity Is heavily drawn
upon In the effort to find virtues to
ascribe to the deceased, nnd It Is this
consideration, undoubtedly, which hns
lutluenced the clergymen of Hamilton,
Ohio, to declare by a unanimous vote
that they will no longer preach funeral
sermons save In cases where they can
conscientiously ascribe to tho dead
merits warranting eulogy. They de
cline any louger to compete with the
tombstones In Indiscriminate praise of
people simply because tboso people nre
dead. There Is something to be said
for this attitude of tho clergymcu. A
philosopher once put the case thus: A
dead rascal Is no more admirable than
a live rascal save that ho Is incapablo
of further rascality. Why, therefore,
should he bo eulogized? This state
ment of the proposition appears logical
and It no doubt appeals with pnrtlcuhir
force to clergymen, who, from their
very profession, may bo supposed to
deprecate any departure from tho truth
even In deference to the tradition "De
mortuls nil nisi bonum." Whatever,
license In clegale matters may be per-1
mltted to tombstones or even to men
not In holy orders. It must be conceded
that silence Is after all the highest
charity which may reasonably ho ex
pected of a preacher. Tho clerics of
Hamilton, Ohio, have done wisely nnd
f-eemingly In resolving to leave tost-
mortem eulogies of doubtful veracity
to the tombstones. Heaven lies about
us In our Infancy, but tho clergyman
cannot afford to He about us when we
are dead. The storied urn must do
SAINT AND JOSS IN NEW YORK.
A. Comparison of ChrUtlan and Bdd
dhlst Observance. . 1 I
Long-ago missionaries, whose chron
ologic notions were a little bit con
fused, declared that Buddhism was n
palpable Imitation of, if not a dellber- J
ate steal from Christianity. Besides
the similarities In tenet were those In
ritual and ceremony. This likeness
may be seen by any Now-Yorker fori
himself. Tbe heavy immigration of
Neapolitans and Sicilians has produced
several celebrate Italys In New York, I
which celebrate tbe festas of homo
with more enthusiasm even than Is ob
served In the fatherland. A feature of
these celebrations Is the presentation
of votivo candles to patron saints nnd
to the Virgin. I
On the other band, in Chinatown
nearly every grocery store carries a
stock of Oriental votive candles, which
are presented to Buddha; tbe goddess
of mercy, Qwang Yin; the god of war, I
rr.1 9 it. 1 II...-..,.. '
IJWaUg II, UUU IUL' UU Ul AIICIUIUIU,
Man-Mo-Mew. These candles are
made to suit all tastes, as well as all
conditions of the pocket took. They
range from poor, cheap, little red af
fairs like tbe Christmas tree candles
up to stately creations, four, five nnd
six feet In length. The Italians uso
both red and white, while the Chi
nese confine themselves almost exclu-1
slvely to red. They use white and yel
low upon special occasions, a white
candle being symbolic of death and a
yellow one of heaven, or the son of
heaven, who Is tbe emperor of the
celestial kingdom. I
Formerly both the Chinese and Ital
ians depended for their candles upon
Importing merchants. In the last few
months the manufacture has sprung
up In New York and now attains fair
proportions. In many respects the
New York candles are better bits of
workmanship than the Imported ones.
The lntter are usually softer and
greasier than tbe former and produce
a smokier light The home-made are
manufactured from stearin, paraflln
or wax, although tho last-named sub
stance Is growing Into disuse. The
finest quality imported from China are
made from Insect wax specially per
fumed, while one variety of the Ital
ian imported Is made from clarified
wax of fine quality, perfumed with
tho mild scent of blossoms.
Both Italian and Chinese, says tho
Now York Post employ n cnndlo
which Is really a shell within which
tbo candle Itself Is placed and held In
position by means of a helical spring
at tbe bottom of the shell. Tbcse
shells arc often profusely decorated
and are strikingly handsome. Tho
Italians prefer as ornamentation leaf
work nnd geometrical patterns, whllo
tbe Chlneso like mlnuto bas-reliefs of
men, gods, dragons, mountains and
landscapes. A haudsomo shell with
cnndlo within ranges from $1 up to
$R0, according to size and workman
ship. It Is durablo and Is used as an
ornament In a church or a Josshouse
for many years.
Women Are B Aggravating.
He Carrie, 1 bcllovo you think I'm
She And yet you say I'm always In
the wrong. Boston Transcript
One of two things always happens re
garding a habit You either master II
or It mastcri you.
OPINIONS OF GREAT PAPERS ON IMPORTANT SUBJECTS
Tho. Rush (or New Land.
ANY ouo seeking to understand tho movement of
settlers Into the Cnnadlnu Northwest from tho
United Slates has only to look nt tho conditions In
Illinois nnd tho other Commonwealth that were
carved out of the fertile lands of the Mississippi
Valley less than 100 yenrs ago. Here- n very largo propor
tion of the rarms are cultivated by men who do not own
them, while the real owuers, who arc either descendants
of the original settlers or men grown wealthy In trade,
banking or other pursuits not directly connected with the
soli, reside In the cities nnd towns that dot tho region.
With wealthy men everywhere seeking prolltnhlo Invest
ments for their Idle thousands tho price of tho fat com
lands of the West Is prohibitive so far as the farm tenant
Is concerned. If he pays a cash rent of W nn acre, which
ho does In mnny Instances, he Is gambling heavily on tho
beneficence of the seasons that make up the year. When
he can go to the Canadian Northwest nnd get cheap land
In a country of wheat nnd cattle the temptation to bo his
own laudlord s likely to bo Irresistible If he Is of nn enter
There nro many farmers also, who have small holdings
In tho Middle Western Stntes and who nro tempted to sell
by tho high prices which such lands now command. To
take their money nnd go to tho new regions of Canada,
where one acre of Illinois land will buy 200 acres of equally
fertile soil, seems to them a highly sensible action. The
desccudauts of those pioneers who "tamed the wilderness"
have lost none of the enterprise which was their chief
heritage from their fathers.
While tho United States dislikes to lose these enterpris
ing men of Its own blood. It cannot think that they will
cross the bonier with any desire to be false to tho new flag
which protects them. On their own fcrtllo acres they
should be loyal Canadians ns they have been loyal Ameri
cans. Chicago Dally News.
Rcvcngo Costs Too Much.
IN politics, business and In society generally tho man who
siond his time trying to get revenge Is a fool Even
when he gains his revenge be loses something more
valuable. Itcvenge may be sweet but It costB too much.
It was the wise maxim of an ancient sage that we
should cvor conduct ourselves toward our enemy as If he
were one day to be our friend. Most enmities spring from
misunderstandings, nnd It happens often that bitter foes,
when they come to know each other, become the best of
friends. One's enemy Is seldom as black ns he Is painted,
nnd ns none of us Is perfect nil of us ought to bo cbnrl
table. It. Is better to win one's enemies by kindness than
to Intensify their enmity by doing them harm.
Only a coward will refrain from doing right for fear of
making enemies, but only n fool will make enemies for
tbe gratlllcntlon of his own petty passions. Every man
relies In some measure on his friends. We cannot live or
prosper except by tbe good will of our neighbors. Shrewd
men. knowing this, never miss an opportunity of making
friends, nnd they endeavor to conciliate, rather than an
tagonize, their enemies.
Every positive man, and especially every man that does
his duty, will have some enemies. That cannot be helped.
Human nature Is Infirm nnd human Interests nre so con
flicting that one cannot be everybody's friend nnd rcmnln
an honest man. But one can exercise some worldly pru
dence and endeavor to multiply friends rather than ene
mies. San Francisco Bulletin.
ONE of the most curious phenomena of human life Is
tbe way In which troubles nnd misfortunes exhaust
themselves and vanish Into nothing. Something mny
occur or may threaten to occur which will worry n
roan exceedingly. His spirits will sink, bis appetite
will leave, sleep will quit bis bed, and he will go about
moping, dejected nnd thoroughly unhappy. In company
WHEN SUMMER DIES.
Glories of a Bummer Dar Dotvta on
the Old Farm.
Let's go back to tbe old farm for a
day Just to 'catch a glance of fading
Indian summer and the yawning time
of year. It Is n lazy mouth. Old Moth
er Nature Is sleepy. She sits with
hands folded and waits for tbe white
mantle and tbe long rest Tbe country
Is beautiful In spring and gorgeous as
the summer wanes and every valley
becomes nn art gallery.
In tho early morning we leave tho
old farmhouse, snuff the crisp, keen
nlr and start out on a tramp. There
Is no smoke, no rumble of trucks and
Jar of trolley cars. Miles away a
bound on tbe trail Is baying, and the
sound Is wafted over bills and mead
ows clear as a bell, and It arouses the
wltducss In our breast and takes us
back many years.
I Lot's walk, let's cover miles and get
Just as far from trouble and worry and
business as we can. Wby, this Is tho
abode of pence. It doesn't seem possi
ble that strife nnd passion and wrong
can exist so close to the earth's bosom.
I We pass through the old orchard,
gather late apples that, somehow, have
a flavor that Is lost when the fruit
leaves tbe orchard; follow tho crooked
' path that winds like n great serpent
ncross tbe pasture, labor across tbe
new plowed fields and find the smell of
fresh earth grateful. Here's tbe brook.
We fished there onco with bent pins.
There was only warm sunshine In
those days sunshine nnd butterflies.
How good life wns when wo wcro
young! And there Is tho woods, no
longer gloomy nnd mysterious, but gor
geous with all the glow of the peacock,
painted by frost and sun, every tree a
rainbow, every bush a bouquet Isn't
It strauge that nature makes death so
, Listen. Do you hear tho music? Chil
dren are laughing. There Is a har
mony in tho natural mirth of little
folks more tuneful than anything that
man has ever written. It Is so sweet
thnt even the phonograph has failed to
reproduce It, and It never rings clearer
than down on tho old farm when there
Is a nutting expedition on.
Takes us back about 40 years
doesn't it? back to the tlmo of stono
bruises and battered lingers and red
checks aud healthy appetites nnd a
tbousaud things that fado away when
wo nre no longer young. Wo used to
bo In Just such a party, nnd tbo dog
looks Just like the stump-tailed dog we
had. Wby It must ho "Como uere,
Snort come here, good dog"
It Is usclessi That wns 40 years
ago. Tlmo doesn't turn backward,
even for old men who have roado fame
lu tho business world. We can watch
tho happy children, brcatho tho sweet
air of the country onco In a while, gaze
at tho show, aud memory must fill the
gaps and do tho rest.
We've seen the bags filled with nuts,
tbo dog chase Imaginary game Into a
ho will be sad. however gay the others. Ilo will carry about
with him that dull pain lu the breast which Is tho symptom
of worry nnd proves It renlly n bodily as well ns n mentnl
For n few days this state of mind will Inst- Thin, Kriid
ually, the clouds will clear nwny mid the tnlud will hnvo
peace again. Nothing may hnvo happened exteriorly to
porduce this pleasant effect. Tho fncts which gavo rlso lo
tbo worry may bo Just ns they wore before. Tho change
has taken place within tho mltul. and the en uso of It lies not
In any outside event, but In tho Interloi of the mind Itself.
Worry nnd grief consume energy nnd soon exhaust tho
mind and body. Willi exhaustion comes quiescence, which
Is the beginning of ease, llwietlon sets lu. mill the spirits,
like wnter. soon regain their proper level. Worry
cannot alter n fact. It Is, therefore, n foolish wnsio of
energy. Tho man who worries Is ns silly ns a mini who
would run after nn express train that had nn hour's stntt
of htm. He cnuuot do nwny with an nwkward state of fncts
by worrying any more than he could overtnke an express
train by running; nnd after worrying a whllo he Hnils him
self In the same case with the man Hint has chased tho
train, battled and clean forspent Ho has had his troublo
for nothing. San Francisco Bulletin.
TABLE CRICKET AS PINGPONG'S RIVAL IN LONDON
PIngpong Is to be matched by table cricket, which Is expected to soon
have as many devotees ns tho other young gnme. A demonstration was
given at a public ball In Loudon recently and the thlug pronounced n suc
cess. The bat Is a diminutive affair, as nre nHo the wickets. Tho chief feature
of the game, however, Is the "bowler," which Is nn Ingenious arrangement
of springs which pitches the ball nt the wicket In a most balillug wny. After
n little practice even a novice at tho game makes a first-class bowler. Tho
real skill Is demanded on tho part of tho batsman. Ho has a email bat
about an Inch nnd a half long, with which bo must guard bis wicket Tho
field Is arranged with pockets for catching out tho batter, nnd the wholo
plan Is arranged to conform closely to cricket.
Tbo game has already become popular In London, and Is likely to spread
to America. It Is thought Its predicted success here may Increase tho Interest
of society people In real cricket ttsclf,
brush heap; we've eaten lunch In tho
-nn,i nnii ilmnk from n snrlng and
our hearts are filled with the glory of
It all. We have heen closer to 1110
power that rules tho world and makes
tbe seasons, nnd wo are glad that It
has been given to us to live out anoth
er October day. Cincinnati Post '
Dining at Ynlo Common.
About nine hundred men board nt the
University dining ball, or "Commons,"
ns It Is kpown outside of the official
catalogue; and they have their cus
toms. Drop a platter or dish upon the
mosaic floor, and a prolonged cheer
will go up from every man In the room.
Without any feasible provocation, ono
man can start n din by tapping with
his knlfo upon a plate or pitcher, aud
his small part will then bo overwhelm
ed, for hundreds will Join In tho tin
harmonious clatter. After a successful
football or baseball game tbo variety
of "stunts" Is wide. Tbo score Is
rhythmically counted and a Yale cheer
Is appended; all tbe adapted songs of
tbe day aro sung and then resung. Aud
Crime Is Decreasing.
man. If asked for his opinion on the sub
ject probably would say that crime Is Increasing.
Matt Plnkerton, head of tho Plnkerton detectlro
agency, nnd one of the most expert nnd experienced
crlmlual catchers lu the country, take tho opposlto
view. IIu grants that carefully prearod statistics of crime
tend to sustain the popular Impression; but, ho says, theso
statistics nnd the clrcumstnuces on which tho popular belief
are based are both deceptive.
Tbe principal cause of the common opinion Hint lawless
ness Is growing Is undoubtedly the wide publicity now given
to crimes by the newspapers. Every murder, embezzle
ment or highway robbery which happens In any part of
the country Is telegraphed within a few hours, not only as
formerly, to the newspapers of the Immedlnto vicinity
where tho crime was committed, but to those of the entire
country. The morning paper presents a complete panorama
of the criminal, as well as the business, political and soclnl
events of the preceding twenty-four hours-not of any par
ticular section of one country, but of tbo world. The aver
age reader makes the mistake of fnlllng to consider that
the crimes he rends of now nre those of tho clvlllziKl globe,
while those he rend of a few deendes ago were mainly thoso
of his Immediate neighborhood. Knnsns City JournnL
Words Good Enough.
HY should the operator of 011 nutomobllo be
In England or America uy the trencn
chauffeur," Instead of by the good old
word "driver," which the English
to their locomotive nud other engineers?
For no reason In the world, except that sort of Intellectual
dandyism which causes somo men to say thnt they "trans
port" a thing Instead of that they "carry" It; that they
"purchased" what In reality they Just "bought;" that an
author's or a painter's best work Is his "chef-d'oeuvre."
Instead of his "masterpiece;" and thnt cause mnny literary
fledglings nnd most scientific nnd philosophical writers to
clothe their thoughts In long, sonorous words-not Infro
quently Invented by themselves which nobody but ft
pednutlc professor of rhetoric can understand or bo ex
cused for using.
"The bane of philosophy," says W oltcr Bngehot "I
pomposity." Atid mental and verbal dandyism Is the bane
of the talking fld writing of too mnny men who have got
sufficient education to despise the simplicity of those less
tnught than themselves, but not enough culture to nppre
clate the beauty and power of simple, clear English, nor to
sec how It Is cninsculated when words from other tongue
nre mixed with It-Kansas City Journal.
It mny be that some of tho dishes fall
by Intention, for the cheer which fol
lows. Few fcmliilno visitors venture
within tho doors of "Commons" nnd
tho visit Is seldom repeated, for clouds
of waving white nnpklns and n cheer
aro compliments of too npparcnt frank
ness. Leslie's Weekly,
Not to Ilo Frightened.
Employer Well, what did ho
when you called for thnt check?
Clerk That ho would break every
bono In my body and throw mo out
of tho window If I showed my face
Employer Then go back at onco and
tell him ho can't frighten mo with his
violence! Illustrated Bits.
Btqut III Defener.
Sidney Have you any marked abil
ity of any kind?
Itodney Well, I've kept n lot of wid
ows from marrying mo.
An old bachelor Buys pin money Is so
called because wives stick their hus
bands for It
NEGntC v'OW RICH PAOT.
n lit the Crcok N
It Is not 1 'Ulh that tho rich
est negroes . ,o found, although many
In that region hnvo numssod a goodly
store of properly slneo tho war. Doubt
less tho wealthier community of col
ored peoplo In thu world Is found
mnong tho Oreok Indians In ImJIi
Territory. Tlioio nro about 7,000 of
them, nnd they nro worm on nn nuv
...... ennui Tin wealth of tlio
more Industrious foots up over higher,
certain Individuals being tho owners
of from ipiO.000 to flB.000 worth of
These negroes nro tho descendants
of slaves of tho Greek trlbo of Indians
and are known ns Creek negroes. They
nro entltleil to n snnro in mo um.m
of Creek Indian lands, nlso a part of
tho trust funds. Together tho 7,000 ne
groes own IK.000,000 acres of laud.
And yet their education Is fur from
complete. Their soclnl environments
nro crude lu tho oxtrcnio mid progress
goes slowly amid their huts nnd fields,
Unlike tho othor ludlnus of tho rich
five civilized tribes, tho Creeks Insist- more and more oiiucun. iiuv.
ed upon freeing their slaves to glvo Binlth, Indianapolis, I ml.
them nn equnl share In their lands nud ; Tho Outward Vl"agc. Tho kind of
money. At that time there were fow Ufa une rnds even leaves Its marks
slaves, but tho number grow through tipon tho outward visage, Tim twdy
descendants, until now fully 7,000 hnvo wu wear Is self's eztenialUntlon.
laid successful claim lo n "head right" nuv. It. M. Black, Kplseopnl, Brooklyn,
on the Creek mils of cltlionshlp. They Nl y.
hnvo their own representative. In tbo, pent,p,. npe. Christ emnnelpnt.
Creek Indian Legislature, their own lMl , MU, fr()m ,ll0 (1,0,1,1,,,,, f s.-lf
schools nnd their own churches. 18v- mul ,tlt( nl ,,,,,,,11 with energy
erythlng bids fair to make them tho for Vclor). ,y girding us with tlio
model community of negroes In tho ( M of Ucfl,,fWI ,0pe, Ilov. J. D.
Untied Slates when lndlnn territory Is ,,rwlIinll utlst. Toronto. Cnuiida.
recovering from the tanglo wilderness . . . . . ,
of reconstruction, Its laws made mil- 0,"f ' rJmn'u7r 1 1, ,mtTl Mlm
form and Itself a State of tho Union. ' "
There I little culture among tho f mc W ' ' , ' X',
rr..,.it nmL Tliev hnvo n social braces not alone our lllllo selves nut
sU oKwwWdT notTvlm mSCm
the Indians nro Invited. Their charac- ! Universalis!. Boston. Ma .
terlstlcs nro In a great measure differ Church Stronger. I he church N
ent from tho negro of tho South or tho stronger to-day than ever before, and
North. It Is n mixture of both, with what gives tho church II present pow
nddltlonnl peculiarities. it Is the fact that It has proved to be
I.lko tho Indlnns. theso negroes have tho greatest agency under Uod for tho
tiu.lr ilnnees In tho oihui. which have 1 elevation of tho race. Itov. 0. J. Hall,
como to lo a sort of religion with
them. Ami, following In tlio footsteps
of tho Southern Negro, they have bar-
becucs, 'possum hunts and the like. As
n Northern typo of tbo negro they nro
more Industrious mid Independent or
tho whites, know how to work hard
nnd snvo their money, nnd, llko the
typo from tho city, nre well dressed
gaudily, but at the snmo tlmo wear
ing expensive clothes.
These 7.000 Creek negroes llvo In n
tract of rich land railed the Canadian
Itlver lottoms, nnd Okmulgeo Is tholr
town nnd trading point. Okmulgeo Is
the capital of tho Creek tudlnii nation,
anil hns been for years n negro town.
Itccently, however, whllo people flock
ed In nud have taken possession. Thu
negroes are starting their own towns
nlong tho branch of tho Frisco Unit
road. Notwithstanding that many of these
Creek negroes nre 'Industrious, thero
nre some nmong them who rent out
their estates and loungo lu Idleness
nbout the railway stations. It Is n
common sight to see a MXVacre tract
of rich land In tho Canadian bottoms
being tilled by n whito man. Invaria
bly, upon Inquiry ns to his landlord,
ho will refer lo the negro owner In no
complimentary term. Meanwhile one
will find tho owner shooting craps or
enjoying himself rating turkey nnd
'poKsum In n neighboring village.
When tho Creeks freed their negroes
In 18dl the two fraternized for a time,
nnd even Intermarried, but thnt has
all passed now. In accordance with
tho terms granting their freedom, tho
Creek negroes are allowed n volco In
the tribal government, nnd no they
have their owu members in tho Coun
cil, hnvo their own schools nnd all
thnt; but tho Creek Indian feels atravo
tho Creek negro and refuse to asso
ciate with hi m.
VICTIM OF WOMAN'8 WHIMS.
The Fate of a llunury Competitor on
a Fashion l'upcr.
Ho was n tramp compositor down on
his luck nnd ho bnd not had n square
meal for n fortnight
I lu desperation ho applied for work
011 a fashion magazine nud wns taken
on ns u -"BUb." Tho copy with which
he wns furnished rend something llko
"Terrapin green with gnrnltures of
lemon wnuo iuco nun cuiiiuimikuu
ored velvet constituted thu lovclj
gown on our cover pngo.
"Brown bread Is a fashlnnnblo color
In crepe, and bnrmoulze well with
butter colored lace.
"A gown of tomato red was delight
fully contrasted with lottuco greeu vol-
vet nnd oyster white nppllquc.
"Vegetable silk braid Is ouo of tbo
"A charming brenkfnst gown is
shown In beet red cashmere.
"Egg blue aud melon grcon aro do-
llghtful now tints.
"Claret silk makes n charming waist
"All shades of brown nro populnr,
Including chocolate, butternut, chest
nut nnd hazel and the biscuit shades
nro also prominent,
A coffee colored dinner gown had
sleoves of cream mousselluo lu souffiu
"Prune color promises to
"Apricot orango and banana aro tho
newest shades of yellow.
"Almond white galloon nppenrs on
1 '-' . . . . .
n wino coioreu urunui;iuui liutm, uim
'motifs of plstncho velvet wcro Intro-
'duced for contrast Crushed strnwber-
'ry has given wny to tho grnpo shades,
I ' ii.s in imiulmn nlnk.
"Tobncco Is ono of tho most becom- church. The state has to df. this bo
Ing shndes of brown." cuso " church will not iU It. Slinmo
' n . . ....... .. tt.A It.... 4 lr If nl(l.,vl. -
. His fellow printers noticed Hint no
1 acted strangely and groaned at times,
but before they becoino nwnro of tho
seriousness of tho enso ho fell to tho
floor nnd expired. Tho coroner's Jury
rendered n verdict of yAcuto dyspep-
la. superinduced by oycrcntlug."
Now York Sun.
".Too Is a great walker."
"Indeed? How long has ho
"Lomino see. I belloyo tho twins
nro B mouths old." Cleveland Plain
Tho female bookkeeper la 'Oitltled to
tho title of countess.
Tho World's Mfe.-ChrUt I tho
world's life. Uov. l' 10. Taylor, Dap-
t...l.l.... M V
Truo Menm. Tlio religious element
tho truo menus of settling- disputes,
Archbishop llyaii, Itoinnu Catholic,
Ti,0 Nation, Tho nation will always
jHllt K,)0,i nM m fU nH thu lie
dividual composing It. Itov. 1', llnrr,
j., iitHifor,l, j,lM
As the Master Bids. If one lovo (lod
ns tho Muster bids ho can grasp every
hand offered lu tho snmu love. Itov.
Dr, Ilyrd, Methodist, Atlanta, (la.
Downward. -Tho man who coutin--
ties downward only accelerates his
own movement, nnd return becomes
Fundamental Thing. If the spirit
of honor nnd rlghteomnciw Is not pre.
0l mnoK ,(. Wl) ettunot expect tlio
laws to work well, for the fundnmeiitiit
thing 1 the kind of men behind the
laws. Itov. F. Phnleii, Unitarian,
For Ktornlty. It Is well In lire for
to-day, but he who live hi best for to
day llvo nlso for eternity. Heredity
I a fact that resell e further than we
think. A Christian father studs hM
religion down to generation. llev.
Dr. Burrell, Now York.
In the Best Reiim1. A man may be
great lu many urn, but lis ciomot
bo great lu the beat sense utiles he
recognize somewhat of the divine In
hi own life and regards himself as be
ing led by the Almighty. Iter. Dr.
Wrlgley, HpUeopnl, Brooklyn, N. Y.
A Cood Thing.- It Is n good thing for
both capital and labor that the wholu
country Is n little chilly. Conscience I
being stirred, new laws will be eunct.
eil, both capital and bibor will sec their
mutunl relations more clearly. Itev.
Dr. MrCollester, Detroit, Mtch.
Clone Up Her Itniik. If tlio
church of Jesus ClirUt ever does tho
work which her dlvlns Uird lis asked
her to do, he must clone up her ranks.
A church divided Into sect and denom
inations Is not the church which he or
ganized. Itev. Dr. Ilnrlan, Omnlni,
Christian Life. What men need to
mnke them Christian Is not to be bet
ter convinced of Chrlntlsu truth, but to
fall lu love with ChrlstlHii life. Tho
world Is not reading the Blblo much;
It Is rending the live of llioe who pro
fess to believe It Itev. P. Finch, Con
gregntlonnllst, Chlrngo, III.
Tho Future. The future hns never
saved any man. If he Is saved at all.
It wn lu tho present-now. Wo have
no lease 011 tho future; tin. It Is dan
gerous to trust the soul' snlrntlon to
tho deceptive future. To-dny tlio Sa
vior calls; not to-morrow or some tlmo
In tho future, but now. Itev. J. F.
Blnlr, Baptist, Brooklyn. N. Y.
Material Good. Make It your first
business to be right, to do right, to llvo
according to till the commandments of
Uod, and the question of material good
will settle Itself naturally. The laws
of Oml hnvo to do with tho body, as
well as tho soul, and mnke work as
truly n religious duly ns prayer. Itev.
Dr. ltiiymoud, Schenectady, N. Y.
A Larger Scope. The church of tho
future has a larger seoiHt and n larger
mission tbnu tho church of the past
Christianity Is becoming more Intense
and more practical. At this time,
Wlpn tho commercial spirit Is leading
i with such sway, It will require tho
assistance of conscientious, consecrat
ed mnuhood lo counteract this spirit
Itev. F. T. MeWhlrler Presbyterian,
Indlnnnpolls, I ml.
A Fnlso Impression. It Is n fnlso
Impression that Uod hairs a sinner
nnd that his son gave up his life to
mnko oyo ttl01t). Tll0 OIipo,to ot
tlll. truc Evory M.,.,lrnn cmi 1.
cu(, nm, dstnllt T,1(J ,M)tlo u
a (lod of genuine love and kindness,
"Ho so loved the world that ho gave
up his only' begotten Son." Itov, Dr.
Crawford, Methodist, Akron, Ohio.
Separate nnd Distinct. The stnlo
lin nothing to do with tho church, and
tlio church bus nnthlnir to do with thu
,.., rriit, ni-i. (..in......... .,.! .llatl.....
""y " .
And yet tho state Is lining tho work ofgP
tho church by appropriating immjyrttf"'
support tho poor members of tho
-.vi - ,
Presbyterian, Atlanta, 0.-
Wo were recently compelled to quit
n book in tho mlddlo of It, nnd hnvo
been wondering over since how It enmo
out Threo women, nil good nnd haiiil
somo, loved tho snmo man. Two iiivu,
both rich nnd handsome, Iqveil tho
samo woman, nnd 0110 woman, lovely
chnrnctcr, didn't lovo her husband, hut
did lovo nnothcr nmn who wns vor,vv
fond of his wife. Now, how did thoy
straighten It out?
Thoro Is nothing dogum 1
nteur photographers, Th
willing to oxehnni,u vlows.