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S. F. BOHWEIEB.
THE CONSTITUTION THE UNION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWS.
MIFFLINTOWN, JUNIATA COUNTY. PENNA.. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 2, 1895.
IIITEIC IV- Continued.
i-'or the f rt time in her lif she taal
been solii itious to look hot- very be?t.
11 r limpid cvi'3 had tra cd with deep
ami n -.ious inteie-t in o the old mirror
on the wall, for many a year passe 1 i-
nobly 1 y . us unworthy even a ' tissing
gliiuve for on e without a murmur she.
had "luiitteil the fsirjrle.l n asses ol
her lock-". Samson-liUe. I tuny fate that
awaited the ti: :uii lor once tell it rol
mrain. oh. ent!e reader: for 'r.ce nad
the little hrown. n oi t hands been not
on y passed in and ovt o the ho- water
in the hain. hut ha 1 tctiia ly. labor
ioiisi .-. i n;l thoroughly been cleansed
to her finer-tirs.
ne of these was now olTercd to Hel
lenden with ail t ho frrace of a little
"I saw you i onin j up."tdi-i whisper
ed. "I raw you eitt mr toyetherin tint
dosr-cart. so then 1 knew it 'was a I
riirht. Until I really mhv you, you
know, I hardly 1 oped - I mean I really
did not think yoj 'ci.uM I mean I did
not know whel'ier you had been in
tin.e or not.''
I vi-.s only just in time."
.Vere yoa really':' Should you have
Icoa too late in another minute?"
-Vis. J think so."
n y fan -v. ' said Jerry, with lare
ov . -i ti ir I supposing you nou
bt.-t.-u. j ou wou.u
never have come?''
' )n,'y fancy;
0. Tie -''
-.-top; ed she
'1 luiV huicv:
What would yo.i have
e T was."
And never come up r
.'o. never." sa d BeUendcn, at
o'.emnly as s'.ie. Then there was a
j m !', on her part of satisfaction and
relief, on his " wonder wtiat was to
ecnie next, lie wan eonspicious of le
inir loth flattered and a'nused by Jerry.
Did yoa teil Cecil about me?" was
her next. And ho fancied that even
there, in that vast s-aloon. with space
on every side, he-- oiee sank.
'I told him that we had met."
"I 'id vou say how?"
No. .Urry. I did rot say - bow."
"'or n- r where?"
" o nor -nor whore."
"You are Ir.u-hinj: at me. but you UU
dot know t ceil. If lie had beard all
about - Hi out it, yon know to-day. you
kn.iw -1 mean your startling me and ''
"And you cryiiu'."
"An 1 your mistaking- me -"
'An ! jour snubbing me.''
"'.And - an I ail
4iAnd - and all." assenteil Eellendet
' our making up the ouarrel. and be-roni'-y
the let f friends, and fishing
together, and walicinir home toe-ether,
ni i.onsoiriiiij together to make thil
verv i e il do the tiling we both wished
i "lie had known of all this, now tell
cc what would t 'ecil have said to it?':
I . on t know: but' -an 1 there was a
as'i from a pair o: unmistakably in-.elli-'ent
orbs "I know this, I would
rather rot tell him."
ilellenden nodded, "We won't tell
"I!ut I told prauny. of ourse."
( h. o." course But how is it.'
continued the speaker, "how is it thai
Master C'e:-il commands such un amount
of respect from hi little cousin? Let
me into the s-oret, Jerry, won't you "
h. I don't know. I don t knowthat
there is :;nythin. Granny makes s
fuss abut Cecil. And he is very nice
vou know. And h s sisters think such
a great, big. immense deal of him.
They think H ere never was such f
Cecil before. He is theironly brother.
I'erhaps that's it. Sisters always UO
think that of brothers, don't ihey?"
T wish I had a sister to think that
f favo you not one - not just a little
one.? ' She was i.uite disappointed.
"'ot even a little one. ".Not even f
"Well, 1 have none either, and no
brothers, no:- anybody. However. I
don t mind." re overin. "I don't cai-e
BUicil aUiUt j; iris anyway, ar.d iflto.ld
a I have i oys. I d as soon only have
You do not c: re much for your Ray
mond co.:siu.-. then''"
jh. y s. But they aiways clo prive
t:ie:iise.os such airs' to ino: and they
talk i reiicli. : ml cabbie about their
coverno.-ses and music mistresses, and
i' that none cse. They are well
: . -iii. 1 tut t lory can't ride.'" eagerly.
Tiicy ti.iiik ihcv can- ant there is
such a fuss ai)o;it their horses and their
tadMies and their riding habits but
cn c they ;.re on. they go 'ot'ying up
i.ml own. not a bit e.oso to 1ho horse:
unci Kthel is in such a iritrht if hcri ony
does but sin- ever so little, that she it
in misery half the time and they think
they have do! e wonders if th-y canter
for half a miie t a time. I don't . are
for such rid in-.' as that." Jerry wound
up with superlative scorn.
"You liKo 'forty minutes on tje grasf
wit ho t a check' eh.-"
I like itist as ln i' li as ever I can
pet - that's what 1 like. And to go -to
go like til - win.l. ; uui nevt r tired.
Klliel has to ivs' when she cones in.
to lie down on a 1 aeklioard, and not ao
Out two davs i tinning-.'
"And what do they s?.y to your style
T formanec ''
i)i. t don't know. Jim that's the
rrt'i sv he vvonid like to come and
"be'm'j i( :"ooin here. Aid t shall have
hii. too - some day. Ti. says lie would
like io take me to r'.is in tlie I Cow in
Loudon: and we'd she. V 'em how to da
it. That was what J '" (fctid, rather
conscious of r.nmintr A too fast. "I
am only repeating vj .t he said, yor
r'rorn which it w.'.ll appear that Jerrj
n-as an artless .it! K woman after all,
wiih a very native and transparent
vanity, easily satis e 1.
'( 'apt. liei"!en-:ei;.'' she began 1.10
"Wow r.o you know i urn a captain?'
ne inierruprei. "t only told yon trj
nnme was L-cl!enden.:'
"Well. 1 saw it c" your poi rmtinteau."
owned the little gii i trut.i.'ully; but al
though she ttuek t." the trutli, he saw
her bite her lip. a. d was sorry bo had
sked the rjUestic.L.
"Oh, that was it' And what were
you goinjr to ay.-' You wore goinf to
ay something. '
'I Was Coins' to St'.'- oh I Astra uir 1
ought not to ttav it.'
Oh, yes. I'm surd vou ou-rht to sat
"It was only "
"About bisters,' en 1 Jerry, rs if she
had said about sho.-.s. or some suck
contraband a tides.
"S stois h.J Well, but what ahou-
sisters ' Ho couli nit imagine nv
I thiny very terriblo to be said X)ut
"It was just w both r - you :ou!d
Ulte to nave any.-"'
"I shou.d like it very lauch,"' sail he
"Would you.' Would yo: reallyr"
"Heuliy and truly."
lid - and aunil ho v o!d " do
munded his little companion, with iu
tressed anxiety; "about how old.'
"Let me soe,' said he. j relenuinu: U
reflect. "Let me see Well, I tmnk,
perhaps about tifteen. Ves. I thiuli
"t iftecn." That's my at'e! Did you
know.' o. o course yoa did not. LJat
it is. I am just liUeen."'
"Aliout tifteen, and able to ride, and
f sh, and clamhor up and down rock
banks, and make friends with castaway
it; angers, and have enchanted cast let
til ready to invite them uu to, an I
kngT yellow, curls for them to j ull
when they ome," and he was in the
act of pu lin; the yellow eurlj before
him. when the 1 or openeJ. n 1 eeil
Hay u ond entered.
'Ho gave ni. 1 roo.
Aod he Haiti. 'Can yij real
The alp tab., dewy-, ej 1-lori io. ...
(So f.aintilf liu:el, and -b.rinint;ly a-cnteL
To write ovtr Tmlev- and lueaa?"
It was gust as well that Cecil did not
1 o was a grave young man, with
lomcwhat po:;ipoas not ons on niot
sub eets, and in particular very exact
views with regard to j rojiriety and U
Although he was foun.l o" his o.vn
iste s. he ne-er rom ed with them.
n-r made fun with them, nor trigled
with them behind baess His .e-ts,
when he made any. were solemn af
fairs, to be duly appreciated ani re
1 orded Dutthev were no Ireeinasonry
with him. And, in onse utcce. how
ever kind, and attentive, and tousid
erate the elder brother tnd io:r
might be. he was in their ho irts. per
haps, more respected than bo loved, ant.
wild little Jerry drew away, as by in
stinet. from Be'lenden's touch when
the door opened.
l or her. elf, she was not in tht
lecst offended it needed a good deal tc
put Jerry on her dignity as t-ho ha3
been put that afternoon: b t she felt
Intuitively that Cecil would have
looked askance upon the little byeplay.
According y she now stepped up to
him with the best imitation of her
grandmother's reception manner
which she could assume, and, more
over, with her small round face so cie
mun'lyirade up. that be must have
been a roue indeed who would have
ventured to asso-ialo it w.t 1 p illing
of curls, or the like.
Bellenden's gay words were ringing
in b,er ears neverthe'esj, and she was
f.:in to have so e more o them, and to
get away from young ltayinond as soon
as she could: although, up to the pres
ent time, the annual visit of her cousin
had been something to be looked for
ward to, and counted upon, and he
b mself had bee-n uite the personage
of the hour. Now, and all at once, he
was cast from his pedestal. He was no
longer the first and. from being the
first he had not e; c n descended to a
secondary place, but was hurled to the
depths, a nobody, an in -umbus a 1
that the little lady by his side wanted,
being to cut short his opening sen
ten os, and slip back to the scat in tiio
w'ndow, wherein sat her new 'riend.
ciuiet enough now, looking down upon
the flower-beds below, and think'ngol
nothing less than of making an i:n
1 ression upon a susceptible, child sb
.lerry thought he looked beautiful
sitting tnere, his handsome proli e
distinctly cut against the sky outside,
and his tine easy figure half in, half
out of the open asement. as his chin
rested on his arm ou side. the did
not know how b-.it she felt for she was
a perceptive little creature-that there
was a difference even between the suit
of mo !est blacK worn alike by Cecil
and bv this stranger. Ce il was par
tieu ar to a degree alout his clothes:
but, somehow, the tout ensemble of
the other was just missed by him. ond
Jerry knew ;t. Poor little innocent
thin her heart gave its first throb of
a new .and unknown nature as she
watched that shaply-outlined, strongly
made, graceful fo: m sitting so quietly
there in the twilight All In a mo
ment, as we have said, Cecil became a
"Well, Jerry, and what have you
been about lately?" began he, as un-
I conscious as a babe, ani in the usual
comprehensive style wiierewltn re
lations and intimates are fond of ac
costing each other after absence.
Hiding much eh? How's the Fly
ing 1 utchman? Or h.-.ve you got
new pony by this time?"
"Macalister is looking out for one.
He savs it will be best to wait for the
l alkifk Trvst." replied . ei-ry, hoping
that the sub ect was now aisposed of.
"The Falkirk Tryst? Ch, 1 lemem
ber. A sort of market - eh?" and Cecil
settled down u: on it comfortably in
uite of her concluding tone. "And so
you are to get one, then?"
"Mac Ulster says tho best bred ani
ma's a:-e to be had there.''
"The 'best bred animals!' That
smacks of the stable. Miss Jerry
Joe-n t it. eh?"
' He said so," said Jerry, coloring
more deeply than was her wont, and
v; disposed to ;ooh-pooh the correct
tfon. but rather to oTer .-n excuse.
".'.Iiieal.s er Ki.il 10. I only n pei.
what he said. that on mlht kr.ow."
"1 Heo. "' replied h'-r -o sin kinlly.
or he bad not meent to ves. "Ami
this ! atnirk Tryst let me sco truer
loes it come oil".-"
' In October." s.i'd .Tcrrv shortly, f
What could the 1 a k'rk Tryst or any- i
11.: ..i . 1. .. ... r V. . .
should worry her a! o.it it just then? j
C3 .je, but in vain. 1
"VVell, the Dutchman has carried I
ou gallantly tor many a day," pur nei .
her tormentor, he .viiy conversational,
so you will have to be co . pas.sio.iata
, to war.! s him now. What ara you ro
ing to 1 o with him? .Is he to be the 1
woo -. pony, or for the thoor? Or will
rou sell bioi?"
Here Mrs. Campbell entered, and
Bade her way to Captain Belleuden'e
'What is to become of him?" pur
ine 1 Cecil.
How tiresome' Xow he will begis
talking to gran 1 a iiina, and I sha n't
ba-e another uord from him. What a
ihame ' i-.n.lered the child to herself,
lit. ie Uitomed to he thwarted, e en
:n a n-i e. "How Ce.il does prose
'iow provoking and stupid he is "l
What is 10 bo ome of him?" de
ll nded Cecil, for tho thir . time.
But he never knew, for dinner wac
iik;o;iii -o at the moment, and cerry
A-as storming inwardly with lia Uc-d in
iigniit 0.1 and lighteous wrath.
x here, now. 1 knew how it would
' e. 1 know that if grandmamma was
landing awa there with him when
dinner was announ ed, she would tell
him to lake her in. tho gh 1 know she
aught to have ha 1 Cecil. She eight
to have had Ceo 1. of coarse She
ihould have left (..'apt. Lo louden for
me. and then he would have cone up
Io me. and o "ercd mo his arm -oh. do
lhtf 1 ')
She ha 1 never taken anybody's arm
in her life. Truth to tel , she had been
ra-ting about in her min i, ever since
he had seen Bellenden's portman eau
ja e in the hall, the chances Oi this
great event happening to her now.
Hitherto she had 1 een glad enough to
avoid the formal late dinner when her
gran .'mother had had guests at Inch
mare w. she bad either made her ap
pearance with the Oisert. or had 1 ore
i ommonly chosen to run about till ho 1
timo, ani then have some sun er
brouerht up to her old nursery, by these
means escaping oth the company an t
thee ening frock. She had, however,
01 the pient - asiou carefully inti
mate 1 her intention of ining late in
future, and Mrs. Camp oil, in coin on
with the rest ot the household, had
been toi gla to see in the . hunge the
dawn of luivuu. ingwo i anhood to make
t.uy sort of de nr.
tro neb arranged, one toul-al-sorlv
ing anxiety h:d occupied the little
rin's min , an.lth .t was in reference
to her being hanuo to the uining roo 11
t y f ellenden.
The more she had thought about it,
the more t ag' r and an - ions she had
I ecome. as was Jerry's w y whenevei
any desire once took possession of her
Ut- le excitable breast.
To take his arm To stop grandly
along ite'ore everybody :iko a real
crown-up young lady how enchant
ing. .--lie did not stop to remember that il
had never si ruck her as enchanting,
b it rathe. in a reverse light hitherto.
It would, at any into, be simply heav
en v now.
And of course it was her right tc
lead the way, and do ho-or to the
fctranger guest in her own castle,
(jranny hud often told ho: that she
ought to repare to take her pla;'e, as
mistress and head oi all. ere long so
perhaps, indeed most certainly, granny
would think this a good opportunity
for her to l.-eirin. It would a so instruct
I 'apt. Bellenden in her position and hei
rights, an 1 make his blunder of the af
ternoon all the more astonishing and
riui u'ous to his re ollection.
He mitrht 1 erform his part of the
ceremony wnn a twinkle in his eve.
r.n.l Jerry would not have freed hint
rom a sly reminiscence us he and she
marched thrcugh the long gallery to
gether, but. carry it o I as he might,
he could not tail to feel a little fool sh
and might he trusted to be as discreet
as herself lefore spectators.
All of this had been carefully thoughi
cut during the putting on of the whitt
froelc an 1 ro e-co ored sasn, ana mere
had been just enough uncerta ntj
at o -it the .'e ired fog. am being car
ried out to make ( e.-il"s detention
no ib'v irkson-e and iii-timed sinee
e a t oi ner eing bes'dtj him and
awsv i:-on: me 01 ner was, sue eouiu noi
hel;. .e .ring, sale to tell against her.
jt might, or it might not. have done
so. The probability is mat .Mrs. l amp
hell gave the subject no thought at all.
an 1 as a matter of course, went in. at
he had always done before, witb hei
principal get; but it wasCec'l'sdoing
in Jerry's eyes: and, as the naughty
tittle girl had never yet learned to
control or conceal her feelings, a very
sulky and unrest ons ve companion thu
Oor fellow had, ana one who womu
have gladly gi. en tho arm sne ft c t
2ood hard pinch, instead o' salic-jjiely
touching it with the tips of her fingers
is she knew she had ought to do.
TO HE CC1NT1NL KD.
. .ii llaussman was a fellow-pupil
wild liecior Bjrlio.'.at the l'aris Con
cryatory. then und-T the direction
if Cherubini. Berlioz was an unruly
zeniii-, and wrote music tphen be
should have Ixen st .dying tounter
oi ut. Cons ijucntly he was not in
favor with bi teachers and cs-.ecial-Iv
with the precise and 'classical'
11 examination day, as Ilaussmar
relates in his Memo res," Cherubini
was running over a piece which I'er
iio. had submitted, when he tame
: onac inpleie rest of two meas
ures "What is that?" he asked, in his
1 ual ill-natured tone.
".Mr. l.irector," said the pupil, "1
wished to produce an effect which I
thought cou d be-t le produced by
"Ah, you thought it would product
1 good eMectupoti the audience it you
up; res c I two measures;"
Yes s r." .
. cry good. Supptcss the rest; the
effect will be better stilL"
Mrs : igg Tommy, have you been
it the sugar howl again Tommy
Maw, the sugar uucstion is entirely
loo (Icliyt't in be approached in such
a sudden u-auner. I hiladelphia In
iuiftr. The trnly generois is the truly wise;
and he who loves not others live no
blest . .
A craving for sympathy is the comi
mon boundary line uemceu joj nun
He who puts a bad constrnction on
a good act reveals his own wickedness
Truth should be the first lesson of
the chi'd, and the last aspiration of
The manner of giving shows the
character of the giver more than does
the gift itself.
Lancrnago cannot express to any
one much beyond what he hat lived or
The sins that pay their rent prompt
ly are the bent ones we want to give up.
Man learns by tuition, woman by
The man who would have dore so
and eo if he had been there never gets
there. - '
". No two men are exactly alike. They
e nerally agree to disagree.
REV. PR TALMAGE.
VBB BROOKLYN DIVHfK'3 SUN
Subject: "The City of Blood.'
Tmi "Oar bon aro scattered tt the
grave's month, as when one eattoth And
eleavelh wood npoa the earth. Bat irttns
ye ar onto Thee, O, God, the Lord V
Thouich you may read this text from the
Bible, I reed It as cat by chisel Into the pe
leetnl ot a crots beneath whlolt lie many ot
h ma-nan-nd at Cawnpnr, India. To show
r"u what Hin looif-m and Mohammedanls-a
really -, where they have fall swin?, and
not - an they reprnt themselves in a
"parliament cf reliilon", and to demon
trnie to what extent of cruelty ai abom
Inntion hum-in nature may ro when fully let
loose, and to Illustrate th hardenlntr pro-
rm of in. and to remind yoa how our-
rlnrlous ChrUttanity may utter Its triumph
ovfr death an t the erava, I preach thie my
eoond sermon in the round the worM serins,
and I nhall sp'-ak of "The City of Blood, or
Cawnpnr, In IIh.
Two honrn ami ten mlnntes after Its
xwurmnffe Joseph Lee. of the Shropshire
Regiment ot foot, rode iu noon the Ciwn
pur massacre. He was the first man I met
at Cawnpur. I wantol to hear the story
from some one who had been herein isr7
nn-t with Ills own eyes gaze I npoa the
lau-rhtered henna of humanity. I could
hnritly wait until the horss wer put to the
tfarriaire. and Sir. Lee. seated with n,
Marted for the scane. the xtory of whi-i
makea tame in contrast all Mo loo uud
Itneema that all the worst pusions of tha
jentury wre to be l-n-t-isouated by One
man, and he Nun 1 S i no, and our escort at
Cavnpur, Jostpn Lee, knew the man per-
sona'.lv. Unfortunately there is no cor
rect pictnn-ot Nnn i S ihih in existence. The
plctnree of him puljliahei in the books of
Europe an t America and familiar to us all
are an amusing mistake. Tlii i the fact ta
resnrl to them : A lawyer of Enlan i was
called to Inill.i for the purpose of deremlin;
the cae of a native who ha.i been har:ed
with fraud. The attorney cime and 60
skillfully ra-mawd thec-asn of hw client that
the clteut paid him normonIy for his
wrT:MH, and he w-nt back to Emrland, tak
In; Willi him a pictnroothls la lian client,
after awhile the mutiny In Inlia broke out,
ind N.ina 8:ihib w:v mentionil as the
ohamp.on yillnin of the whole affair, anil the
newspaora ot Enirlan 1 wanted a picture of
him an i to intt-rviw some one on Indian
aiTaira woo had reoently been in India.
Amors; others the journalists called upon
hi-, lawyer, lately returned. The only pic
ture be bad brought from India was a pic
ture of h:s client, the mail char-red with
frauil. Th. attorney jjava thlsp'ctureto the
jourua'9 as a specimen of the w iv the Hin
iloos dress, an 1 forthwith that picture wm
us- I, eitht r by m:a:ake or Intent! mally, fof
Nan 1 Sahib. The Ea-;lisli 1-iwy-r said he
lived in ilren l that his client wo ild some
ilay see the use made of his pii-ture, an i it
wr.s rot until the death of his Hind'-o client
that the lawyer ilivulifl the facts. Pjrhaps
It was never Intended that the iac.i of sui'li a
demon s lou'd be pri-S'-rve 1 ami'I human
recor 8. I s li I to our eseorr, "Mr. L -e,
was there nny p-culiarit In Nina Sahib's
ppe.ar.mc" The reply was: "Nothin?
very peuliar. H was a dull, lazy, coward
ly, ensual man. brought up to do nothin:;
and wante t to continue on the same scale to
From waat Mr. Lee told me and from all
f coul'l learn in inlia. Nana Sahib ordered
the massacre in thntcityfrom shoerr iveno.
His father abdicated the throa", ani the
Encash pabl him annually a pension of
400,001. Wnen the fattier died, the Enl
ist) (iov-ramant declined to pay tho same
pension to the son. Nana Sahib, but the poor
fellow was not in any sufTerinir fio-n laoK of
fun I. H i lather le t him S1,0OJ in e-ol 1
ornaments, 500.000 in jewels, $S00,003 in
bonds nn-1 mh-r r-sourc-a amountint; to at
lea-t $1,303.1X10. But the poor youtii tr.au
w:is not saiisfirtil, aii.i the Cawnour massa
3tt w is his revonee. General Wneeler, tile
Enslisamnn wuo had command of this city,
illiiou-h o.ten warned, could not see that
:he sepoys were planning for his destruc
tion, and that ot all bis return-Ms and all
the Europeans in Cawnpur.
Mr. Lee explained all this to me by the
Tad that General Wheeler had married a na
live, and he naturally tcok her story and
thought thero was no peril. But the time
for the proe nmation from Nana Sahib had
come, and such a document went forth as
never before bad seen the light ot day. I
give only nn extract :
"As by the kindness of Go l, and the poo
fortune of the emperor, all the Christians
who were nt- Delhi, Poonah. S.attara and
Mherplaees, and even those 5000 Europ-nn
loldiers who went in disguise into the for
mer city an I dlS'overed, are destroyed
and sent to hell by the pions an 1 sagacious
troops who are Arm to their reliijiou, an 1 a
they have all been couqu-re 1 by the present
(government, and as no trace of them is left
In these places. It is the duty of nil the su'
jects anil gorvants of tho RovL'rnm"nt to re
joice at the doliuhttul intelli jenoe and carry
on their respective work with comfort an 1
Mse. As by the bounty of the glorious Al
mighty and the enemy destroying fortune of
the emperor, the yellow face I and n irrow
minded people have be -n sent to hell, nn 1
Cawnpur has been conquered, it it neces
sary that all the suiijecis ani landowncn
nd government servants s'lould bo as
obedient to the present ifovernnv-nt as thy
have been to the lormer one; that it is the
ncumbent duty of nil the peasants ani
landed proprietors of every (lUtrii-t to re
joice at the thought that the Christians have
been s-nt to hell, an I both the Uindo3 aul
Mohammedan religions navn been conftmel.
and that they should, as uu il, be obedient
to the authorities ot the ttov.-rnmi-nt and
never suffer any complaint against them
selves to reach to the ears of tue higher au
thority." 'Mr. Lee, what Is this?" T said to our es
jort as the carriage battel by an embank
ment. "Here," he said, "is the iutrenoh
tnent where the Christians of Cawnpur took
refutre." It is the rema ns of a wall which
it the time of the mutiny was only four feet
hlRh, behin 1 whlcii, with no thelter from
the sun, the beat at 13) Ue-r.'ees, 11) men,
66 J women and children dwelt nearly a
month. A handful ot Iloiir and split p jas
Was the dally ration, an I onlytwo wllsnear
by, the oue ia wlicn they buried their dead,
because tn.-y had no timo to bury them in
the earth, aul the other well the focus on
wiiich th.i anillery ofthe enemy played, so
that it was a c. io.ee betw.wu death by thirst
and death by bullet or shell. Ten thousand
yelling Hin loos outside this tr lit wall and
1003 bufferinit. dying people inside. In ad
lit ion to tiio army' of the ilia loos ani
Moslems, au l invisible amy of sickness
dwoopi down upon the n. Some went rav
ing ma I under exposure. Othurs dropped
under iipolexy. A st irvini;, mutilate 1,
levored, suastruck, ghasny roup waiting
to die! Why did not the Heathen uash dow-i
those ir.u I walls n I tie 10.0)) annihilate
Ihe now less than 10)0? Ir was In-cause they
ieeme t huperualur til y dufen le X
Nana Sauib resolved to eele'iratm an an
alv.irsary. Tae 23 i of Jun-, 1.S37, would ba
100 years since the battle of Piassy, when,
nnJer Lord Clive, India surrendered to
England. That day the last EuroDean In
Cawnpur w is to be slau Thtered. Other an
niversaries havi been c Ve nited with wine.
This was to be celeur iled w ta bloo.L Other
anniversaries have Oeeu a. lorn id with gar
lands. This win drawa s.vords. O1I1 -rs
have bean kept with souc-rs. This with exe
erat.ons. Ota.-rj wd.i ua dance of tho g ty.
This w:th tnu dance of detth. The inlautry
ind cavalry and artillery of Nana Sahib made
on that day oue gran 1 assault, but the few
cuns of the English and Scotch tnt to Oight
thefe Hindoo iftep. The counice ol the
fiends broke against that mud walls us tu1
uaves of the sea aeainvt a liclitlniu.-e. The
cavalry horses rcturne.1 full run without
their riders. The Lord looked out from the
eavens, and on that anniversary &? Rave
the w'lCtory to His peop'e.
1 Therefore Nana S ihi mnit try some
Jrther plan. Stan Hng in a (1-1 1 not far from
ne intreno'unent of th- E-i-jlis-i ws a
tatlva Christian woman, J icojo-t byname,
bolding high up In her hani a b-tter. It
wis evidently a romtruaication from the
tnsmy, nn 1 Ge ieril '.Viie-l-r or (ere I the
troman t.ran-;ht in. S':e han 'e i him a pro-
f-jse.ltr.iv. I? itfu-ril iV ienpr ani hi
ien won! i g vnuo th'dr w::pts, Nini
flihib wind conluct theaa into Ba'ety.
rhef (paid marah out a unolesteU. th man,
ivomen and children. They conlT go down
to-morrow to tho Crin(es, where they
vou Id fin I boats to take them In peace to
There was soma opposition to signing
his treaty, hot General WheHlers wife told
il n he could trust the natives, and so he
ifgned the treaty. There was great joy In
he intrenchment that night. Without
nol estation they went out and got plenty ot
Titer to drin'i ani water for a goo I wash.
Hie hung r an 1 thirst and exposure from
bo consumtn? sin, with the thermometer
ro-n 120 to HI, would cease. Mothers re-o-.vd
at the prosp'ct of saving their chil-!r-n.
The yount ladles ot the intrench
nent would escape the wild beasts in human
or n. Oa the morrow, true to the promise,
tarts wira ready to transport thoss who
r -r too much exhausted to walk.
"V-t Into the carriage," sail Mr. Lee,
'.in l iti wdl rl le to the han'n of the
l.an ;es, for walc'i the li'ier itel cotabatants
n 1 non- om'atants started !" n this place."
)aourwiy Mr. Lee polntelout a monu
n nt ovr the burial p'aee whic'i w is opened
or O-mer.il Waeeler's intren-!h:nent, the
well i..-. which every ninat the dead had
teen ftropt-i. Aronal it is a curious'
'-(morial. ''fun are live cross-s, one at
.iel eotai'T ol t-ie irirl'T and on nt the
in;re. Iron w aie'i ins riptioa I to-lay real
ny text. Hi lm ; on w 1 cme to the Momor
al ;;mrc't buiit to t;ie m nor-y of those
alien in Caw-ipur. Tae walis areeoverel
vith 1 1'ileis aa 1 erjitap'is. I nop! I twuor
hreo or the insi-r.ptioas : P'lese ar they
rho come out of greit tribulations ;" h!s ,
The deal s'lall lie raise! iueorruptible ;"
ilso, "In the world yes 1 ill hav 1 tri'mhition.
en iv of go- 1 i' h.t. I have overeo n- th
ror! I ;" nls , 'T.ie L r I g iv . Tm Lor 1
lath tu'-en awiy ;' also, "Co ne unto M?, all
k t lat la'ior an I are h-iivy la lea."
"(iet into the cirr i?-." sai I Mr. L"e. nn 1
re ro la ou to the Gui.- aul tot out ut a
3in loo temple standla-j on the ban'ts.
Xow," sai I Mr. L'' .iTrf is the p'atM to
r.iifti Gen Til w.ieel .rani his p -opie cam
n lert ii) is:ort of Xmi Si lib." I wmit
iown the steps to t ie mir'ao- the r.vr.
!) ).va tlu-sa steps went G -n Til W i-"lr an I
he men. woaien ani caildi-eti u'il-r bis
:.ar-. T iey stoo I on one si 'e of Hie stens,
in I X.i'ia S i:iib an I his st -.fT s os I ou tiie
ui-r si 1 . As th wo ne.-i w re getting into
he ooats N m 1 Sahib o j-cte I that only th-i
r'llan intlrai women an I children s'loaM
;o on bj ir 1 i.i- u a:s. Tn- yo-an - an 1 at
t ie:ive women nfri kpt O.K. Ten:y
ih: :t boats wt j lllle I wita m--u, women .ani
1 ii! Ireti an I floateljut into the r;y ?r. Ech
o-it contained teu arme 1 nttivs. TheD
lire boats t:ust"n -d together were tron'it
. p. an 1 iii.'n-ral W'-ieder an I his stall got in.
Vtiiouh orb-rs w.'r g'v-n to start, ths
:nree boats w r so n mo .y d -iaine I. At this
luiieture a boy of lw--lv-5 y.arsof aa hoKte I
)jt the top of the Hindoo temple oa the
sui ts two digs, a H n loo ani a Moham--ne
Ian tla, tit which signal the bo itmea an t
irm : natives juaipe 1 from the boats and
.win tor the saore, an 1 from inmiaier ili!a
111s tae natives ou the ban fire 1 ou tba
:'oats, an I masked batteries ti'iove ail I belo.v
reare I with de-tru -tion, an 1 the bo i's sank
AT-tu tlie.r pr-.-ioas c iro, an 1 all w mr !owu
i ive three Mron ; swimmers, w 10 cot to the
ppi-ite siior-. Tnose w 10 straggle 1 out
3n :r .y wore dashed to death. Nana S ilii 1
ind bis stall with their ,v .-'s siashel to
Di'''--i-s G -ner.il Wheeler an I his stnrT, who
a i l not got well away from thes'-ore.
I said tuat the young an I attractive wo
iten wtra not iillow.'d to get into the boats.
I In as ui ;ro marelie 1 aw iy uu ler the guar 1
31 the s.-poys.
"V'i:c"i way?" I inquired. "I will s'ioh
oa," vii I Mr. L?e. Agiiu w tooi seats in
th t eiirnT'i .a a I st-ir..-l lor th) climax of
rtesper ittoa an I di iho.is n. Xj'-v w j are ou
th-iwtyioa bu nmer hons--, caile 1 the as
e.nh.y roo ns, waicli ha I bteu built tor revj-
reatma ani p easiir. It na I twi. rooms,
ac'i tw-snty-n ni by tea, an 1 som- win low
:ess c os ts aa 1 here wer lm-)risoae I 20t5
-iei-'ess p'.p'e. It w is t 'i-.'.m i th pri
loa of tu-rsi -oTiea an I ehl lrLu. S-jme of
:111s 1 s.'p-vs g t p 'r.niss on of .Vim Sahi 1
:o t-iie o i-i or more of th -si ladies to their
wii pi ice ou tae pro nis they should be
-irou-rnt balc to th si n ner gar i-m next
-ourmng. A daughter of General 'Vh -elet
as so taken an I did n : r nura. S 10 a'ter
ir.ird marri -I the M i i-n ne t in wao ha I
taken her to his tenr. Soul 1 a-po-.-s amuse I
:httn "lyes by tiir.n: in,- ehildro- through
wit It bavoniis ant hoi ling lh- n up before
their mothi rs in tae su n n-T h-a-i A'l the
ioors e'oied au l the sepoys stan ling guard,
the crow led wonen ani ehii lr-a waitel
their doom for eig.it-j.ia d.iyi an I nig its
ini 1 socu'sj ani lli.'S nnl steajaaal
The lai chcrs came out ex'rmstel. think
ing tiicy ha I done their vror.-, an 1 tue dojrs
wen clos )d. but waea ta - war4 again
opened three wo ncn an 1 three boys were
Bull alive. All th'-ss wre S03U dispitched,
an 1 not n Cnristuin or European was left in
Cawnpur. The murderers w 're paid fifty
cents lor eacti lady slam. Ihe Mo iamme
dan aisass. ns Iragge 1 by the hair the dead
bo lies out 01 the su nmer house ant threw
t iemmto a well, by which I stoat with such
fe -liugs as you cauaot imagine. But alter
the run. Hated 00 lies ha I b wn thro.vn into
well tue rceor 1 of the scaue retuainel in
hieroglih: s of crimson ou the floor an 1
wall ot 1 :e slaughter house. An eyewitness
days that as he walked in the blood w is shoe
deep, and on this blood were tufts ot bair,
pieces of muslin, broken combs, fragments
of pinafores, children's straw hats, a card
c ise containing a curl, with the inscription,
'Ned's hair, with love ;" a few leaves of an
Episcopal prayer book ; also a book, entitled
"I'rcp aratioa lor Death ;" a Bible on the fly
leaf on wuK-a was written, "For darling
mamma, fro n her affectionate daughter.
Isabeda Biu.r," both the one wdo presented
It au l the one to whom it was presented de
Tuen Nana Sahlh heard that Ilayelook
Wis coming, aul his name wis a terror to
he sepoys. L-st the women an I children
Imprisoned iu tne summer house, or assem
bly rooms, should be lirieratel, he ordere I
(hat their throats should be cut, Theolfl
eors were commanded to do the work and
attempted it, but failo beoause the law of
iste wouiu not allow tne uin.100 to nou
lie victims while they wero being slain.
hen 100 men were ordered to tire tarongu
tie windows, but they fired over tho beads
Bf tho imprisoned ones, and ouly a few were
tilled. Then Nana Saoib was in a rage and
Orders I pro;essional butchers from amont;
the loivest or tiie gypsies to go at the work,
five of them, with hatc'.iets and swords an 1
knives, began tiie work, but throa of thetn
collapsed nn 1 fainted under the ghastliaess,
ft tul it was left lu Iwu buivtieia to complatu
the slang iter. The struggle, the sharp cut,
Ihe blinding blow, the cleaving through
calp nn t skull, the begging for life, the
death agony of hour after hour, the tangled
limbs of tne oorpses, the pile I up dead
only Gol and those who were inside the
lummer house can ever know.
I said : "Mr. Lee, I have hear 1 thai in
delijnte things were found written oa the
walls." lie answered : "No, but these poor
creatures wrote in charcoal ani scratched
on the wall the story of tue brutalities they
When the English and Scotch troops came
apon the scene, their wrath was so (treat
that General Neiil had the butchers arrested,
and before being shot compelled them to
wipe up part of the floor of this place ol
massacre, this being the worst of their pan
Isliment, for there is nothing that a Hindoo
10 hates as to touoh blood.
When Havolock came npon the scene, hi
dad this or lor annnlle I. The well was now
Hot only mil of huaria l-o d:-s. but corps-s
piled fut'"' ottl-i ! -. '?ii J sol ;b'rs w -r 1 for
dim) " l oit.- ' :i -w- r'.r.z if leai.
It 'v.as nSout 3 oVlo?'-:In fit ev-raln-; whoa
ca' ia iiooa tills p'.ace in Cawnpur. The
lu;l ling in, wliic't the massacre tools place
J . i....-n tora ilown. an I a pr lcn .of pj
1 i if mi 1 :rr.rf.-iUt .iA-ers stirronnls the
c-n. Mr- Leo po'ute 1 out to us some
ipyentv mounds coniaining bodies or por
ions of ho lies of those not tnrown Into the
re '. A so:rlier stan 's on eutr 1 to kap the
o ia-re on I flawen from being ruthlessly
mile.1. I asiel a sol lier If I might takea
ose rs a momen'o. an I he hrtnded me a
I ;!nster or roses, re I nnd white, both colors
j ingetive to me the red typical of the car-
- . .... . .. .1 n , . . . I . A fnm . t.
f .hn frn-n thr nol .seen ted. I
l!nt of course the most a' sorhlne Interest
oHc.Mitr.tte 1 at the well, into which hun
t' So' vru-aiul call. Iron were flung or
owral. A circular wall rf white marble
nclos s this w !1. T ie wall is aiout twenty
eit high. Inslie this wall there is a marble
ave-nenf. I paced it and tound It flrty
f'VP'n psc-s around. In tho center of this
nelosure an i ltnrae (lately above the well of
he dea l Is a sculptured angel of reiurroc
ion, with illumined face, and two palm
waachetv meaning Tiatocr. This alrnl Is
ooking down toward the slumberers be
leath, but the two wings suggest the rising
f the last day. Mighty consolation in mar
le I They went down under the hatchets of
he sepoys. T ley shall come up under the
ran pot that shall wake the dead. I felt
reac and all a-tremble as I stoo 1 reading
hi-se words on the stone that covers the
relit "8 icred to the pirp-tuil memory ot
t great company of Christian people, chiefly
romen and ehildren, cruelly massacred
tear this spot by the rehel, Nana Sahib, and
hrown, the dying with the dead, into the
roll beneath on the 15th day of Jaly, 1957."
n the arch ol the mausoleum were cut the
-ords, "These are they who- came out of
Teat tribulation. "
The sun was sinking beneath the horizon
s I came down the seven or eight steps of
bat place ot sepnlcher, and I bethought
oyseif : "No emperor, unless It was Napol
eon, eyer had more (dories aroun I his pit
ow ot dust, and no queen, unless it were
he one of Taj Mahal, bad rearel for ber
trander cenotaph than crowns the resting
laees ot the martyrs of Cawnpnr. But
where rest the bons of the Herod of the
linsteentn century. Nana Sahib? Two men
lent out to tin t the whereabouts of the
laughter of General Wn-wler tracked Nana
lahib during a week's ride into the wil ter
lets, and they wre told that for awhile
ifterthe mutiny Nana Sahib set up a little
o-np iu the jungles. Among a few thousad
Iin loos and Alo la nmelaus ae took for him
elt the ouly two tents the neiga lors had,
rhile they lived in the rain aal ruu I. Nana
lahl, with one servant carrying an ura
irella, would go ev-rv day to bathe, and
icople woull go and stare. For some
ea-ion, after awhile ho forsoot even
hat small attention, an I riisap
eared among the r.tvlues of the
dimalayan Mountains. He twi with
ilm in his flight that waich he aiwiys tno'f
with him a ruoy of vast v.ilu ". He wore it
is so ne wear an amulet. H wore it as
wne wear a life pres tv ir. He wore R. on
lis boso n. Tae Hm loo priest to'd him as
ongas he wore thatru'iv hiafor.u les would
o good, but both the ruby and the prince
wjo wore it have vanishe I. Not a treasure
m the outside of t ie bosam, but a trasnre
nside the Heart, js th be. protection, iio'o
nou, who had rubles in the hilt of swords,
ind ru ii -s in the lip of the tankards, and
rubies in his crown, declared that which
Sana Sahib did not tlnd out In time, "Wis
lotn is better than ra'ues." Wnen the
'orests ot India are cleared by the axes of an
ther civilization, the lost rubyof this Cawn
pur monster may be' picked up and be
roaght bac'x again to blaze among the
world's jewels, li lt who shall reclaim for
lament sepulture the remains of Nana Sahib?
kk the vultures I Ask the reptiles! Ask
the jackals I Ask the midnight Himalayas!
Sluoh criticism has been made of Sir
Henry Havelock and Sir Colin Campbell be
cause of the exterminating work they did
with these sepoys. Indeed it was aw.'ul. My
escort, Mr. Lee, has told me that he saw the
!ovs fastened to the mouths of cannon,
and then the guns would fir-, and for a few
i-conds there would be nothing but smoke,
in 1 as the smoke began to lilt fragments of
3-s'.i would be found flying through the air.
I'ou may do your own criticism. I here ex
press no opinion. There can be no doubt,
however, that that mode of finally treating
the sepoys broke the hack of the mutiny.
The Hindoos found thut the Europeans
jould play at the same game which
the Asiatics bad Btartei. The plot
ras organized for tne murder of
til the Europeans and Americans in
n lia. Under its knives and bludgeons
American Presbyterianism lost its glorious
missionaries. Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell,
Key. Mr. ani Mrs. MncMuliln. RiV. Mr. and
Mrs. J oanson. ttvw. Air. and .Mrs. Ert-euua
The work of slaughter had been b?cun it
all directions on an appalling scale, and the
commanders of the English army made up
their minds that this was the best way.
The Black Hole prison has bo-n torn
iown, but a stoan pivetnent tw mty feet by
twenty indicates the groun I covt-red by the
prison. The building had two small win
lows, ani was iuten led for two or three
prisoners. These natives of II lia crowded
Into tn.-it on ro m of twenty feet feet by
twenty feet 146 Europeans. The midsummer
beat, the suffocation, the trampling of one
apon another, the groaning nud ahriekin '
snd begging an 1 praying of all. are matte-,
of history. The sepoys that night hel I Ugh s
to the small windows and mocked the sufT -r-rs.
Then all the sounds cease 1. That
night of Juno 2), 1756, p.assod, and 123
corpses were taken out. Ouly twenty-three
fieople of the 116 were alive, an 1 they bad
o be pulled out from under the corpses.
Mrs. Carey, who survived, was taken by the
Indian nabob Into his harem and k"pt a
prisoner six years. Lucknow in 1957 was
only an echo of Calcutta In 17j6. During the
mutiny ot which I have been speaking na
tives who had been in the service of Euro
peans and well treated by thetn, an I with no
sause of offense, would, at the call ofthe
mutineers, and without any compunction,
tab to death the lathers and mothers of the
household and dash out tne brains ofthe
children. Tnesa natives are at peace now,
but give them a chance, and they will r -enact
the scenes of 1756 and 1357. They look
npon the English as conquerors and them
lelves as conquers 1. The mutiny of 1S57
occurred because the British Government
was too lenient an 1 put in places of trust
nd in command of forts too many of tb
I call upon England to stop the present nt
empt to palliate the natives by allowing
them to hold positions ot trust. I am no
alarmist, but the only way these Asiatiescan
e kept from another mutiny is to put thetn
tut of power, and I say beware, or the Luoi
low nn l uawnpur an t Delhi martyrdoms,
iver which the homisr'ieres hnvo wept, will
e eclipsed by the Lacitnow ani Cawnpur
ind DjIIiI martrydoms yet to be en-icte 1. I
ipeak of what I have seeu and heard. I give
ihe opinion o' every intellig.-nt Englishman
ind Scotchman an 1 Irishman and American
who n t met in India. Prevention is better
than cure. I do not Say it is better that
England rule in India. I say nothingagainst
Ihe right ol Iu Jia to rula hers df, but I do
laythat the moment the native population of
India think tnere is a possibility ot driving
Daok Europeans from Indiathey will makethe
attempt, and that they have enough cruel
ties for the time suppressed, which, if let
loose, would submerge with carnage every
thing from Calcutta to Bombay ani from the
limalayas to Corotnandel.
Now, my friends, go horn?, after what I
lave said, to see the beauties of the Mo
hammedanism and Hindoolsm waic 1 many
think it will be well to have Introduced into
America, and to dwell upon want natural
evolution will do where it bus had its un
hindered way for thousands ot years, and to
think upon the wonders of martyr lorn for
Christ's sake, and to pray more earnest
prayers for the missionaries, and to con
tribute more largely for the world's evange
lization, and to be more assured than ever
that the overthrow of the idolatries of Na
tions is such a stupendous work that noth
Ing I n: an omnipotent God threat -a 1:1
ccisp of Jjius Curist cui ever uuu,-uve r
Keep thy friend.
Many a man never reaches the turn
ing point of his life till he gets his nose
down to the grindstone.
A lie is often told withont saying a
word, by patting the iotten applesj in
the bottom of the basket.
The crank is great when it comes io
winding people tip.
Be not afraid of enthusiasm; yon
need it; yoa can do nothing effectually
Everybody wants to be 83 somebody,
and there is many a somebody who
wants to boss everybody.
Let the motive ba in the deed, and
not in the event. Be not one whose
motive for action is the hope of reward.
The more we study human nature,
the more we shall be pleased anddisgus
ted with it.
It is the man with a narrow mind who
is generally most anxious to give away
a piece of it.
Bay what thou hast no neoJ of, and
re loog thou shalt sell thy necessa
ries. Every time a bad man throws mud
at a good man he hits himself in the
UUlt SUNDAY SEliMOiNS
A FEW SUBJECTS FOR ALL TO
foetry's Highest Function the Handmaid
of K-llgloa Convincing Losrle of the
Now Testament Back Pews at the Lec-
ate and at Church.
V hat la It Doing for You?
FEW striking in
cidents have re
cently como to our
&pH knowledge from
1 I simple reading 01
the . ew Testament
without a word of
comment has been
blessed to the con
version of individ
uals' of (Jod's an
cieut people, '' the
Jews. A young
Israelite in the
Crimea, a highly cultivated man thor
oughly instructed in his own faith, be
came acquainted with several Christian
families, and conceived the idea of
writing a novel, in which the families
of the Jews and Christian should be
contrasted. The better to understand
the latter, he bought a Xew Testament,
and had not long studied it before he
became convinced that Jesus was the
promised Messiah of his people.
In Berlin a Hebrew artist, desiring
to lind new subjects for pictures, be
ban to search for them ia the Xew
Testament. As he read, the moral
beauty of the Saviour made a deep im
pression upon him. The more he read
the deeper was the impression, until he
came to the profound conviction that
Jesus, was the Son of God.
Such, when once they begin to studj
it, is the influence of the Xew Testa
ment upon those who have never known
it. And yet how many of us Christians,
who fancy we know it well, fail to find
any decided evidence in our lives that
we are gaining anything from it. AVe
read it, but we do not grow by it. Is
the reason that we are looking in it
rather for doctrines for truth, perhaps
we may call it than for Jesus Christ,
who is the Truth? To know Him, this
s life eternal. American Messenger
Poetry and ltellslon.
Toetry l'ullills its highest function
when it becomes the handmaid of re
ligion, awakening noble emotions in
our hearts,, stirring holy impulses in us,
setting in motion divine echoes that
roll from soul to soul, that touch the
cord of nature's lyre which makes the
whole world akin, and reveal our com
mon brotherhood before God. It is
plain that the spiritual side of our
nature is improved by whatever refines
and exalts, and that the grosser appe
tites of man are held in check by those
gentler and subtler influences which
spring from a mind that spurns the
earth and lifts its gaze beyond the
mountain tops. It is no less true of
the poet than of the prophet that his
lips have been touched by coals of living
fire, that his glance shoots from heaven
to earth, and from earth o heaven,
and that the mighty thoughts of Homer
descended from the same source only
through the channels of the natural
order as did the gorgeous conceptions
of Isaiah. The sublime utteranceg of
the great bards of the ages have santi
fied the world, and turned men's pas
sions from the roads to ruin and revolt
against order, into pathways that led
to the building of great cities, to the
growth of civilization and the rearing
of those mighty monuments that have
immortalized the past. Home lives to
day a portion of its Iifu instinct with
the sj irit which Virgil breathed into it,
and its Christianity is no less holy and
pure because 1,900 years ago it glowed
with the light of the Muses. But it is
in the individual especially that we
should look for the healthful influ
ences of poetry and learn its general
rivalry with religion inj dissipating
doubt and shedding on the soul the
radiance of a new birth. To turn from
the beautiful page of Kempi3 to the
harmonious line of Dante is like pass
ing from the valley where the lily
blooms into the garden where the rose
blushes, for in both the fragrance ia
equally delightful and the color and
life of a grand epoch aro revealed to
us. The ages of faith are reflected
alike from the sententious utterances
of the pious recluse as rom the pas
sionate verses of the Florentine. Light
shines in upon the one equally from
both, and doubt and dishonor lly alike
from the unctuous touch of the ascetic
as from the impassioned lines of the
mystic bard. And so in every age of
the world religion and poetry stand
linked together and good men have
found it easy to pass from the portals
of the sanctuary to the the temple of
Trials and Temptations.
Our trials seem hard, our tempta
tions chafe and fret, and the daily rou
tine of duties look tiresome and like a
burden, because our selfish inclinations
are pulling us in another way, and we
are not inclined to stop and consider
the use and helpfulness of these expe
riences. But if we could accustom
ourselves to finding some element of
usefulness in every day's experience,
the trials would be more easily borne,
the temptations would fret us less, and
the duties of life would never appear
heavy and wearisome.
The Lost Heart.
I knew a man who lost his neart.
His wife had not got it, and he did not
seem as if he had got himself. "That
is odd, ' say you. WeJL he used to
starve himself. He had scarcely enough
to eat. His clothes were threadbare.
He starved all who were around bim.
He did not seem to have a heart. A
poor woman owed him a little rent.
Out she went into the street. He had
no heart. A person had fallen back a
little in the payment of money he had
lent him. Tha debtor's children were
crying for bread. The man did not
eare who cried for hunger, or what be
came of the children. He would have
his money. He had lost his heart. I
never could make out where it was till
I went to his house one day, and saw
an iron safe; it stood behind the door
of an inner room, and when he un
loeked it with a heavy key, and the
bolts were shot and the inside was
opened, therturaa a mustv. fusty thing
Mm, 1 '
wTithin "itT as dry as a kernel of a walnut
seven years old. It was his heart. li
you have locked up your nean; in an
iron safe, get it out. Get it out as
quickly as ever you can. Spurgeoa.
A Good Creed.
Do not keep your love and tende?
ness sealed until your friends are dead.
Fill their lives with sweetness. Speak
approving, cheering words while their
ears can hear them, and while there
hearts can be thrilled and made hap
pier by them. The kind things you
mean to say when they are gone, say
before they go. The flowers you mean
to send for their coffins, send to bright
en and sweeten their homes before
they leave them. If my friends have
alabaster boxes laid away full of fra
grant perfumes of sympathy and affec
tion, which they intend to break over
my dead body, I .would rather have a
plain coffin without a flower, a funeral
without an eulogy, than a life without
the sweetness of love and sympathy.
Let us learn to anoint our friends be
forehand for their burial. Fost-niortem
kindness does not .cheer the burdened
spirit. Flowers on the coffin cast no
fragrance backward over the weary
It Make a Difference.
A. clergyman' in Maine propounds a
query that is peculiar, pertinent and
perplexing: "At a paid lecture people
go away from the sale disgusted be
cause 'all the seats but those miserable
pews at the rear end are taken,' and
the following Sunday night at the
preaching service or prayer meeting
those six or eight back pews, which were
so undesirable on a week day, are all
filled, and those very desirable front
seat3 are empty, notwithstanding the
polite request of pastor and of usher ta
the people to come and occupy them.
Why is it that folks are so bashful on
Sunday and afraid to attract attention,
but lo.ie their reticence at a concert or
paid lecture?" Congregationalist.
Motes and Comments.
A negro preacher in the South, who
iecured the eloquent Bishop Simpson
to preach in his colored congregation,
thus grandiloquently introduced him:
"Breddern, you are to hab de privilege
dis mornin' of hearin' de great Bishop
Simpson from de Xoff, a man whose
repootation is all over dis land like a
soundin' brass and a tinkliu' cymbal."
TiiEit were 900 baptized in the Xew
York Baptist churches hist year. In
all the churches but three the large
congregations are in the evening. The
average Baptist congregation of the
city is about 200. Only three churches
have assistant pastors and fourteen
have women missionaries. About 52
per cent, of the baptisms are from thf
After Miss Jones had told the storj
of the Floating Society of Christian
Endeavor, at a recent Endeavorer con
vention, it was suggested that there
should be a tramp steamer, mantled by
Christian Fndeavorers, from captain to
mess-boy, and that this steamer should
go about from ship to ship, carrying
Christian Endeavorer literature to th
On the occasion of his jubilee Car
d inal Gibbons said: "For my own part
I do not desire to see tho relations be
tween church and State any closer than
they are at present. I do not wish to
see the day when the civil authorities
may be called upon to build our
churches and to subsidize our clergy,
for then they might dictate to us what
ioctriues we ought to teach."
"Brother Fodbeurv," suddenly
remarked Parson 'VVilgers in the midst
of his discourse, "as you seem to be
the only member of the congregation
who is awake, it might be just as well
for you to come up here iu the pulpit,
where I can repeat the rest of iny ser
mon to you in a conversational tone.
It will save my voice and also be lesa
snnoying to the light sleepers."
The lit. Rev. Dr. Saumarez Smith
the 1'rimate of Australia, in his address
to the Sydney Synod, in treating the
question of evening communion, which
has caused much discussion, reminded
the Ritualists that the first communion
took place in the evening, and he
shocked them by asserting that it was
uot a question of ritual or of doctrine
but of simple convenience.
TnE Presbyterian Synod of Xew
Jersey approved the minutes of tho
Presbytery of Elizabeth, which or
dained Ira B. Wheeler an elder in the
Presbyterian Church notwithstanding
his declaration that he did not agree with
the doctrinal statement of the church
respecting preterition, infant salvation
and the condition of the heathen, and
added that in so doing it assumed
"that the difficulties experienced by
the elder-elect had roference to certain
forms of statement, rather than to the
A Kudo Awakening.
Mr. Alma-Tadema, who is uncom
monly fastidious in his personal ap
pearance, had for his guest on one oc
casion Mr. Elihu Vedder, the well
known American. On the morning
after his arrival at the house .Mrs.
Alma-Tadema was awakened by a rudo
knocking at her chamber door; much
alarmed, she aroused her husband who
demanded, in fierce tones, what was
wanted. It was Mr. Vedder who wa3
at the door, and he answered: "I say,
Tadema, old chap, where do you keep
the scissors that you trim your cull
Chinese Boats nave "Eyes.
Chinese Junks and boats have eye
carved orpainted on the bows, which
are usually supposed to be a mere fan
ciful form of ornamentation. But they
have a real meaning, as a recent travel
ler found. In going up one of the riven
from Nlngpo he was startled one day
by seeing a boatman seize his broad
hat and clap It over one of tho "eyes" of
the boat, while other boats on the
stream were similarly blinded. Look
ing about for an explanation, he saw a
dead body floating past, and ho was
told by the boatman that If the boat had
been allowed to "see" It, some disaster
would surely have happened either to
passengers or crew before the voyap,
When a boy is in lo?e. ba treats hh,