Juniata sentinel and Republican. (Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pa.) 1873-1955, September 12, 1894, Image 1

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NO. 3D.
'fiun'T : "lv.r!:istiiig Life."
Tixt : Ar1w t anl lparr, for this 1 net
yonr rent." Mioah II., 10.
Thl was th dram bt of a prophut who
wnntM to aronn" hl p"il from thrir otv
pram! and sin'nl eontltlon, bat it may Juat
as propf-rlv he utter! now as thn. Bell
by lone xpoor. anl mn'h rlnirlnir lo
thJr clmrnom o' ton. hut thin routing bell
of the miiol s'rikos In ni cloar s tone of
when It first rani; on the air.
Asfarnslcm e yonr crrAit want an
mine I rr. Fro-n the time we enter life
irrat many vexation an l aanoyanee take
after ns. We may have our holMayi
and onr season of recreation anl quiet, but
where Is the man eo"ne to mllllfe who has
fonnl entire rt? The faet is that Ood dM
not make this worM to rest In. A ship mlht
as well ro down off Oaoe H.itteras to find
smooth watr ns a man in this world to fln-1
quiet. Fro-n the way that Oo l has strewn
the thorns anl hnns the clou Is and shirp
enel the ruiks, from the eo' U that distress
tis, an i the hea's that s uite us. ami the
pleurisies that srahn'. nn 1 the fevers that
consume ns, I know that He did not make
this worll as a place to loiter in. Ool do
everything successfully, anl this world
wonld be a very different world If it ware In
tended for ns to lounpo In. It do- rlcht
well for a few honrs. Inleed It Is raairnlSy
cent I Nothing but Infinite wislo-n anl
(rooiness eould have mixe 1 this bverae of
water, or hnnir no those brsebeta of stars, or
trained these voices of rill ani hird and
ocean, so that Go1 has but to lift His hand,
nd the whole world breaks forth Into or
chestra. Bat. ater all. It Is only the solen
Sors of a kinc's htirhway. over which we are
to march on to eternal conquests.
You and I have seen men who Ttiei TO
rest hen-. They t.ulldel thenslvM reat
itores. They (fathered around them the pat
ronaee of merchant princes. The voice of
their bid shook the money markets. They
had stock in the most suce-ssfal railroad
and in "safety deposits" eraf rolls of Gov
ernment secnritres. They ha 1 emblamned
carriages, hich m-ttlei steels, tootmen,
plate that confounded lorls an 1 senators
who sat at their tables, tap-try on which
floated the richest d-lirns of foreign loo-ns,
splendor of canvas on the walls, eTiisite
ness of tnnsic rising araon? pedestals I
bronre and dropping, soft as lis'at, on snow
of sculpture. Here let ihe-n rest. Pat baclc
the embroidered curtain ani shake up the
pillow of down. Tarn ont the lights. It Is
II o'clock at nicht. Let slumher drop upon
the eyelids and the air float thronih the naif
opened lattice drowsy with midsummer per
fume. Stand back, all care, anxiety and
trouble. But, no. they will not stand back.
1 n-y raiiie trie iruuce. iney w uun mi
canopy. With roush touch they startle his
pii'sras. They cry out at 12 o'oloelc at nifht i
'Awake, man ! How can vou sleep when
tbin-rs are so uncertain? Want about those
stock? H.ark to the tap of that firebell! It
is your district ! How If vou should die soon?
Awake, man! Think of it! Viio will set
yonr property when yon are pone? What
will they do with it? Wake npl Blohes
sometimes take wiDRs I How If you should
?et poor? W'.ake upl" Kisin;; oa one el
bow, the man of fortune looks oat Into the
dar.nss of the room and wipes lie damp
ness from his forehead an l says, "Alas, for
all this s;ene ol wealth ani masalflcence
no rest I"
I passed down a street of a dry with i
merchant. He knew all the finest houses on
the street. He said "There Is something
the matter In all these houses. In that one
It is conjugal infelicity in that one, a dissi
pated son ; In that, a dissolute father j in
that, an Idiot child f In that, the respect of
bankruptcy." This world's wealth can (five
jo permanent satisfaction Tots is not your
Yon and I have seen men try In another
lirection. Atnansnys "If I could only
rise to such and such a place of renown ; if I
;onld gain thnt ofllce-if I could only (jet
the stand an l have my sentiments met with
one pood round of hani cli.ppinsr applause;
If I could only write a book that would live,
or make a speech tbat would thrill, or do an
lotion that would resound T' The tide turns
In his favor. His name is on 10,000 lips. He
is bowed to and soucht after and advanced.
Men drink his health at (rreat dinners. At
his fiery words the multitudes huzza, Fr-n
itallcries of beauty they throw garlands.
From housetops, as he passes in Ion:? pro
session, t hoy shake out the national stand
srds. Here let him rest. It is 11 o'clock at
night. On pillow stutl'd with a nation's
Draise let him lio down. Hush all dlsturbant
voices I In bis drcum let there be hoisted a
throne, and across It a coronation. Hash,
bnsh I Wake up," snvs a rough voice.
"Political sentimont is chanim. How If
fou should lose this place of honor? Wake
lp. The mornin? papers are to be full of
ienunciation. Hearken to the exocretions
jt tboee who once caressed you. By to
morrow night there will Lie multitudes sneer
tntr at the words waica last nijf.it you ex
ported would be universally admire!. How
an you sleep when everything depends
apon the next turn of the great tragedy!
Op, man. OCT this pillow." The man, with
bead yet hot from his last oration, starts
op suddenly, looks out upon the night, but
pees nothing except the flowers that lie on
his stand, or the scroll from which he read
bis speech, or the books from which be
guoted his authorities, and goes to his desk
to finish his neglected correspondence, or to
oea an lndiirnant line to soaie reporter, o
ketch the plan for a public defense, against
the assaults of the people. Happy when he
got his flrst lawyer's brier, exultant w'.via
be triumphed over his tirt political riv.il,
ret, sitting on the very top of all that this
world offers of praise, he exclaims, "No
rest, no rest."
Tlie very world that now applauls wil
icon hiss. That world sai i of the great
Wel.ster: "What a state-tin in! What won
derful exposition of the constitution! A
men for auy position." Tint same world
fcaid after awhile : "Down with him! He is
an offlce seeker. He is a sot I He is a liber
tine. Away wi;h him!" Anl there is no
peace for the man nntil he lavs down his
broken heart in the grave nt JIarshfleld.
Jeffrey ihouj rht that if he could only be judge
that would be the making of him ; got to bo
judge and cursed the day in whicii he was
born. Alexander wanted to submerge the
world with his greatness ; submerged it an t
then drank himself to death because heeould
not stand the trouble. Burns thought he
would give everything if he could win the
favor of courts and princes ; won it, and
smtd the shouts of a great entertainment
When poets and orators and duchesses were
idoring bis genius wished that he could
weep back into the obscurity in waich he
dwelt when he wrote of the
Vmittj, -, modest, crlm.-ion tippet n-Ter.
Napoleon wanted to make all Earopa
treu.tle at his power; made it trembie,
then dieJ, his entire military achieve
ments dwindling down to a pair of mili
tary boo: which, bo iusisted on hav
ing on bis feet when dying At Versailles I
saw a picture o' NanoVin in i"'s tr-n
r went Into another room an t saw a bnsf ol
Napo'eon as he apoare 1 at St. Heleni t bnt,
oh. what grief and anguish In the face of th
latter! The flrst wis Xapoleon in triumph
the last was Xapoleon with his heart broken.
How thev laughed an 1 cried when silvei
tongued Sheridan In the mid lav of pros
perity harangued the peop'e of Britain, ana
how they howle 1 at an 1 exjjnted him. when,
outsi le of the rooni w:ien his corpse lay,
his creditors triei to gat his miserable bones
n 1 sell them.
This world for rest? "Aha!" cry th
waters, "no rest her.I We plunge to the
a." "Aha P crv the mountains, "no rest
here I We cra nHle to the plain." "Aha!"
erv the towers. no rest here. We follow
Biibvlon Bn 1 Thebes an 1 Nineveh Into thf
aust," No rest for the flowers ; tuoy fade.
No rest for the stars ; thy die. Xo rest for
man ; he must work, toi'. suTir and slave.
Now, for what hav I said all this? Just
to prepare you for the text, "Arise ys and
"parr, ror tu:s is not your rast. 1 am go
ing to make you a gran 1 ofT-sr. Some of yo
remember that when gold Wis discovered in
California lar-s companies were made up
nd started off to get their fortune. To-daj
i want to make up a party for tua land ol
gold. I hold in my hand a deed from ttu
Proprietor of the estate. In whleh he oen
w ll who will Join the oom.Danr l0.00l
haras of In Unit. vaJm fa aMy rtun
trents are wold, whose htrpa are wold,
whoa, crowns are wold. Toil hsve r a I
f th. eras ten how that many thon
an la of tne-n went oft to conquer tba
aoly sepoloher. I ask yon to Join a gran ier
srusade, not for the purposo of oonwuertna
the sepulcherof a dead Christ, bat tat Mrs
farpose of reaching th. throne of a Uvtnq
eaus. When an arm is to be made up, th
eoruitlng offljar examlnw the vol
inteers. He teatstnetr ev..-li(ht, ha Bounds
;beir luncs, be measures their stntare. They
nast be Just right or they are rejeoted. Bit
;hre shall be no partiality la ra akin? up
:hls army of Carlit. Whatever your moral
r pbsatoalswature, whuevtr your dissipv
Jons, wbttever your vutam, X havs a
sommlssion from the Lir 1 Almighty to masts
jp this regiment of relesmsi souls, and I
rv. "Arise ya and depart, for this Is not
four rest."
Uaay of yon hare lately joined this eon
aany. and mv desire Is that you m IV all join
it. Why not? You know In your own hearts'
ixpeneac-e that waat I have sail about this
world is true tbat It Is no plaoe to rest in.
Ibere are hundreds Uere weary oh, bow
sary weary with sin, weary with trouble,
weary with bereaviment. Some of yoa bar.
Been pleroa-1 through and through. Yoa
sarry the soars of a thousand ooaaiots, la
which voa bare bled at every pore, anl yo
igh, "Ob. that I ha 1 the wings of a dove,
that I might fly away and be at rest I You
Save taken the cup of this world's pleasures
ind drunk it to the dregs, and still thethirit
laws at your tongue, and the fever strikss
ioyour brata. Yoa have chase 1 pleasure
through every ralley, by every streaai, ami 1
jvery brightness an 1 under every s'indow,
Dot just at the mom int when you were ready
to put your band upon the rosy, laughing
sylph of the woo 1 she turned upon you with
tb. glare of aflenianltha eye of a satyr,
her looks adders and her breath the chill
tamp of a grave. Out of Jesus Christ no
rest. No oioe to silence the storm. No
light to kindle tho darkness. No dry dooi
a repair the split bulwark.
Thank Go t, I can tell yoa something bet
ter. It there is no rest on earth, there is
rest in heaven. OS, ye who are worn out
with work, your bands calloused, your backs
bent, your eyes half put out, your Angers
worn with the needle that In this world yotl
may never lay down, ye discouraged ones
h hara been waning a hand dght for
bread, ye to whom the night brings little
rest and the morning more drudgery oh,
ye of the weary hand, and of the weary
side, and tho weary loot, bear me talk about
test '
Look at that eo-npany of enthroned one.
Look at their hands; look at their feet,
look at their eyes. It eannot ta that those
bright ones ever tolled? Yes, yes! Tneaa
Bsroked the Chinese teaboxes, and through
missionary Instruction es raped into glory.
Tnese sweltered on Soutaern plantationa
and one night after the cotton picking wen
cp as white as If they ha 1 never besa black.
Those died of overtoil la the Lowell carpet
factories, anl these in Manchester mills.
Those helped, build tho pyramids, and these
broke away from work on the day Christ
wss hounded out of Jerusalem. No mors
towers to build ; heaven is done. No rnort
tr rments to weave ; the robes are finished.
No more harvests to raise j the garners an
full. Oh, sons and daughters of toil, ariat
ye and depart, for that is your rest I
Seovili McCaliam. a boy of my Sunday
achool, avnile dying said to his mother
Don't cry, but sing, sing
- rbftre l rest tor the weary.
There . rest for the weary."
Then, putting his wasted hand ovar hta
heart, said, "There is rest for me."
Oh, ye whoso looks are wet with the dewt
of the night of grief ; yo whose hearts are
heavy because those well known footsteps
sound no more at the doorway, yonder U
your rest I There is Dvii triumphant, bui
onoe he bemoaned Absalom. There is Abra.
bam enthroned, but once he wept for Siratt.
There Is Paul exultant, but he once sat with
his feet in the stocics. Taere Is Pavson
radiant with Immortal beiltb. but on earth
he was always siok. No toil, no tears, no
partings, no strife, no agonizing cough to
night. No storm to rufflii the crystal sea.
No alarm to strike from the cathedral
towers. No dirge throbbing from s -raphli
harps. No tremor la the everlasting song
but rest perfect rest uuen ling rest.
Into that rest how many of our loved ones
have gone I The little children had been
gathered up Into the bosom of Christ. One
of them went oat of the arms of a widowel
mother, following Its father, who died a few
weeks before. Iu its last monent it s?emej
to see the departed father, for it sai 1, look
ing upward with brigntened countenance
'Papa, take me up !"
Otiiere put down the wori of mid Hie, reel
ing they could hardly be spare 1 fro m the ot
floe or store or shop for a day, but are to bt
spared from it forever. Your mother went
Having lived a lire of Christian consistency
here, ever busy with kin laess for her chi
dren, her heart full of that meek and quiel
spirit that Is in the sight of Qo 1 greit price,
suddenly her countenance was transagitre 1,
.n,i iha mtn was onened. and she took her
place amid that great clou I of w.tnesses that
aover about the throne.
Glorious consolation ! They are not deal
Tba oannot make me believe t iey are dead.
Tbey have only moved on. With more lova
than that with which they grit us on earth.
they watch us from th-ir ht-rli place, and
their voices cneer us in our s:ru rg;es forth,
sky. Hail, spirits blessed, now that ye fcav.
passed the flood and won tho crown! WitH
wearv feet we press up the shining way. un
til in" everlasting reunion w- suail meet
again. On. won't it be gr.au I wm n, our
conflicts done and our pnnin.'s over, we
shall clasp bunia and cry out, "ruis is
heaven 1"
Th. Crafty Old Gentleman Now Own
About 1,400,000 Square allies.
The latost acquisition ot African
territory gives Great Britain an un
broken line across the length of
Africa from the Mediterranean and
the Jule t j the extreme point or the
continent, says the Omaha Bee. la
all, this territory, held in various
iways, from Cape Colony up to the
'occupation" of Egypt, is in extent
about 1.400,000 square miles, and has
a population of i,iUO,000. In the
Mile v alley it includes incomparably
the best of North Africa. In I panda
It holds the key to the lakes of Cen
tral Africa, nearly as large as our
own lake system. The new treaty
gives it the high land west of Luke
Tanganyika, considerably higher and
healthier than the Eastern, In Ger
man bands. The new conquests of
the ilrltish South Africa Company,
add the great table lands of the in
terior of subtropical Africa, in much
of which white men live. Lastly,
there ia Cape Colony, the only vital
European settlement in all Africa.
As it stands, this great highway
holds two-thirds of all Africa in
which Europeans can live and cany
on efficient administration. It has
the most fertile tract in the conti
nent in Egypt, its healthiest in Cape
Town, its greatest gold mines and
the only region from which tropical
Africa can be controlled. Still more
important is its relation t ) African
water courses. A steamer can start
at Alexandria and iun, when the
mahdi's successor is cleared away, to
a point on Albert Edward Nyanza,
12." miles from Lake Tanganyika.
This runs to within seventy
miles of Lake Nyassa. 1-rom
this lake the Shire Kiver,
broken at Murchison Falls, descends
to the Zambesi and the Indian
ocean iTom a navigaoie point uu
the Congo it Is less than 100
miles to Lake Tanganyika. The
Aruwlni runs as near the N'iie. It
is possible to start at the mouth or
the Zambesi and reach the mouth of
the Congo or Kile with less than
200 miles of land traTeL and the key
and center to this great system is
now in English bands.
Indigo k one of the leading pro
ttacts of San Salvador.
Tbs hnmwnaw tfcrtoujh a stormy street,
I And shades of night; was going;
Cha ground was paved with shifting slssfe
Tba wintry wind waa blowing,
toaaTsn pity grant; and help,'' said ba,
ffb those who Urs upon the sea V
rha sailor entihi trembling mast,
Kid mountains round him flawing,
Rllte through tba dsrhnaja, thick and fast.
The wintry winds wore blowing;
Haaven save tha lajadaaun, now," ha said,
"With chimneys topalin; round his bead!
flut hen tho world grew mild ones mar?.
This tar, dsspoadasit growing.
Said, "If I could bat walk the shore.
Though all tha winds were blowing f
The landsman though 'Though stormr
there be,
I would that I could sail the seal1
Will Carleton, in Harper's Basin
The Colonel's Komanca-
O cne who saw
Colonel Alured
Turner stepping
jauntily down
St. James street
on a tummer
morning could
fail to observe
tbat the little
gentleman waa
on very good
terms with him
self. And, in
deed, the Col
onel had every. 1
thing tbat makes lite worth livinp;. He
was just fifty; his liver and his digestion
were in good condition; he hadacharai
ing set of rooms in Piccadilly overlook
ing the Green Park; bis soldier servant
was absolutely irreproachable.
On this morning, the Colonel on turn
ing over his letters came upon an oblon j
pink envelope adorned with a gilt mono
gram, and addressed in a nervous femi
nine hand. As no presentiment warned
him of the terrible consequences about
to spring from that innocent looking
note, he smiled, for he rtcognizoJ his
sister-in-law's band writing, and guessed
that she was making some bewiidred ap
peal to his knowledge of the wcrld. He
upened the pink envelope with the handle
of a fork, as was his wont, and read an
impassioned summons to call on the
writer that afternoon (doubly under
lined), and remained his very affection
ate Sclina Turner.
About balf-past four the Colonel, hav
ing enjoyed his after luncheon cigar anl
doze, strolled, a rotund and trimly
groomed figure, toward his sister-in-law's
"Oh, Alured," she exclaimed, as soon
as she had ascertained that the servant
had quite shut the door, "I am ia such
distress! Tbat wretched boy of mincl"
'Weil, well, Selina," said the Colonel,
'what has be done? Dont give way.
"On, but how dreadful it is I OnV
think, Alured, he's going to be mar
ried." What I" said the Colonel, taking hu
gold-rimmed eyeglass out of his eye io
magisterial fashion. "The young dog
Why, he's not twenty-one yet!"
"No; and that makes it all the worst.
Ob, I'm sure he's been caught by one ol
those designing actresses who are always
on the lookout for very young men."
'And where is this precious scape
'ce of yoursl"
At Bognor. He went there for a fe
days last mcnth, and has stayed then
ever since. I wondered what was th
attraction, and now I know. It's ven
"It is," assented the Colonel ruefully.
or he saw that this meant a journey tc
Bognor for him, and the desertion o
London at its best. "And so ht-'r going
to be married I"
"So he says."
"And who is she!"
'I don't know; except that I.e de
tlarea she is the most beautiful woman
in the world, ani that he loves her. 1
think she must be older than he is."
"That, my dear Selina, goes without
laying. Boys of twenty never have
violent passions for s woman undet
thirty. She is older than he is and
cleverer. And where Is the young rascal
"Uere is his letter, Alured. You had
better take it. Heaven knows there if
nothing private in it."
The Cjlonel had got his marching
orders; so he rose to go, but with a
heavy heart, for London in the season
was the breath of life to him, while
Bognor and a lovesick nephew in June
were by no means to his liking.
He was a simple, straightforward sou.,
with a great affection for his late
brother's widow and her only son, and
never thought of hesitating or delaying
when his services were needed on their
behalf; but for all that, be felt very like
a schoolboy whose holidays are drawing
to a close. He told the incomparable
Wilks while dressing for dinner that
they must start for Bognor the first
tbing the following morning, and then,
resigned all responsibility. By the time,
his master returned from the club to bed,
Wilks bad made every preparation, had
chosen the train and hotel, and arranges
for the forwarding of all the letters.
Personally conducted by Wilkj, Colo-,
ael Turner arrived at the hotel selected
for him in time for a late lunch, and
then strolled out along the Chichester
road to concoct a method of approaching
the enemy, while Wilks went out to re
connoitre. After dinner he established himself ot
a deck-cbair in the veranda, and, rev
erently lighting a TricUinopoly, abol
ished all thoughts of his nephew, snd
gave himself up to a lazy contemplation
of the effect of the moonlight on the
sea. But be was little more than hall
way through with his first cigar when
Wilks marcued up, saluted, and came to
attention. The Colonel was a little short
of breath, especially after dinner, so
he merely nodded bis head and said:
"Mr. Charles is at the Porpoise, sir."
"Anybody with him?'
"No, sir."
Didn't see you. did hc2"
"No, sir.-
The Colonel paused to think over thi
jews. His TricUinopoly was three,
quarters gme; so be hurled the stump
into the darkness and watched it turn
over and over on the grave!, emitting a
shower of sparks like a srjui. Then he
carefully lit another cigar, and, with a
deep sigh for he loved bis ease said :
Call me at 8 to-morrow, Wilks. Good
"Good night, sir."
Next morning Colonel Turner put hu
poor little plan into action. Soon after
t.raakfBStthrTtfflrfitft nqyama nn tha
laraaekwlth bis patent leather boots and
gold-rimtncd eyeglass flashing ia the
morning sun, and took up bis position
on seat which commsaded, but not too
ostentatiously, the main entrance to the
Porpoise. He had not long to wait. U
soon became aware that his nephew was
in the hall of the Porpoise, giving or
ders to the porter; and so he rose and
strolled gently toward the pier, rightly
judging that Charles would not turn to
the left and go toward the outskirts of
the town, at any rate, so early in the
day. In a few moments the Colonel
turned short around and retraced his
steps, and then uncle and nephew met
face to face.
1 "Hullo, uncle!" -
"Hullo, Charles! What are you do-.
tig down here!"
"Oh, I'm Well, I'm staying here,
don't yon know!"
'Ises. Like me, I suppose; taking
t whiff of sea air in the middle of the
season. And yet I baven'tseea much of
you in town, have It"
' "Why er no not much," he stanv
nered. "The fact is come and have a
drink," he blurted out with tha sudden
satisfaction of one inspired.
The Colonel was a moderate man, but
Je knew tbat wine warms the heart of
boy even more than of man, and he was
anxious to obtain his nephew's confi
dence. The result was exactly what the
Colonel expected. They had n3t re
turned to the parade long before Charles,
after nervously tiucMng on indifferent
subjects, suddenly turned to his uucle
with the story of his first serious
"Uncle, I want to get msrried.
The Colonel consulted the lighted end
of his Trichinopoly, as was his custom.
"Where is she playing!" said he, after
a pause.
"Playing? She doesn't play."
"Hosting here, I suppose," went ou
ihe Colonel, who was a patron of the
drama, and knew something of its
I don't know what you moan, uncle;
she's a lady."
"They all are," murmured the Colonel
confidentially to a distant fishing smack.
"She's a little older than I am," went
en Charles stiffly.
"Of coarse," said the Colonel to thi
Charles flushed to the roots of his fait
hair. "This is not a subject for chaff,"
he said indignantly; when a fellow's
awfully in love he's well, he's awfully
gone, you know.' -
"ily dear boy," said the philosophic
socle, laying his hand upon his nephew's
shoulder, "take my advice: Have as
many love affairs as you like, but dja'l
think of marrying until yoa are thirty."
"Ah, that is all very fine for you,"
.-eplied Charles, somewhat mollified ;
"but Pve nearly ten beastly years to
wait till then."
"Ten very excellent years," said tbt,
Colonel sententiotuly; "mind you do
not waste them."
1 For a short time there were silenct,
snd a feeling of constraint between the
jtwo, and then Charles said suddenly, in
a tone of suppressed emotion: "Uncle
Alured, there she is. I want vou to
know ber, and she has often asked mt
to introduce you. Come along.
The Colonel looked, and saw a tal
.Tlm-waisted figure coming along th
parade with a light springy step. He
felt tbat .the crisis had arrived, so he
threw away his Tricbinopoly and braced
himself for the fray. As his nephew's
irst love swept gracefully toward them,
;he Colonel saw that she was' by no
Beans as youthful as the trimness of her
Igure might imply.
Charles introduced his undo to hii
ove with an air of proprietorship whicl
:ou!d not but have been gratifying to
Dotb. of them, and the Colonel raised his
tat with his most gallant air. But the
ady was far from content with so formal
i recognition, for she held out both her
lands, and said: "Colonel Turner
llured don't you remember me J"
"Georginat" ejasuiated the Colonel,
o taken aback that for the only time on.
record he dropped his gold rimmed eye
glass. "Yes, Oeorgina or Mrs. Marshall,"
ihe replied, smiling at the Colonel's as
tonishment. "Did you not expect to
lee me?"
"Indeed, no!" gasped Colonel Turner,
'most unexpected pleasure."
"Why, you wicked boy," said she,
turning to Charles, "didn't you tell me
that your uncle had been on the point of
:oming down ever so many times, and
was only prevented by bis engagements
in London!"
Charles fell in by her side with a verj
.ulky expression of countenance, and thy,
three walked on together. It was
wonderful whata number of reminiscences
Mrs. Marshall and the Colonel had in
jommon. They talked about persous
who Charles had never heard, and of
:hings that happened before he was
Dorn, and irritated him extremely by
uiking it as a matter of course that the
beginning of all things worth mention- j
ing did not coincide with his appearance
in this world. At last his temper got
the better of him. He halted, raised his
uat stimy, and held out his hand to say
"Good-by," but the dignity of hu at
titude was rather spoiled by the fact
that neither of his companions noticed
his intention, so that be had to follow
them hat in hand.
The Colonel at onoe saw how matters
stood, and promptly took advantage of
the position. He apologized for absorb
ing so much of Mrs. Marshall's valuable
time, told her how charmed he was to
xteet her again, and trusted that h
night have permission to call upon her.
fa spite of Mrs: Marshall's protestations,
(he little Colonel departed, polite and
uniting, promising to call on the fol
lowing day, and leaving Charles, salky
snd scowling and ill-used, to continue
the promenade with what grace hi
Colonel Turner was as good as his
word. He called on Mrs. Marshall the
sext day, ana on several following days,
until at but Charles wrathfully dis
;overed that youth was being distanced
by middle age, and that he was being
routed on his own ground by the unclr
vhose airs and graces he despised.
Oat evening when he called on Mrs.
Marshill, after having beea unable to see
tier all day, he was told that she was a'
tome, but engaged.
The pretty maid seemed very, un
willing to aitnit him, but unJor the in
luence of liva shillings bho decided to
risk it and to show bim upstair?. As he
ixpectci, ho fo.tud Mrs. Mtrs'aall and
uis uncle juiic c atjn: witu their own
sorr.panv. Hu wsjiu 1 their greetings
very stiffly, an 1 r j.'uie-l ty be scateJ, for )
tragedy asd a low, soft-cushioned arm.- j
chair are lucogrn'ous tninis. So he re. 7
mained standing, and steadfastly ignored
bis uncle.
"You did not expect me this evening,"
ie began.
"Ko, Charles," said the widow.
"You never told me you were coming
' 'a; but you are always welcome."
"I was," returned Charles, until a
week ago; but now " His voice failed
. um, and he paused,
j 'But now, Charles! You are just as
welcome as ever you were, and alwayr
Till be."
He shook his head sadly. "Not ai
' ever I was. Things have changed, and
I yu with them."
j "I do not understand you, Charles."
I ' J'lam afraid you will not; but there
saust be an understanding between us."
' "Please explain yourself.
j i wui, repiieu iuanes, rejoicing in
lis own eloquence, and beginning to en-
foy his sufferings, for at twenty it is
sccasionally pleasurable anguish to place
nes finer feelings on the rack, especially
before an audience that taies matters
seriously and does not jeer at the martyr-
aom. "A few weeks ago I was always
with you. You were always glad to see
me. and never said vou were not a
"very true,
And now!"
"An I any le3S glad to see yout"
"Am I with you as often as I wasl
Oo I see you as often as I did!"
"I really don't know," said the widow,
looking with a puzzled air at her ve
hement admirer; but if you do not
vhose fault is it but your own!"
"My fault!" cried Charles, with a sar
donic smile, in which he endeavored to
blend 8arcam, lofty pity and blighted
hopes "my fault! It is yours, madam,
. and his," turning suddenly on his uncle,
who had been sitting all through the
! interview on tha extreme edge of hi'
' Colonel Turner was horribly anno;
at his nophew's proceedings. He detest-
! ed a scene, and was dUgustel to find
! such a lamentable want of good taste in
his brother's son. He wriggle! a little
ncarer the edge of his chairy-screwed
his eyeglass more firmly into his eye, aa?
began: "Iteally, Charles "
Till l. ir,nl n lntroi-
unheeding. "I was all in all to you, J
loved you as miu never 1
. Au1 nmun Kn.
tore, and you knew it I
'Charles," said the widow, who wa
beginning to get angry, for she thought
the young man had been drinking, "will
yoa kindly leave oil this nonsense, and
behave like a rational being! I think
we had better defer conversation until
you have got over your present state."
And she turned ber back Ca him in tur
most stately fashion,
Charles rushed forward anl almost,
threw himself on the ground at her feet.
"Mrs. Marshall 1 Georgians I You know
you must havo seen that I love you,
And tbat I hope! to make yoa my wifal''
"My dear boy," said the widow, sd
taken aback that sho hardly kao waat
to say, "you surely never thought of
anything so loolhh. Why, Caarles,"
and she could not help smiling sito of
the earnest pleading of his face "surely
you can never have thought in that way
of me, a woman old enough to be your"
here she glanced toward the Colonel,
nd slipped her band into his "to b'
our aunt."
Charles glared wildly at the pair, anl
the a, with all the tragedy oozing out of
Mm, rushed Incontinently from the room.
Three days later the Colonel again en
tered his sister-in-law's dining-room,
ind was received with effusion.
"Oh, Alurodl" cried she, 'how can I
thank you? I know you have routed
this woman, for Charles appeared here
in a furious state last Tuesday, and has
now gono yachting with a man he hates
How did you manage it?"
'There was but one way, Selina."
"And that was?"
'To mirry her myself. "
"Oh, Aiuroil" cried the mother, sink
ing into a chair, "whit a sacrifice I And
for met How can I repay you!"
The Colonel smiled, perhaps a littlt
mdly. "3urely I am in debt to you."
"And you who were so faithful to your
first love! Oh, Alured, could you no
get off!"
"Selina," said the Colonel, "do not
distress yourself o 1 my account. The
lady I am going to marry is my first and
nly love!"
' Superstition renders a man a fool
ind skepticism makes him mad.
There is no substitute for thorough
going, ardent and sincero earnestness.
The less a man thinks or knowr
sbout his virtues the better we lik'
Honorable industry always travels
the same road with enjoyment and
To love to preach is one thing ; to
love those to whom we preach, quit
Poets are the mirrors of the gigantic
Shadows which futurity casts uPon thf
", .
The strokes of the pen need delibera-
hon as much as those of the sworf
need swiftness.
From the body of one guilty deed a
thousand ghostly fears and hauntinf
thoughts proceed.
Everv harden has two handles one
smooth and easy to grasp, one rongr
and hard to hold. '
The wealth of a man is the number
of things he loves and blesses and by
which he is loved and blessed.
ym , , . ...
He that honors his neighbor on oo-
eount of his money wiU m the end par
eompany with hun in disgrace.
Long customs are not easily broken ;
he.that attempts to change the course
of his life very often labors in vain.
The world is seldom what it seems.
To man, who dimly sees, realities ap
pear as dreams, and dreams reolitiea.
The martyrs to vice far exoeed the
martyrs to virtue, both is endurance
So blinded are we by
nnv nuurinT.. that w Buff- morA ta b
lost than to be aaved.
... ,
Offer to the world a large, generous.
true, eympatheUo nature and, rich or
poor, you will have friends, and will
never be friendless, no matter wuu
catastrophe! may befall yonw, -
Tho Oneida Community of Perfec
tionists waa first founded by John
Humphrey, Noyea at Putney, Vt., in
1838, but soon removed to Oneida, Ii.
nn.- u ..- .... ii-
, ""w'T"
Was Once Known as "De Witt
Clinton's Ditch" and Has Been
Operated for Sixty
elgbt Years.
w-Tre-v. -.- . v. ...
I v D . ou
1 " Jjrit) VIIU1U, HI. BB It
was better known at that time,
"De Witt Clinton's ditch," was
completed, and an inland waterway
opened from Lake Erie to the Hudson
Biver. When Clinton, who was the
father of the idea, first promulgated it
j " "
f the worst kind and more ridicule
was heaped upon him than was allotted
to the projector of the first telegraph
line. But he was persevering, and
tfter years of contention and labor the
sanal was built and its navigation com-
menceo. waa pigmy anair oe,
f ft" shallow, end only allowing
the passage of vessels of less than
the passage of vessels
. hnvtlva1 a nrtoMittr Knt fv-AM rhs
; ..j.
i hundred tons capacity.
very start its advantages were seen,
j There were, of course, no railroads in
those days, and the farmers of the in
terior were absolutely without means
of shipping their crops to the sea
board. The connl supplied the want,
and carried not only freight but large
numbers of passengers. It was re
garded as a vast improvement upon the
stage coach, and fur years the bulk ol
the passenger traffic from the Eastern
States to the Western passed over the
Erie Canal in packet boats built ex
pressly for this purpose.
When railroads were introduced one
, of the first lines built was from Albany
I to Schenectady snd almost paraleled
1 :rr, StJSSl
, "'? h""
"""KUU,U rri, Jr "
u v- 1 i. . iT'
water, though not altogether, for at
the present time steam packet boats
1 re run between Home, utica, Syra
cuse and other points, they being pat-
" "issuy,
1 ,h..mifrnm th. nnina ami Hit . . f -nil.
I - ...... ....... .....
road travel to the quiet, peaceful and
l aitogother delightful journey by wat-.r.
I So great was the demand upon th i
facilities of the canal that the origin 1
work was in time entirely reconstruct,
ed, and the present grand waterway
was tho result. As reconstructed it U
seventy feet wide, seven feet deep and
about 380 miles long. It has mapy
locks, nearly all of which are solitllv
built of stone and are made double, so
that there may be no interruption ol
traffic, but a continual succession ol
boats may be "locked through," as it
js called, from one level to another. .
Besides the main lino there are a
number of "feeders," which are utili
ized both for navigation and for sup-' .
plying the principal canal with water; '
These feeders take advantage of natura. j
water courses and lakes to penetratj
into all parts the State.
The bulk of all the traffic, however,
is between Buffalo and New York City,
and consists mostly of grain, wool ami
lumber. The grain is brought in
schooners and steamers to the bead ol
Lake Erie, where it is taken into ele
vators and discharged into canal Loati
for transportation to tide water. Th
average canal boat will carry 240 tons
of bulk grain, and the load can all 1)4
taken on in half a day. These boat
aro provided with two cabins, one si
the stern for the captain and crew, tho
other at the bow fur the mules, which'
ore the favorite motive power, though
steam has been largely introduced of
late years.
l The crew for a
"mulo boat" con-,
lists of a captain, a steersman and
two drivers, with four mules. An
soon a9 a load is taken on the boat
startw, aud it never ties up for mom
that a few minutes at a time until ii
reaches Albany, nearly 400 miles away.
The captain stands his trick at the til
ler the same as the steersman, the day
being divided into four tricks of si:i
hours each. .A driver, two mules ami
j . ii .i. i -,
steersman are on duty allthewhile
iv hiinTB rn anil civ hnnra nflr W him
" r . ...
the six hours are un the boat is swuna
in toward the Danu, snugged up
sbout ten or a dozen feet from it, and
a light but strong bridge of open slats
is run out to the tow poth. The team
which has been resting on board is
now sent ashore and the other is taken
on board for six hours' rest. It does
not usually require five minutes' delay .
to make the change.
There is a slight current setting east
' for about half the way across the
state, and as the cargoes are usually
heaviest croinar that way, this is a din
tinct advantage. Two mules can draw
an 8000-bushel boat at an average
SDeed of about three miles an honr.
' snd it takes five to six days (by this is
Jwaye mewt the fcU twenty-four
to make the tp to the Hudson
River. Arrived there, ILu mules are
ut in a stable and left In charge of
)ne of the driverBi whiIe the b)8t is
1 nB(Je np with otherB into a fleet
,f thirty to forty or more, and is
'owed down the river to New York,
rhere the cargoes are discharged,
I Beturn loads are eagerly sought,
snd merchants along the line of the
sanal all through the interior obtain
i xtnch of their supplies in this manner. '
7 boats, however, go back "light."
, n T rgoes. de-
fotm ent to though ,
t traffic. It takes abont three weeks to,
make thfl ronnd trf 8nd t bftck
Buffa, 8nd tnfl bune88 fa regarde(i
moderated r.rofitabl onl Ah
me time it was highly so, but freight
rates have been gradually reduced, so '
that the large profits once realized are
ao longer known. To make up for
this in n measure the State has rnadd
the canals free of tolL Formerly all
boats were obliged to pay tolls in pro-
portion to the weight carried by them.
It various prominent points were
I "weigh locks," as they are colled,
"e nothing more than an im-
I nense pair of scales arranged in the
1 ttomf 6 lock w th(lt . boat
floated ovet tJj the closed(
t-ne water pamped or drawn cut and
' L, , . f j u - .
lnd the ' Btim. when freirflt te.
commenced to go down, however, the
tolls cut such hole ia the profits that
a demand arose for free canals and it
was in-anted. The State now maintains '
i ine envre STBiem Dy general hhmum,
U the canali, axe recognized to be
t great psbJig Jifiaefactor-
J wsm nnVilirt hnAi
I ' Bandea grain, vast qnaatmsw mt)
1 lumber, coal, salt, building atone and
all kinds of farm produce are trana
IXaiAXH ported by canal to market. lathe fall
apples ana potatoee tj tne tnonsanus
of tons are thus shipped to ew lork.
There ore many boats which are de
voted entirely to way trafflo of this
kind, while others ore used entirely
for through shipments. Between
5,000,000 and 6,000,000 tons of freight
are transported over the Erie Canal
every year, and the saving to shippers
and consumers is something enormous.
The benefit of the canal system is
shown from the faet tbat while it ia
open to nse the railroad rates on all
classes of freight handled by the boats
ore materially reduced, bnt as soon as
the canals freeze over the rates ore put
np again. New York Advertiser.
The Caribs of British Honduras.
1 "The Caribs of British Honduras,"
said Frank Fisher, manager of the
British Honduras syndicate, "are
peculiar people, and, unlike other na-
tiyeg of p- do not millgle with
whites holding aloof, for that mat
. . ,;. 4v .,; '
, "Originally from Africa,
they etill
maintain their tribal relations and sin
gular customs. Physically they are a
fine race, being coal black and very
muscular. Their language is harsh and
guttural, its vocabulary consisting ol
only about 700 words. They can count
np to three in their own tongue and
above that number count in French.
It is almost impossible to learn their
language. They are nomadio and go
from place to place along the coast.
Some families have half a dozen homes
in as many villages. Some of the young
women ore comparatively good looking
and all have a most graceful and erect
carriage. They carry water pitcher
on their heads very skillfully.
, -The women d6 all the work
carry burdens on their backs that would
Sthe vertebra of a strong white
man. The men are idlers. The women
have no standing in the family rela-
tions and the wife does not eat with
her husband nor do any of the females
with the men. They are as much at
home ia the water as on land, and the
women paddle the dugout canoes. The
V- 1 . t I 1 C II
babies learn to swim almost before they
can walk. As a race they are wonder
fully cleanly, bathing several times a
day, and when the morning's work is
over they ore very neat in their scant
"They are very filial, however, and
when one goes fishing the first fish
caught is for the grandfather, the next
for the father, and so on down the list
until the fisherman comes to himself.
Tbey will not sell their fish to the whites
or other natives until their own fami
lies are supplied. In brief, they are
one of the few races in the world who
have refused to intermingle with other
yeople." Washington Star.
A Lucky Accident.
One of the greatest discoveries evex
made was the result of the purest acci
dent It was the year of 1796. The
citizens of Munich had just witnessed
the first triumphant performance of
Mozart's opera, "Don Juan," and the
theatre was deserted by all save one
man, Alois Sennefelder, who, after
making a round of inspection in the
building to see that no sparks had ig-
nited anything combustible, retired to
his room to stamp the tickets of admis
sion for the day following. When he
entered his apartments he had three
things in his hand a polished whet
stone which he had purchased for the
purpose of sharpening razors, a ticket
etamp still moistened with printing ink
and a check on the treasurer of tho
thpAtrA for bin wppltl v salArv. An hn
placed the latter on the table a gust of
wind swept it high np in his room and uolol D"r.
then deposited it in a basin filled with I The girl whose eyes are dazzled by av
water. Sennefelder dried the wet paper engagement ring can't be expected to
as well as he could and then weighed see many faults in the giver. For tha
it down with the whetstone upon which time it may be said she's stone blind.
jhe had before carelessly placed the j Vuiladelphia Times,
printing stamp. When he returned to "People must be liking her much bet
Jiis room the following morning he was . ter if Baa hasn't said anything dissgree
astonished at seeing the letters printed ' able for a year." "They are, and she
4l A- nvl-a 111 A a fllll iwm 4Vm't. t 1 i a 1 . . 1 It
" wui j "i'""
dampened paper. A thought came to
, . rr , . , ,
mm. ne wonaerea wnemer Dy some'
.i. ;...i;r
vnrk n( nnitinniiw mndno ha .mur.'
of the chorus.
He went out and pur-!
chased a large stone, commenced mak-'
inpr experiments, and as we all
finally discovered the art of print
ing from stone lithography. Science
Giving a Bad Dose Skilfully.
Heat your spoon in hot wate..
squeeze into it a few drops of orange
juice, then pour on the oil and add a
few more drops of orange juice, if you
wish to administer a dose of oil to a
little patient skilfully and pleasantly.
It would perhaps be just as well if no
hint that medicine of any kind is dis
agreeable were made in the pres
ence of small folks, who often get
their prejudices against it from the
fuss and grimace made by their elders,
who have to swallow a dose. Many
mothers must, I think, plead guilty to
holding the medicine man and his mix
tures over little ones as a means ol
punishment when all else fails. In
some families the policeman, in some
the doctor is the bugaboo, ready to
pounce upon all kinds of infantine
obstinacy. New York Post
She "Have you been to the bcautj
He (looking at her) "So. lhat'r
shy I came to calL"
(The cards are out.) Chicago Beo
A ETACT science.
Snipper "Do you consider rnedl-
' eine an exact science?"
Tipper "Certainly.
(hat physicians exact
I've noticed
large amounts
-Detroit Free
for their
- Stranger "Did you tell Miss Pen
stock how pleased I was with the silk
traveling cap she sent me?"
Singerly "Yes, nnd she said sht
hoped yoa would have occasion to ns
it often. "-rJudge.
ruwuemi uiuuiuiu.ii uiucu win
binoxid of sodium constitutes a power
' ful explosive.
aprili anttA
April' tUU, AprJs ha to asr I
Almost voa aaay sm aacsi Vasr
WiDowa that at dawa war bar.
llaaJowsthat wtv brown.
Oa which th lsofrthaaia bmCow 4a
has horned,
Crsp into ii baf or ta sua go tow,
Al wtxa black booh, wail aaocta)
backs war turned.
Swift stolen into fljwar. .
AprtraaoeU, ApriPs In tha alrl
Flting ovar Earth's slow dust,
Laavlnc; us behind her, wher
fut and pass the years.
Soullsas ot Echo, ah can never know
Oar kissiw that sh hastens, nor our tears.
Sot for as watchers do ber blossoms bio w
Their day is come: they musk
April's aflald, April's in the air I
Heavy Winter turns his feet
ftorthward with his load ot care;
And on April's wings
Unreasoning our human hsarts npsoar.
As hearts have done since they were humat
As human hearts shall do forever mora
When ours forzet to beat.
Owen Wister, in LipplucotU
A. stern necessity The rudder.' '
X Columbian souvenir This country.
Too many men occupy chairs in the
ichool ot life. Puck.
A common misnomer "Butter" fo
oleomargarine." Washington Siar.
"You can't do that a?ain," said Pa,
when the Indian scalped him. Truth.
Everyone's family was rich at soino
rime before he came into it. Atchison
Some youths shave aaint the bear J.
while others shave down only. Texas
Sif tings.
The monkey goes to the sunny side ot
ihe tree when he wants a warmer climb.
Texas Siftlngs.
The man who doesn't know everything
, plaia Dealer,
Is usually the man who has some sense.
' Life is a conundrum. And the horse
&ief who has been riddled with ballets
generally gives it up. Puck.
"Am I the first girl you ever loved?"
"Indeed you are. The other one was a
widow." Indianapolis Journal.
It is only when the small boy is kept
some from the circus that be feels there
is no show for him at all. Truth.
It is one of the peculiarities of things
n general that the freshest men gener
ally toll the stalest stories. Texas fciift
'ngs. The man who is persistently urged to
"take a stand" in life generally meets
his opportunity oa a streetcar. Boston
"My sweetheart is neither beautifu,
lor young," said Do woes; "but she is
as good as gold." Ah 1 it's the gold
you're after," said Bigbee. Tit-Bits.
The artists and the fnnsmiths now
Are working in a bunca
Ro-hashing jokes on crinoline
From the ISM Punch.
"Yes, said the cowboy, as his bunch
of cattle stampeded across the prairie.
there seems to be i uite a large movo-
ment oa I00t to worry me this evening."
Says a fashion note: "The return of
.he shawl is prophesied." And now will
somebody be sufficiently brave to pre
dict the return of the umbrella? Boston
"Did you ever notice tbat some men
ieem happiest when they are most in
debt?" "Yes. Their credit gets so bad
heJ can't even borrow trouble."
uas oniy Deen aeaa a iweivemontn.
Chicico Inter-Ocean.
t.- ho. , ,
Poetaster "So you have read my
posmsi well, what do you advise me
. ... .,. U . X,i
- hIm.f. " rirb?,b,.
I . . . .
The stores which such stylos ara compelling,
In the crowd will find sorrow no duuot;
The crinoline! that tbey are selling
Will one day keep customers out.
Washington Stan
1 1 !irt - A .1 .1.-1. , V. . n 1
1 , . . . . , .
Directors of the new loint stock corn-
1 pany?" "Half of them are people who
Bre capable of nothing, whilst the rest
are capable of onythingl" Fliegendo
"Don't you think 'dear' a tame word?
"It is, in the vocabulary of love. But
when it is applied to the price of a wo
man's dress it assumes a strength that in
spires the average husband with terror."
New York Press.
A Cariosity ef Sanitation
It is one of the curiosities of sanita
hon that It remained for the regiments
of British soldiers in India to demon
trate that it is healthful surroundings
which make healthy people. When diy
camping grounds were made imperative
and the use ot proper bygiemic food
commanded and protective clothing in
sisted upon, soldiers being daily inspect
ed to prevent evasion of rules, and per
fect cleanliness of person, clothing, bel
ding and camp was enforced and made
to take the place of the fatalistic notion
that "of course the India service is ter
ribly destructive, but what can Toinay
Atkins do," it was found that the death
rate could be brought down lower than
in rural England, and gave a new im
pulse to sanitary effort in the home coun
try. New York Independent.
Mrs. Meadow (at city hotel) "Oov,
There's a fly in this soup."
Mr. Meadow (who has traveled some)
--"Hush, Miranda, don't speak so loud.
So nse exposin' our ignorance. Thii
bill of fore is in French, and mebbj
we ordered fly soup." Life.
"What do yoa want?" she askeo
through a small opening in the door
way. "I'm lookln' far a square meaL"
vjrll .i,. !:.i :.u .
Jfcwar4 the. wood pile, "suppose you
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