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PURINTON, D. B. Chautauqua Chapel Talks, 357.

Queen of Quelparte, The, 370, 461, 563.

Rastus' Dream, Verse, 538.

Reading Journey in the Orient, A (See Orient).

Record of a Lost Empire in America, The (Illustrated),

Religious Effort, Interdenominational, 125.
Remsen, Ira (Portrait), 330.

SPEARS, JOHN R. Piracies Incident to the French
Revolution, 474.

Spiders, Weaving (Illustrated), 533.
Sprague, Horatio J., 561.
Spring, Verse, 30.

Stamp Tax Decision, 221.

START, EDWIN A. The Rivalry of Nations: World
Politics of Today (Illustrated), 31, 142, 244.

Steel Strike, Aspects of the, 449.

Steel Trust and Competition, The, 119.

RICHARDSON, RUFUS B. Attica, Boeotia, and Corinth STEWART, JANE A. Women Deans of Women's Col-
(Illustrated), 164.

Riis, Jacob A., Work of, 226.
Rivalry of Nations (See Nations).
Question, 24.

Roman Cardinals, New, 332.

leges (Portraits), 486.

Suffrage Legislation, American, 119.
Sulpician House of Study, 460.

Crete and the Cretan Sunday-School Lessons, Uniform, 225.

Round Table, C. L. S. C. (Illustrated), 81, 189, 297.
Gifts That We Share, 81; Maps of the Centuries,
81; Our Ideas of Geography, 82; A Famous Coin,
83; The Hymn to the Delian Apollo, 83; Some Bird
Conundrums, 84; An Oasis in the Desert, 84; An-
"Madness of
swers to Important Questions, 85;
Spring," 189; Important to the Class of 1901, 189;
The Decennial of the Class of 1891, 189; "Noblesse
Oblige," 190; A Traveling Faculty, 190; Public
Libraries and Chautauqua, 190; A "Man-of-War"
Circle, 191; A New Circle in India, 191 Preparation
for Foreign Travel, 192; The Odyssey on the Modern
Stage, 192; The American School at Athens, 192;
Chautauqua Extension, 193; A Bird Café, 194;
"Shall and Will," 195; "Read Lectures, '
The Class of 1901, 297; Next Year's Course, 298;
C. L. S. C. Rallying Day, 299; A Famous Find of
Greek Statues, 299; "Charm and Courtesy in Let-
ter Writing," 300; The C. L. S. C. in Japan, 301;
The C. L. S. C. on an English Warship, 302; Outline
of Required Reading, 86, 196, 302; Suggestive Pro-
grams for Local Circles, 86, 197, 303; The Travel
Club, 87, 197, 303; Review Questions on "The
Human Nature Club," 89, 199; Selections from
"The Gospel of Relaxation," 89; Review Questions
on "Grecian History," 88, 198; Review Questions
"Homer to Theocritus," 88, 198; Notes on Read-
ing for the Current Month, 304; Notes on the Greek
War of Independence and on Tanagra, 199; Some
Pen Pictures of Circle Life by Members of the C. L.
S. C., 91; Answers to Search Questions, 90, 201,
306; How Chautauqua Circles Have Promoted Public
Libraries, 203; Award of Chautauqua Prizes, 320;
Pen Pictures from Chautauqua Graduate Circles,


Russia, Disturbances in, 217.
Russian Women (Illustrated), 14.

Switzerland, How Children Are Educated in (Illus-
trated), 139.

Swords, Historic (Illustrated), 625.

Tariff-Modification and Reduction of the Tariff, 323;
Tariff Discussion, 450.
Taxation-Reforms in Taxation, 121. Municipal Taxa-
tion Problems, 551, 552; Taxation of Franchises,

Teneriffe, A Day in (Illustrated), 591.
TENNEY, JULIA E. Mammy's Love-Story, 597.
Third-Term Agitation, 451.
Thorndike, Edward L., 227.
THORPE, FRANCIS NEWTON. A Black Hussar at Water-
loo, 631.

TODD, CHARLES BURR. The Beatification of a Saint,

Topics of the Hour (Bibliographies with Current Events
Programs), VII. Pauperism, 95; VIII. The Search
for the North and South Poles, 202; Punishment and
the Prevention of Crime, 307.
Travail of Earth's Children, The, 504.


Balzac's "Eugénie Grandet,"

Triple Alliance Threatened, 115.
Tumbler's Offering, The, Verse, 514.
United States Steel Corporation, The, 3.

VESTER, ANNA LOUISE. The Ruin and Legend of
Kynast, 605.

WELDON, GEORGE B. Interoceanic Waterways (Illus-
trated), 228.


Primitive Industrial Civiliza-

tion of China (Illustrated), 126.
Wall Street Panic, The, 328.
WARREN, F. M. George Sand, 286.

WARREN, HENRY W. How the Sequoias Grow (Illus-
trated), 362.

Waterloo, A Black Hussar at, 631.

SABIN, EDWIN L. The Dandelion, Verse, 132; Con- Waterways, Interoceanic (Illustrated), 228.
victed, Verse, 240.

Saint, The Beatification of a, 607.

SCOLLARD, CLINTON. Arcady, Verse, 590.

School for Out-of-School People, A (Illustrated),

School-Room Decoration, 12.

Second Probation of Rev. Kid McHugh, The, 522.
Sequoias Grow, How the (Illustrated), 362.
SHARPLESS, ISAAC. Chautauqua Chapel Talks, 357.
SHELDON, CAROLINE. The Tumbler's Offering, Verse,

Socrates, The Inner Life of, 184.

Sonnet and Sonneteer: A Study, 501.

Snares, Verse, 132.

Songs of Midsummer, The (Illustrated), 359.

Spain Under Our Flag, A Bit of (Illustrated), 578.


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Three Musketeers," 71.

Windigo, The Home of the (Illustrated), 518.
Woman Suffrage, 561.

Women Deans of Women's Colleges (Portraits), 486.
Women, The National Council of, 560.
Word-Coinage by Living American Authors, 525. Ed-
mund Clarence Stedman, Thomas Wentworth Higgin-
son, Henry A. Beers, Thomas Dunn English, Clinton
Scollard, Edgar Saltus, Gertrude Atherton, J. H.
Hyslop, Ernest Ingersoll, Alfred T. Mahan, Simon
N. Patten, Henry Van Dyke, Lloyd Mifflin, Henry E.
Krehbiel, Curtis Hidden Page, Joel Benton, L. H.
Bailey, A. C. True, Richard Burton, Edgar Fawcett,
Robert Burns Wilson.

SPARKS, EDWIN ERLE. The Record of a Lost Empire Y. M. C. A., International Jubilee of the (Portraits),

in America (Illustrated), 478.





A System of Popular Education









A Monthly Magazine for Self-Education.


Contents for April, 1901.

The Easter Hope..
Highways and Byways.

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The United States as a World Power. The New Map of the World. Problems of Asia.
Oriental World Power.

A Reading Journey in the Orient.

VII. A Cruise in the Ægean.

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be other night I had an interview with Death. The place, a lonely dell, winter-bound, enswathed in snow. The time, the waning moon, a last star paling to make the bour desolate.

A spirit prompted me to bail this heartless being. Said I, in accents strained as if to keep my courage up: "Monster, of thee no one speaks well! Thy tread, though soft and silent, makes firesides tremble, and in thy chilly presence flowers die. No gleeful child is safe from thy all-withering touch; no mother dost thou spare; no lovers weaving life's threads of hope into fancy's colored dream; no saint in humble prayer. Why not content thyself to prey on beasts of prey? Why devastate our homes? Why kill our little ones? Why break our hearts, then mock our pain with heartless sneers? Death, I wish that thou wert dead!”

Then Death replied, and filled me with surprise: "Believe me, sir, thy reasoning's false; thy charge but unwise slander."

This voice was even mild and sweet, and through the gloom I saw suggestion of a smile. I knew I stood before transfigured Death Death as unveiled by Jesus Christ.

"I am but God's servant, as are you,” he said; "the flock must be brought home; I am sent to bring the lost and wandering to their fold; the little ones could not endure the touch of winter's coming cold."

"But," I asked, "might not some brighter messenger be sent; an angel with music in his voice and laughter in his eye? is coming would be welcome as to birds the coming spring or opening day. Thou dost alarm us so, and make us die so oft in dying once. If some beloved parent, or one we knew full well, might come=any but thou, so silent, cold, so grim!"

"I understand you well,” said Death; “but this grimness thou alone dost see. The living never see me as I am; only the dying see Death; what life is to the living, death is to the dead. I am a mask. The angel thou hast asked for is behind. Sometimes 'tis angel-mother, sometimes angelfather, sometimes parted lover, sometimes the child whose life you watched erbale itself away; only to the living am T enemy and monster; to the dying tenderer than the mother who smiles your tears away; gentler than the beat of wings that move in the home of Day. No more revile me; I am tby Saviour in disguise.”

And now the stars shone out like lamps of home; like silver gleamed the snow; the lonely dell was all transformed; images filled the translucent space; upon me I felt the touch of life immortal.

Then I recalled, as I thought if this be Christian Death, the old familiar words, "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord!"

W.Hamilton Spence.


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