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PLRINTox, D. B. Chautauqua Chapel Talks, 3:57.
Queen of Queiparte, The 370, 461, 563.

Rastus' Dream, Verse, 532.

Reading Journey in the Orient, A See Orient.

Record of a Lost Empire in America, The Lustrated),


Religious Effort, Interienominational, 125.

Poemsen, Ira Portrait, 3.30.

Rio HARLsox. Roots B. Attica, Beotia, and Corinth
(Liustrated), 164.

Riis, Jacob A., Work of, 226.

Rivalry of Nations (See Nations).

Poissox, Edwazu Wax Lo K2. Crete and the Cretan

Gifts. That We Share. 31: Maps of the Centuries,

21: Our Ideas of Geography, 32: A Famous Coin,

23; The Hymn to the Leilan Apollo, 23: Some Bird

Conundrums, 84; An Oasis in the Desert, 34: An-

swers to Important Questions, 25: “Mainess of

Spring,” 189; important to the Class of 1301, 189;

The Decennial of the Class of 1231, 183: “Noblesse

Oblige,” 130; A Traveling Faculty, 190; Public

Libraries and Chautauqua, 130; A “Man-of-War "

Circle, 131; A New Circle in India. 131 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;

“Shail and Will,” 135; “Read Lectures," 195:

The Class of 1901, 237; Next Year's Course, 2:38:

C. L. S. C. Rallying Day, 239; A Famous Find of

Greek Statues, 233; “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, 26, 196, 32; Suggestive Pro-

grams for Local Circles, 86, 197, 303; The Travel

Club, 87, 137, 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

on “Homer to Theocritus,” 28, 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, 30, 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.

SAPIN. Edwin L. The Dandelion, Verse, 132; Con-

victed, Verse, 240.
Saint, The Beatification of a, 607.
Scoili,ARD, 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.
shrinox, CAEoline. 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), 573. .
SPARKs, Edwin ERLE. The Record of a Lost Empire
in America (Illustrated), 478.

SPzaas, John R. Piracies Incident to the French
Revotition, 474.
Spiders. Weaving Illustrated), 533.

Sprague, Horatio J., 561.
Spring. Verse, 30.

Stamp Tax Lecision, 221.

START. Edwin A. The Rivalry of Nations: World

Politics of Today (Illustrated, 31, 142, 244.

Steel Strike, Aspects of the, 443.

Steel Trist and Competition, The 119.
STEwART, JANE A. Women Leans of Women's Col-
leges (Portraits), 4-6.
Sifrage Legislation, American, 113.
Siitician House of Study, 4r).
Sunday-School Lessons. Uniform. 225.
Switzerland. How Children Are Educated in Illus-

trated . 139.

Swords. Historic (Illustrated), 625.

WELDox, GEORGE B. Interoceanic Waterways (Illus-
trated), 228.
WALKER, GUY Morrisox. 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.

Waterways, Interoceanic (Illustrated), 228.

WELLs, BENJAMIN W. Alexandre Dumas and “The
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 Mifflia, Henry E.
Krehbiel, Curtis Hidden Page, Joel Benton, L. H.
Bailey, A. C. True, Richard Burton, Edgar Fawcett,
Robert Burns Wilson.

Y. M. C. A., International Jubilee of the (Portraits),

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Contents for April, 1901.

Easter Cover Design.

The Easter Hope..

. . . . . . W. Hamilton Spence. Frontispiece

Highways and Byways.,

. 3-13

An Unprecedented Industrial Combination. Phases of Progress in Foreign Trade. Tariff Contro-

versy with Russia. Australian Trade Statistics. Congressional Action Concerning the Philippine

and Cuban Questions. The “No Popery Oath.” The New Prince-Consort of Holland. Academic

Freedom. School-Room Decoration in New York State. Religious Meetings at the Pan-American.

With portraits and cartoons.

Russian Women. . . . . . .

. Isabel F. Hapgood . . 14

II. Illustrated.

The Death of Earth. Verse. . . . . . John Finley . . . 20


. N. Hudson Moore

Nature Study for April. Illustrated.

Crete and Cretan Question.

. Edward Van Dyke Robinson

Half-Forgotten Magazines.

. . George Newell Lovejoy

Spring. Verse. . . . . . . . Henry Jones Mulford . . 30

The Rivalry of Nations: World Politics of Today.

Chaps. XXIV.-XXVIII. Illustrated..

. Edwin A. Start

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

Oriental World Power.

A Reading Journey in the Orient. . . . . J. Irving Manatt

VII. A Cruise in the Ægean. Illustrated.

Critical Studies in French Literature. .

Benjamin W. Wells . .
VII. Alexandre Dumas and “The Three Musketeers.”

The Inner Life of Æschylus. . . . . . Harold N. Fowler . .

C. L. S. C. Round Table. Conducted by . . . Kate F. Kimball . 81-94

Topics of the Hour: VII. Pauperism. , . . H. A. Haring. . . 95

With Current Events Programs.

Talk About Books. Illustrated. . . . . . . . . . . 97

he other night 1 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 hour desolate.

El spirit prompted me to hail this heartless being. Said 1, 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 the chilly presence flowers die. Ho 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? 0 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 1 saw suggestion of a smile. 1 knew I stood before transfigured Death=Death as unveiled by Jesus Christ.

"1. am but God's servant, as are you," he said; "the flock must be brought home; 1 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," 1 asked, "might not some brighter messenger be sent; an angel with music in his voice and laughter in his eye? his 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, 80 silent, cold, 80 grim!”

"T understand you well,” said Death; "but this grimness thou alone dost see. The living never see me as 1 am; only the dying see Death; what life is to the living, death is to the dead. 1 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 erhale itself away; only to the living am 1 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. Ho more revile me; 1 am thy 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 1 felt the touch of life immortal. "

Then 1 recalled, as 1 thought if this be Christian Death, the old familiar words, "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord!"

w.thamilton Spence.


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