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THE CONSTITUTION THE UNION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWS.
Editor 4 Prsprtoter.
D. F. SOHWEIER,
MIFFLINTOWIS, JUNIATA COUNTY. PENNA.. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 2b 1894.
REV. DR. TALMAGE
TIIK BROOK tTVN DIVINE'S SUX
Subject: "Communion of Saints.
TexTt "Then enM they nnfo him. Say
now shiotoleth, nnl he saM, sit.boletb, for
he could not frnme to prononneo it right.
Then they took him nn l k!jw him at the paa
8aj;es of Jordan." Judges xii., 6.
Do you notice ttiedifferenro of pronuncljv
tion between shil.ho'.eth and (IMioleth? A
very small and unimportant difference, yon
Bay. And yet that ilifTerenco was the differ
ence between life and death fo. a great mauir
peop. The Lord's people. Oiiead and
F.p!iraim. got into a great fight, nnd Eph
raim was worste.1, and on the retreat came
to the fords of the river Jordan to cross. Or
der w.is given that all Ephraimites coming
there lie slnfn. lint how could it be found
out who were Ephraimites? Ther were de
teoled ly their pronunciation. Shibboleth
was a word that stood for river.
The Ephraimites had a brogue of their
own, ml when they tried to say "shib
boleth" always left ont the sound of the
li.'" When it was nske.1 that they say shib
lioieth, they s.ii.l sibholeth nnd were stain.
"Then said they unto him, say now shi:
holetli. and he sai l sibholeth, for ho conld
not frame to pronounce it right. Then they
took him and siew uim at tlia passages of
Jordan." A very small d : (Terence, you say,
b -twen Oili-ad and Kp'-.raim, and yet how
maeh intolerance about that small differ
ence! The Lord's tribes In our time by
which I meant ho different denominations
of Christians sometimes maenilly a very
small difference, nn i the only diilerence be
tween scores of denominations to-day is the
ilitT t.'iic between shibboleth and sibboleth.
The eh arc h of God is divided into a great
number of denominations. Time would iail
me to tell ot the Oalvinists, anj the Armini-an-,
an 1 the Sabbatarians, nn l the Bnxteri-
un. and the liunkers, nnd the Shakers, nnd
the Quakers, an. 1 the Methodists, and the
JVipt.srs. and the Episcopalians, nnl tue
Lutherans, nn 1 tho Congregationalism?, and
the rrety;eri.ms, nnd tiio NpiritnalLsts. and
n scop- of other denomin itions of religion
ist?, some of them founded by very good
men. some of them (ounded by very ego
tistic men, some of them founded by very bad
men. Uut ns I demand for inysIf liberty of
eonseienco I must give, that same liberty to
vt rv other nvin, remembering that he no
more ctiirerstroni me than I differ from him.
I a Ivoeate tho largest liberty in all religious
iiei and form of worship. In art, in poli
tics, iu morals and in religion let Ihert) be
no gag law, no moving of the previous ques
tion, no persecution, no intolerance.
You know that the air nnd the water keep
pure by constant circulation, nnd 1 think
I hern is a tendency in religious discussion
to purillention and moral health. Let ween
the fourth and the sixteenth centuries the
church proposed to uiako people think,
nriirbt by prohibiting discussion, an 1 ly
strong censorship of the press and rack nn 1
giLbet nn i hot lead down tho throat trlod to
make people ortho Jox, but itwas discovi r;l
that you cannot -hnnge a man's beliaf by
twisting ou" his hi nd nor make a man see
Ii(T. r?ntly by rutting an awl through bis
eyes. There is something in a roan's coa
seienoe which will hurl off the mountain
that vou threw upon it. and, unstayed of the
lire, out of the iljmo will make red wings
on which the martyr wdl mount to glory.
In that time of which I speak, between tiia
fourth and sixteenth centuries, people went
from the house of Ood into the most ap
palling iniquity, and right nlong by con
jecrate 1 nltars there were tides of drunken
ness and licentiousness such ns the world
never heard of, nnd the very sewers of per
dition broke loose nnd flooded the church, i
after awhile the printing press was freed, I
uii it broke the shackles of the human
aiinf. Then tho.o came a large number of I
bad books, and where there was oo man i
hostile to the Christian religion there were
twenty men ready to n-ivocato it, so I !
aave not nny nervousness in regard to this
Jattlo going oa between truth nnd error. ,
The truth will coiitiier just ns certainly as
that God is stronger than the devil. "Let '
rror run if you only let truth run along with,
J. Urged on by skeptic's shout and tran- ,
icendenralist's spur, let it run. God's angels
Jf wrath are in hot pursuit, nnd qu'ekerthan
fade's beak clutches out a hawk's heart
Oo-l's vengeance will tear it to pieces.
I propose to speak to von of sectarianism ;
Its origin, its evils and its cures. There
ire those, who would make us think that
ihis monster, with horns nn 1 hoofs, is re
ligion. I shall chase it to its hiding p'aco
and drair it out of the caverns of darkness
nd rfp off its hldo J!nt I want to make a
list taction between bigotry nnd the lawful
lonlness for peculiar religious beliefs and
lorn.s of worship. 1 have no alimration for
In a world of su .di Irmn lons vieissltula
nnl temptation, and with a soul that must
after iswhilo stun t before a throne ot in
luff -ra'-le brightness, in a day when Ihe
rocking of the mountains and the flaming ot
tho heavens an i tho upheaval of the s 'as
shall be among the least of the excitements,
to givj aceotint for every thought, word,
action, preference and dislike, that man is
tnad who has no religious proierence. Uut
our early education, our physical tempera
ment, our mental constitution, will very
niucli ilecide our form of worship.
A styie of psalmo ly that may please me J
may displease yon. soma woul.l liKeto have
n minister in kowii and bamls nnd surplice, i
mi 1 oiln rs pre:er to have a minister in plain
ritiz n's ejtpare1. Som' are most impressed
wh- n a liti ie chil 1 is ircsente 1 at the altar
nn 1 sprinkled ol the waters or a holy bene
li tiou "in the n ime of the Father, an I of
the S n. nn ! of the Holy Ghost," nnd others '
lire tp.ore impressed when the penitent comes
ii : out of the river, his garments drippinir
with the waters of a baptism v.-hich aigniffes
tho wn.s'iini; away of sin. Let either have
his own way. One man likes no noise in
praver. not "a wor ', not a whisp t. Another
mnn. just as cod, prefers by gesticulation
nn : e.tc amation to express his devotional
r.:i rat ions. One is just as good as the other.
"Every m:;n tully persualel in his own
i". or?o AVliiteliel I was coins over a
t.'u :ker rather ro-.igh'y for so-ne of his re
ligious sentiments, and the Qaiker said
"George, I am as thou art. I am for bring
ing all men to the hope of the gospel. There
fore, if thou Will not quarrel with me about
mv broad brim, I will not quarrel with thee
about thy black gown. George, glvo me thy
Iu tracin" out the rdigion ot esctarlanism
or bigotrv I lhi I that a Rrcat deal of it comes
from wrong education in the homo circle.
There are parents who do not think it wrong
to caricature and jeer tho peculiar forms ot
religion in tho world nn l denounce other
eeitsnnd other denominations. It is very
o-f : the cas- that that kind of education
net j.i-t opposite to what was expected, and
the children grow up, and after awhile no
:,nd see for then.selves, nn I looking in those
: ur -hes and tin ting that the people are
goo i there an t thev love God nnd keep His
coM-'-mdments. bvii uural reaction thoy go
: n 1 jo-.ii t;:os j very churches. 1 could men
tion the n im-s of promin -nt ministers of tho
,-otvI who tient their whole life bombard
!nT other (Vnomlnatione. ftnl who lived ta
see -v-ir children preach the gospel In thosa
very denomination.. But it is often the case
that bigotry starts in a household, and that
the suhjeet of it never recovers. There are
tens of thousands of bigots ten years old.
I think sectarianism and bigotry also
r'se from too great prominence of any one
denominat 'on in a community. All the other
denominations are wrong, nnd hts denomi
nation is right because his denomination Is
the most wealth v. or the mot popular or
the most influential, and it is "our" ohnrob.
nnd "our" religions organization, and "our
choir, and "our" minister, and tho man
tosses his hea l and wants other denomina
tions to know their places.
It is a great deal better In any community
wh'-n the great denominations of Christians
are about equal in power, marchin? Bide by
side for the world's conquest. Mere outside
prosperitj, mere worldly power, is no evi
dence that the church is acceptable to God.
Better a barn with Christ In tho manger
than a cathedral with magnificent harmo
nies rolling through tho lon-r drawn alsla
nnd an angel from heaven In tho pulpit if
there be no Christ in tho chancel ;aud no
Christ In the robes.
Bigotry Is often ttt3 child of Ignorance.
Tou seldom find a man with larire Intellect
who is a bigot. It is the man who thinks he
knows a great deal, but does not. That roan
is almost always a bigot. The whole ten
dency of education and civilization Is to
bring a man out of tbattlndof state of mind
ind heart. There -wOirtaaalCeafJl poat
Cteltels, and onorWHJej2EWhfM
whtte, another side of the obelisk was green,
another aide of the obelisk was blue, and
travelers went and looked nt that obelisk,
but they did not walk around it. One man
looked at one side, another at another side,
and they came home each one looking at
only one side, nnd they batiDened to meet.
the story says, and they not into a rank
quarrel about the color of that obelisk. One
1 man said it was white, another man said it
wa jrreen. another man said it was bias.
and when they were in the very bent of the
controversy a a "re intelligent traveler came
and said : "Get.tleni'n, I have seen that
. obeli&k, and you are all right, and you are
, all wrong. Why didn't you walk all around
i the obelisk?"
I Look out for the man who only sees ons
- side of a religious t'uiii. Look odtforthe
j mnn who never walks around about these
' great theori"s of Go 1 and eternity and the
' dead. He will be a bigot inevitably ths
man who only sees one side. There is no
man more to be pitied than he who has in
h is bead Just one idea no more, do less.
More light, less sectarianism. There is noth
ing that will so soon kill bigotry as sunshine
', God's sunshine.
Ho I have set before you what I consider
io be the cause of bigotry. I have set before
fou the origin of this great evil. What are
i tome of the baleful effects? First of all, it
;ripn'es investigation. You are wrong and
j ani right, and thnt settles it. No tasto for
xploratiou, no spirit of investigation. From
the glorious realm of God's truth, over
whicn nn archangel might fly from eternity
1 lo eternity and not reach the limit, the man
' huis himself ut nnd dies, a blind mole uu--j
iera cornshock. It stops all investigation.
, Another great damage done by the sectar
i buiiym and bigo'ry of the church is that it
I Hsgusts people Irom tho Christian religion.
J Sow, my Iriends, tho church of Qo 1 was
. jever intended for a war barra;k. People
ire afraid of a riot. You go down the street
ind you see an excitement and missiles fly
ing through the air and you hear the shock
f firearms. lo you, the ptraoeful and in-
i lustrlous citizen, go inrouga mm sireeir
i "Ob, no," you will s iy ; "I'll go around tho
: lock." Xow. men come and look upon this
aarrow path to heaven, and sometimes see
ihe ecclesiastical brickbat flying every
. nrhltber. and they say: "Well, I guass I'll
! lake the broad road. There is so much
' lharpshooting oa the narrow road I guass
; I'll try the broad road I"
Francis I so hated the Lutherans thnt ha
' mi l that if he thought there was one drop
' f Lutheran blood in his veins he would
! suncture them and let that dropout. Just
i is long as there Is so much hostility between
1 lenornlnation and denomination, or between
ne professed Christian and another, or be
ween one church and another, so long men
rill be disgusted with the Christian religion
in 1 say, "If that is religion, I want none of
Again, bigotry and sectarianism do great
lamnge in tho fact that they hinder t'm
Tittmph ot the gospel. Oh, how much
wasted ammunition, how many men of
Iplendid intellect have given their whole lie
:o controversial disputes when. If tbey had
riven their life to something practical, they
night have been vastly useful I Suppose,
while I speak, there were a common enemy
;oming up the bay, acd all the forts around
the hiroor began to Jlro into each other, you
would cry out "National fculctde! Why
aon't those lorts blaze away in one direction,
ami that against the common enemy?" And
yet I sometimes see in the church, ot the
Lord Jesus Christ a strange thing going oa
church against church, minister against
minister, denomination against denomina
tion, Ilring away into their own fort, or tho
fort which ought to be on the same side, in
stead of concentrating their energy and giv
ing one mighty and everlastlngvolley against
the navies of darkness Tiding up through tho
What did intolerance accomplish against
the Baptist Church? If laughing scorn and
tirade could have destroyed the church. It
would not have to-day a disciple left. Tho
Baptists were hurled out ot Boston in olden
times. Those who sympathized with them
were imprisoned, nnd when a petition was
offercid asking leniency In their behalf all
the men who signed it were indicted. Has
intolerance stopped the Bnptist Church?
The last statistics in regard to it showed
115,000 churches an i 3,000,000 communicants
Intolerance never put down anything.
In England a law was made against the
Jew. England thrust back the Jew and
thrust down the Jew and declared that no
Jew should hold official position. Whnt
enme of it? Were the Jews destroyed? Was
their religion overthrown? No! Who be
came prime minister of England? Who was
next t3 the throne? Who was higher than
the throne becauso he was counselor and
adviser? Disraeli, a Jew. What were we
celebrating in all our churches as well as
evnagogues only a few years ago? The one
hundredth birthday anniversary of Monte
llore, the great Jewish philanthropist In
tolerance never yet put down anything.
But now, my friends, having shown you
the origin of bigotry or sectarianism, and
hnvlng shown you the damage it does, 1
want briefly to show you how we are to war
against this terrible evil, ana x mint we i
ought to began our war by realizing our own
weakness nn 1 our imperfections. If wo
make so many mistakes in the common af
fairs of life, is it not possible that we may
make mistakes in regard to our religious
affairs? Shall we take a man by the throat i
or by the collar because he cannot see re- '
ligious truths just as we do? In the light of
eternity it will be found out, I think, there
was something wrong in all our creeds and
something right in all War creeds. But since
we may make mistakes in regard to things
of the world do not let U3 be so egotistic and
to puffed up as to have an idea that we can
not make nny mistaka in regard to roiigioul
theories. And then, I think, wo will do a
great deal to overthrow the sectarian from
our heart Hud tho sectarianism from the
world by chiefly enlarging In those things la
which we agree ratner tnan tnoso in wntsa
Perhaps I might forcefully Illustrate thf
truth by calling your attention to an IncU
dent which took place about twenty years
ago. One Monday morning at about 3
o'clock, while her 900 passengers were sound
asleep in her berths dreaming of home, the
steamer Atlantlo crashed Into Mars Head.
Five huridred souls in ten minutes landed In
eternity I Oh, what a scene I Agonized men
and women running up and downthegang
way and clutching for the rigging, and the
plunge of the helpless steamer and the clap
ping of the hands of the meroiless sea over
the drowning nnd tho doad threw two conti
nents into terror.
But see the br.iyj quartermaster pushing
out with the lifeline u-itll he gets totho rock,
and seo these fishermen gathering up the
shipwrecked and taking them into the cab
ins and wrapping them in the flannels snug
nd warm, and see that minister of the gos
pel, with three other men, getting into a
lifeboat and pushing out for the wreck, pull
ing away across the surf and pulling away
ntil they saved one more man. and then
getting back with him to tho shore. Cao
those men ever forget that night, nnd ctn
they ever forget their companionship In
peril, companionship in struggle, compan
ionship in awful catastrophe and rescue.
Never I Never 1 In whatever part of the enrta
they meet they will be fri-nds when they
mention the story of that night when the At
lantic struck Mars Jleid. Well, my friends,
ur world has gone into a worse shipwreck.
Sta drove it ofTtne rocks The oM sMp tms
lurched and tossed iu ths tempest of 6300
years. Out with the lifeline! I do not care
what denomination carries it. Oat with tha
lifeboat! I do not care what denomination
rows it. Side by side, in the memory ol
eommon hardships, and common trials, and
eommon prayers, and common tears, let us
te brothers forever. We must be.
And I expect to sae the day when all an.
aominatlons of Christians shall Join nands
sround the cross of Christ an 1 reolie the
creed "Ibellere In God, the Father Al
mighty, Maker of beaven and earth, and
Jesus Christ, and in tha communion ot
saJots. and In Ufa everlasting. Amen r
-j 1,( li'vi est ii:r(k of fu'l'ti? vefsels
ar. inn Jt'.O to 180 feet ln'gli nml
Bjvni.l fume ,0- U lrO.OOl square
feet of tatvxs.
Acw'ticg to a custom of Korea
all loyal Koreans ranst wear n white hat
for threo years after the !iath of one
of the roval famCy.
In a well stocked fcive there are from
15,000 to 20,000 working bees.
Caniela are being iro,ioited into
Australia for use in the golJ field.
Motion hasbeen conveyed by elec
tric wires a distance of 120 nines.
Potatoes cooked in tho bKids cm
tain more "nutriment than if peeled be
TRUTH AND BEAOl V
I had a friend who lived for Truth,
Who sought it east, who sought it wCf,
n city streets and for. ;iy haunts,
f And died unprojpered in the quest.
another, who for beauty lived.
f Tot Beauty bartered ail beside,
&nd in the evening of his days
t For Beauty, as was fit, be died.
&ad many a time between them bot a
Contention on the point was long;
jno Truth s brave knight in weal and wv
j5Tio other Beauty's champion strong.
Qot when they crossed the flood of dcatli,
ITne eternal, all revealing flame
Bashed on their souls, and then knew they
kXbat Truth and Beauty are the same !
-William Cowan, in Good Words.
'Brother Sam's Daughter,
CI HELEN rOJUtEST GRAVES.
L - A WELVE o'eloet,
nnd the washin
ain't out vet! "said
' 'But I've lirtd an el
I'll have to wait
ppell now, till th
hired men havi
Lad tlieir dinner!"
She blew the liorn, nt the back door
then made nil baste to Bet tho plentt
fill, if jilaiu, meal. on the table, whicl
fe:il h; hud buroly wcoaivdishctl be
'ire Uncle l'etcr mid his three stslwar
helpers nrr'ved on the scene.
'Xnucy doLS ruike A Number Ont
j-ies !"' miid Hiram Jenifer, reaching hei
for n Keeond sliee.
"I don't mind if I drink another cn
o eod'ee," observed Xonh Johnson.
"r,:tH vlenty o sugar, Nancy, xlense!
While Heekiah Hopper made I
J:in(e st the butter with his own knife,
remarking', sot to voce, "thut to hii
t:i-de there v.a'nt no butter like Juu
btttUr, uu' it didu't coaio but once t
j ,"ir !"
".o hot lrea;V Faid Unele Fetei
..';"i a comprehensive glance arounc
the lourd, "nor riz biscuit ch
"1 couldn't manage it to-dny," sail
Khik'v, with a conscious-stricken look.
"vVitli the Ttashin and nil "
"Naney'a yesterday's bread's gooi.
enough for t::a ! " observed Hiram phil
'i-'or my j art," raid Uncle Petei
"1 dou't we how these womcn-folki
contrive to put in the time, potterin
ii oitnil all day, a-doin nexttonothin'.
Oil, now, th(;t am t lair.' upoke ut
Nn;:h Johnson, good naturedly.
" ' Tii i n't no joke to cook an wash an
iron for four men."
The color had risen in two rount
iipots to Nancy's cheeks; a quick ro
tort hovered on her lipf, when Uueh
Yttr interrupted the unspoken words
'Oh, by-t he-way," said he,
'most forgotten to say anything abou
it, but brother Sam's girl's to be hen
"1'rothtr Sam's girl?"
"Why, yes your cousin Xanuit
from Bridgeport your UncleSam'wel'i
f;al, that's to teach the deestriek sehoo.
l:er . Sum, h" was innnirin" rounc
f. r i ;Iuee, i::i' I calculated we conic
I ii :r ! her here, so I told him to sent
1: r on, He's willin' to pay five dollari
t week, nud that counts up !"
Nancy looked at her uncle witi
'But there ain't no room for her tt
sleep in," said she.
"rihe can have your room, nnd vol
can take the little corner chamber is
the garret. One person more or lest
in the family don't make no differ
ence, and five dollars is five dollnrs.
Have some more of tho dried peacb
Nuncy said not a word.
Of what avail was it to remind Unci
Peter that tho little garret chamber
was cold in winter and hot in summer,
that the roof leaked, and that rats
plnyed high carnival there ?
She only helped Hiram Jenifer to t
incumber pickle, and replenished the
coffee-pot for the third time.
"There's a gal now Brother Sam'i
durter," reflectively observed Mr. Nor
ton, ns he sprinkled pepper and vinegar
over his summer beets "as is worth
her salt. 'Arnin twenty dollars a
month ut teachin.' If Nancy could
make money like that I But Nancy
hadn't never no faculty !"
'I never had a chance I" cried Nancy,
with rising color and tear-brimmed
eyes. "I've been kept hard at work
bince I was a child, and and "
"There, there! don't get excited!"
said Uncle Peter, waving his hand in a
patronizing manner. "Gals is queer
t-reeturs. You can't so much as speak
to 'em, but they fly off at a tangent.
Get things ready for Sam's gal, that's
all I ask of you and mind you hev
some fried chicken for supper. Hi
Jenifer hain't had a bite o' fried
chicken Bince he's been here. And
look arter the young goslin's that's
comin outen the shell down to the
barn I suspicion there's a weasel
abroad somewheres and mind tho
calves don't git into the corn. I reely
must mend that gate-pin some- o' the60
days. Come, boys, if you're sure you
can't worry down no more vittles "
It was not until the four men had
huflled off to the barnyard to look at
Uncle Peter's latest investment in a
new Durham cow, ere they returned to
Ihe hayfield, that Nancy sank wearily
down into a patch-cushioned rocket
and burst into tears.
"I'm worked harder'n any slave',"
said she, "and don't never have no
chance to go nowhere nor see nothin',
and yet Uncle Peter thinks I ain't worth
""Why, what's the matter, Nancy
Cou're Nancy Norton, aren't you?"
A sweet, cheery voice sounded on
her ear a light hand touched her
Nancy jumped to her feet.
"Are you Uncle Sam's daughter?'
'Why, of course I am ! Nancy No.
ion, just like yourself. Named aftel
our dear old grandmother only they
call me Nannie."
A smouldering feeling of resentmenv.
had possessed Nancy's heart toward
this unknown relation ; but it was all
dispersed now in the light of thos
clear, hazel eyes the sunshine of thaf
I In second she knew that she shouH
lv .nancy morion,
fU f ' with a frighteneo
"Nothing is" the matter," said she,
"except that the washin is behind to
dh.y, and I'm clean discouraged and
i "Where's the girl?"
Pretty Nannie looked inquiringlj
"I'm the girl !" Nancy answered.
Then I'll be girL too," NannU
laughed out, taking off her gloves and
unfastening her piquant little cape.
"You go and hang out the clothes and
I'll see about clearing off this table.
Because I'm to board here, father says,
ind you and I are to be great friends. "
Nancy looked wistfully at her.
"Kiss me, won't you?" said she.
"Oh, yes, I'd so like to be friends with
you! I haven't never had no f'r'
And Nannie kissed her with a kisx
that carried a whole heart full of love
The threo hired men were overcome
with embarrassment, when, on arriv
ing in time for tho fried chicken and
hot waffles that evening, they found
themselves confronted with such i
daintily-dressed smiling young lady.
Even Uncle Peter himself was mo
mentarily abashed at the style one
beauty of brother Sam's daughter.
"The new deestriek ' school-ma'am,
whispered Hiram Jcniter to Nont
"Earns twenty dollars n month,
jttered Hezekiah Hopper. "Twenty
"Dressed up like a fashion plate lv
inwardly reflected Johnson. "Propel
nice-looking, though. "
Nannie would not hear of banisliini
Saney to the garret chamber.
"Why can't we share the same roon
together?" she coaxed. "I should lik
a companion, and there's plenty ol
Uncle Peter evinced ostentations ap
proval of his new neice.and it required ,
nil Nancy s hearty atlection lor tin j
new comer to preserve her from tk
Itings of jealousy. i
; ' 'I don't see, " said Uncle Peter, ' 'wh;, '
j Vancy can't earn money like you do.' j
! "How much do you pay her?" askec
Nannie, lifting her eyes to his face.
"Me? ray Nancy? Why, her board
an' clothes, to-be-sure. It's all she'i
"And what docs she do?"
''Just odd turns arond the house, j
She did pester me for an r.llowanei (
once, but I soon laid it down to hei
thnt it I wan't goin' to hev no 6ue)
"Oh !" said Nannie. . j
l Never in her life had Nancy Norton ;
had a genuine sympathetic woiwit
friend before, and it was an indescrib !
able relief to pour out her troubles i' I
i Nannie's car. i
"It's a shame !" cried warm-heflrtec
Nannie. "Why, you do the work o; j
three women in this house. You rise
enrly and lie down late ; .you have nt
recreations, no holidays,. and Kundayi
you work harder than ever, becausj
Unele Peter likes to invite people here
for the noonings, to see how niee h
has things. Oh, you needn't think thai
I am blind ! You are pale and thin,
because you are overworked. Yoi
don't like to go anywhere, becnus
Uncle Peter wou'tgive you nny new
j clothes until you've worn out Aunt
j Hepsy's old wardrobe. It's an impo-
; sition, that's what it is,nnd I wouldu''
submit to it if I were you."
I "But," sighed Nanev,-"what can 1
! lo?" " '
"Tell him once againhow matter
stand!" cried Nannie, her lovely eyes
flashing. "Insist upon fair wages foi
, fair work."
I Thus instigated, Nanry made hei
plea, but Uncle Peter's brow grew
"I don't want to hear no such non
: jense as this," he roared. "Wages'.
Ain't you got your home,; and board
! and clothes? What else 'd'yo want:
Whv, I never heard such'talk in my
1 "Is it yes, or no?" persisted Nancy.
I "It's no-o-o!" thundered Unele
j '' That same evening Nannie 'incident
illy alluded to the fact that they would
all rise betimes the next morning, for
' she was going to give taem their break-
! fast, and hadn't much timet before
school hours began.
j "Why, where's Nancy?" (askec
"Oh, didn't you know ? She's gone !
Uncle Peter dropped tho gate-pin ho
wfla whittling; Hiram let the two
; lays'-old copy of the Wakefield Eagle
' slip to the floor; Noah stared"'. with
"She wants to make ta living for her
j telf," serenely addedNonnie "toiearn
I a little money. Every girl wants that,
j "Humph!" growled Uncle Peter.
, "I'd like to see her make "money !
. Why, sho never had no more gumption
than a katydid ! Sho'll bo back quick
:nough, you 11 find.
"But in the meantime," said Nannie,
joolly, "you must look around for some
ono to fill her place, for, as you con
easily imagine, I have J got my hands
"I guess that's easy- done," said
Jncle Peter, beginning to whittle
I But, to his infinite amazement, it
iran not so easy a task as he had fan
' cied, and after many vain efforts and
j stinging disappointments, he found
himself with two wasteful, complain
ing, inefficient hired girls in possession
tor every one had resolutely refused to
do the work alone.
"It wbs too much," they averred,
"It'll ruin me it'll clean ruin me !
groaned Uncle Peter, wringing his
hands. "Ten dollars a month for ono
nd eight for t'other and every
' Thursday afternoon and every Sunday
evening out ! And look at them half
slices o' bread in the pig's part, and
my best towels, not three years old,
took for cleanin cloths, and a broom a
week stumped through ; an' tbey won't
wash unless I get 'em a new patent
wringer, and the fat scraps all throwed
away, an' nothin' half took care of !
' Don't yon know anyone I could get,
Nannie, as would look arter things as
Nancy used to do? I declare to good
ness I can't live so !"
! Nannie knit her brows and re
flected. "There's a young woman ..working
for father," said she "a capital house
keeper and the best economist, in the
, world at least, so he says. , And.sinco
raj -married, sister is coming back front
Pietoraska next weekThe' may be'able tcf
dispense with her. But she has fifteeD
dollars a month."
"It's wuth it it's wuth it !" breath
lessly cried Uncle Peter. "IU go tot
Bridgeport and see Brother Sam at
once, and secure her. This hired-ga.'
business will be the death of me !"
Brother Sam was sitting on his
porch, reading the newspaper, as Mr.
Norton came up.
"Yes," said he, "she's a smart gak
The best gal I ever had. Thorough
going New Englander. P'raps yon
may be able to get her though I
doubt if she'll come to you for fifteer
dollars a month."
t "I'll make it eighteen," gasped
Uncle Peter, "since you suy she's a
"Well, you can try," caid brotLet
6am. "Here she is!"
i. H9 flunjr open the door of the
kitchen, and there, making a black
berry shortcake nt the whitcly -scoured
table, stood his or.n niece, Nancy
; "Why it's Nancy !" cried he.
.' Yes," nodded brother Sam, "Naney
it is ! The best, smartest creetur thnt
ever stepped, nnd worth her weight iu
Undo Peter swallowed something
like a lump in his throat.
"Nancy," said he, "will you com
back" here he swallowed a second
Jump "to me for eighteen dollars a
month ? For I do verily b'lieve you
will earn it."
Nancy went up to him and kissed
"Yes, Uncle Peter," said she, "I'll
For tho old man had learned a les
iion, and his teachers had been Nuncy
Norton ami brother Sam's daughter.
Ever since Alaska came into posses
lion of the United States there have
been stories, from tho lips of natives,
to tho effect that living mastodons ex
isted in the northern part of the Terri
tory. These stories were partially
confirmed by the large number ol
tusks, bones, and in some cases nearly
whole skeletons of the animul found ou
the surface of the ground or protrud
ing from it. Certain tribes of Alaski
Indians, whoso homes are far north
ward, assert thnt they have frequently
seen live mastodons within the last feu
years. One Indian hunter followec
tracks "as large as tho bottom of a sail
barrel" until he came in sight of a
gigantic animal, with "a mouth bif
enough to swallow a man.
These stories nre not beyond tin
limit of probability. The remains ol
mastodons foutd in Siberia, as well as
in Alaska, show that the animul mutl
have lived iu the the cAtrt-me iiorthcrL
pcrtion of both hemispheres nt a com
paratively recent perioiL A Russiar
scientist is now eu route to a point ir
Northeastern Siberia to secure what is
represented to be a perfect dead masto
don hide, flesh nnd all frozen in tht
ico. It is only a few miles between
the extreme points of Alaska nnd
Siberia. Possibly these colossal aui
aials, which once roamed all over
Xorth America and Europe, have left
t few living descendents far up in the
4rctic circle. The reports of th
Alaska Indians may, and probably will,
inrn out to be fabrications, but then
is enough plausibility in the stories tc
whet curiohity and stimulate scicntiii''
research. New York Newfi
A Horse iu a Trance.
The Baltimore Herald tells a re
markable story of a horse that was five
days in a trance. A few dfiys ago
Farmer Hubbard, who lived near Bal
timore, went to his stable in the morn
ing to feed his horse, and found the
animal uppnrently in great suffering.
Thinking that the air would benefit
her, he led her out of tho stable, when
she fell over on the ground, and after
a time, to all appearance, breathed her
last. Ho hauled the body away to n
remote part of the farm, and piling
some brush over it, left it to the dis
posal of nature. Five days after he
was surprised to sec a horse grazing in
his pasture. He went to see how tho
strange animal got into his field, and
v,as almost paralyzed to perceivj that
it was his faithful old Bess that he had
cast out for the crows. She was rather
worse for her experience, but lacked a
good deal of being dead. He ap
proached her ; and she evidently recog
nized him, and submitted quietly to be
led by the forelock to tho barn. The
farmer called his wife to identify the
horse, which she did. and then hurried
sff to the place where he had deposited
the supposed corpse, to make sure that
he wns not deceived. He found tho
brush, with which he had covered her,
scattered about, but the body was not
there. Old Bess had evidently risen
from the dead, or had never Lu dead
Stranee what fads possess some rco
pie. The delegate the other even
ing, calling upon one of the sweet
trirl graduates, was surprised to have
her make of him this peculiar re
quest: "Won't you." asked she. "help
me in my collection?" 'What post
age stamps'." "No; indeed; that's
Duly for school children. ou know,
collections are a present day lad. I
am going to be just a bit cccenttic
and have started an original collec
tion. You may think it an odd fancy,
but I'm collecting wishbones."
saying, she displayed those alrecd)
gathered. Mic has a vust
assortment strung al out hei o'fD
room and any number put
away in boxes. "Now. then."
she poutingly said: "I think yen
might help me in my collection. If
you can't get a wishbone when yon
dine on game at the club or at the
hotel vou can do another thimr--save
all your empty cigar boxes for
me to put my gems away in, won't?"
you. Of course, the promise was made.
Then she showed more and mure of
her wishbones. Among them were
those of particularly large and small
birds. She even had the wishbone of
i humming-bird. Asked if any others
were Interested in this fad, she said
t' at all the girls of "her set" were
vying one with another as to who
could collect the wishbones of the
rarest birds. As she moves with a
swell circle, and a large one at that,
the wish Done collection fad will prob
ably soon be the rage. Cincinnati
MONT ST. MICHEL.
tor Arcs It Uu Ha the Bits of Boom,
Edward IL Elwell, jr., writing ot
he experiences of a party of Amen.
via bicyclers at Mod& &t Michel, off
the coast ot France, St Nicholas,
The Mont St. Michel is nearly two
niles from the mouth of the river,
.t is but fifteen minutes' walk around
the rocky beach at its base. Its
heicht is over 350 feet. It sides are
nearly as steep as the side of a
For ages it has been the site ol
otne religious building. The Ita
lians found a heathen temple there,
ind replaced it by au altar to their
wn Jupiter. The coming of Chris
.ianity saw the beginning of the
present wonderful structures, the
jtrowth of centuries. The top of the
rock is just large enough for the
beautiful Gothic Cathedral that cov
ers it. In si e, detail, and carving
it equals many of the most famous
cathedrals of Europe. Above part
af the building there is a promenade
Ihat is 450 feet above the sand.
Around the base of the cathedral,
and of ( ourse built upon the steep,
tocky slopes, is a mass of huge stone
buildings that have served through
the centuries as monastery, prison,
and feudal stronghold. They conceal
all but the upper half of the cathe
dral, which they entirely surround.
The lowest foundation is 150 feet
ibove the sand.
The whole constitutes one mighty
.tt uctuie, a vast maze of great stoti
hails, with lows of carved pillars, ol
Mid less passages, bioad (lights of steps
ind .-p:ral stairways, of horrible dun
geons and gloomy vaults. The 6tone
or which it is built was all brought
Trom the mainland, nearly two miles,
ind, of course, hauled over the sand.
Clock by block, the stone was brought
icro-s the sands, hoisted up the steep
:iiiTs by means of windlasses, and
,hen shaped and carved with InUnite
latience and rare skill. The build
.ng went on at different times be
tween the 9th and 14th centuries;
ind since then separate parts have
Leen many times destroyed and re
.tored. The architectural beauty and
wonderful carving of these buildings
would alone make them famous. But
i.ecause of their unique location, and
ilo because they were built by the
monks who possessed here a little
kingdom of their own, so rich and
powerful were they when they ac
roiuplished the stupendous task,
this crowning glory of Mont St. Michel
will long remain one of the marvCls
f the world, and be to France al
nost what the Pyramids are tc
There is a tiuy village on the cnlj
iceeesiblc side Ot the Mount Thr
is room for Just one short, narrow
jtreet, behind the high walls that
ise from the edge of the sand. On
ill other sides the steepness of the
h'T itself is lis defense. In the vil
lage there arc about two hundred
people. descendants of the original
inhabitants of the iuaiuland, wlvi
Ted intt) places of safety before tl. :
ittacks of the Norsemen, over oi.a
thousand years ago. They are a 1
Ushermen, except the proprietors of
the three hotels. It Is but recer'iy
that this quaint little village, so
jueerly lo ated, has been made ac
:essihlc to visitors unless under the
guidance of those who had learned
by experience how to cross the sand
ind escape its dangers. For in nuruer
us and ever-changing places the
surface Is as yielding as tuat ot the
iccan itself, and strong indeed would
to the swimmer who could support
i.niself in a quicksand:
But nine years ago the Fiem .
jiovernment built a magnificent dike
jr stone causeway freni the shore to
'tie Mount, and over its smooth sur
face we hastened, that September
ifternoon, on our swift wheels, eager
:o reach the wonderful rock and its
;til! more wonderful buildiDgs. that
lad loomed before our vision during
i Yi.o'e hour of rapid riding.
Workers Who Ask No Pay.
it would be interesting if we could
ret the statistics of voluntary and
in paid work. I once Investigated
.he statistics of a single parish, and
,hat a very poor one. I found over
.00 persons who gave their work for
lothing to the parish. In fact, there
ire thousands and tens of thousands
m whom the churches can now
reckon lor voluntary work. This un
paid work Is the nineteenth century
Franciscan; he (or she) attempts,
without vows, what the predecessor
rf the thirteenth century attempted
with the help of vows viz., organ
zed personal service among the hum
blest. He works upon the lowest
ind most unpromising material that
,he world can show; they are lads far
e'.ow the reach t f polytechnics; he
ittracts them somehow, by personal
naenctism, by fore of character, by
ikill in the things that all lads ad-
ii I re; he denominates them. He Is
perhaps a young curate of no great
intellectual grasp, butheknews what
ic has to do, and he succeeds; or be
s a layman who works in an o.Tce all
lay. We go back to tbe grand dis
:overy of Franc's say rather the in.
terpretatlon of Francis that the
treat sluggish apathetic mass in
Aiiich are born creatures of hideous
alien and malign brain can only be
noved by personal service. Walter
Karly Christian Milkmen.
St. IrenceuS one of the very early
athern of the church in the second
Jentury after Christ, writes as fol
lows: "As was said by one, concern
ing all who in any way deprave the
things of Uod and adulterate the
truth, 'it is evil mingling pypsutn
with milk."' Some have thought
that St 1 eter, when be used the ex
pression in hla epistle, "the sincere
silk ot the word," means unadulter
ated milk. Certainly the Greek
word which means In one version wo,
translate "sincere," would bear this
A SLOW TRACT.
It was a very slow train indeed, and
lie traveling man remarked to the con
"Would there be any objection tc
ny getting off this car right now?"
"Why, my dear air, it's in motion."
"I don't doubt it. But I thought
id like to look at it from the outside
tnd see if I can't tell which way it U
ARTEMUS WARD'S CHARGE.
Qe Led m Comedlmn In Chains, nnd Hai'
A Fan wltn the People.
Daniel Setchell, tha comedian, wa I
at one of tbe theaters in Philadelphia. ;
Artemus Ward and Setchell had
been friends for a long time, and had j
paseeu turougu luaur idu;uituic
scenes together. One summer dur-',
lag their vacation Ward wished tu
visit his mother, living at that time
"Jowd east," aud he conceived the
idea ot driving there instead of going
by the usual railway and steamboat
that had become quite monotonous
to him. Setchell agreed to be his
companion on the trip, so after all
business matters had been arrabgcu
they started on their novel journey
with their "-hired hcrse and buggy."
Nothing of importance happened on
their way out. Ward said his time
and attention were taken up by the
horse. The beast desired to make the '
pacj and he did; the peisuader was
useless, and Ward was compelled to
allow the animal get there when he
could. After two days and a night
on the road they arrived at the home
of Ward's mother. Some time wa;
spent there. They enjoyed every mo
ment of the visit and felt reluctant
to leave the happy place when the
day came for their departure As
they were to return by the road they
came they anti ipatcd a dull time,
and, of course, two such spirits could
not stand dullness at any time. . ct
chell was a comedian of the stauc
as well as on, and his facial expres
sion was unexcelled, if not unequalcd
by any actor of his day. lie was a
stoutly built man, inclined to corpu-
leacy, with a full, round, jolly face.
ust as the horse was brought up,
and everything made ready for their
departure, Setchell quietly said to
"Charley, (Ward's name wa:
Charles Browne) I think I am era y
and If you don't Want trouble with
me you bad better chain me on our
"All right," said Ward, "P
known that fact for some time, and 1
would really prefer to chain you, as
the landlords and barkeepers would
then have protection."
The chain was procured anc
slipped in the carriage, no one know
ing it was there, and after leave-taking
and many gvod-bys as they
mounted the wagon, the return
trip was begun, Tlie ride was un
eventful for souic time At noon
they stopped at the road side inn, and
Ward informed the landlord of his
friend's mental condition. Several
rustics gathered round to have a look
at the lunatic, but., with the ex op
tion of a few grimaces and rolling ol
the eyes, nothing startling occurred.
Resuming their journey. tliy found
the road almost deserted, and. of
course, no need of applying the i hain.
Just at dusk they arrived at the
'tavern," where the niiiht world bo
aient The chain was placed on
Setchell. and Ward, carefully leading
him, entered the house. Ward told
the landlord that his charge was
harmless except at times, buthe could
always tell when the tit was coming
n by his change of countenan c
hich was at times startling.
The landlord got very uneasy, anc
hoped he would not have a tit in the
house. In the early morning every
body in tbe house was aroused by un
earthly yells coming from the sup
posed lunatic's room. There was a
general rush of everyone, and tbe pro
prietor with pale face, seemed terror
stricket. In a short time Ward suc
ceeded in quieting his companion and
the breakfast soon over, they were
preparing to leave the house, when
suddenly the lunatic began again yell
ing and distorting his features.
Guests and servants flew in dismay,
and the poor landlord was almost par
alyzed with fear,
Do get him out, Mr. Ward," he
said, ncv( mind the bill, get him
out, get him out."
Ward, of course, paid his bill, and
at last succeeded in gettinn his friend
n his buggy.
As they were leaving, Ward said tc
the landlord, "we will stop here or
our way back."
"No, you needn't." shouted the
bonlface, "I close this house for rc
Nothing further happened until
they came to a blacksmith's shop on
the roadside. '1 lie chain was put on
and tbey stopped at the shop door,
without alighting. Ward tailed tu
tbe blacksmith requesting a drink ol
cold water lor the Imbecile by his
side. The smith brought the spark
ling liquid In tbe usual stone jutr, and
Setchell, after apparently taking a
long draugh, with a vacant stare,
and to all appearances not knowing
what he was doing, threw the con
tents of the jug over the big black
The man retreated a few steps,
shakl' T the water Irom his eyes and
then, raising his huge arm, said:
"You're not as big a foo! as you look,
and I can lick the pair of you," and
started for them with von ice ir
Ward was prepared, however, foi
any emergency, and before the mat
could get near euough to reach them,
brought tbe whip down on the horse
with such vigor that the poor beast
with fright jumped into a run, for
tunately for the occupants of the ve
hicle. The race continued for so nil dis
tance, but the horse succeeded at
length in leaving the pursuing smith
too far behind to be dangerous.
"I think tbe happiest sight of my
life was that enraged and panting
blacksmith at the bottom of the hill
and we at a sate distance at the
t'lp," said Artemus Ward. To-Day.
The process of whitening sugar
as never known until a heu walked
through a clay puddle and then
strayed Into the sugar house, iler
tracks were, of course, left in the
piles of sugar, aud when it was no
ticed that the spots where she had
stepped were whiter than the rest,
tbe process of bleaching sugar witr
lay was adopted.
AIX THE KATIOSAl. COLORS.
"I'm a very patriotic individual just
now," observed Misi Van Braam.
"Ah," replied Mr. Manchester. "How
is thatt" -
"I'm a white girl, with red hair, ana
MY HOUSE IN THE AIIT.
I notice the house that I build iu the a!:,
With the architect Fancy to plan it,
ft'lth clapboards of clouds nnd with thinglcj
.nd with paint of aerial amctliyst,
Hands more firmly the shock of Time's ruda
wear and tear,
ad is not so like to get out of repair
As my house with foundations of granite.
.ni though scoffers may jeer at my house i
With gibes that are glib and snrcaslif-,
hose hard-headed fellows ot dollars an
fho30 wiiolo lifo consists in collection ol
lave never yet been in my p:irlors up thcrf
Ind sat in my easy and drt-au-.-hauuteJ eliair
In the waving cloud turrets fantastic.
o mortgage, yc thrifty collectors or r.-ntt
Can you elap on my cloud-bosomed mini
Co real estatfl broker can enter its walls.
Tor the drawbridge coniis up, and the pr.r
culis falls -,
It-uee, yo vulgar profane, with your prids
fTo weleomo for you ; so arise and go heneo
From the home of the soul's expansion
I hen stay with your ledges, ami t-iphcr an)
And jeer at tho house of my vision
. snugly enconced iu its vapry wall3.
Or, walking entranced iii Its shadowy irV.,
fan laugh in my turn nt your ciphering elan,
That lias made such a traiu dUl .ti.j j '
And hold your whole tril-e in derision.
Sam Walter Foss in Yankee Llai'.o
PITH AND POINT.
A music rack The po;r performer.
A trade secret how to gi t the be. i
of the other fellow. Truth.
Columbus's egg was one of the bet.
ukes ever cracked. Truth.
The (ruiniuo luannfui-turer scldort.
complains of his bitter lot. Bufl'alti
The average man doesn't get niucl
of a show in a ten-cent circus. Builal.j
To address nn army oTin r below 'i
.T:ule is to offer him a ruik insult.- -BuiTnlu
A boor and nu inflated egotist nrj
infreirueiitly found in the same liie.c.
Kansas City Star.
A really pretty girl is not often vain
he is simply a candid uud iuU 11' .lit
vritic. Washington Star.
The man who was dissatisfied viti
,he menagerie said it was a bcP-ttly
ill'nir. Binphamton Ler.de r.
Not one man in twenty can (,ive i
(ensible reason, if you ::sk him, why
Jia keeps a dog. Bum's Horn.
Nowadays a man is xore apt to bo
ippluudcd for saying ngood lliitijir tha:i
for doing a good tiling. Trnt;.
One of the poets snys we ein.'i livt
arithout cooks, and many Indies say
they can't live wi.a them. 1'hiladel
She "Charley Touehall never sceim
;o work. What does he do for a liv
.ng?" He (with aeiglO "Hisfrieu ls.'
Clerk "I wo.ilil like b j,-, t o.T to
bury my aunt." Kniploy-r "Very
well, but don't let it occur again. "-
In the fine arts galleries: Tho Con
noiseur "That is a Vandyke." Mine.
Parvenu "Really? I thought it wuj
in oil painting." I'hicngo lteeord.
The pen is mightier than the sw-jrd ,
The saying's truthful iiite,
E.xeepting when your fountain pen
Determines not to write.
rommie "Do you know what
Jraught horses nre like?" Freddie
"'CourseS do; they are the ones thai
travel like the wind." Chicago ItiU-r-Ocean.
Treetop "A dollar for 2"Hi"g "in
tooth?" Dentist "Yes; you toolt
gas." Treetop "How much a thou
sand do you charge for thnt ?" Brook
Townley 'Aren't ' the heavy dew.
jut in tho suburbs annoying?" Busti
?UR "Oh, no. I get used to them. I
belong to so many secret societies, you
know." Philadelphia ltecord.
Popper "That boy of mine ir. a re
alar phenomenon." Biicheller (wearily)
"In what we.y?" Popper "Six
years old and never said a bright thinj;
in his life." Fittsburg Disiute!i.
The Butcher (haughtily ) "Madam,
ny reputation rests upon my meat."
Doubting Customer "We!!, if it's m
tough as that hv:t steak you sent me, f
'eel sorry for you." Buffalo Courier.
Teacher (in physiology class)
'Now, Johnny, how many senses have
you?" Johnny (very prnmptly)
"Five." "Correct. Nov.-, what ar-j
they?" "All pennies." Rochester
A careful young mnn nptown whet,
railing on his "best girl" always an
nounces himself by knocking. If ho
were to come in with a ring it might
be considered a projmsal. Philadel
Young Collegian "If only peopU
inew as much ns they think they
inow "' Vassar Graduate (wickedly)
"Why, then tho undcrgradtiet.
would bo delivering lectures t i t io
professors. " Vogue.
"Gusher is not very hawvy in h.
.-hoice of adjectives." "Why ro?"
"Miss Gumma fished for a c-H'i iiimeut
by asking what he tio'igo.t of her
slippers." "And whet !hl he ty'"
"He said they were immense." Chi
"I never conld nndcrsland, M.
.Videhat, why it is they call your part
jf the country tho 'Woolly" West.' "
"It wouldn't bo any mystery, my dear
Miss Harlembridge, if "yon knew the
number of Eastern lambs sheared out
there." Troy Press.
SIGN Or BB AVERT.
After a long and delightful con versa -iion
he mustered up courage to ask her
and she said she would be his. She was
the daughter of a rugged old millionaire,
who never consented to anything but a
"But," she added, "of course you
must ask papa."
"I will right now," said he.
"Oh, how brave of you." y , t
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