Juniata sentinel and Republican. (Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pa.) 1873-1955, January 09, 1895, Image 1
111181 'iM J$;- egiifcii. B. F. BOHWEIER, THE OON8TITUTION-THE UNION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWS MIFFLINTOWN. JUNIATA COUNTY. PENNA.. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 9, 1895. NO. 4. VOL. XLVJX VII TTEIt V.- Contlnnert. Cranny perceived that something wus wron directly they emerfred int; the liirht, for the lamps wore all lit in the dininr-room. anil revealed tia bonny brow black us nijjdit. R'uJ the rosebud mouth unmistakably drawn coven at the rornors n I Tor the life of her the kind iU ia.ly could not th:nk what was at the bottom ot it: but presently she o' served wi:h relieithat there was an effort to throw otT the cloud and when a: lenuth. though not for awhile, in i es m-e to M:ne mer. v Story told ae; os the taUo lor her espoeial henetit. Jerry s own boll-line lauyh rang-out aain. hirli and clear and sweet as a young bird s, she was so rejoiced to heaV it that she foryot to note that the transformation wai neither duo to any e:;orts of her own nor of her grandson. To Cecil, indeed, Jerry was aL' shoulder. She had no eyes nr ears for him until after tliatlaurh had brought her out of her mood: and Uel'.cu.len him self ould not but h:n e been conscioui of the blainjr rauianco of tlio eyes which so continuously sought his. and of the r ready response to every ap proach he made. "l!v Jove, she will b? a leauty one of those davsl ' he told hi rose 1. "fly love, .Master Hayinond. vo l 1ml bet ter well lor ward in tho lie'.d be ore more of the pacic opencrv! The little heiress will be a prize worth the run rrng for. Had I been a dozen years younger but, however, I am not a marrying man. or I should have been done for long ago. Luckily I don't need to go heiress hunting, neither." And so it was he merely felt please J and a little touched by the sparkling young face opposite, pleased to tint .himself still capable of attiching. and touched by the artlessne.-s with which the attraction was confessed. "A dear little thing." ho owned in tho end: "and upon my word. 1 said no more than the truth, when 1 told her 1 wished X had, just such another little si-ter.' They had a merry evening- aftej that. Tho billiard-table was so atrociously bad that Capt. lieilenden, who was a noted player, found it humorous in the extreme never to huve the ghost of an i iea where his ball would go. nor what would be the effect of his Cne-t strokes, lie mared with govd-humored laugh ter when his simplest cannons miised, and when jiocku's that should have been certainties .iltcd him in tho most barefaced manner. His mirth was so spontaneous and infectious that no ono i o lid resist it: and without knowing id tne least why. granny and granddaugh ter laughed almost as much and as heartily as he: while Cecil, who would ha. e foit aggrieved and discomfitted hud anv one else made such fun of the whole, consoled his dignity with th rejection that Belienden had never been used to any D.it tho most unex ceptionable of billiard-tables, and that lie must therefore to considered as highly indulgent in that ho conde scended to handle a cue at all upon thi? occasion. "Hut why should wo havo it all to ourse'.ves'r" suggested the gay guards man at la t. "i'ray, Mrs. ta upbcll, in us. You have been so good in coming here, and I know my litt'e friend," with a glanee at Jerry, "is iwnging for a game. What shall it be? Tool? Or, let me see. I know the thing she would like. Buttle, that's iff Did you ever plav battle, .lerry" Com- and play with me. then. Hug your grand mamma to take a hand, and we 6ha!l be two to two.." tbeXi plrrps U was'iVme j compassion to the eager little fa .-e so I'erhaDS he was beginning to tiro or stfn 1 o lowinir I S pro'M-ess, luat thi suggestion was ma le: but, at any rate, it was received with rapture. "1 cun plav battle. I can indeed," al most shrieked the little girl in her ex citement. "I have played it at Uncle Kavmond's: we played it the very last time I was there: and Kthel, and Alica, an I I all played: didn't we Cecil? Don't you remember, Cecil?" Cecil's misdemeanor was by tlrs time forgot ten. "Oh. granny, do say Yes.' Ptp- eeded tho small speaker, dancing in f out of the smiling and indulgent u itinv. "Do get oi.t of your chair, .'ad come, thwre's a dear granny; and if you don't know the game, we can all t'-ach vou," and then as granny obediently rose. o:f bustled Ceraldinu to the stand, took down tho cues, and examined their tips the half of theso were oil selected a very narrow ono for herself, and a very broad one for granny, by way of granny's being the novice, and finally stood by Bellcnden's side, the picture of happiness and prido. All of this was diverting to people willing to be diverted, and benevolent; and then, behold! what should appear but that granny, who knew nothing about tho requirements of billiard rooms and tables, could neverthe'ess handle her cue. and hit a ball on the desired side, and not bo overco r.e wit h astonishment when it went the way it should go! Sho w;is in fact a far su perior performer to the prancing Jerrv, and tho latter would have been mortilled, S3 well as amazed, by the prowries of so unexpected a rival, bad granny's profieney not placed it be yond a doubt that "for tho remainder of the evening the old lady must stick to Cecil for a partner, leaving the moro accomplished liellenden for herself. Do what she would Jerry could no aring back her ba'U. Her instructor was good-nature it self; and ho cheered and consoled, and with infinite skill repaired the damage done their side as fast as she could in flict it; but nevertheless they lost oftener than they won, and she re solved to practice in secret, and nevej rui .itio risk of doing herself such Srei'jit in his eves again. Things brightened afresh, Lowever. thereafter. Cipt. liellenden performed feats ieats which, it is true, did not invari ably come off as they were intended, and which none but an expert would have ven'ured upon at all; but he showed how he could have done this and that, and Cecil vouched for the fact that he had actually seen the com plication worked, so that it was a'most is good as beholding for themselves': ferry's bedtime had long gone byj I ; t s frji i I'll vix irvjxm-rr out it was not in fond gianucame'l heart to put an en i to her da: 1 ng's pleasure. Sho so seldom either wished or cared to sit up Into, and it was so evidently a delight on this one rare occasion, that, "It cannot barm her for once and away," thought the old lady. Alack.! Granny did not take into con liberation that there are two kinds oi barm. As to tbat to. which she ol luuuu. she was, pernaps, right' on I about the other, Jerry, j rotty rr,tlin, why weru yo'j not sleeping souudl in your litt'e bed hours ago, dreaming ol brawling brook, and leaping trout, or of wild wet gallops along the se ma . rather thaii wnt hinir with eves al in a tingle, toe erylhiug th s too de liRhtful stranger aid and said? Ho lo.t the next day. It rained, us foretold, and he was ressed to rema n, but cid no! do so. I ersonally he would g adly enough have s-tayed in such good quarters, and Bent over the note to Kincraig which young 1- avraond urged him to write: but he did not feel that the thingcou'd be done. That sort of freedom with a house to which he had only been re-, ceived under stress of adverse circum- j stances be was not the n an .to take. and with a firmness which Mrs. Cam) bell in her heart applauded, and which even Cecil felt to be correct and gen tlemanly, he adhered to his resolution. Would he then return Would be pay them a real visit? Shoot theii moor? And in particular have some sea-fishing on the bank below th house, to the description of which he had listened with so much apprecia tion? The fishing was going on nightly it present. Cranny spoke: but Jerry looked thousand urgencies, ana her s.len'.-c was even more effectual than the other's pleadings, liellenden really hardiy knew bow to manage it, for hU time was already manned out for the autumn but somehow he could not re sist. In his heart he thought ho knew whom he could throw over, and from whence he could scrimp a few days. His doubtful brow cleared, and he gave the roraise required. They were really too kind, and the inducements altogether were really too tempting he would certainly come, and wouic write from Kin raig. in a few davs tho letter came. It was all that Cecil, but perhaps not quite all that Jerry had hoped for. she, oor child, bal been feverishly e"i ect- nt as every post came in. and man.- a boat had sho watched crossing tho loch, unknown to all beside. She had tai.o.o I ho might come at any time, and the days had seemed lone and pretitlo s though hope had started ufresli with each returning morn. In reality, liellenden wrote quite wonderfully soon for him. He had t very pleasant recollection of a charm ing" little adventure, t nd was quite willing to follow it up and sae more o: his new friends- but long days on the moor are not conducive to letter-writing, and he did not quite know what tc say or to fix. At last, however, ho could make s definite pro; osal. and it was one which as we have said. Cecil found agreeable enough. He did not primarily o:!ei his own return to Inchmarew, but ic the name of his host, he requested young ICaymond's company at K'ncraig. where there was a bachelor party as sembled, and just one room vacant I a.mond was asked to come and Q11' it. The post scrip, however, was of morf im ortanco to one tloleful listener. "If yo i can come, and if Mrs. Camp bell w" 11 permit mo, I will do roy.-ell the pleasure of accompanying you ba--k to Inchmarew on your return. nu will spend two nights with you.' So it ran. ' Only two nights!" exclaimed poor Jerry, in such heartrending accent! -.hat both her auditors laughed. ' He would be flattered if he coulc hear you. my little coz," cried Cecil gaily, "for he was in spirits to be gay. "it would not do to tell hiin. or hit he:id might be turned. Hut I think 1 had letter go." he added, turning tc his grandmother. "I think it would hardly be civil to refuse, and I should h ive had to shoot some time or othe) at Kincraig anyway." "And Archie Kincraig will have to shoot here." rejoined Mrs. Campbell, well versed in moor etiquette. "Hac" V-not better bring him ba,k w i so, cecn. ith yoi Oh, no," cried Jerry, interposing with a frown. "Oh, no, granny. Oh how can you say so?" "Why not.'" Granny looked, as shi felt, surprised, for, as a rule, the sale Archie was rather a favorite w th hei young arand-daughter thai otherwise and was one of the few whose welcome at Inchiuojrew wao alwava assured. "Oh, we don'-t want him," Jerry salt now, however. "He will only be ii the wax. Let him come at anottio, time later on, when there is nobodj else. We don't want so many at on ime, do we Cecil.'" "He could not leave his own men i. we did." said Cecil. "Y ou see, l'e lenden says there is a party" - his own eyes brightening at the word, for at his age to be invited to make one of a party of bachelors is a distinct on, and he remembered the Ascot week, and thought on what a much higher level ho should stand now than he had done then "nc doubt the party will bo kepi up by relays ali through the next few weeks," ho continued. "I am only sur prised that he allows Belienden U leave to soon, for he is not likely V have many such crack shots." He did not know that tho espocia crack shot referred to was not over anc alMive well pleased either wi h hi moor, or bis company, liellenden hac rellected that in all probability the shooting retained by tho Campbell was much better than that let to hi host; that the peo;do- got together iu the shooting-box were a so-so scratch iot, not to his taste; and moroover, that tho cookery was tasteless, and his bA.I room small and stuffy so that the recollection of his evening at the old castlo on tho other side of tho loch had grown pieasanter day by day in con trast to his present surroundings. To shoot with Cecil Haymond. who. If ho were but a bov and priggish boy, was 6till a gentle r:an and a nice sort of fellow whereas tho fellows as sembled at Kincraiv were, as a rule, of another sort to d'ne with the dear old lady, who had made herself quite charming to him, and with whom he bad plenty of topi s in common, for she was by no means as completely out of the wtirld he moved in, for all the ro c!u;e life she was leading now, as were the youths at Kincraig; and to frolic with the pretty, apt. responsive little heiress, tue joliy little mischievous sprite who was unmistakably his chief friend ol all, would, Captain Belien den felt, suit him much better than this forced intercourse with a second rate set of rather rowdy bachelors. Accordingly he made his host as he well knew how to do invite young Itaymond, and had added to the invi tation, his own postscript. All went well. Cecil certainly shone by coutiastat the shooting lodge. He might not ap pear to advantage when contrasted with Belienden, and with Belienden only; but he was several cuts above Archie Kincraig's friends, and this be coulf not help perceiving. Belienden owned that the comranj was not to his mind Cecil turned vp his nose at it still more. Belienden whispered that the sport was bad Cecil" called it abominable. Bel'enden Suggested that they should be otf on the day but one lollowing Cecil dis patched a messenger to stop the early boat, in order that they might start the hist thing after breakfast. When the two arrived at Inchmarew they IiaJ advanced in intimacy by seven-league vtrides. On this occasion Jerry was not nearlj 40 demonstrative as she had been i fore. She had bad time to think, ana to bo shy of h'ir own thoughts. She, too, had been growing fast within the last two or three davs, growing even since Cecil's departure, growing in a strange new Knowledge wmcti naa to be kept a'l to herself. She was goinjj now to be careful, and cot to run the risk of Cecil's teasing and granny'r smiles any more. She was already dressed ard wait iug, however, when the dog-cart drovo up to the door, and had a pretty bunch of l owers at her throat: and as she come somewhat sober iy forward to do her part of welcome, Cecil thought ho had never beheld his joung cousin to greater advantage. Perhaps liellenden was not quite o: the same opinion. I'erhaps he would have preferred a step and carriage less sedate, a countenance less composed. Certain it Is that ho experienced a momentary check, a feeling of surprise and doubt, and that his own manner shadowed this forth ou the instant. But presently he saw through it on'j too well. It was but a passing woman liness, an evanescent emotion of tl.e bashful kind, and it soon, too soon. gave way. Ere half an hour had e lapsed, the two were chattering aim baudying jest and repartee as freely together as they had ever done, uni he was no more on his guard. At dinner-time, or rather at dress ing-time, he found flowers in hir room. So did Cecil; for Jerry, with this new-born touch of modesty about her, would make no injunctions: but her cousin uid not know that his were of loo baser, Bellendon's of the choicer sort. Ho (arte down with a rose-bud in his b.tton-hole. liellenden had selected a spray of purple heliotrope, and was whispering to the fair giver jjinething which boro evident refer ence to tho same, when they were not less scarlet than tho scarlet blossome on her breast as she hung her head tc listen, and Cecil might Lave been - bu Cecil saw nothing. When the young man l.ad formed, his ideae on any kivcu subject, it re quired an agency little short of super natural to uproot them, and his calm conviction of Geraldinc's extreme youth and devotion to hiu.self carried him through all evidence of a contrary nature. Jerry was a uico little girl. By-and-by he should perhaps marry her. That was the sum total of his thoughts. As for there being anything betweer the magnificent liellenden and the .i t tie. wild, unformed Highland lassie, .ho very idea would have been absurd ind pre(osterous in his eye -at thi iiuie. at least. He therefore had no hesitation alou walking straight up the room, and, as wo have said, neither saw nor heard anything. ' Have you said 'Thunk yea" for you pretty ho',uet.''' injured Vel.cnden. Witii iiii air ol liavinif cono so himse f. ".vnil cau you ii..ei j:-et tlio hidden lan0aae of flowers, h'aymond? 1J :auo unless i'ou can, you aro. not vorthv to receive them, and so 1 have Oecn Jiyir.g to jo::r cousin." bo fiat was what he hail been say 'ng. l ook at hiiu. aad at Ccraldine, and at tlio piece of fragrant heliotrope, whose amorous significance young Cecil a'l at once called to mind, it did j st occur to the latter, unsuspicious as he had been half a minute before, that jerha)s. all things c' lisiJe: ed. it might havo been well to have lelt the vords unsaid. (to i:k i jn" i':N"ui:.j A ' l:ursrlar. Iiurg a Your money or your life. Inventor I b:ive nothing in tho Arurul but m great invention which just coinp'rtPi! to d.iy. Take that. R'.irgWr rctir t g I dnn't want it I'm out for djr dust not trouble. i . j Mr. Wabash Do you consider mar riage a failure? Mrs. Lakefront Not altogether. My experience has been alioufc three bull's-eyes in (Ire. Town Topics. A Tnlsar Fallow. Cholly I am coing to cut that fellah Hardhead; he's to vu'gah. He smokes a pipe. Miss Finkie 1 havoj heard that that is the height of style It's Engl'sh, you know! Cboily Ya-as; but Hardhead says he docsn'6 raoko a ipe liecaue it's Knglbli, but because it's chcat: I'u' k. Ilel I Up His Leg fo he Sworn. Ia Sa'ittish courts of law vita'K?.' repeat tho oath with ths right h i:i 1 raisod. On one occasion, ho wever, th niistrate found a diilieulty. .lol I j your right arm," ho deiuamlel. "f jann.i dae't," said tli3 witness. "'.Tar iot?" "(iot shot in that aim." "Then hold np your left." "Ouuini lae that, ayther got shot in tho itlier uie, tae." "Then hold np vo ir leV fjpondel the irata migistrate; 'i man can be sworn in this court with out holding np something. " Ar0-o-'t. , . At Wh'.to ll.-nt. am so worried about my She T aunt: she is at the ooint of death He Is that your wealth.- aunt? Mr, Yes. He Well, never mind, dear, est You have my love, which la greater than ever. Life. Truthful Jol-.nny. Mother AA hy. Johnny, how is this? It is past 7 o'clock. 1 told you to come in when t he street lamps were lighted. Johnny Well, mam ma, they are lighter!. Indira According to a French journal a Swiss firm is manufacturing phonogra phic clock which talk the hour instead of striking it. A new garbage crematory has just been successfully tested ia Chicago in the presence of some Xew York experts and the Mayor of Chicago. It is said the flesh on the forojnar ters ot the beaver resembles that o land animals, while that on the hindf quarters has a fishy taste. REV. DH TALMAQE. TUB BROOKIiTK DIVTXE'S SUN DAY SERMON. Subject : "The Fire Worshipers." Text s "Thor ivite h-Ui m-rt from tas Enst to Jerusalem.' M itthow li., 1. I TbP wisn mm Tr th Peruses or V po-o.illi1 flrn worMir. nil I found thplr Idesoendnnt In In IK lnsf OWo'wr. Thnlr Jenthonlmn Is mort to'prsble than nnr o'thi other tti9 rolb.-lons nn hn morn allfvm tlont, nd while In thi' ronn 1 the world rlM T hav, nlrwly shown you the worst 'nrm of lipathealsm to-day I shosv you the lent offiansivi. - The prophet of tho PnrwtR w.tt Zorotster, ofPprstn. ll't w.i poAt nni philosopher m4 reformer n' wot I rp'l!?!onrst. HiS'ilopip'n thrived nt first In Pirs!?i. but nnilnr Moham. roMfln persomitlon thv retrntPd to Indii, whore T mot them, anil in rt.blitton lo what I faw of them nt their hi-iquirtor In Bom bay, India. I had two wmIcs of a-woi-tatton with ono of the mot lesrneil and enl:il of tbelr people on hipbo.irJ from Botnbay to Brinrtlat. The Bible ol the rnrs-v9, or fir worjhli. ors, as they aro Inas'nr.itely e.illed. Is thi Zond-Avpsta, n eolloetton of the transit books that overcame Into my hands. Thorn were orlsfinnlly twinty-oai voln-nos, bat Alexander the Great, In a drunien fit, sit Are to a pilaea which contains t so-ni of therrt, nn 1 they went Into aslics nn I fore. fuln'. Hut there ar more of their sacred volumes left than most pople won 1 1 hara putleneo to rea l. There are mmvthln .n in the religion o the T.irsa th-U wzgrM Christianity, au l some of Its do'trlm ara are in record with our owu rei'-'ia. Zo roisler. who lived nhont 110(1 vesrs before Christ, was a "- mm. snfferel perswcntlon for fi's ' ii-i nu t wag assassin ated whl'o wnrahlpin? at nn ntlnr. He an nounced the theory, "Ho is best who is pure of heart." and that there are two pre.nt spirits In the world, Ormnz !. the Rood npirtr, and Ahriman, tho la 1 sn'rit. nnd that all who do right are rmler tho Influence of Ormitrl, and all wiio do wrong are nn. der Ahrlmao ; that the Parsee mnst be bora on the ground flior of the house nnl must be buried from the gronnd floor; that tho !yin mm must have prayers sal ! over him and a sacred juice (riven him to drink; that the goo I at their h'c;ns tru Into etern il light and the bad Into eternal darkness; t'luf. having passed out of this life, tho scul bluer near the rorpse t'lree d:iys in a paradisaic state,( enjoying more thin nil the nations ofi earth put together eonM enjoy or in ni pandomonlae state. s'ifTrin? morn than all, the nations put together con!, I posslhlv. u!Tor, but nt the en 1 ofthr.-o lavs departing for Its final destiny, nn I tii it there will he a resurrection o' the ho 1 Ta -y are more careful than any ollur people about th dr, ablutions, and thev w.is'i ardl wish and wash. Thev pay prent attei tion to physical health, nu t 1t Is a rare thing to s-e a sick Parse-. Thy ilo not e-jaoUe to'acco, for they consider that a misuse of fir-. At the close of mortal life thesou' appears at the bridge Chinvat, where an anel pre sides and questions the soul about the thoughts an 1 words an I dee Is of its earthly state. JJothin-.', however, is more intense ini the Tarjee f.iitii than the theory that the deadv ho ly Is impure A devil is 8tnpo3l to take p js iss'.oa of the deal holy. All who tone i It nre unele in, an 1 hen n the strange style oT o cqui-s. But hern I must plvethree or foar questions an I answors from one ol the Parses c lteciilsms ; Qu' stlon Who Is the most fortunate man In tho world? Answer He who is tho most innocent. Q. Who Is the most iunojent m in in the world? A. lie who walks In the path of God an 1 shnns lint of the devil. Q. Which is the p ith of Gol aal wiioh that o' th.a devil? A. Virtue is the path of God and vice that ol the deviL Q. What constitu:e3 virlue anl what Vice? A. flood thoughts, goo 1 words an i goo 1 deeds constil nte virtu". n i evil thoughts, evil wor is and evil dee Is constitute vice. Q. What constitute good thoughts, Rood words and good d-e Is anl evil thoujts, evil words an I evil deeds? A. Honesty, charity and truthfulness constitute the former, nn 1 dishonesty, want ot charity nn 1 feiselio lconstitutetho latter. And now the better to show you these T.-.r-sees I tell you ot two things 1 saw within a 6hort time In Bombay, India. It was an afternoon of contr-st. We started for Malabar hill, on which the wealthy cIhrsps have their embowered homes and the P.irisuf 3 their strange ton pie of the dead. As we ro !o along the water's e Ige the sun was dt sending the sky, and a dis ciple tof Zoroaster, a Parsee, wi:s In lowly posture and with, reverential g izn looking into the Sky. He would have oeen said to have b-en worshiping the sun, as all Par sees are said to worship the fire. But the intelligent Parseo ilo-s not worship the fire. He looks upon the sun as the em bleu of th- warmth and light of the Creator. Looking nt a blaze of ligut. whether on hearth, on mountain height or in the sltv, he can more easily bring to mind the (tlory ol God at least so th i Pursues tell me. Indeed they are the pleasautest heathen I have met. They treat their wives as equals, while the Hindoos nud Uudd'iists treat thtm us cattle, although thecattle and sheep nn I swine are batter oS than most of the women of In lia. ' This Parage ou the ro-. !s:de on oar way to Malabar bill was tue only one or that relig ion I had ever S'sen engage I in wors'.iip. Who knows but that b-yoad the iigh: oi tun sun on widen he gazes he may catch a glimpse of the God who is light and "ia whom there is uo darkness at ail?" i We passed on up through gates Into the 'jrarden that surrounds the place where the Parsoes dispose of thoir dea l. This garden was Riven by Jamshidji Jijibhal and is beau tiful with flowers of all liui an I foliage of all styles of vein and notch and stature. There is on all id'!S great opulencn of fera and cypress. The garden Is 10 feet above the level ol the sea. Not far fro.n the en trance is a building where the mourners of the funeral procession ro in to pray. A light is hero kept turn ng year ia uni year our. We ascend tho garden by some eight stone steps. The body of a deceased aged woman was tieing carried in tow ird theciiiet "tower of siifuc-."' Tu".-r are live of theso towers. Several o. them have not been used lor a long wt-.!;-. Four persons, whose buslnefll it is to do this, carry the corps . They nre followed by two men with long beards. The tower ot silence to which they come cost 1 150,000 nn I is twenty-live feet high and 270 feet arcun 1 and without a roof. The four carriers of the dead and the two bearded men come to th door oi the tower, enter and leave the deal. There are three rows of pluces for the dead the outer row lor the men, the ml tdlo row for tho women, the inside row for the chil dren. Tne lireles5jo lies aro left exposed nsfardowuits the waist. As soon ns the employes retire fro-n the towerot silence the vultures, aoff on nu.v two, now many, wood unoa thn ii il-ss form. These vul- Itnres fill the nir with thefr disccrlanl voice. MTo them In long rows ot hn top of the whitevashel wall of th tower of silence In n few trfnti'es thev have taken tho lnt pirtieio of ll-st from the bones. Thern had evidently bees, other opportunities for them that dny. nnil some flew nwav, as though surfeited. Tho5 sometimes enrry nwiv with the-n parts of body, nnd it is no unu-nu! thing 'or'the gen. tlemen in theireonutry seats to bnvedror'P"4 into their dooryar Is a bone from the towoi lof silence. In the centre of this tow.-r is n well. Into which the bons are thrown after they are hleachod. The hot un and thralnvs.asoa aid charcoal do their work of disintegra- t Inn n ,1 iatnreetinn mirl fb-'n there AJe isloicesthat carry Into the sea what remains nftf-edead. The we-Vthr peonle of Mala bar hill have made str-Mit-ons effirts to hav Ihrse st range to (vers removed as a nuisance, hot they remain and v. Ill no doubt for ng33 remair. , 1 talked w'th a learned r.irsae about these mortuary customs. He said: "I suppose vou consider them very peculiar, but the fret l we P.irsecs rev.ireneo thn elements ot refnre nn l c-pnot consent to defile them. We r-verence the Are, nnl therefore will not ask it to ! ura out dead, We reverence the water nrl do not ns ft to su"mrT our dea.' V.e revrenee the earth and will not asit it lo bury onr dead. An 1 so we let th vu'tures take them away." He confirmed me in the theory that ton jParseesact on the principle that the deal hre unoiean. ISO one must iuucusuuu a ic"). frha aaxmera ol this "tomb of silence" most not put their hands on the form of the de "psrted. They wear gloves lest aomehow they should be contaminated. When the bones are tbs removed from the sties ot the tower and put in the well t the oenter. they are touched carefully by tongs. Then these people besides have very decided theo ries about the democracy of the to-nhs. N sncS things as caste among the deil. Philosopher and boor, the affluent an 1 the destitute must ro ihrounh the ivui "tower of silence." lie dowu Mis by Bile with other ocounants, havt their bo lies dropped Into the same abyss an I hs earrie I out through the same nana! and float nwiv on tho same sea. No splea lor of Vuropo is. No sculp'.nriag ot mausoleuai. Nj pm? of ito-ne or ohelisk. Zoroaster's taaohtni r suited In thPse "towers of nlleaen.' Hi wrote, 'Naked you evno ia'.o the world.aal naked you must go out." As I storn at tns aiosn or la tins gtr "en on Mnlabar hill nnl heir t tie flp of the vultures' wings coming trt a tielr ra past, the funeral euston of the Panee emd horrible beyond eompar, and yet Or dissolution ot the human body by ny mode Is awful, and the br.iaks of these fowl are pro ably no more repulsive than the worms of t'ae boly devouring the soared human form in ometertes. Nothing but the resurrection day can undo the awful work of death, whether it now be put out of bight by cutting spade or flying wing. Starting homeward, we soon were in the heart of the oity and saw a building all aflash with lights and resounding with merry voices. It was a Parsee wedding In a build ing erectel espeoallly tor the marriage oere mony. We came to the door and propose 1 to go in. but at first were not permitted. Thpy saw we vra not P irsees. nn I that we were not even natives. So, very polite ly, they halted us ou the doorsteps. This temple of nuptials was chiefly oceuplel by women, their ears and necks and hands aflame with jewels or Imitation of jewels. By pantomime nn I Kesture, as we had no use o their vocabulary; we told them we were strangers and were curious to s?9 by what process Pirs-es were married. Gradually we worket our way inside the lojr. The building and the surround ing were illumined by hundrels of em- HI011 in irlncuM rv(S Inntarna In 11 m 'rr n ' and Krotesquo holdings. Conversation ran 1. : -1. 1 1 1, . 1 , ., 1 1 i , 1 miii. nui ' mauler uuunie.i uv3r, rtu 1 nil w.:s gay. T"en them w.as a sound or an nd vaueing baud of music, but the instruments for the most p rt were stran ;e to our enrs au-l eyes. Lou lor and lou-ier werj the out side voices fin It he win 1 and stringed Instru ments, until the procession baited at the door of the temple and the bridegroom mounted the steps. Ta-n the music caod, and all the voices were stilL The mother ot ttie bride groom, with a platter loaded with aromaiies and articles of fool, confronted her son and began to address him. Then he took iro n thn plitter a bottle of per fume an I sprinkle. 1 his face with the re dolence. All the while sp.-aklng in a droning tone, she took from the platter a handful of riC3, throwing some ot it on his head, spilling soxe of it on his shoulder, pouring some of it on his hands. She took from the pia'ter a cojoanut and waved It about his heal. She lifted a garland of flowers and threw it over hLs neck and a bou quet ol flowers and put it iu his hand, Her part of the ceremony eooipletad, the band resumed its musio, and through another doortbe bridegroom was conducted into the center ottho budding. Tae bride was In the room, but there was nothing to designate her. " Where Is the bride?" I said. "Whore Is the bride?' A'ter awhile she was made evident. Tne bride and grootc were seated on c'lairs opposite each o'.her. A white cur tain was dropped betweea thetn so that they could not see each other. Then the attend ants put their nr.-ns under thU curtain, took a long rope of linen nnd wound It around the neck of the bride and the groom In token T.iat they were to b J I ound to gether for lile. Then soma silk strings werd we.uad around the couple, now around this one an I now around that. Then the groom threw a bandlul of rice across the curtain on the head ot tne bride, nnd ths bride response 1 by throwing a handful of rice across the curtain on the head of the groom. Tncreupon the curtain dropped, and the bride's chair was removed and put beside that of the groom. Tnen a priest of .the Parsee religion arose and faced the cou ple. Before the priest was placed a platter of rice. H began to address the .young man and woman. We could not bear a word, but we understood just as well as If ,we had heard. Ever and anon he punctu ated his ceremony by a handful of rice, which he picked up from the platter and rCung now toward the groom and now toward .the bride. Tne ceremony went on intermin kibly. Wd wanted to hear the conclusion, but were told that the cerenony would go loafora long while, indeed that It would not conclude until 2 o'clock in the morning, pnl this was only between 7 and 8 ,0'clock in the ev, nmg. There would be a (recess niter awhile in the ceremony, but It jwould be taken up again In earnest at half Jpast 12. We enjoyed what W) had seen, but ielt Incapacitate 1 for six more hours of welding ceremony.) Silently wishing the couple a br.ppy life ia eaoh other's coaipan jlonshlp. we pressed our way ttirouj.i the jthroni; oi congratulatory P.irsees. All of them s;emed bright and appreciative of thd 'occasion. The streets outside joyously sym pathized with the transactions inside, j We rode on toward our hotel wishing that imnrrlage in all India might be as mu,:h hon lored as in the ceremony w.! had that evening lwi.tnes.sed at theParsce wedding. The Hin doo wooien are not so marr.ed. They are Islmply ctrsel into the conjugal relation. MHuy of lue g.ris are marriea at seven an I Iten ye::rs of :: -e, anJ sow of the:u are Vrun Imoihen at thirty. Tiiey caa never go .lortii into the sunlight withtacir faces un covered. Th'y must stay at borne. All styles of m-iltreatmpnt aro thtlrs1. If they become Christians, they become jnutens'.s. A missionary to'd me in In ii:i of a Hindoo woman who beenmen I'liris jlinn. hne had nine children. Her hu-dvini nv.'.s oyer seventy vears ot age. An I ye: at her Christian baptism he tol I her to po. end1 ho went out homeless. As long as woman is down India will be down. Xo nation was ever elevated except through the elevation oi woman. Parsee marriage Is an Improve ment on Hindoo marriage, but Christian marriage is an Improvement on Parsee mar riage. A fellow-traveler in India told me he had been writing to his home In England trying to g-t n law passed that no white woman coul.l be legally married in India until she had bren there "six months. Admirable law would that be! If aw::i!e woman saw what married life with a Hindoo Is, she wonld never undertake it. OH with the thick nnd ugly veil from woman's face. Oft with the crushing burdens Irom her shoul der ! Nothing but the gospel of Jesus Christ will ever make Ufa in Iu lia what it ought to be. But what nn afternoon ot contrast la Bombay we exparirneed I From the temple of silence to tho temple of hilarity. From the vultures to the doves. From mourning to laughter. From (fathering, shadows to gleaning lights. From obse quies to wedding. But how much ot all our lives is made np ol such opposites! I have earried ia the same pocket anl read from them In the same hour the liturgy of the dead nnd the ceremony of espousals. And so the tear meets the smile, and the dove meets the vulture. Thus I have sbt before the best of all the religions of the heathen world, and I hv done so In order that you might come to higher appreciation ot the glorious religion which has put Its benediction over us and over Christendom. Compare the nlsurdities and mummeries of heathen marriage with the plnln "I will" ot Ciiristinu marriage, the bands joined In pledge "till death do you part." Compare t ho dod rine that the dead may not be touched with as sacred and;tender and loving a kiss as iver given, the Inst kiss ot lips that never again will speak to us. Compare the nar row bridge Chluvat over which the de parting Parsee soul must tremblingly cross to the wide open gate of heaven through which the departing Chris tian soul may triumphantly enter. Compare tho twenty-one books of the Zjnd Avesta of the Parsjo which even the scholars of th earth despair of understanding with our B ble. so muoa of it as Is necessary for our salvalion in Innguage so plain that 4'a way faring man, though a fool, need not errthern in." Compare the "tower of lilenoe." with Its vultures, nt Bombay with the Greeen wood, of Brooklyn, with Its sculptured angels of resurrection. And bow yourselvsa in thanksgiving and prayer as you realize) that If at the battles of Marathon and Sals mis Persia bad triumphed over Greece la stead of Greece triumphaatlng over Persia, Pnrseeism, which was the national religion of Persia, might have covered the earth, and you and I instead ot sluing in the noon day light of our glorious Christianity might have been groping th Aa depressing shadows of Parsee ism, a religion as inferior to that whloh la our inspiration in lire and our hope In death as Zoroaster of Persia was inferior to our radiant and superhuman Christ, to whom be honor and glory and do minion and victory and song, world without end. Amen. TRUMPET CALLS. Barn's Horn Sounds si Wsrssis Kct to the TCBredeemed. XVY is as dead ly as the small pox. A kicking cow often gives good milk. There is no more foolish fool ishness than worry. The bread God gives is always fresh and sweet. God jan forgive sin, but He won't Mess laziness. It doesn't make sin any whiter to call it a mistake. Every lie is the assassin of soine body's happiness. The thing that really damns men is their love for sin. The right kind of faith prefers God's will to its own will. There is no use in talking any higher than we live. An hour spent in bad company is a long step toward the pit. You can disaiiHint the devil in one way by keeping out of debt. True faith never hesitates about stepping where God directs. If some of us would praise God more we would blame our neighbors less. TnE only thing about some churches that points to Heaven is the steeple. Live at peace with all men, and you will have the devil's war all you life. A iivrocRiTE only wears his mask while he thinks he is being watched. If there were no fools in the world the lawyers would all be out of work. The real duty is neglected when we step over one duty to perform another. To have to hoe the same row over every dav soon takes the poetry out of life. Trying to obtain happiness simply to have it, is nothing more than seliish- DCS3. Whenever God enters upon a work of creation, the first thing He makes is light. The devil wins many a battle by gutting God's troops to fire into each other. Heaven is to be given to those who are trying to make a Heaven of this earth. The man who swears has something in his heart that the devil wants to stay there. If you say "Good morning" to the devil he will offer you his arm to take a walk. Don't think about the storm bein- black. Remember that God gave tl.j rainbow. As long as we look at men to find out what God is doing, we shall be dis appointed. The man who breaks the golden rule does not keep any of the com mandments. The devil has both hands on the man who will not follow his honest Donvictions. There is no work so humble that faithfulness in it will not be noticed and rewarded. The poorest people in the world are those who are trying the hardest to keep all they get. The people who weigh the most in the church for God do not always sit in the "amen corner." The devil never gets a chance to rest in the neighborhood of the man whom God pronounces perfect. The devil lays down his gun when sver he hears a preacher begin to apologize for preaching the truth. The right kind of a prayer for the the conversion of sinners, does all it can to get to them with the gospel. If the devil can pursuade you to take one step, he will make it an unanswer able argument as to by you should take another. The address lately made by the Rev. Dr. Mackay-Smith of St. John's Church at the Boston Church Congress on the Sunday newspaper is pronounced by the Outlook to be one of the most bril liant and well-considered papers ever given on the floor of any religious gathering in this country. TnE Rev. Mr. Watson of Kingston, X. Y., who has carried ritualism in his church to the extent of swinging the censer, is in a fair way of losing all his parishioners. But he is obstinate and says: "Though they sway the sun on my right hand and the moon on my left, they shall not prevail." The Middle-Aged Woman. The fascinating middle-aged woman is not looking for flattery. Either she has had enough of it, or she knows that men bestow it easily on all women alike, and she avoids it as something ungenuine. This middle-aged woman's unselfishness is, indeed, "adorable," and the observing young woman's views ia distorted when to her it ap pears "sad." The woman of mature years is good-natured because she dare not be otherwise. She has learned a lesson that all observing young women would do well to learn, namely, that a gentle nature and sweet disposition are not only among woman's most po tent charms, but that they keep the possessor young and lovable long after the years count up to that time call middle age- .vili tne American Ulrl Skilobn? It will not be Ion in all probabil .cy before the American girl will go skilobnlng. This has a pt.rtentious sound, but merely refers to the wiu. ter spurt or Scandinavia. It consists In scudding over the snow and Ice after being shod with the skee, a long wooden snowshoe. Austrian ladies of fashion are devoted to the new sport, and it will get to New York sooner or later. sjjie things are called sweet.wblcb ;annot be tasted. GREAT BRITAIN HOLDS THE KEY. , She Uu 1.400,000 Square Miles la tlis Dark Continent. The latest acquisition of African territory gives Great Britain an un broken line across the length of Africa from the Mediterranean and the Jlle to the extreme point of the continent. In all', this territory, held in the vari ous ways, from Cape Colony up to the "occupation" of Egypt, is in extent about 1,400,000 square miles, and has a population of 30,000,000. In the Kile valley it includes incomparably the best of North Africa. In Uganda it holds the key to the lakes of Central Africa, nearly as large as our own lake system. The new treaty gives it the high land west of Lake Tanganyika, considerably higher and healthier than the eastern, in German hands. The new conquests of the British South Africa Company and the great table lands of the interior of subtropical Africa, in much of which white men live. Lastly, there is Cape Colony, the only vital European settlement in all Afriaa. As it stands, this great high way holds two-thirds of all Africa in wlych Europeans can live and marry on efficient administration. It has the most fertile tract in the continent in Egypt, its healthiest in Cape Town, its greatest gold mines and the only region from which tropical Africa can be con trolled. Still more important is its re lation to African water courses. A steamer can start at Alexandria and run, when the mahdi's successor is cleared away, to a point on Albert Edward Jfyanza, 125 miles from Lake Tanganyika. This runs to within 70 miles of Lake Xyassa. From this lake the Shire River, broken at Murchison Falls, descends to the Zambesi and the Indian Ocean. From a navigable point on the Congo it is less than 100 miles to Lake Tanganyika. The Aruwini runs as near the Nile. It is possible to start at the mouth of the Zambesi and reach the mouth of the Congo or Xile with less than 200 miles of land travel, and the key and center to this great system is now in English hands. "Balmy on the Crumpet." Nothing shows so clearly the wealth and elasticity of our language as the immense number of elegant synonyms which may be employed to describe a person whose intellect is "like sweet bells jangled. He is "wrong in his nut," "dotty in the filbert,", has "a bee in his bonnet," "lack twopence in the shilling," "has a tile off," and many other things too numerous to mention. John Abraham has none of these ail ments, but admitted to Mr. de Rutzen, the magistrate at Westminster, that he vas called "balmy on the crumpet." "What on earth does that mean?" asked his worship. "That, sir," re plied the accused, "signifies wrong in the upper story." It must be admit ted that Abraham's conduct was cal culated to give reasonable grounds foi the supposition that by whatever name it may be called, ho suffers from some kind of cerebral disturbance. For at an early hour on Saturday morning, while the only wealth he possessed was number of pawntickets, he hired a cab in the neighborhood of Eaton place, entered it with a lady with the sole aim of her reformation, and would have driven nobody knows where had not the cabman received private in formation from a colleague that one oi Abraham's peculiarities was what is technically known as "bilking." The driver accordingly demanded his fare right off, and received as an answer a considerable amount of abuse. He at once drove to a police station, and the interview there with the authorities led to "balmy on the crumpet's" ap pearance before Mr. de Rutzen on a charge of disorderly conduct, says the London Daily Telegraph. As the ec centric personage squared the financial demands of the cabman, the magis trate agreed to let him go after bind ing him over to keep the peace and to be of good behavior. Tne Percentage of Wrongdoers. I crossed on one of the big Atlantic liners lately, with 500 other saloon pas sengers. They were naturally people of intelligence, and presumably of easy circumstances. Yet at least half of those people were planning to rob out Government of money by contriving plans to avoid paying duties truly owed. To do this all of them had to break our laws, and in most cases had. in addition, to lie deliberately. Many of them were planning to ac complish this theft by the bribery of the Custom House Inspectors, thus not merely making themselves thieves, but bribing other men to do wrong. In this city I can show you blocks so densely inhabited that they are an elec tion district themselves. Blocks in which twenty people live and sleep in a single room year after year, where the birth of a little life into the world means that all must eat less and be warm. But I cannot find in the poorest and vilest parts of the city any Diook where the percentage of liars and thieves and bribegivers is as large as was that among the first-class passengers of that floating palace. Each condition of society has its own misdoings, and, I believe, varies little In the percentage of wrongdoers to the whole. From "The Honorable Feter Sterling," P. L. Ford. Shot a Hawk and Got a Grouse. George Dimon of Kettle Creek, V Y., was hunting partridges near Cross Forks the other day. Suddenly a big hawk swooped to the ground not more than five rods in front of him, and al most immediately took wing again. Dimon brought the hawk down, but had to give it both barrels. As the hawk turned and fluttered in the air in its fall another bird came plumping to the ground. It was a fat hen grouse, the prey upon which the hawk had swooped. The grouse was dead, but not from the hunter's shot. The hawk bad pierced the game bird's head through and through with its talons. A Big XMfferenc. The farmers of Virginia avera. 100 per capita in earnings; Maryland farmers average $380. The difference is said to be due to the presence of, manufactures in the latter State. Kate' Field's Washington. New Yorkers are saict to prefer oysters that have laid for soma little time in fresh water, as it makes them flump and white. THIRTY-THREE. FEET AT A LEAP. ffha Tremendous lnp Made by a IkOnjrrj WUdrat After Bis Breakfast. The wonderful power of a wildcat ia shown in its ability to leap long dis tances. All of the cat tribe have im mense power in their legs and thej make up in the length of their sprina their inability to make a continued chase. African leopards in captivitj have been known to leap from the floor of the cages and strike the top, twelve feet above. Tigers make tre mendous leaps and strike down theii prey with a blow of their powerful paws as they alight. But the wildcat, for its, size, is probably the most won derful jumper of all tho felines. A hunter who is well known for his ve racity recently told a Boston Journal man the following story of an adven ture which illustrates this power: "I was hunting in the snow ano came across the track of a wildcat which I followed a long distance. Sud denly the tracks came to an end in a spot where the animal had crouched I looked around to see what had be come of the trail, and away ahead oi me I saw a bunch of blood and feath ers. From that spot the track led of) again into a swamp. The situation was susceptible to but one explana tion. The wildcat had been hunting bid dinner and had discovered a pheas ant wandering about in the snow. Thi cat crept as close as he dared to thi unsuspecting bird and gathered him self into an animated ppiral spring, such as all the cat tribe coil themselvci into when preparing to spring, and, re leasing the trigger, shot into the air, landing on top of the victim before tin bird, as quick as pheasants usually are, could evade the stroke. The distancl from where the cat crouched to when it caught the bird was just thirty-threi feet. I naturally supposed from thi length of the leap that the cat wai young and in full activity, but after 1 trailed it to the swamp and shot it 1 discovered that it was old ahd almost toothless. The animal's hunger maj have spurred him to the great jumj If not, and the leap was an evidence cj what a superannuated wildcat can do, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that a young and active wildcat could clear at least twice the distance when pressej by necessity." WRITING THAT PAYS. Ctrenty-FlTe Thousand Dollars for Only Ten Words. In an Ohio town thirty years agi. lived an old fellow worth a couple ol hundred thousand dollars or so, who was given to writing "pieces for the papers." They were good, too; and the, old gentleman felt a just pride in them, and often had them printed in the lo cal papers of his town. One time he. made a visit to Cincinnati, and took ao extra good one along with him to see what the city papers would do with it The first editor who read the article ac cepted it on the spot and wanted to pay him for it, though he had nevei seen him before, and didn't know hire trom Adam's off ox. "What pay do you expect for thisf inquired the editor. "I don't know exactly," hesitated the old gentleman, thinking it was a pretty good joke. "Have you ever been paid for any ol your writings?" "Some," responded the applicant foi literary honors, with a twinkle in his lys as a new idea came to him. "How much, for instance?" "Well, on one occasion," smiled the old gentleman, "I received $25,000 for ien words, not counting the signature." The editor almost fell out of his ihair. "What!" he exclaimed, dropping tht Article he was negotiating for. The visitor repeated his statement. "Great CVsar, man," asked the ed Uor, "how did you get that much?" "Simply by writing: 'Pay to tec or der of John Bland 25,000.' " This time the old gentleman laughed vigorougly and the editor blushed and begged his pardon and invited him to dinner. Detroit Free Press. It Was Her Pa. A ragged little girl dashed into tht San Francisco Coroner's office and in a voice full of terror cried: "Oh, mister! come down quick! A man down to our house has taken a dose of orpheum!" "Is he dead?" asked a Deputy Cor oner. "So; but he's goin' to die an' he's mussin' up things orful a kickin' aroti-1. Won't you please come gel biniV "You had better call a physician He might recover." "That's what ma said, an' she wanted you to get him before he did. I'm feared she'll hit him with the ax if he commences gettin' better." "Who is the man?" "Pa. He's been drunk fer a yeai, an' ma can't support him no longer, let alone payin' doctor's bills to pump the poison out of him." The child manifested no little disap pointment when the Coroner refused to take charge of the live remains. A Strange Plaut. The late Desire, of the Bouffes Pat lsiens, had a friend passionately fond of flowers and rare plants, and who considered himself a great judge of them. One day Desire buried a dead rat in a flower pot, and, allowing the tall to remain above the earth, tied it up to a training-stick. He sent this pot to his friend as a very rare speci men of cactus. After many days ol great care and constant watering, which such a valuable exotic required, thn victim of Desire's pleasantry began to think something might be amiss with the root. He pulled the prodigy from the pot, and smelt a rat. The man who always lies does not always deceive. A Natural Mistake. Train-Robber (in the Pullman Tour money or your life! Sleepy Pas senger (wrathfully) Confound you, porterl I'll call you when I want you Hudson (N. Y.) Register. When Be Wanted to Vail. She When will you call and set papa? He (nervously) I don't know When will he be out? Oakland (C. J Acorih if' 5 I If t 1 In v. rl J i Ll I i i . U i id Vr.