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THE CONSTITUTION THE UNION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWS.
-Otter mmA Proprl
B. F. BOHWEIEB,
MIFFLINTOWN. JUNIATA COUNTY. PENNA.. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 16. 1895.
'Smi - A
THE TlflCE OF Will" K HEATHER.
Ftrwljcm shoulj I tb'.-Yarland nia-a?
bm ljr who ;t) i tl e ift i tukt.
Andl oioia .t f r nr. . V.?
But Jerry, as before, found nothiojj
She wenWto bed that night with th
foolish wbistier tin'liu in licl eatf)
and buzzing through her little head,
bhe mentally ro.-o.ved to. see that p.eea;
of heliotrope it was sure to be lying
somewhere about Ucllemier. s room II
the morning ami keep it !o ever fol
nis sake. Nhe sal and gu".-cd into tlit
oepihsof the iji;auit olil mirror, itotl
at lust appreciated, the while bin
twisted up the golden curls and hunj
them this way and that way a: out liei
fair .oreliead: by ni..ny a device s-ha
fought to eiiti-li ii ps-s he;e and
there of nose and eLlri and mouth, won
lieiinf and Mekin to i iiino of what
li'-i ount tliey v. i re, ti.' -e silt unkim.vn,
i:uexpiorcd lio.-sessimis of hers ia
bis ees.' JJiU lie think her pretty?
Would ho ha.e lil;ed rto be i nUiei
Of toiler? - 'mld i.e have tl.o:'l.t
more i.f her luid sii- been as tail j
hliiel or Alicia Won d be have ta J
lotheinthy s .iiie pie -ant things h
was forever suyiiiyr b i'-r
Ana the v:.ui lii'...: tuu t eountoi
over ue by One. I.e:- treiu-iire- rue
vet lontied lor ia.-r . and til-; ii t.e
White-io -d liifiire urew co.d an J
i-hiily as she sat th i'-, a stn ui .spot ia
the tri'eat, uim henn o.n. t Ii inkii!r aa j
tuiuiiin. afid never a bit tne wirer io
t'he h;id soft'y cot n it of tho bed ant
relit her canule ai.er the i: aid n.tj
lett.,s.n-l it was Ion,' io the lairrt bi i
it shed was l:nal!y oxtinuisnod:. t
at leiiL'th til:.- show was O' er, and io
She !; t a.. ii l eneatti lb siikf-a
covt r.. t. co u-t sleep, to liiLi that he
l.wi tiikin W liliu i if ulns usi J.' 'd,
on y to return by lit - : n t -arts?Mier-poo'f
littlo liO'. le.er.-h pillow.
The following niorn.n Cecil a::d hii
frii-nd were to ie o i to the n.our ar
break, or in ar!y at break oi" oay, and
Jerry liad Uruu to d mat her ClooJ
oig'ht" to tno ii nu-bt stand for In J
'Lioo i-n orninr ' aiso. siin-t.- they wiuid
f.e uiiies away a-?ion the heather, ore
her eyes hail nn.-l'tsej next (lay.
lii.t i ould slio s ee;- Whi.e a I the
E ir v.as t'in.-!' n'l'i;o dos wera
larking and keepers shoatlnir. and tha
t'l-eakist o t!m alo!ir tuu passages,
the whole phi e, as ii. v. . re.ao wilh
nut ana within Uus it bkeiy."
it would be' i ye se enoa'ii in bet
grand :uot her s nrind that she iui t beeO
arousea by ail the noise and eo-nu
tion. arid that ome tliorouirhlf
aw.iKened, she i o.ihl i:ot help trettinj
i and C'UTiiniT uuu n to pres dj at tht
Lieakfa-st-tabie. Se.ti.er the granny
nor Cecil i ouid sco.d, oneo the tiling
were done- though tno artful iittid
minx l;ad t'ne wi' to keep her own
counsel beforehand - alid accordingly,
when daylltrht be'an to s;u ad aci o.-i
the heavens, nn I .on', Ion;' before she
Lad been thinking abo ..t it, up sha
rose, stealthily bathed her burning
cheeks, on tiptoe performed her hasty
toilet, and h sliod even her trentle.-t
movements if a :-te; went by, less pel"
chance they . should betray her. It
would have been terrible to ha.e been
found out with her purpose un u-hieved.
Tho brak ast v.as to be on the tJL
ble at ' : oo crock. and by Jerry wal
fully tlcyei iiiid all impatience, so
that UiWyiry. half l.o r h:id to ba
( r-ii!i'?i ' t'hrouu li by iier poor httli
far-tiu- frame and t multuous sp!rf
sliosjt.ilownto wait by the open
It was a heavenly morning, warn
even ari hat early hour, and breath
lessly still. iNot-a rip.. le stirred tha
plassy raters-'o: The loch beneath, nor
moved the lew ivh'to 1'eecy clo..f leTl
w hi h Hijre scarcely visible, huny hit
in the blue e.j :m-e overhead.
The ti le v.as at its lowest, and I'ockt
of sea birds crowded the san.l v bayj
and f ead'iands. wading, feeding, and
A herrimr i-srow" was hanmsf out
its brown sa l to dry close to the shore,
vet not so cltise b .t that its lontf,
Hrr.:i-lit shadow lav Ujon tno motion
less water lie neat li. A wreath of I lu
t-i.-ke arising from tho deck, was alsC
l ,-:-orel in the waier, showing thai
o her.-, were a.-tir a well asthe inniatel
of ti e castle bar I by. ami pres-ently th
little watcher from her t irret oulJ
lieiveivo the fishermen themselvei
ui on the de.-k. busy in preparations fol
the day s work.
How she wished that he and Bellen
den and Cecil bail been i-'ointf aloa 4
the little vessel, oiur to sail aw.iy ani
away on tho l ine wate . when the in
llowinjr tide sl;o i!d raio breeo i nouua
to waft her on h-r course, and wher
thev couid ban,'' or the side b. -ar.d-bv,"
Urawi'isr in the r-hy cod. or th
(.Uvcry v. lotin -:. or v.-oatov.-i- cam
first. "Cecil had .romisoi th-.t she
should tro wi:h them the very firsj
IU"tlt tie IOO.V Ills imc :u u M
. ni'T. I li lltai. Ji'llilb. U' ie "
now that tiie bi.iMtiu:r had b.-i'un i;
real earne.-t - rnd there bad been a
"i-eat deal of talkiiig about it the even
Tn" be. ore. and ui rrnements li I
shoo, in;.' t,.is ground and thai ground
wh.ch betoken every day hem IdU-C
u;. even though Cut t-eileiiden h K
under pressure extended the pro; osed
l.-ctii of his stay irom two to lour oi
live" davs-Kw that althia.was ii
-tore. w"ho rodld s..y when a span
ni-ht would be found or the rhituif
h.'"k' . ,
Tin-rt:e we ther 1 a t evidently se
in. i. !. en Cecil v. o dd Certainly prerel
sl'tVi::'' to sea-lishin.'and'ifhootin
m. ant o. in r o..t verv late, and return
in' home v r.- tired, and ouite dism
-i ned totira foo; oiit-i !-- a-rain. i oi
a .-,-4-j.t riej-Lo t hv Inchmaree moi l
i; y :.' a ii-.lice lioin th ivstle, and
i.i.i-eov,--. like o..tV.rtrvilshtro hioom
there was a considcra1 I.e area to oe
traversed if anvthit!; like tood aiorl
were to be obtained. ountf mond
was often so weary at the close of the
day as to be lit lor nothing but his bee
nftr supper. Supper would 1 o some
where between u and jO o clock, and
was not called-or thought ot ns a d.n
ner, as .at some places. Mrs. Campljell.
if alone, would have had her dinner at
its usual time, and Cecil would s ip by
himself when he camo in. bat if he had
others with him, the old' lady would
join the party forthesakeof sociability,
and turn the whole into a merry uveal,
though she would not allow a succe
Bion of courses at that hour, and still.
adhered to the old-fashioned, houiolvtl
name in word as well as in deed. 1
ISovr by half-past 9 o clock Jerry
ought to be safe an i sourjd tucked up
within her littlo bed: her hour for
leaving- the Jdrawing-room was !'. and
she was allowed half an hour for un-uresinir-and
Deter but on that on;
occasion ot the b. 11 lard match had the
evening summons been allowed to pass
unheeded. Something in her grand
mother's look had sent the little pirl
quietly oil the nicht bnfora. Jerry,
we have said, was a child of quick rer
leptions. and without a word having
been said, she understood perfectly
that granny was not entirely pleased
about something or other, and that it
would be wiser not to risk any ad
vances just then, ller conscience was
just shaky enough to givo rise to an
unwonted timidity with both granny
and Cecil, and she was inclined to re
conciliatory and deferential, and every
thing that she could wish, in tho hop
of be ng kept in favor.
But ohl this supper. She had hears
the order given, and the hour named,
and ever since what tortures of anxiety
had been hers! To say anything about
the n atter beforehand would be most
certainly to spoil all, since on some
points her grandmother could make
a stand even against herself, ana
Jerry's bed-time had leen one of those
points on which the old lady had, with
the single exceptions above narrated,
been in exible. Je-ry had weakly, as
she now considered, given in about it
at the first -the truth being that she
ha3 not cured about the matter, since
evenings alone with granny had cot
been amnsing enough to excite an
effort, and neither had Cecil's friends,
when they had been present, done
much towards public environment.
They had usually remained in the dining-room,
or gone off to the smoking
room, even if they had returned tol
erably e:irly from the moor-and on
other days she had not seen them at
ail. Then granny's visitors hal been
wont to sit solemnly round, and yawn,
or play the piano, and talk in whisiicrs.
There had been no games, no fun. no
anything. Kven granny herself who
was. a bit too old for these, had owned
Mie" got - on better with young folk?
than with her own ontemporaries.
it was not then to Iju sui .posed Unit
thev could be of any s:rt of value to
f'ae 14 or l."-year-old little girl, ami sh-.'
had never experienced either hojiesor
fears connected with them.
Cantain Ifeben en was. oh! how dif
ferent. He had talked to her, told her
stories, asked her all aliout herself and
her likings ana disiikings. and con
t ded about himself and his likings and
disiikings. she had got to know a
great ileal about him. and felt us if he
had taken pains to know aliout her.
They hail had a long ra'iiblo during
tbepretious afternoon, unl she had
shown hira her gardens, her grounds.
her stables, and kennels, her home
farm and dairy, and several of her fav
orite haunts. JIo had seen ed to care
to see them all, and to hear about
them all. li" had seemed to like every
thing about Inchmarew, and present!)
he had produced a littlo sketch which
e had taken of the castle turret from
a point high up on tho Kincraig moor,
and which he had thought it would
i lease its little mistress to tossess.
tier surprise and gratitude had
touched him, and, in present ng i;, h
ha i allowed himself to say another oi
those pretty sayings which ho would
t.nlv have "ventured on with such I
Here, wo may "just remark, for the
enlightenment of our readers, that Hel
lenden was not a flirting man. and,
curiously enough, had never been in
love in his life. Perhaps the world
3ad opened its arms too wide to him
it does sometimes.
1 hit hero was a pleasant littlo play
thing, with whom lie might be as
pleasant as he choi in return, and he
had had no fears, and meant no harm,
lie had. moreover, found Jerry's com
panioi ship so preferable to that of the
Kincraig party, nono of ithom were ol
his set. or knew his haunts, or could
talk his talk, that he had been ready
io make still more of her than he
might have done otherwise, and had,
in conse ;uence, wrought infinitely
She was now full of him, cared only
for his notice, burned only to bo in hie
prose n e.
Well, she had secured the breakfast
;ime anyway and more, had secured it
Tor herself. Granny absent, Bellenden
would have no one to claim his atten
tion but herself (for he did not greatly
favor Cecil when others were by,i be
siiles which. Cecil would le sure to be
pretty fully occupied with the bus'ness
in hand, tne cans on umi uiuua ujr uiw
another, tho bustle or preparation
Knd the start. She knew how it would
be with him. P'or once and again ere
now she had got up to this early shoot
ing brean ast, on me not Augusn. ua;s,
when it was a novelty, and baa let her
!oo.-o to run about lor a while before
the sun was too h'gh -and she meant
to make the most of those occasions
now. should a remark be passed on her
None was of an adverse nature,
ltellenden indeed looked surprise
b'jt it was mere genuine astonishment
i iet.. iintin.'cu wnn renroacn.
i -ioa are a goo t girl." ho exclaimed
heartily. "Are von always up wun
tho lark li!0 this.' liy Jove, vou ought
t, he i o ,1 mr with us. blow you wouia
en oy it 1 wish we had thought of
that' be ore but perhaps it is not too
lute now. W hat do you say.' VV ill you
uh-h-h " Jerry drew in a breath.
n.!.! ibnld sav no more.
Ml take care of you ii your cousin
sees no ob ection,7' proceeded he. "1
(ijire sav there is a h 11 pony so l e
whero ihat could 1 press ;d into your
service, and if yon grew tired by the
Mi-K-iu of the day, yod could bo sent
fieme wit'a a keeper. W hat Co you
'Think! Why, of course I could have
a noiiy, and of course I could go, if only
ra:n:v and Cecil will let me,"aloiOs;
sobbed i eraldine, trcmb ing with ex
litementand an ciety. ,-Oh,- if they
otilv will! Kut I am afraid they never,
never will. Granny has a perfe
horror of -shooting ladies,' as she cal.f
lint one day on the moor eould
hardly turn you into a -shooting lac,.
or else I dou't think I should ask for it
nivself," quoth llellenden. '"I think
your grandmamma might allow it just
lor onco." and. as upart from his desire
to.please hor. he experienced a feel
ing that her company would, he an
agreeable addition to that of theryoun
Oxonian, he bpoke with an earnestness
. which showed he meant to DetaKen at
I his word.
'-What is it you are in doubt about,
Eellenden''' said Cecil, enteringatthe
moment; 'anything I can get you?"
"Why, yes; get eruiission tor this
little lady to r.ue alongside of us on the
moor. Lion t you think she might?
She would be in no one'a way: and I
dare say she is quite as good for a long
day among the grouso as the best of
Impossible!" said Cecil, with a look
of amazement. "My grandmother
would never hear of such a thing!
Why, Jerry, surely you did not pro
pose it? Was that why you got uof"
"Xo, indeed," cried Jerry, almost in
tears; 'indeed I never thought ol it,
Cecil. Ifeallv and truthfully 1 didlnot.
only got up to see you off. l ou
know." she added, coloring and hesi
tating ever so little, "you know l do
0 ten see you o f."
'.Not very often. But - well.-"
"And C'apt. Bellenden tbouirht tha;
that perhaps I might go too, if granny
and you did not mind."
"4)s saaudmotuer would most car
ta nly object. !She would never hear
of it," said Cecil to him.
"Hut. really, would she not? Ladies
1o go out. you know: and and "
"Oh, yes; some ladies do, certainly.
Not those of our family," said Cecil,
with all the stillness of the Raymonds
dead and alive on the sub'ect; "it is
the last thing we should ever wish
them to da"
"bhe is such a child," murmured
Bellenden, apart to him, "and diliercnt
from other children, too. She must
have but few pleasures in this lonely
place; why deny one on tho mere score
'Vou own it would be improper?"
"Not at all, for a little girl like her.
It would bo diherent if she were a few
yea. s older At present it could surely
io no harm."
"Oh. no 'harm,' I dare say. "How
ever, it is not forme to say either
yes.' or 'no.' I do not think my grand
mother at all Jikely to consent; but, of
.ourse, Jerry can ask her "
"And may I say you w ill take care of
mo'r" Jerry was on the wing instan
taneously. Wo - say I will,'' cried Bellenden.
laugh ng. And somehow Cecil thought
of the heliotro;e as he lookod at him,
md from him to iferaldine.
It proved that he Knew his grand
mother best. She was shocked, al
ii est incredulous, eould hardly believe
that a man who knew the world as
t a;t. Uellen.ien did, could have made
such a proposition, and assured his
messenger with many an ominous
shake of the head, that it was no com
pliment to her at her ago to bo con
siilere i too young to be at all in the
way by young men who wanted to
smoke, and talk, and shoot. If Cap'.
Bellenden thought of her in that light,
it meant that she was to bo no re
straint upon them, and that they might
go on ;i st as freely together as though
she were not th;-ro; and how would
she like that.' She little knew how
uncomfortable it would mako her leel.
Young women who respected them
selves should always be a resiralut
after a fashion upou yo ng men, and
Jerry wa-. really growingtobe a young
woman now. and ought to feel as one.
.she took it very ill of Capt Bellen
den. the old iady further proceeded,
to ha o ti. noted s u h an idea, an idea
that but for him would never have
entered Jerry's head and. indeed, sbe
ha 1 meant to tell Jerry to be a little
more careful, and rot to run on quite
so last with her tongue when Bellen
den was by. in case he took it into hia
mind that she was wilder and more un
tamed than she really was; this sug
gestion of his showed that her caution
u-ruhi have been a wise one -and lso
op. nti. the po r little girl, ashamed,
anevcl and i iiterly repentant, ail
at t nce Li oka out into an agony of sobs
an . t; art, and rushed from the room,
seeding v-ly to be unseen and un
spoken to any more.
' Go down again? Not for worlds.
Hr own chamber, and behind a fast
locked door was the one place for her
TO BE CONTINUED. J
The Miildfc-Ageil Woman.
The fascinating middle-aged womnn
h not looking for flattery. Kither slic
las had enough of it, or she knows
tuat men bestow it easily on all women
Mike, and she avoids it as something
linden uine. This middle-aged woman's
ltiselflshness is, indeed, "adorable,"
and the observing you.ig woman's
rie;.vs is distorted when to her it ap
pears "sad." The woman cf mature
jeurs is good-natured because she dars
rot be otherwise. She h.is learned a
lesson that all observing young women
would do well to learn, namely, that a
gentle nature and swc;t disposition
are not only among woman's most po
tent charms, but that they keep the
possessor young and lovable long ai'tc-i
the years count up to that time call
A Vnlear Fellow.
Cholly I am going to cut that
el'.ata Hardhead; he's to vulgali. He
smokes a pipe. Miss Pinkie 1 have
heard that that is the height of style.
It's Knglish. you know! Cbo'.Iy
Ya-as; but Hardhead says he floe-rt
smoke a i ipe because it's English, but
'tecausc it's clteap! Puck.
will tne American Ulrl Skilobn?
It will not be long in all probabil.
.cy before the American girl will go
skilol nlng. This has a pcrtentious
sound, but merely rerers to the win.
ter sp rt of Scandinavia. It consists
m scudding over the snow ana lea
after being shod with the okce, a
long wooden snowshoe. Austrian
ladies of fashion are devoted to tho
new sport, and it will get to New
York sooner or later.
A Wle BurRlnr.
P.urglar Your money or your life.
Inventor I have nothing in the
world but my great Invention whim
just completed to-day. Take lh.it
Burglar (retiring I don't want it
I'm out for dcr dust not troiibls.
tl 0 Odd.
ill. Wabash Bo you comfde.- m-.
iage a failure? Mrs. Lakefront
Not altogether. My experience has
seen about three bull's-eyes ia five
bona things are called sweet-wblcb
!nnet ke tasted. .
In 1790 handkerchief cost sixty six
cents in Massachusetts, while a pair
of stockings cost seventy-five cents.
nd notatoes were thirty cents a
It ie believed &v microscopists
that the highest powers or their instru
ments have not yet received the most
minute forms ox animal me.
REV. DR. TALMAGE.
THK UZtOOKIiTl pTVTXK S -TODAY
subject: Palace in India.
Text: "Who siorn id violence nndrob-.
Oery id their p duces." Alios hi., 10.
Id this dny, when vst sura ot mon
re heinu given for the redemption of In
dia. I hope to inerea-sn the interest in f hat
irreiir country and nt the same time draw
t( r all cluster of our people proctturj. les-
lons, nnil so 1 present tins n:t.i seroion m
the round the world series. We step into
theancient enp ml ot India, the mer -ro-runi-i.uion
of Its name sendioir a llr.U
trouh the hody, mind and soul .all
those who bnve ever real its storlMof
iplcn lnr and oloister anil prowess D.-lhf.
lWora the first historian Impressed his
first word in clav. or eat his first wori on
mnrl.le. or wrote Ids first word on pipyrus;
e!lii stool in India, s contemporary of
B I'.ylon an 1 Nineveh. We know that Delhi
tccisted lornrer before filirlt's time than we
live after Ills time. Delhi is built on tha
ruins of seven cities, which tninscover forty
miles with wrec-ed temples, broken
Ion reuses, split tombs, tumble down palaces
and tne debris ot centuries. An arehsto oeist
could proflinbly spen 1 his file here taltlnn
with the past througti Us lips of yenerauK
There are a hundred tldntrs here yon
ouWit to see in this city of Delhi, bat tbre ,
thincs vou must see. The first thing I want
ed to see was tho Cashmere Rate, for that
was the point at which the mixt wonderful
deed of daring which the world has evei
"en was .'one. T-t wn the turnine point
of the mutiny of l'tl. A lady at Delhi pat
Into my hand an oil piintini? of ataut einai-
een inches square, a picture well executed,
hot chiefly valuable for what it repri
sented. It was a ucene from the time ol
mutiny; two horses at lull ran, har,
neesed to a carriage in which were four
persons. She said "Those persons on
the lront siile are my father and mother.
The yuuoi; lady on the back seat hold
ing In her nrms a baby of a year was
my ol W sister, and the hal.y was my
set'. My mother, who is down with a
(ever in tue next room, painted that
y.-ars nui Tne horses are in fall run
because we are flei'lng for oar lives. My
mother is driving, for the renson that father,
ftnn.lin? up in the front of his carriage, had
ts defen 1 u-i with his gun, as yon there see.
lie fought our way out and on tor many a
nil'-e, sUootinir down the sepoys as we went.l
We had somewhat fcU3p-cted trouMe and
hnd become suspicious of our servants, t A
prin.-e had r. qu -sted a privato interview
with my fut'ier, who whs editor of the
IMhi linz tte. The prince proposed -to
come veiled, so that no one uiiht recog
nize Mm, but my mother iniistel on being
present, nn 1 the interview did not tasa
p ac - A Inrire il-h ha I been S"nt to oat
fumily and four other families, the pressnt
an off-rini; ot thanks tor the Kinir's recovery
from a reent siekness. Bur we buspected
poi-on an i di not eit tho fl-h.
On' day ail ou r servants came np an lstid
!h y iiui-t Vo nu l s-e what was the matter.
We s :v- w' ::t w.n intended un 1 knew that II
the ; v n's r -lurn-) I they wuull mnrjer all
of ii-. V iiu .'s ur.v worse and worse until
tl.i- r n - o! H'liht shown yon in the pLotnre
look (dace. Y-'U s-e. tne horses were wild
With ir ciit. This was no: only because ol
t!i" ilii-hnr?.- of cans, but tne horses wers
Mr n-1; mid poun lej by sepoys, and ropes
were tied a.-r' ss the-way, and the savai
hnlloo nn 1 me -bout of rt-veuge made all tbc
way oi cur flight a horror."
'ilie books have fully recorded the hero
ism displayed nt D -llil and npproximits
r irioti-. but M- in no mention ol this fam
ily oi Wagenirelhers whose fliitht I am men
tioning, iiiit the 11 idras Atneneum printed
'And now ! Are not the deeds of the Wai?
.ntrciie, though he wore a round bat and
sh- a criu-.line, as worthy of imperishable
verse asth.weof the heroic prur wuose nup
tials (triced the court of Ctiarlemaune? A
more touching picture than that of the
brave man contenlin with well nerved
arm ns iinst the black and threatening fate
impending over his wife and child we
h.'ive never seen. Here was no strife for the
Klory of physical prowess or the spoil ot
shining nrms, but a conquest of the human
m n I, an assertion of the powers of Intellect
over the most appalling array of circnm
stiineesthat could assail a human being.
M'n hive become gray in front oi sudden and
unexpected peril, and in ancient days so
mii'-u was courage a matter of heroic
and m-n instinct that we read In im-mort-il
verse of heroes struok with panic
and flfein- before the enemy. Bat the sav
age sepoys, with their hoarse warcry and
warming like wasps around the Wngen
trieb.rs, struck no terror Into the brave
man's heart. His heroism was not the mere
ebullition of despair, but, like that of his
wile, caim nn I wise standing upright that
le might us- his arms better."
As an incident will sometimes more tin
press one than a generality ot stat-m-nt, I
present the night of this one family from
lvlhi merely to illustrate the desperation ot
the times. The fact was that the sepoys had
taken possession of the ;ltv of Delhi, and
they were, with all thoir artillery, fighting
back the Europeans who were on the ont-i-i
le and murder ng all the Europeans who
were inside. Tne city of Delhi has a
rrenul.atet wall on three sides, a wall
fiveanda half miles long.nnd the fourth sideo!
the city is defended by the River Jumna. In
addition to these two defenses of wall and
water there were 40.000 sepoys, all armed.
Twelve hundred British soldiers were to
take that city. Nicholson, th Immortal
General, commanded them, and you mast
visit his grave before you'lenve Delhi. Hs
fell leading his troops. He commanded
them even after being mortally wounded.
Von will read this inscription on his tomb
"John Nicholson, who led the assault of
Delhi, but tell in the hour of victory,
mortally wounded, and died 23d September,
I8.V7. age I thirty-five years."
With what guns and men General Niohot
ion could muster he had laid siege to this
walled city tilled with devils. What four ul
Olds! Twelve hundred British troops un
covered l.y any military works, to take a
city surrounded by firm and high masonry,
ou the top of w'dcli were 114 guns an 1 de
fended by 40,h00 Io iming sepoys. A larger
per--nt-ige of troops fell here than in
any gr. nt battle I happen to know of. Tne
Crimean l reentnge ol the fallen was 17. 49.
1 ut the percentage of Drdhi was' S7.9. let
that city n.ust be taken, and it can oa'y le
taken by .U'h courage as had never be-n re
corded in all the annuls of blooilsbed. very
charge of 1 be British regiments against the
wahs an 1 : titu bad been beaten back. The
hyenas of llin looim anl Moanmmednntsm
rowlel over the walls, and the English
nrmy could do nothing bat bury their own
.lea l. Hut at this gate I stand and waicn
an exploit that makes the page of history
tremble with agitation.
T.dsejty lias ten gates, but the most fam
cus is the one beloro wni.-h we now Stan I,
and it is call"- Cashmere gate . Write the
wrls in ret inlc because of the earn i-T.
Write them In letters of light for the illus
trious deeds. Write them in letters of black
fortheberelt nnJthe dead. Will the world
ever lorget that Cashmere gate? Lieuten
ants Salkeld nn 1 Home and S-rgeants Bur
gess, Carmlclmel and Smilb offerad to tase
bngs of powder to tae toot of that gate an f
s t them on Ore, blowing open tue gate, al
though they must nie in doing it. Tuere
they go just after sunrise, each one etrrying
a sack containing twenty-tour pounds o.
powder, and doing this under the tire of thu
Lieutenant Home was the flt to jam)
Into the ditch, widen still remains before
the gate. As they go, one by one falls under
tne shot and shell. One of the mortally
woun led as he falls han -s his sack of pow
der with a box of lucifer matches to an
other, telling hira to fire tne sack, when,
w.tn an explosion that shook the earth foi
twi nty miles aroua I, prt of the Cashmere
rate was blown into fragments, and the
Lodies of some of these heroes were so
scattered they were never gathered for fun
pral or grave or monument. The British
army rushed in through, the brok-n gate,
and although six clays of hard fighting were
accessary be'ore the city was in complete
possession the cr! s was p-ist. The CirsJi
oiere gat-ooen, tne capture of Delhi and
all it contained of n ilaots and mosques MJ
Tensures w 'S po-4-iMe. -
Lor I Napier, of MaglVrt, of whom'Mt.
Jrladstone spoke to 'm s aflct'otiTTely
w.'ien I w is his u'U 'St at.U iwar ten. Enirp-t.
bos lifted a monupaenc near tbu ch naerM
. kate, who tne names ot tne m-n wno mere
fell inseril.ei thereon. That English lord,
who ba t seen courage on many a battlefield,
visited this Cashmere rate and fait that, the
men who openet it with the loss ol
their own lives onght to be commemo
rated, and hence this cenotaph. But, altet
all. the best monument is the gate itself,
with the deep gouges in tba brick wall on
the left side made by two bombshells, and
the wall above torn by ten bombshells, and
the wall on the right side defaced and
rnpe 1 and plowed and gullied by all styles
at long reaahing weaponry. Let the words
'Cashmere gate," as a synonym for pat
riotism and fearlessness and self sacrifice,
go into all history, all art. all litera
ture, all time, all eternity! My friends,
that kind of courage sanctified will yet take
the whole earth for God. Indeed, the mis
sionaries now at Delhi, tolling amid heathen.
inm and feVer and cholera, an 1 far awaj
from bwae and omfcrt. al stayin? there
aw M they drp lata their weaves, are nat a
brave in laWag B.AI for (insist as wore
Ntohols-n and Heme and CarmtcfMiel in taking-Delhi
far Great Britain. - Take this lor
the first sermonie leesoa, -
Anotner thing you most see if you go to
Delhi, though you leave many things nn
teen, is the palace of the moguls. It ts an
inclosurn 1000 yards by 500. You enter through
a vaulted ball nearly 400 leet long. Floors
of Florentine mosalo and walls ones em
eralded and sapphlred and earnuno e t and
diamonded. I said to the guide, "Show ns
where onoe stood the peacock throne."
"Here It was," ha responded. All tha
thrones ot tba earth put together would
aot equal that for costliness and brilliance,
t had steps of sliver, and the seat and arms
s-ere of solid gold. It cost about 1 150,000.
XX). It stood between two peacocks, the
leathers and plumes of wbloa were fashioned
nt of colored atones. Above tha throne
a-as a Ufa size parrot cot out of one em
raid. Abova all was a canony rest ins ou
;welve columns of cold, tbe'eanopy fringed
with pearls. Seated here, the emperor
sn public occasions wore a erown con
taining, among other things, the Eohinoor
iiamond, an i the entire blnza ot coronet
rost $10,350,000. This suDerO anl once al
nost sapernaturally beautiful room hns im
bedded in the white marble wall letters ol
laok marble, which were translated to mf
torn Persian into English as meaning ;
If on the earth there be an E len of bliss,
That place Is this, is this, is this, is this.
But the prseocks that stool beside th
hrone have own away, taking all tbe ctls
.ilay with them, an 1 those white marl .In
floors were reddened with slaughter, and
those bathrooms ran witn b!oo t. and that
E len of which the P. rsiun couplet on the
wails spake h is bad its flowers wither and
ts truds decay, and I thought while look
ng at tho brilliant desolation anl Stan ling
mid the vanished glories of that throne
room thnt some one had better change n
little that Persian couolet on the will and
nake it read : I
I' there be a placo whre mnoh you ml-s,
That place is this, is this, is this, is this.
As I came out of the palace Into the stre?i
ot Delhi. I thought to mysMf paradises nr
not built out of stone ; nre not cut in sculp
tur; ; are not painted on w ills : ari not fash
tone I ouf of precious stoies ; do nit spray the
caeek with lenntains ; do not off-ir throne!
or crowns. P.ira lis"a are built out ot na
tures uplifted nn I ennobled, and what
Hrchiteet's eomptss may not sweep, and
sculptor's chisel may not cut, and punter'
peneil may not sketch, an i gardener's skill
may not lay out the grae of Gol can
achieve, and if the heart be right all is riiriit.
and il tn- iieart l wrong all is wrong. Here
jcdeth the s-cond less n.
But I will not yet allow you to leava Delhi.
Tiie third tiling you must s"e, or never admit
;rmt yrei bare be-n in In lia. is tho mosque
called In in ml Musji I. It is the grandest
miisque I ever saw exc pt Sr. S.iplii i at Con
stantinople, bur ir surptsses that in some
res:ec:H, for St. Sopaia was originally a
C iristlrn church and change I into a mosque
wail this of Djlhi was originally built for
As I entered 1109 or more Mohammedans
were prostrited in worship. There are
times when 5000 may t.e s -en here in the
sime attitude. Each stone of the floor is
thre.i feet long by one and a half wi le, on I
each worshiper has one of these slabs foi
him-elf while kneelin?. Tie erection ol
this building r quired 5000 laborers for six
years. . What a built up immensity ot white
marble an 1 red sandstone ! We descended
tne forty marble steps by wlslch we as'-ea lei
and took another look nt this wonder of tbe
As I thoujht what a t rain the architect
must have had who llr-t built that mosque
In his own imagination, an t as I thougnt
wnat an opalent ralerthat must have been
wno gave the order for sucn vastness am!
symmetry, I was reniodel of that which
penectly explained all. The architect who
planned this was the sams man who
planned the Taj namely, Austin de Bor
deau and tbe king who or.lere 1 the mosque
constructed was the king who ordered
tbe Taj namely. Shah Jehan, As this
grand mogul ordered built the most
splendid palace for the dead when ha
built the T.tj at Agra, he here ordered built
tbe most pplendid palace ot worship for the
hving at Delhi. Sea hero what sculpture
and architecture can accomplish. They link
together tbe centuries. Tbey successfully
dety time. Two hundred and eighty years
ago Austin de Bordean and Shah Jehan quit
this life, bat their work lives and bids tair
to stand until the continents crack open, and
hemispheres go down, and this planet show
rs other worlds with its ashes.
I rejoice iu nil these big buildings. whethei
Jedicate t to Mohamme 1 or Brahma or Bad
dim or Confucius or Zoroaster, because as
St. Sophia nt Constantinople was a Christian
ctauren changed into a mosque and will yet
be cianged back again, so all the mosques
and temples of superstition and sfh will yet
lie turned into churches. Wben India
ind Ceylon nn I China and Japan are
ransomed, as we all believe they will be,
;heir religions structures will all be eon
verted into Christian asylums, and Christian
o'iools, hii I Christian libraries, and Chris
tian churches. Built at the expense of su
perstition and sin. they will yet be dedicated
to the Lord Almighty. Hera endath the
'.bird less. n.
As that n'ght we took tha railrol trail
.'rom the Delhi station and rolled oat
through the city now living over the vaster
cui.-s boned under this ancient capital.
cities under cities, and our traveling ser
v.iut bad unrolled oar bed, which eonsistel
oi a raand two blankets and a plllow.an l as
we were worn out with tbe sightseeing of the
day, and were roughly tossed on that uneven
Indian railway, I soon fell into a troubled
sleep, in which I saw an 1 heard in a con
fuse l way the scenes and sounds of tho
mutiny of 1S57, which at Delhi we bad fceea
recounting, and now tbe rattle of tha train
seemed to tarn into the rattle ot musketry,
in t now the light at tha top of lae car de
luded me with the idea ot a burning city,
and then tbe loud thump of tba railroad
brake was in dream mistaken for a
looming battery, and the voices at the dif
ferent stations made ma think I heard tha
loud cheer of tbe British at the taking ot
the Cashmere gate, and as we rolled over
brid.es tne battles before Delhi seemed
going on, and as we went through dark tun
nels i seemed to see tbetomb of Humaynn in
wnich the King ot Delhi was bidden, and io
my dreams I saw Lieutenant Kenny ol
tbe artillery throwing shells which were
hantcd to him, tbeir fuses burning, and
Campbell nn 1 Keid and Hope Grant covered
with blood, and Nicholson falling while ral
lying on tbe wall bis wavering troops, and 1
saw I'.ead regiment talien across dead regi
ment, and heard the rataplan of the boo s
of Hodgson's hors-v nn t the dash of tha
Bengal artillery, an 1 the storming by tbe im
mortal lonrth column, and the rougher tha
Indian railway became and tbe darker tbe
night grow the more the scenes thnt I
had been studying at Delhi came on ma Ilka
an Incubus. But the morning began to look
through the window of oar jolting railcar,
and the sunlight poured in nn my pillow,
and in my dreams I saw tha bright colors of
the English fl ig hoisted over Delhi, where
tbe green banner of tbe Moslem bad wavea,
and the voices of tha wounded and dying
teemed to be exchanged for the voices that
welcomed soldiers home again.
And as tbe morning light got brighter and
brighter, and in my dream I mistook tha
bells at a station for a church bell hanging
In a minaret, where a Mohammedan priest
had mumbled bis call to prayer, I seemed to
bear a cbant. whether by human or angelio
voices in my dream 1 could not tell, but it
was a cbant about "peace and good will to
men." And as tbe speed of the rail train
slackened the motion of tha car become
so easy as we rolls 1 along tbe track that
It see ma 1 to mn that all the distress
and controversy and jol ting. and wars of tba
I workd had ceased, and In my a ream 1
' thonrht we had coma to tba time wben "tha
ransomed of the Lord shall retnrn an 1 come
to Zion with aonga and everlasting joy upon
their heads, and sorrow and aigbin; shall
Halt here at what yon have never seen be
fore, a depopulated city, the city of Amber,
The strange fact is that a ruler abandoned
his palaces at Amber and moved to Jaipur,
and all the inhabitants of the city followed,
except nere anl to era a bouse In Amber
occupied by a hermit, tbe city Is as silent
a population as Pompeii of Hercnianeum,
but those cities were emptied by volcanic
disaster, while this city of Anther was va
cated because Prince Joy Singh w-s told by
a Hindoo priest that no city should be In
habited mora than 1000 years, and so the
ruler 170 yean ago moved oat himself,
and all his people moved with him.
You visit Amber on tha back of an ele
phant. Permission obtained for your visit
the day before at Jaipur, an elephant Ij in
wailing for you about six miles out to take
you np tha steeps to Amber. You pass
through the awfully quiet streets, -all the
feet that trod them in tbe days of their activ
ity havinggone on the long journey and the
voices ot business anl gayety that sounded
amid these abodes bavtng long ago uttere 1
their last syllable. You pass by a lake cov
ering 590 acres, where tbe rajahs, used to
sail in their pleasure boats, but alligators
now have full possession, an t yna come to
the abandoned palace, wjich is an
enchantment. No more picturesque
place was ever chosen for the resi
dence of a monarch. The fortress
above looks down upon this palnce, and the
palace looks down upou a lake. This
monarchial abode may have had attractions
wben it was tbe home of royalty which have
vanished, but antiquity and the sllen -e of
many years and opportunity to tread where
once you would not have leen permitted to
tread may be an ad litljn quite equal to the
But what a solemn anl stup-nious thing
Ban abandoned ci'.yi While many of tue
peoples of earth have no root for their hea-1,
nere is s whole city of roors rejects I. The
'lanl of the desert was sufficient excuse for
be dlsaopearan-e of Heliopnlis. and the
waters of the Mediterranean Sea for the un-
.. ol Tyre, anl tbe lava of Mount
Tesuvius for the obliteration ot lfercu
laneum. but for the sake of nothing but a
superstitious whim the oity of Amber is
abandoned forever. Oh, wondrous India I
The city of Amber is only one of the marvels
which compel the uplifted ban t of surprise
from the day you enter India until you
leave it. Its flora Is so flamboyant, its fauna
so monstrous an 1 savage, its ruins so sug
gestive, its Idolatry so horrible, its degrada
tion so sickening, its mineralogy so brilliant,
its splendors so uplifting, its architecture so
old, so grand, so educational, so multi
potent, that India will not be fully compre
hended until science has made its last ex
periment, and exploration has ended its last
Journey, and the library of the world s liter
ature has closed its last door, and Christian
ity has male its last achievement, ani the
clock of time has struc- its lost hoar.
Cam s Horn Sounds m TarQff Vcte ta
tbe t iiredeemod.
XVY is as dead,
ly as the small
A KICKING COW
often gives gwd
Ther is r.o
more foolish fool
i s h n e s s thnn
The bread God
gives is always
fresh and sweet.
God jan forgive sin, but He won' J
It doesn't make tia any whiter to
U it a mistake.
Every lie is the assassin of some,
The thing that really damns men ii
heir love for sin.
The right kind of faith prefers God's
vill to its own will.
There is no use in talking any
tigher than we live.
An hour spent in bad company is a
'ong step toward the pit.
You can disappoint the devil in one
vay by keeping out of debt.
True faith never hesitates about
'tepping where God directs.
If some of us would pra-se God more
we would blame our neighbors less.
The only thing about some churches
hat points to Heaven is the steeple.
Live at peace with all men, and you
vill have the devil's war all you life.
A hypocrite only wears his mask
vhile 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
ttep over one duty to perform another.
To have to hoe the same row over
jvery day soon takes the poetry out of
Tkyixg to obtain happiness simplj
;o have it, is nothing more than selfish
less. "Whenever God enters upon a work
f creation, the first thing He makes is
The devil wins many a battle bj
retting God's troops -to fire into each
Heaven is to be given to those whe
ire trying to make a Heaven of this
The man who swears has something
n his heart that the devil wants to stay
. If you say "Good morning" t the
ievil he will offer you his arm to take
Don't think about the storm being
ilack. Remember that God gave the
As LONa as we look at men to find
)ut what God is doing, we shall be dis
tppointed. The man who breaks the golder.
rule does not keep any of the com
uandments. The devil has both hands on the
nan who will not follow bis honest
There is no work so humble that
faithfulness in it will not be noticed
The poorest people in the world are
Jiose who are trying the hardest to
eep all they get.
The people who weigh the most ic
lie church for God do not always sit in
he "amen corner."
The devil never gets a chance tc
st in the neighborhood of the man
vhom God pronounces perfect.
The devil lays down his gun when
iver he hears a preacher begin to
'.pologize for preaching the truth.
The right kind of a prayer for tht
the conversion of sinners, does all it
an to get to them with the gospel. '
thedevUcan pursuade you to take I
tep, he will make it an unanswer-
ble argument as to why you should J
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FLOOR OF TITl- PACIFIC
T5TRE3 3IIT.33 PxtOIX THi.
In Taking Soundings for the Ha aiian
Cable's Bed the Scientists 31adc
PT10FE3SOR GEOr.GE DAVID
son has completed a profile oi
the cable route between Cali
(, fornia and Hawaii, surveyed
by the United States Fish Commis
sion's eteamer Albatross. The route
that tho ofiiciils at Washington who
received the Albatross's reports kfir
decided is most economical and avail
able, starts from Salinas Landing, iu
Monterey Bay, where the deep Sa
linas Valley continues out into the
ocean. This valley has a steep descent
thnt will give iao wire, n resting place
335 fathoms (2100 feet) below the sur
face to miles and a hilf after leaving
the landing place. After leaving Mon
terey Bay it takes 200 miles of west by
south traveling to reach the floor ol
tlie l'ueitic, which averages about threa
miles from the surface.
Some of the mountains on tho bis
plain will compel detours when it
come to lnying the cable, but not
many of them. Mountains are not
pood for submarine cables. The rocks
chafe and wear the coverings, nud
cliffs and precipices and valleys leave
loose lengths exposed for denizens of
the sea to bite through or play with.
The biggest of these submarine
mountains found by the Albatross is a
little less than GOO miles from the coast.
If it were set up on dry land it would
put to blush the loftiest of the Sierra
Nevailas, for it is over two and a half
miles high, and yet its summit does
not come nearer than half a mile of
the surface of the water. There is an
other one two miles high within a
day's run of Honolulu, but its summit
is 8000 feet under water for all its
mighty effort to reach the surface. At
the southerly base of both these moun
tains the surveyors found deep beds of
soft ooze just fitted for the resting
place of a cable, and it is in this direc
tion that the detours around the an-
"jien.lly peaks will be made.
While the Albatross was surveying
the cable route the scientists of her
crew went fishing. They fished in
all kinds of ways, from scooping
things on board from the surface to
dragging them from the extreme
depths with trawls, drags and dredges.
They fished for everthing mnd, rocks,
coral, fish, crustaceans, animalcula?,
worms, vegetable specimens, and, in
short, everything that could possibly
have habitat in the saline depths.
The catches showed that submarine
cables have queer neighbors.- Some of
them are big and some of them are
little ; some are pretty and some are
hideous ; some are friendly and somo
are harmful and spiteful, but all are
The apparatus used in sounding is
not the least interesting part of a sur
veying ship's equipment, simple though
it is. The comisonest in use consists
of an old cannon shot suspended on
the eocentrieal bell crank principle.
Through the shot passes a cylinder
with a valve at the bottom to permit
its receiving a portion of the deposit
of tho ocean's bed. When the weight
is relieved the bell crank is tipped, the
shot slips off, end all that the line has
to haul np is the sounding cylinder
with its accumulated treasure.
Incidental to the surveying and fish
atching the Albatross scientists took
the temperature of the sea depths.
This was accomplished by thermometers
which could be fixed to register the
extremes of heat and cold they passed
through. Half a mile below the sur
face the intense cold of the water
never changes, winter or summer. Xo
ray of sun ever penetrates such depths,
and the temperatnre is but slightly
above freezing point at any time.
Strange to say, it does not change
much with an increase in depth of two
or three miles, and the ooze brought
up from the bottom, 15,000 to 20,000
feet down, does not show over a dozen
or twenty degrees more of cold than
the water three or four thousand feet
There is no intermediate life to
speak of, either. The abyssal animals,
as the scientists call things that live
on the bottom, seem unable to exist
excepi nder a pressure of from four
or five thousand pounds to the square
inch, and they have to go down from
two and a half to three miles to get
this. It is queer, that living in the
dark, as they do, some of them have
eyes and some have not. Those that
are given optics also run to extremes ;
they either have tremendous protrud
ing optics or such microscopical eyes
as to force the keenest search to dis
cover them. They are all carnivor
ous, each species feeding on the
Bpecics next in size down to the ani-
malcultc, which have no evidence to
give to their method of sustaining
life. Xo vegetalde life grows in these
cold night-colored depths and the
scientists have no hesitation in pro
nouncing anything that looks like a
plant an animal, no matter how flow
ery it may seem.
Down near Honolulu, where the wa
ter shoals, the temperature increases
at the bottom to seventy and eighty
degress, and this is a problem the ca
ble people must overcome. Such a
beat is liable to interfere with the in
sulating properties of the ordinary
deep sea cable wrapping, so that the
last end of the cable will have to be
constructed with a rubber instead of a
gutta percha "filler." Stearine will
also enter into its composition, this
being designed to prevent galvanic
action between the inner copper wires
and the outside armor of iron.
Children who are puzzled to know
hat becomes of shooting stars could
find an answer in the deep dredgings
of the Pacific Away down, 2000 and
3000 fathoms from the surface, the
dredges find metallic and magnetio
spherules, which scientists have deter
mined to be of cosmic origin, the dust
of falling stars and meteorites. A
microscopic view of a bit of the blue,
gray or green mud that the dredges
bring np tells of the existence of mil
lions of animals that have their homo
in Rome strata of the ocean ; they die,
?iDk lo ,the bttom Bnd th,eir ah?Us 8n,d
hnAs, Va the tremenau deposits
tua" l.uu ue.eP a burveyors ds up
"""i"- "' -""--'.
the minute shells the scientists name
the ooze globigerina. pteropod, diatom, I
niw d title,
i raaiomriau ui wmv
It is these oozes that clelisnt tue cauie
layer. They form soft beds in whieli
the heavy wire buries itself so deeply
is to be beyond harm from inonsterj
who haunt the bottom of t'uu. si;-.
New York Advertiser.
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SCIENTIFIC ASU IXDCSTMAE.
To suffocate a frog it is necessary
only to prop its jaws so that it canuoi
It is said that tho husks ol Cava
gooseberries, when dry, ma'e excel
The largest opes have only sixtern
ounces of brain ; the lowest men have
The head of the rattlesnake h:is been
know to inflict a fatal wound lifter be
ing severed from the body.
Long forehead with spherical knolo
in the upper pnrt indicate genius, per
tinacity without derision, coldness,
varied by fits of impetuosity.
A larger proportion of children Mir
vive their first year of existence i'l
Dublin, Ireland, than iu any one o.'
the twenty largest towns of England
Ta-ing the average depth of ab
oceans to be three miles there v.ouid
be a salt stratum 230 feet thick over
all the surface now occupied by ocean.'
should the same evaporate.
Doctor Assman and Doctor Eor.
have arrived ,at the conclusion that
most persons struck by lk'hniu.., nut
to all appearances dead, could be re
jailed to life by applying the nieth'xl
of artificial resuiration in use for re
suscitating the drowned.
A railway carriage cooler his bent
invented by a guard on the Midli.tii.
Railway. It consists of appur.i'.u-i Jot
compressing air during the travel v;
of the cars, and a regulated adjustment
allows the oompressed air to e:aud nt
intervals into the carriage.
A good fire extinguisher may bo
made with chloride "of litn-, twenty
parts; common salt, five parts; and
water, seventy-five parts. Mix well
and bottle. In case of fire throw th
bottle so as break it inrthe locution of
the fire and it will put.it out.
In the Spanish province of Gerotii
i fairly pure type of tbe dwarf ruee of
Morocco and the Atlas hHsbeen traced.
These people average about three mi l
a half feet in height, and are other
wise characterized by a yellow i-kin,
broad, square faces, Mongolian eye-
ind red hair of a wooly texture.
Professor Semmoin, of Italy, hiu
ased the electric battery with splendid
mccess in cases of chronic lead-pois-3uing.
Based upon tho well known
fact that electricity promotes assimila
tion, ho used the buttery and found
that under the influence of the current
tho lead residue was thrown off and
passed away with tho secretions. At
the end of three months nearly all his
patients could be dismissed as cured.
In support of tho modern theory
that sound does not consist of a given
number of countable wavebeats, a
well known writer adduces the fact
that a plate of iron, even nn inch
thick, when used as the diaphram ol
a telephone, will respond to and trans
mit perfectly the sound vibrations of
the human voice, a result which is al
most inconceivable to be supposed
?ould be effected by mere mass vibra
tion. A great many farmers, particularly
: in Xew Jersey and Pennsylvania, en-
rjonrago the presence of snakes in their
neighborhood on the theory that they;
destroy vermin. Xaturalists are now.
agreed that they do injury by devour
ing toads and frogs, those animals Vic
ing morn industrious destroyer- of
vermin than snakes. In some of tlm
Southern States black snakes are kept
in barns in the hope that they wl)
An Eccentric Hon.
A certain party near Forest Green
das a hen that is most eccentric of all
female fowls of which we have ever
heard. Said hen commenced laying iu
the family buggy, and the first timo
her peculiar actions were noticed wa
when Don drove homo one eveniug;
the hen ran out to meet him before he
itopped and layed an egg before ho
sould get the harness from the horses.
CJpon two different occasions sho re
mained on the nest in the back of tho
buggy when it was in use, oneo to
Salisbury and onco to Forest Green,
both times getting back safely. These
facts crn be vouched for by people
whose veracity is never questioned. -Salisbury
Lake Beds Untsually'FulI.
Not in six years havo tho lake beds
)f South Dakota been so full of water
is at present. According to reports,
;1ip old lake beds that havo been dry
'or years are onco more brimful, and
rater fowl have been quite abundant
ill season. To those familiar with
South Dakota, the filling of the luko
eds means a great deal. It means not
nly a crop this season, but for sev
;ral years to oome. So long as South
Dakota can keep her numerous lakes
illed with water, she may well defy tho
vorld as a grain-producing State. Th.
tudden return of ducks and geese after
i desertion of seven years is not a lit
ilo remarkable. Sioux City Tribune
Tommy (at the Fair) "Mamma,
what makes all the guards wear strapi
nnder their chins?" Mamma (tired
out) "I think it ia to keep them front
asking questions." Chicago Inter
He "What kind of a story did tha.
tramp trump up to get his breakfast ?"
She "Xone at all. He said he'd seeD
a good many babies, but our Tedd
was ahead of them alL " Chicago Inter
Teacher "Xow, Tommy, if yon
were a man and had $2000, and you
wanted to buy a house worth $10,000,
what would you do?" Tommy "I
guess I'd try and marry some womaj
with $8000. "Texas Sittings.
Drill Sergeant (to recruit) "I've
told you forty times that you must
stand up as straight as if you had swal
lowed a ramrod. Instead of that you
appear to have swallowed half a dozen
Turkish scimitars." Texas Siftings.
Half the medicine a man tnaes
for a complaint tba do"t"ra can't cure'
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