Juniata sentinel and Republican. (Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pa.) 1873-1955, January 23, 1895, Image 1

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    VOL. XLIX.
NO. 6.
CHAPTER Y I. Con tin ad.
"It is or no use waitin? fop GeraU
dine," quoth Cecil, calmly rising at la
to go. "1 expect she has bet n ordered
back to bed. She is an excita le littl
thing, aud ha 1 no business to bo up ul
this hour. As to her aroinr with us. I
knew my grandmother would novel
hear of it."
I'oor child. I hope I have not got
her into a scrape." replied Uellenden,
But he had forgotten all about it
when he came home at night, and
Jerry needed not to have wasted a sin
gle moment on the oft-ro eated cjuer
'What must he have thought.?"
She had had a bad day. but it had
borne so.ue fruits, even such fruits at
she could herself appreciate: for granny
reflecting that the child had been lest
to blame than appeared, and that it
had been only natural that she should
jump at a projiosal so entirely in ac
cordance, with her taste9, felt pitiful
and compassionate, and set about
speedily to consider what she should
do to '"make up" to her darling for tne
Then the bright idea occurred tohei
that Jerry should sit up to the late
sunuer. should bo exherted to be very
quiet and sedate, and told that she
would thus prove to Capt. Bellenden
in the most satisfactory manner, that
she was emerging frmn the chryalis
state, and was. in fact. Uou the vert
contincs of butter '. hood.
Jerry wied her eyes, which had be
gun to brim afresh at the first words,
arben it came to this point.
To sit ui to the late supper would
certainly be a great thine, next best
If not quite as good as going out on the
moor, and though, to be sure, the lat
ter might have entailed the lormer.
there was no absolute certainty that it
would have dune so. Had she been
allowed to go with her cousin and hia
friend, it was quite possible that
granny might have sent for her about
midday, in which case she would as
suredly have lost all chance of the
evening' treat, since she could hardly
have faced her grandmother with twe
unwonted re guests in one day. The
point would then have been, whi.h to
choose between;
Hut here was granny herself propos
.ntr the supper, ana proposing it in the
kindest manner, placing, as it were,
the gentlest of lingers on a tender
Cranny was sure, she said. that Capt.
Bellenden had meant no harm: he has
only been thoughtless: he had no little
sisters of his own, and din not know
a!x)ut them, dranny was sorry she
had spoken so strangely, and hocd no
more would be thought about it- It
had been quite right of Jerry not to go
down again. And now she should not
say anything to their guest immense
relief on Jerry" part , and nothing
more need be heard of the matter.
fc.A small hand stole into hers at this
point. The oi l lady fondled it, and
understood its meaning.
A sense of s .bdued cotn'ort and glad
ness stole into the child s brea.-t. and
tilled it to overflowing, presently. Tha
agony of shame, vexation, and nisar
.ointment haa le't it sore an ' ach ng.
even when the first throes had passed
but now. as evening approached, hoe
again lilted up its hcid.
sihe was to sit up late, and have her
place laid at table. She wa to put on
her longest frock, and bo in the drawing-room
I y granny's side when the
gentlemen came in. and she need not
give any explanation of her not return
ing t the breakfast table, a-, it wo .Id
be quite sufficient to reply to any in-1
quiry that granny had not wished her
to go out.
To all this Jerry meekly assented;
and presently granny had tfcersatisfac
tion of hearing her cheerful little
tongue prattling away again as if noth
ing had happened.
A piece of white heather from the
ptarmigan peaks," cried Bellenden,
gaily, coming in in the dusk with it in
his hand. "From the very topmost
aight of your lands, fair lady," holding
out the sprig towards Geraldine. "1
know that I should lind some, though
Kaymond said not. Will you then ac
cept as a gift what you cou d claim as
bhe took it shyly.
"We have had surh a day, Mrs
Campbell," continued the speaker
w iii animation, "sui h a glorious, un
reeled day. A (lav ever to be remem
bered. It'has made up for a hundred
Via weeks such as the last. We have
lain our thousands, and we have
walked our leagues, and have seen
such sights, such stretches of moor
upon moor, and mountain upon.moun-
tain, and so many sea lochs, each like
a separate ocean, with its own little
fleet of herring boats, and its own vil
lage of fishermen's ottages on: we
have bad a grand day altogether. 1
eball never forget it. lean never hop
or such another."
Then he glanced at his other auditor,
who was mutely listening, but not look
ing at him. All at once he recollected
. n iinflArsf.nod.
"1 am afraid there is no doubt that X
w:ls in the wrong aliout your coming;
Jerrv. " he owned frankly. "You see;
I had no idea of what it was going tij
be like. The ground we went over wal
juucli too rough for any pony, and wai
pretty severe even on Ilayraond ami
sue. I hoie vou did not think me very
ra'y to have proposed it, Airs. t'am4
bell," turning to the old lady, "butyoj
sen moors differ so. and that at Kin4
cralg was easy walking. Just where,
we had our luncheon. However, there)
was a path, and I believe the boy anl
pony ame up by it. We are to lunch;
at the same place to-morrow. Sow
.-ould we not induce you to come up'
That would atone to my little friend
here for my unfortunate suggestion o'
Mie morning. What do you think?"
'I will think about it Capt. Bellec
den." He looted round, then walked
fclraight up to the little girl's side.
"Was it very bad thi9 morning?" he
whispered. "Did I let you in Ior
scolding, Jerry?"
Her bosom heaved.
'Poor little thing!" said he peni
tently. "I am so sorry. It was all my
f.iult. They were auite rjght, you
know, your irrandmamma an 1 cousin. It
-ould really never have done, an! I.
ought never to have set you on to ask
hem. I am awfully sorry "
Oh, it it doesn't matter."
".No one is angry with you, I hope?"
"Oh, no not now.'"
"I am so sorry, so awfully sorry.
JTou do forgive me, don't, you,
though?" continued Bellenden, who
really Had no idea how softly ani ten
derly he was speaking. He was, as he
l saia. so very sorry; ana ho had a strong
suspicion mai nis sorrow was not un
deserve I. He coul 1 perceive traces of
a struggle and emotions not yet en.ire
ly "Within check upon the childish
countenance eat-t down before him. an 1
felt sure that more had happened than
he wojld own. Involuntarily his
land took hers and held it.
' Yoj do forgive me, don't you?" he
said again.
She had barely time to whisper
Yes," ere voices were heard, and
ste, s approached, and the hand was
caught away.
"So glides tb. metsir throuzh tt sky.
And s-nsd iluu a glldrd train ;
In wi.eu it lUuri-liva! gloria uia,
ltetolves 10 common air again.
So it went on.
Bellenden was not blameless: but he
was less to blame than perhaps ap
He was really fond of children,
vhether boys or g:rls: and bad he pos
sessed either sisters, or nie es, or
daughters of hi-own. wouli haveshown
as an atfectionate relation. There was
a simplicity in his disposition anl
tastes which made him the most ile
lishtiul of i ompanions to the very
young; they never bored him; in their
sports an l pastimes he was deeply,
truiy, and seriously interested as them
selves: he could go a-nestinr or a nut
ting with tne enthusiasm of a lad: he
womu spend wnoie mornings in con
structing a l.ri ge, tr d. imming a
stream, or making a minnow boa: he
would re quite pettish it called away
to attend to weightier matter.
.ow Cecil lUiyiuiind cared for nonet
these things. Gerakiin-i had long
ceased to bring o.it for his inspection
her drawers full of birds eggs, her
shells, und her sea weeds. She hal
heard his 4-v ery pretty'' so often, hail
instructed his ignorance so often, and
hai seen him yawn behind h.s hand
such times innumerable when she had
endeavored to interest hiin in hers m
ple spoils and treasures, that she had
'est all heart for showing them.
Indeed she had almost given up
bringing them out foranybody till Uell
enden came.
She had found that so many of her
grand .-other's visitors would look to
pK-a-e. her, would admire when told to
aaruire, and listen in order to seem
complaisant, that she had learned to
suppo-e no grown-up peop o really
loved such pursuits for their own
sakes. and' that it was only because she
vas still young that she clunto them.
Hut Uellenden had dispersed that
"You do ride, I know," continued
he. I saw your excellent pony in the
stables yesterday. Oh, he would carry
you up that path."
"Granny has often been up it," in
terposed a small voice, unable to hold
back any longer. "Granny and I have
had our luncheon often at the very
place, haven't we, dear? And sue does
not mind any mountain path, I can toll
vou. Capt. Be.lenden."
"It certainly sounds very pleasant,"
sub oined granny for herself "and il
to-morrow should be as tine as to-day
"Cf course fine weather is a nece
ity for such an expedition." assented
its pro; oser readily; "but we are going
to have a long spell of fine weather
now, every one is agreed, to we mav
hope for the best, and he went gaily ofl
to make ready for the evening.
When he came back only jerry wa?
in the drawing room: Mrs. l i p'.l
had been called away, and Cecil had
not yet come 'nw
lie had not only explored ever
jorner of her cherished collections,
and bandied deliberately each separate
acquisition, but he had displayed an
amount of knowledge and interest that
was at once novel and entrancing.
More, he had informed her that he.
too, was a collector. Not that he "had
been 'she had known "had beens"
before several elderly gentlemen had
been laboriously anxious to assure her
of their having at some remote period
of s hcolboyhood themselves collected
and arranged, but her new friend was
her tontemporarv on this ground. He
had, he said, his collection at homo,
and whenever he went home he looked
it over, and when he ha,? a chance he
added to it. His collection was of eggs,
and if he were at home at the nesting
season, he invaribly got some new
eggs, he did not approve of exchang
ing eggs w.th other people. He liked
'.o"have them all of his own findintr. It
wa- stupid to have other people's tind
incm lei'rv had "ot some that he
nua no?, Dut it was rar oetter loreacn
to keep their own. It made a variety.
He was quite soher and serious over it,
and promise 1 his young friend that if
she ever came to his home, she should
lee his cabinet, when she could have
one made on the same principles, if
the approved ol the design. With re
fard to the shells and seaweeds he was
nol SO learneu, ior ue naa never nveu
uiion the sea. But he picked up a
smattering of knowledge fast, and then
it was quite a treat to behold the pains
he took to assist the little conchologist
'n her travels round about the shore.
There happened to be very low tides
all the- time he was at Inchmarew. and
at such times, he was informed by
Jerry, much could be done in the way
of augmenting the shell collection. To
the little girl s great joy, the fine
shooting weather had proved to be of
brief duration; and, during the un
settled off-and-on wet days that suc
ceeded, Bellenden found no better oc
cupation for himself than poking about
among the long reaches of sea-weed
and briny fools in the bay, in search of
anything that might turn up.
The shore at that point was fruitful;
ana gorgeous sea-anemones as well aa
many humbler beauties, besides shells
and weeds innumerable rewarded their
pains; and day by day the two lrlends
the tall gra7 figure and the small
white one, for Jerry's white . frocks
wont on every morning now, and it was
quite a business for the laundry-maids
tn ret them iin ouickiv enough would
-,aily forth in the early hours ere the j
(Ida had Degun to return, anu nave
long delightful hour or two investi-
gating and discovering. Later on
there might be the moor, or the burn.
The afternoon would probably be
claimed for one or the other by Cecil;
but he was nothing loth to have hif
mijt imiical and tuirnn off his hands
tn the interval between breakfast ant I
h. .hid not. a after time he found
OUVuchiocommpo with Bellenden,
who was at once too old and too young
for him. Bellenden was either a com
plete man ot the world or a boy Cecil
was a youth: and it was doubtful
whether he ever wo-ild become the one
or could have been the other.
At present he was all Oxford and Ox
onians; ana he had hitherto felt that
his prattle concerning these was
scarcely sufficiently strong meat for
i he swell life-guardsman, who was "up"
in everything of the day. Then to h.s
astonishment, it had appeared that the
veriest milk for babes was auite pal
atable to this fine gentleman, for whom
he had teen straining all his faculties
to provide fare, and he had experi
enced a curious sense of niortiticatior
and reaction.
hat was he tosuppo-e? Whv. that
Bellenden was after all, but a shallow
fellow, who did very well on the sur
face, but of whom a reading, thinking
o.xonian very speedily got to the ena,
I he longer that Bellenden stayed at
menmarew tne Deiier indeed was Cecil
pieasea. .not a note went out to a
friend, tutor, or relation but what it
contained some mention of the per-
sonara men oa a vkis to fits grsSu
mother, and the reports ot the inchma
rew Dags during that week were sent
to more papers, far and wide, than
they had ever been before. But, proud
as he was of the honor thus conferred
upon one and all, young havmond could
not but rejoice that the burden of it
should sit easily on hia individual
He had really none of the trouble o.
entertaining the Jguest. Jerry, as we
have said, had the most of him, while
Mrs. Campbell found the voum? man
delightful company durin? the meals
when all were together and she had
herself never been seen to greater ad
vantage than when, all animation, she
revived the scenes, friendships, and
stories of her youth for his benefit. As
tne two talked. Jerrv would stand by
drinking it all in, and wondering why
she had never cared to listen to any
thing of the kind before, and whether
it would not be rather nice after all to
know something of the great world.
about which both her grandmother
and Bellenden waxed eloquent.
une day tne latter surprised ber.
"Don't you over do any lessons,
Jerry?" inquired he, somewhat sud
denly. "Oh, yes, 1 do. But these are the
holidays, vou know. 1 have been hav
ing holidays ever since you came."
"So 1 supposed. But what do you do
rhen you are not having holidays? i
never hear you speak of lessons. Have
you not a governess?"
IS no. ror a moment Jerry
wished she could have said "yes," felt
as if it ought to have been "yes," and
that she ought to have been able to
produce the inflexible, spectaclei pre
ceptress, who had ever been the bane
of her imagination; but present'y she
plucked up spirit to vindicate her xsi
tion. "I go every day for two hours to
the manse." she said, "or else Mr.
Mackenzie comes here for two hours.
He comes here three times a week.
and I go there three times a week.
Granny rays I could not have a better
master, and that It is extremely kind
of him to spare the time. I have of
ten heard granny say how fortunate I
am." she added: out a glance at her
auditor's face impelled her to throw
in, as it were, carelessly, "I shall have
a governess some day," at the close
"On, you will?" said ho.
"Oh, yes, I suppose so. Most girls
do, you know." said Jerry instructing
him. .My aunts worry poor trannv to
death about it whenever they see her.
Aunt Charlotte that is i.aav Kay
mond especially. She thinks her
girls are perfection, and they are with
their governess all day long: and she
does go on at poor g anny abent mo."
aflirmed the lil.le girl, shaking her
head and knitting her da. k brows tr
ami.lisio the statement.
'Are they, your cousins, much b
tore you in ever) thing?"
"In French and Cerman." conceded
Terry, with contempt. "They jabber
French to their maid, and (Jerman to
their governess, and that is about all
Ihey know of anything. One girl I
met at their house," she continued,
"could speak four languages. Thev
told me so. VT hat do you think I said?
1 said: 1 don't beliee she ever says
a word worth hearing in any one ol
them.' .And I don't. She was the
very stupidest thing in the world, that
'How had she learned the four lan
fua.res?" "By going about. Her parents bad
been'obliged to live in diflerent conn
tries, and so they had to speak dif
ferent languages; and her mother was
a Kustdan, or something of that kind '
Bellenaen laughed. "Something at
that kind '" he repeated to himself. I'
must be owned he found Jerry gooc
"Even my cousins' governess said it
as no credit to her." proceeded sho;
'of course, if you have to do a thin,
you can do it. Now wouldn't yot.
rather i e a nice girl in one language
than a stupid in half a dozen?"
"Veiy much rather.'
"But I suppose you do care abou
ihem a little?" said she next. Sin
was not altogether satisfied herself ol
'.he subject.
"I think it is a pity not to know
something of French, for instaa.ee,'
he confessed. "Becarse when yw e
abroad '"
"1 never mean to go abroad.
"Never mean to go abroad? Nevtsv
jieun to see any of the great sights o
the world? Never to travel?"
"Oh. to travel, of course. But that'i
not going abroad."
At lenght, however, Bellenden won
his point. It was granny who had set
him on, as may have been divined; and
his preparatory ignorance of Gerald
line s scholastic arrangements hat
been merely assumed. He had under
taken to bring her round on the gov
ernesc project, as to which Mrs. Camp
bell bad in vain striven with the re
tractory miss.
A couple of hours with Bellenden, a
w arguments, and a few expressive
looks did what the poor old lady could
not by her own unaided efforts have
efiected in a lifetime. Yes, she would
have a govern. is, a good English go
erness against a French one the little
girl still made a stand, and in his hear
Bellenden agreed with her but she
would allow granny to look out for one
mu .UKlinu U11D. air uuvc. nuu ouv vw.w
show Ethel and Alicia how soon she
tt- . 1 I.
couid catch up with them once she I
were seta going
The thing was done ere the two se
toot within doors again, and even the
successful strategist, knowing what he
did, was astonished at the esse with
which he had accomplished it. He
had now been some time at the castle
for the week had lengthened out intc
! lurimgiii, uuu naving once urunoi
I through the plan of hs autumn cam
I paign, and finding himself less and lest
. disposed to resist the hospitable press
ure put upon him, there is no saying
to how much further the extensior
i might have proceeded, had not the
iDost that barer of evil tidings-
brought one day a hasty summons tc
him to return noma as speeany as
might be. his father-a hale and vigor-
pusSir John, who haa scarcely, ever
known an ach or an ailment in his Ule
having all at onca given way, anl
been taken seriounly ill.
A telegram was handed in as he wai
ji the act of reading the letter, to the
effect that there was no improvement,
and that the worst was apprehended
It was 7 o'clock ere either reached
Bellenden's band, he not having re
turned from the hill before; had he
been in the house when the post cam
in he might and would have left forth
south that evening, on the instant: but
at 7 o'clock, although be might havi
started and driven a dozen miles or st
across the n oor, he would have fount
himself stranded for the night at tha
point, and it would not in any way have
assisted to expedite his journey tha'
he had left Inchmarew. Bellendei
was a fiiirly dutiful son, entertaining
for bis father that sort of respectfu
goodwill usual among the better sor
of young Englishmen, when no closet
tie exists between parent and offspring
than indulgence on the one band, an?
dependence on the other. He waf
struck, he was sorry, he was ready a
once to do anything required of him
wocn the ill tidings arrived; but since
there was positively nothing to bt
done, for that night at least, save tt
telegraph his return on the morrow
be did not make himself miserabli
ftliout remaining. He looked out hi
trains, consulted Cecil about tin
chances for catching the most import
ant. made arrangements for leaving bi
the first steamboat which touched a
the Kerry i'ier, and when all wasdnni
went down to dinner, rather mora
grave than was bis wont. :md by n(
means inclined to in'hct his trouble
ui on any one t's;.
"He will Imrdly enre to go fishini
to-night, however;' suggested Mrs
Campbell, aside: tor a fishing party or
t-" h h-i 1' c "t-t.c 1. : nJ or
tcr T.TonTit- t:-.r rs'.'ng1 .en run no
changed their morning suits, while
Jerry was also arrayed in a frock suit
able for the occasion, permission foi
her to accompany them having been
previously obtained.
She was now anxiously searching the
faces all round. She had heard th
bad news, and had listened w.th .
Iharp pang at her little heart, but i
bad been almost immediately after
ear s fol.owed up in a still sharpo:
after-pang. Wou d then the night'
Wa-Ashing Ive to be abandoned, also!
Etenenaen must go, but she had known
he would have to to some day, any
day: and so, although the suddenness
of his depiirttre was ha.-d to bear, stili
it could be horn, if onlv-c'v she
might have this one evening pleas
ure first.
It was something to find that both
her cousins and bis guest were in
morning costume. lhat, in itself,
meant that the plan had not been ut
terly thrown aside. It mitrht not have
Keen taken into consideration, per
haps but at least the fiat for the con
demnation thereof had not gone forth.
If only granny had not taken it for
granted that the boat and fishermen
would not be needed, and counter
manded them! Granny was capable of
doing this, lor her ideas on the score
of propriety, though titful. were oc
cas onally strong, and Cecil too was a
stickler for the proprieties. Supposing
and then she caught the aside, and
waited breathlessly for the result.
'He wi.l hardly care to to bshing to
Oh. I don t know wby he should
not, grandmam i n."
"liut it nis lather should oe dying.-"
"All the same, he has to be here
among us. Ana we mi:st talk, and we
must do something: and, upon my word.
when a poor fellow is in trouble, J
should think he would rather be sit
ing quietly in a boat, not obliged to
keep going, you know, and that sort of
thing, than in a room. Ycu would
have to talk to him and be cheerful i
he stayed at home: whereas, if we all
go out, he can be as silent as he pleases.
And it is Buch a glorious fishing night
The last argument was unanswer
Kven the former ones had their
weight; and Mrs. Campbell owned that
her grandson was In the right, when
she perceived that their guest made
no demur of any kind, and even rose
from the table with decided alacrity
when an early ad.o-.irnment was pro
CPArrut Till.
"Til but silk tbat Mrd.tb thee,
Stiftp tie tbreid, and tboa art rra.;
ftut 'tia otherwise with mu.'
It was a lovely, peaceful summer
evening, and the last golden gleams of
the sinking sun were lighting up
mountain and sea when the little party
sallied forth from the woodlands sur
rounding the old castle, and found
themselves upon the shore below
The tide was on the turn, and only a
snort stretch ol sea-weed, interspersed
witn rocK-bound sea-pools, still glow
ing with reflections ot the heavens'
expiring glories, lay between them
and the boat, which, with its two at
tendants, showed a dark ob ect against
the gorgeous background.
"My last night's fishing- on Loch
Marew," said Bellenden. looking round
with a sigh, -'my last night in this be
witching spot, and" His eyes fell
upon the auditor at hia side, aad he
said no more.
Perhaps something in her upturned
gaze and parted lip warned him to
eause. Perhaps he feared to pain.
!e could tell that the little heart was
already full. It would be hardly fair tc
seek to excite further emotion.
But Jerry had heard enough.
.She felt that he cared, knew that he
had looked with a pensive eye, and
heard that he had spoken in a tender
tone it needea nothing further.
She was willing now to hold her
peace, rather glad than otherwise that
nobody seemed disposed for laughter
and jesting, and was conscious that the
silence also suited the friend to please
whom was at the moment all In all.
He was more thoughtful than shft
had ever before held him.
And, in truth. Be lenden had a
great deal to think about. It was not
only that at any moment he might be
losing, or that already he might have
lost a parent; it was not on.'y that he
could picture to himself a mourning
household, his mother, brothers, re
lations, servants, all gathered in wait
ing on a dea-.hbed: it was not only
that he had never before seen himself
, - w. " - - ' -
passed, the young man may perhaps be
summoned to attend one; but, as time
paraoneu ii oiner suggestions and con
siderations involuntarily rose be.'ore
hi in.
He was the eldest son and his father's
Up to the present hour it had never
seemed in the least probable that he
would succeed to the title and estate,
until Sir John, at a ripe old age, should
have been gathered to his fathers
and Sir John was barely past the prime
of life.
He had taarried early, and was now
in his fifty-fifth year; to all intents and
purposes little older than his 30-year-old
son, and neither cne nor other had
contemplated a change of dynasty for
many a long day. All his life the
father had been a healthy, hearty and
.ul :."' fZTZ
himself; more likely, indeed, in some
respects, since Sir John had led for
some years past the simple, placid,
routine-like life of a country gentle
man, whereas Captain Bellenden
moved about the world, and fell in
with its hours, habits, and customs.
The two were excellent friends;
dihed with each other at their several
clubs: voted on the same side at elec-
'una- naitl nmm anntliai- amp,l rmnlL
menTa.-amrieTen m privnro roiaom or
never quarreled. They did not, to be
sure, often meet but that was noth
ing. bellenden was now not only unfeign
ediy sorry to hear of his parent's
state, but exceedly astonished to find
himself on the brink of a new stand
point in life.
True, after a vague and general
fashion, he had been wont to observe,
as young men and eldest sons will, "1
shall do this or that," in reference to
the property which might one day be
his; but haa he been a young merabe
of the family, he would probably hav
merely substituted for "shall' the
word "should." and have had quite as
much intention of carrying the vague
proposition into practical effect.
But now, and all in a moment as
it were, he found bitrself likely to be
placed in full possession of the power
to carry out every idle humoror vision
ary plan.
His mother would, he knew, defer to
him in everything: his brothers, with
whom he had always been equally om
nipotent, would nave no say; no one,
lmleteu. would have any say, as no one
Dad had any say with the one now
passing, or passed, trom teh earth. As
Sir John had ruled, so would Sir Fred
erick rule, supreme, and who could
have been altogether insonsible
juch a prospect? It said somethin
for Bellenden. tha', he had never give
hitherto any serious consideration to it.
During his father's lifetime be had
neithe- intruded nor interfered and it
had indeed been a complaint in the
neighborhood that he had been so lit
tle seen there.
No one would have guessed how de
lightful all at once appeared the old
ancnstral halls, the country life, rural
pleasures, peace, power, and plenty in
the eyes that had been wont to cou-
it all only from a distance.
He had not wished to care, and that
was the secret.
Of a happy disposition, he had wisely
been wm content with his own lot - no
hardtfife, certainly-and might have
gone on being so; but, be it remera
bered, he was no longer in his tirs!
youth, and. be patient with him, kin 1
readers, if the new prospect opened to
nis now mature vision did appear in
lescribably tempting.
And then again wouid sLcal in more
olemn and atfecting thoughts.
At that sunset hour who could tell
vhat might be passing within the old
laminar home of his childhood?
were tney a. ready beginning co
:ount the hours until he should arrive?
Was all over in that darkened room?
Should he find only the cold remains
of one who had so lately glowed with
life and health, well, strong, buoyant
as n:-r.sei-He
could almost see the scene await-
in him now. The long line of veiled
windows, the somber domestics with
iheir subdued, important faces, the
reverent hush of every sound, and
svery eyo turned upon himself in
inxious expectancy. To him all would
furn. On him all would lean. He must
Le the heal, the front, the center of
pverything soou.
No wonder that, wrapt in contempla
lions of such a nature, he hung over
the boat's side in profoundest silence,
the monotonous thud of the oars in the
ow-loeks, and the faint lapping of th
tartad waters against the prow foiling
ireauiiiy upon nis ear.
No one broke in upon his reverie.
He was alone with Geraldine. as it
were: for Cecil, at the other end ot the
boat, was completely separated from
Ihem by the two mute figures who
plied their oars between, and who at
no-time loquacious, even in tbeir na
tive dialect, were on such occasions
ibsolutoly silent, unless especially ad
iressed. "How beautiful it all is!" exclaimed
3ellenden. rousing himself at length
jrith another sigh. "How beautiful:
I shall often think of this night."
Could ho fail to do that? Whatever
befell hiin. whatever the future mi'ht
have in store 'or him, would not that
:alm, still August evening on the
ElighlanJ loch, with its strange at
'.endant circumstances, its novel
moughtsand emotions, stand out in
i:s memory to all time?
It seemed as if he had been months
-almost years, where he now was.
Che place and its surroundings had
frown so famili.-ir to them, he had so
fallen in with everything, cast anchor,
ts it were, so fiercely in the soil, that
lie could scarcely believe, it seemed
well nigh incredible, that, until with
in the past few short weeks, he had
lever even beheld it.
And then this dear little girL How
lice and affectionate she had been to
him! How completely he had won
ber crood-fellowship!
She would miss him he was sure.
He must send her something, some
.emembrance, some really handsome.
acceptable present, suitable both for
her to receive and for him to give, as
loon as he could get up to town and
see about it. Of course he should have
lo go up to town before long. Indeed.
Immediately, most likely. There would
be so much to be seen to, and done
and then his thoughts wandered off
again far away from poor little Jerry,
sitting wistfully sorrowful and sympa
thetic by his side, far, far away into
ill the intricacies and possibilities of
lis own future untinged by hers.
At last they reached the whiting
sank, and a little more animation
itirred the party.
ine oars were drawn In, and laid
engthwise at the bottom of the boat.
The handlines were taken up, and un
rolled. Bait was produced.
News in Brief
-There are 380,000 mile3 of tele
graph in the world.
The mosaic on one Pompeii floor
is known to have cost $72. .
The first shipment of iron ore from
the United States to Europe was made
in 1608.
Schnebile, the new explosive, is
composed chiefly of chlorade of
The average yield of corn, per acre,
in the United States in 1894 is 19.7
bushels. It is the lowest since 1881,
when it was 1806.
Canadian Indians have the old
Boman habit of alternately gorman
dizing and sleeping when there is a
moose at the fire.
A scientist proves that typhoid
and cholera bacilli or germs will liye
many weeks in a vac urn, and can
endure some five or more months sf
complete dryness.
Subject: "Tomb and Temple.
Text : "From India oven unto Ethiopia."
-Esther L, 1.
In all the Bible this Is the only book la
which the word India oconra, but it stands
for a realm of vast interest tn the time of
Ewher. as in oar time. It yielded then, as
dow, picos aad silks and cotton and ric
and indigo nnd ores of all richness and
preclom stones ot all aparkla and had
civilization of its own aa marked as Egyp
tian or Grecian or Boman civilization. It
holds the costliest tomb ever built and tha
most unique and wonderful idolatroas tem
ple ever opened. For practical lessons In
this, my sixth discourse in round the world
series, I show you that tomb and temple of
In a Journey around the world It may rot
be eay to tell the exnet point which divides
the pilgrimage into' halves. Ifnttherewas
one structure toward which we were all the
time traveling, and having seen thnt we felt
that If we saw notDtng more our expedition
would be a success. Thnt one obiect was tha
isj aiaii.il or in ha. It is the erown of the
whole earth. The spirits of architecture
met to enthrone a ktmr. and the spirit of the
rannenon oi Atriens wns there, and tnospint
of Bt. Sophia of Constantinople was thrre.
and the spirit of St. Iaaak of St. PeteraburK
was there, an 1 the spirit of the Baptistery of
Pisa was there, and ihespirlta of the pyramid
and ot Luxor obelisk, and of the Porcelain
tow-r of Nankin, and of St. Mark's ol
Venice, and the sp rits ofallthegreattowers,
great cathedrals, great mausoleums, great
sarcophagi, gre.it enpito's for the living and
of gr-at necropolises for thedead ware there.
And the presiding genius of the throng with
gavel of rarian marblx smote the table of
Bussian malachite, and called the throng ot
spirits to order, anl called for a vote
as to which spirit shoald wear the
chief crown, and mount tha chief throne,
and wive tno chief scepter, and by umin:
moiis acelilm the cry was: "Long live the
spirit or Tni. king of all the spirits or archi
tecture! Ihine is the Taj Mahal of India I'
The building is about six miles from Agra,
and as we rode out in the early dawn we
heard nothing but the boors and wheels that
pulled and turned us alongthe road, at every
yard or which our expectations rose until
we hail some thought that we might bo dis
appointed at the first glimpse, as some say
they were disappointed. But how can any
one be disappointed wlththe Taj is almost as
great a wonder to me aa the Taj itself.
There are some people always disappointed,
and who knows but that having entered
heaven they mny criticise the architecture ol
the temple and the cut of the white robes,
and say that the River of Life is not quite up
to their expectations, and that the white
horses on which the conquerors ride saem a
liltle pring bait or spavined?
My son said, "Tnere it is!" I said,
'Where?'" For that which he saw to be the
building seemed to me to be more like the
morning cloud blushing under the stare of
the rising sun. It seemed not so much built
np from earth as let down from heaven.
Fortunately you stop at an elaborate! gate
way ol red sandstone one-eighth o! a mile
from the Taj. an entrance so high, so arched.
so graceful, so four domed, so panned and
chiseled and scrolled that you come vc-r
graouany upon tne lal. wnlch structure l
enougn to intoxicate tne eye and stun th
imagination and entrance the soul, ne gi
up the winding stairs of this maiestio en-
trance of the gateway, and buy a few pic
tures, and examine a few curios, and from
it look oft upon the Taj, and descend to the
pavement of thegarden that raptures every
thlngbetwren the gateway and the ecsracr
of marble and precious stones. You pass
along a deep stream of water in which all
manner of brilliant fins swirl and float.
There are eighty-lour fountains that spout
and bend and arch themselyes to full in
showers of pearl in basins of snowy white
ness. Bts or all Imaginable flora greet the
nostril before they do the eye and swm to
roll in waves of color as you advance to ward
the vision yon are soon to have of what hu
man genius did when it did its best ; moon
flowers, lilacs, marigolds, tulips and almost
everywueretbe lotus ; thlokets of bewilder
ing bloom ; on either aide trees from many
lauds bend their arboresoence over vour
head or seem with convoluted branches to
reach out their arms toward yon In welcome.
On and on yon go amid tamar.nd and cy
press and poplar and oleander and yew aud
sycamore and banyan and palm an l trees
ot such novel branch and tear and g!rh ysa
eease to ask their name or natlvi'y.
as you approach the doorof the Tai on
experiences a strange rsnsation of awe and
tenderness and hUTdllty and worship. The
nuiming is only a grive, but what a gravel
Built tor a queen, who, according to some,
was very good, and according to others very
bad. I ohoose to think she was very goo I.
At any rate, it makes me feel better to think
that this commemorative pile was set up for
the ljimortaiizitioa ot virtue rather than
vise. The Taj U a mountain of white
marble, but never such walls facei each
other with exquisiteness ; never such n tomb
was cut from block of alabaster : never such
a congregation of precious stones brightened
and gloomed and blazed and chastened and
glorified a building since sculptor's chisel
lut its first curve, or painter s pencil traced
its nrst ngure, or mason s plumb una
measured its first wall, or architect's com
pass swept its first circle.
ine lai has sixteen great arched win
dow, four at each cornar ; also at each ol
the four corners of the Taj stands a minaret
137 feet high ; also at each side otthls build
ing is a splendli mosque of red sandstone.
Two hundred and firty years baa the Taj
siooj, an. i yet not a wan is orackea, nor
mosaic loosened, nor an aroh sagged, nor
panel dulled. The storms ot 210 winters
have not marred nor the heats of 250 sum
mers disintegrated a marble. There Is no
story of age written by mosses on its white
surtace. Montax, the queen, waa beautiful.
and Shah Jehan, the king, here proposed to
let all the centuries of time know It. She
was married at twenty years of age and
died at twenty-nine. Her life ended as an
other lire began, as the rose bloomed tht
rosebush perlsned.
lo adorn this dormitory of the dead, at
the command of the king, Bagdad sent to
this building Its cornelian and Ceylon Its
lapis lazuu, ami i-uniao us tasper. and
Persia its amethyst, and Thibet its turquoise,
and Lanka its sapphire, and Yemen its agate,
and Punna its diamonds and blood stones,
and sardonyx and chalcedony and moss
agates are as oommon as though they were
pebbles. You find one spray or vine beset
with eighty and another with 100 stones.
Twin y thousand men were twenty years In
bunding it, and although the labor was
slave labor, and not paid for, the building
cost what would be about CG0,0O0,000
of oar American money. Some of the
jewels have been picked out of tha
wall by Iconoclasts or conquerors, and
substitutes of less value have taken their
places, but the vines, tha traceries, the
arabesques, the spandrels, the entablatures
re so wondrous mat yon leel like anting
the rest ot your life from tbe day you first
saw them. In letters ot black marble the
whole of the Koran is spelled out in and on
this august pile. The king sleeps In tha
tomb beside the queen, although he intend
ed to bnild a palace as black as this was
white on tbe opposite side of tbe river for
himself to sleep in. Indeed the foundation
ot such a necropolis of black marble la still
there, and from the white to the black tem
ple of the dead a bridge waa to cross, bat
the son dethroned him and imprisoned him,
and it Is wonJerful that the king bad any
piace at an in wnion to D boned, instead
of windows to let In the light upon the two.
tombs, there is a trellis work ot marble.
marble cat so delicately thin that the sua
shines through It as easily as through glass.
Look the world over and And so much tran
luency. canopies, traceries, laaa work. ana.
broideries ot stous
We hal heard of tha wonderful resonance
of this Taj. and so I tried it. I suppose
here are more sleeping echoes in that build
ing waiting to be wakened by the human
voice than In any building every constructed,
I ottered one word, and there seemed de
scending Invisible choirs in fall chant, and
there waa a reverbration that kept on long
after one votilt have expected it to cease.
When a line of a bymn was sung, there were
replying, rolling, riaing, falling, interweav
ing sounds that seemed modulated by be
ings seraphic. There were aerial sopranos
and -basaoe, soft, hi daan, Xraxculouj,
emotional. omrotngmiff. It was Vks an ah'
tlphonal of heaven. Bat there are four or
five Taj Mahals. It haa one appearance at
sunrise, another at noon, another at sunset
and another by moonlight. Indeed the
silver trowel of tbe moon, and the golden
trowel of the sunlight, and tbe leaden
I rowel of the storm build and rebuild tha
felory, so that it never seems twioe alike.
It haa all moods, all complexions, all gran
deurs. From tha top ot the Taj, which is
250 feet high, springs a spire thirty feet
higher, and that is enameled gold. Wbal
an anthem in eternal rhythm I Lyrics and
elegies in marble. Hon I Dt area nosanna.
Masonry as of supernatural bands. Mighty
doxology In stone. I shall see nothing to
equal it till I eee the great white throne,
and on it Him from whose face the earth and
heavens flea away.
The Taj is tbe pride of India, and as peek
ally of Mohammedanism. An English offl-
eer at the fortress told ns that when during
the general mutiny in 1857 the Mohamme
dans proposed insurrection at Agra the Ing-
iian uovarnment aimed tne guns or tne rort
at tha TJ id. ru make Insurrection,
and tui suie day we will blow your Taj to
aTo-ns, ana tnat tnreat ended tne disposition
'jot mutiny at Agra.
But I thought while looking at that Dalaea
ior ine aeaa an mis cons trusted to cover
handful or dust, but evxn that handful has
probably gone from the mausoleum. How
mu"h better II would hays ben to expend
t'50.000,000, which the Taj Mahal cost, for the
l.viug. What asylums it might have built
tor the sick, whit hous-w for the homeless 1
What improvement our century haa made
upon other centuries in lifting In honor ot
the departed memorial ohurohea, memorial
hospitals, memorial reading rooms, me
morial ol servatoriea. By all possible means
let as keep tbe memory of departed loved
ones Iri-sl In mind, and lot there be an ap
propriate nevistoceor monument m the
Oerneierv. but there is a dividing line be
tween reasonable commeasorArrbn and
wicked extravagance. Tbe Taj Mahal baa
its uses as an architectural achievement.
eclipsing all other architecture, but as a m
mortal ot a departed wile and mother it ex
presses no more than the plainest slab in
many a country graveyard. The best monu
ment we can any or us nave cunt lor us
when we are gone Is in the memory of those
whose sorrows we have alleviated, in the
wounas we nuve neaied. In the kmdnei
we have done. In tbe ignorance we have
lightened, in he recreant webave realaimsd.
in tbe souls we havn saved. Such a mom.
ment is built out of miteri.il more lasting
than marble or bronze and will stand amid
the eternal splendors long after the Taj M-
nnioiinna snail nave gone down In tha
ruins of a world of which tt was tbe ooitllest
adornment. But I promised to show you
not only a tomb of India, but a untqu
beathen temple, and it is a temple under
groun 1
With miner's candle we had seen some
thing of the underside or Australia, as at Glin
pie. as with guide's torch we had seen at
different times something of the underside
of America, as In Mammoth cave, but we are
now to enter one of the sacred cellars of
India, commonly called the Elephants cavea.
n e had it all to ourselves, tbe steam yacht
mar was to take as about tut sen miles over
the harbor of Bombay and between enchant
ed Islands, and along shores whose curves
an I gulches and pictured rocks gradually
preparen tne min i ror appreciation ot tbe
most unique spectacle in la iia. The morn
ing bad been full of thunder and lightning
and aeiuge, but tbe atmospheric agitations
bad ceased, and tbe oloudy ruins of the
storm were piled up in the heavens, huge
enough and darKly purple enough to make
tbe skies as grandly picturesque as the
larthly scenery amid whicb wa moved,
After an hour's cutting through the watei
we came to the long pier reaching from the
island called i-li-pa into, it la an island small
of girth, but 603 leet high. It declines into
the marshes of mangrove. But tbe whole
island Is one tangle of foliage and verdure:
convolvulus creeping the ground ; mosses
cumuing tne rocks ; vines sleeving the long
arms or tne trees ;raa nowent nere and there
in the woods, like incendiary's torch trying
to set tbe groves on Are cactus and aaacla
vying as to which can most charm the be
holder ; tropical bird meeting particolored
utterny in jungles pianiei the same sum
mer the world was born. We stepped out of
the boat amid enough natives to afford all
the help we needed for landing and iruid-
ano. You can be carried by coolies in an,
"wi u.mu, jruu mu wittK, ii you are
blessed with two stout litnos, which the
psalmist evidently l icke l, or he wouli not
have so depreciate! them when he said
"The Lord taketh co pleisuos in the legs of
a man. e pass-id up some stone sti-DS.
and between the wills we saw awaiting us a
coora, one oi tnosa snakes which great the
traveler otttimes in In-iia, Two of the guides
left the cobra dead by the wayside. They
must d.ivi neen .ionatnme-ians, Ior llindoof
uever kill that sacred r ptile.
An 1 now we come near the famous temple
hewn from one rock of porphyry at least 800
yenrsago. ua eitner side or the ohief tem
ple ia a chapel, these cut out of tbe same
stone. Si vast was the undertaking and to
the Hindoo was so great tbe human impossi
bility that they say the gods scooped out
this structure from tbe rock and carved tha
J pillars and hewed Its shape Into gigantia
luuis buu ueuicaieu it to an ine grandeurs.
We climb many stone steps before we get to.
the gateways. The entrance to this temple
has sculptured doorkeepers leaning on
sculptured devils. How strange 1 But I
have seen doorkeepers of churches and au ii
toriums who seemed to be leaning on the
demons of bid ventilation an 1 asphyxia.
Doorkeepers ought to be loauing on the
angels ot health and comfort and life. All
the sextons and janitors ot the earth who
bnve spoiled sermons and lectures and pois
oned the lungs of audiences by inefficiency
ought to visit this cava of Elephanta and be
ware of wutit these doorkeepers are doing,
when instead ot leaniug on tbe angelic thej
'ean on the demoniac.
In the-,e Elephanta caves everything is on
i Samsonian uu t Titaniaa scale. With ouis
ls that were dropped from nerveless hands
it least eight centuries ago, the forms of the
.ro-1b Uraiirna and Vishnu and Siva were out
into the everlastingroek. Siva is here rep
resented by a figure sixteen leet nine lncbet
high, one-half man and one-halt woman.
Uuu a line from the center of the forehead
riight to the Hoar of the rock, and you di
vide this idol Into masculine and feminine.
Admired as mis idol is by many, it was tome
tuout the worst thicg that was ever out into
porphyry, perhaps because there is hardly
snvthing on e.irtu so ohjectionabje as a be-
ng nan man ana nan woman. Do be one or
jtner. my bearer. Man is admirable and wo.
nan isadm.nhle, but either in flesh or trap
xvk a compromise of the two is hideous,
javo us from effeminate men and masculinf
Yonder Is the King Havana worahininiL
fun ler is the scultured representation ot
rhe marriage of Siva and Parhatl. Yonder is
D.iksfia, the son of Brahma, born from tha
tnutnli of his right band. He had aixtv
laughters. Seventeen of those daughters
were married to Kasyapa and became tha
mothers of the human race. Yonder Is a
god with three heads. Tbe center God has
crown wound with necklaoes of skulls.
The right hand god is in a Daroxvam of rams.
with lorehead of snakes, and In its hand is a
cobra. Tbe left hand god has pleasure in all
its l eat u res, and the hand has a flower. Bui
f ereare go Is and goddesses in all diree-
lons. The chief temple of this rock is 13d
leet square and has twenty-six pillars rising
to the roof. After the conquerors ol
other 1-n-ls and the tourists from all
lands have defaced and chipped and blast,
ed and carried away curios and memento
for mn-oumi and nomes. coera
araenon jh emplacements left to detain one
Unless he is cautious until he is down with
some ot tbe malarias which encompass this
Island or get bitten with some ct its snaces.
T"es, I felt the chilly da-npness of the place
And left this congress of gods ; this p mde-
nonmm ot demons, this pintneon ot indif
ferent deities, and cntne to the steps and
looked off upon the waters which rolled and
flashed around the steam yacht that was I
waiting to return with us to Bombay.
we stepped aboard, our minds filled with the
idols of the Elephanta oaves, I was im
pressed as never before with the tbooght
that man mast have a religion of some kind
even if be has to contrive one himself, and
he must have a god ev-in thougb he make it
with his own hand. I rejoice to know the
day will come when the one God or the uni
verse will be acknowledged throughout
That evening of our return to Bin'my I
visited the Young Men's 'Christian Associa
tion with the lime appointments that yoa
And in the Yoaag Mn's Christian Associa
tions of Europe and America, and the night
after that I addressed a throng or native
children who ace in the aohoola of tha Chxia-
tian missions'. Christian anl versifies" gather
unier their wing ot benediction a host of
the young men of this country. Bombay
and Calcutta, tbe two great commercial
cities of India, feel the elevating power ot
an aggresaiva Christianity. Episcopalian
liturgy, and Presbyterian Westminster cate
chism, and Methodist anxious seat, and Bap
tist waters of consecration now stand where
once basest Idolatries had undisputed awar.
The work which Shoemaker Carey inaugu
rated at Serampore, In Ha. translating the
Bible inte forty different dialeo-s. and leav
ing his wornout boiy amid tbe natives
whom he had come to save, and going np In
to the heavens from which hs can better
watch all the field that work will be com
pleted in thesilvatlon of the millions of In
dia, and beside him gazing trom the aims
high places stand Bishop Heber and Alexan
der Duff and John Scudder and Maokay,
who fell at Delhi, an I Monorleff, who fell at
Oawnpnr, and Polehampton, who fell at
Lucknow, and Freeman, who fell at Futtl
trarb, and all heroes and heroines who for
(Christ's sake live 1 an 1 died tor the Chrfstl
tifsatlon of India, and their heaven w II not
be completo until the Ganges that washes
the ghats of heathen temples shall roll be
tween churches of the living Go1. anl the
trampled womanhood of Hlndooism shall
have all tbe rights purchased by him who
amid tbe cats and stais of bis own Anami
nation cried out, "Behold thy mother!" and
from Bengal Bay to Arabian Ocsin, and
rrom the Himalayas to me coist or Corom-
andel there be lifted hosannas to Him who
died to redeem all nations. In that day
Elephants eave will bs one ot tbe planes
whore idols are "oast to the moles anJ
If any clergyman ask me. as an unbe lav
ing minister of religion once asked tbe Daks
ot Wellington, "Do you sot think that tha
work ot converting the Hindoos Is all a
practical farce?" I answer him aa Welling
ton answered the unbelievai minister.
'Look to your marching orders, sir I" Or
If any one having joined in ths gosnsl at
tack feels like retreating I siy to bim, as
General Havelock said to a retreating regi
ment. "Tbe enomy ars in front, not In tbe
resr. and leading them ciii Into tha
fight, though two hones had been shot nu
tter him.
Indeed tbe taking of this world tor OhrKt
KiB be no holiday celebration, bat as tre
mendous aa when In India daring tbe
mutiny of 1867 a fortress manned by sepoys
was to bs captured by Sir Colin CamDbell
and the army or Britain. The sepoys burled
npon ths attaoklng columns burning mis
siles snd grensdes, and fired on them ahot
and shell, and poured on them from the
ramparts burning oil until a writer who wit
nessed it says, "It wis a picture of pande
monium." Then Sir Colin addressed his
troops, saying, "Remember the women aad
children most be rescued I" and his man re
plied : "Aye, aye, Sir Colin 1 Ws stood by
you at Balaklava, and we staad by yon here.
An 1 then oame the triumphant assault of
the battlements. So In this gospel cam-
faign, whloh proposes capturing tbe very
ast citadel ot idolatry and sin and hoisting
over it the banner ot the crass ws may havs
hurled ooon us mighty opposition an I scorn
and obloquy, and many may fall before tas
work is done, yet at every call for new onset
let the cry of the ohurua be t "Aye, aye,
great captain of our silvatlon I We stood by
thee in other oonfilcts. and we will stand bv
thee to the 1-st." And then. If not In this
world, then from the battlements ol ths
naxt, as tha last Apoolyonla fortification
shall crash into ruin, we will join la the
shout, "Thanfcs be unto Go 1, who giveth us
tbe victory V "Halleluiah, for tha Lord Go J
Omnipotent relgneth 1"
11 ow Soap Cleanses
Most persons have verf indistinct
fdeas of the manner in which soap acts
in removing dirt. This is not so sim
ple a matter as it may seem, for even
chemists have been more or less nuz
zled by it; although there is now sub
stantial agreement among them as to
the chemistry of the process. One of
the explanations of the cleansing ac
tion of soap is due to a suggestion
made by no less famous a man of
science than Trof. W. Stanley Jevons.
it is generally considered that the
eflicacy of soap depends mainly upon
its decomposition, when it is mixed
wif.h vater, into an'alkali and a fatty
The alkali thus set free dissolve the
crease by which the dirt i3 attached to
the surface to be cleaned, and the wa
ter then carries the dirt off. But this
is not all; the fatty acid from the soap
neutralizes any free alkali remaining '
after the loosening of the dirt, and
thus prevents the alkali from attack
ing the cleansed surface itself. This
is very important khen soap is applied
to the skin, and the painful effects pro
duced by some varieties of soap are
due to the fact that they possess an
excess of free alkali, more than the
'atty acids can neutralize.
Lut there are other factors concered
in the action of soap. Its cohesive
(lower, upon which the formation of
soap-bubbles and lather depends, en
ables it to gather up the dirt as it is
loosened by the alkali. Then, too, the
process is assisted by the curious prop
erty which soap possesses of produc
ing a great agitation among solid
particles suspended in water.
1 his, of course, tends to the ready
removal of the dirt after it has been
detached from the surface, and it is
this action that Trof. Jevons has
pointed out as being one of the ele
aientjj of the cleansing power of soap
Do Fatal Falls Burt?
far as all available evidence troes
the answer is certainly not. Horrible
is the idea of a fall from a great height
:s the experience is not only painless
but even delightful. Hundreds of peo
ple have experienced what ought to
iave been fatal falls, and have escaped
by a miracle. Their experience is
unanimous in showing that' serious
falls are painless. Xot only is their
o pain, uut there is even any terror.
The victim knows exactly what is eo-
ing on, and actually hears himself fall
ing from point to point, although he
loes not feel the concussion. Jlr.
Whymper, who has perhaps had more
bad falls than any living man, says
that he once fell and rebounded from
rock to rock in the Alps, and felt abso
lutely no pain, though he heard him-
jeit strike. The mind acts so rapidly
that the experiences of a fall of a few
moments will sometimes take an hour
to describe afterwards. As in drown
ing, the whole previous life seems to
Sash with dream-like rapidity through
the mind, and this gives place by de
lightful stages to dreamless uncon
ciousness. Among the ancient Norse
men, an old warrior, who had had the
misfortune not to fall in battle, usu
ally threw himself from the toD of a
'Hff. to pain admittance to Valhalla
Plin TllcqcriTlt AVAMAnnna v V. V.
uu 1'n.HMUlV CAJICIlCULCa Ul 1111317 WHO
I lad fallen and escaped alive may have
lad something to do with the practice
tnd belief.
It is said that the gold product O
Montana for 1894 shows an increase of
seventy five per cent over that of
A Sew York woman is charged with
training her twenty months old baby
to toddle into the rooms of a large
boarding house and steal money and
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