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B. F. BOHWEIEB.
THE CONSTITUTION THE UNION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWS.
MIFFLINTOWN. JUNIATA COUNTY. PENNA.. WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 13, 1895.
TTe could not have done better. "Uts
charitable" won his grandmother
"unso:histicated," his cousin.
Ko. Mrs. Campbell would not. In
deed, have him appear, nor have hire
be uncharitable, not to say un-Chris-tian;
und certainly, to harbor any sort
of grudge against a fri;:id, eventhoush
that friend ha4 bro.'ght it upon him
self, ta ored. she could not but own, of
an un-t'brittian temper: wherefore, if
it ha.1 been on that account that he
ba l met Sir Frederick lie.lenden half
way, she con!d but commend her
grand-on and endeavor to follow his
example Beilenden should be re
ceived in Mount street And the dear
old creature actually felt ashamed of
her own fee!'ns. and told herself that
old heads might &o:netiines take a le?
son from vounsr ones.
With Geraldine Cecil's wisdom had
equally told. To be sure, she would
not wi-h to seem uophistieated"
for the world. To be s-ue, she had
mistaken her cousin and misjudged
nim. lie was not wauhing, he was
warning her. fie meant to convey t
Well, she -.vou'd take his hint, but
she must take it In her own way -not
a is. He was quite right to inti
mate tint she would do well not to let
any ense of insur-y or wronjr appear:
but when it cat e to the practical part"
of the proceeding' she thought siie
could do better than he. He might
know for bim-elf. It might be right
encusrh for him to accept t5ellendens
overtures, and be reciprocal and re
sponsive: but he hr-d not once and
the hot llush rose to her brow, and her
teetii were set within her rosy lips at
the thought which followed.
'Do lirins him," cried she the ncx;
minute. ' IX). g:ar.ny, let Cecil bring
Sir J'ib 'erick li.l enden here. I want
to see him again. And, granny, if i
am not at hoir-e when ho comes on
Sunday, you will entertain him. will
you not Say you will, there's t
'If you are not at home? Where
were you thinking of poing, my lsve?"
inquired granny in some surprise.
'To the children's service at Berke
ley Chaj ui. ou know it is so near
that I can easily tro alone, if Miss Cor
unna does not care to go with me.
U it you will not go, dear: so granny
wih "be at home, Cecil, if you bring
(.apt. Beilenden there now, I must
remember, and so must trrannv, that
he is -t apt Beilenden' no longer. J
cannot think how it is that we both
forget, unless" with a tinge of the old
bittern "'unless it may be that we
have neither seen nor heard anything
of hmi siuce he became 'Sir Fred
' h, sha'l you be out?" said Cecil,
looking rather blank.
"I am so fonl of a children's service
And yo t sisters took me to Berkelej
Cha;.el the first Sunday we were here
and I like I it so much."
'But the serv ce will be over by I
o'clo k, my dear." her grandirother
reminded her: 4-I believe it is over by
4. An l you must come in to tea, sf
that if Cecil comes then -"'
'Oh, I never meant to come be 'ore,"
said he '
I may l e back, perhaps," observe..
Ceraldine carelessly. "I only mean
to say that granny would be here fo
certain. It would not signify, yov
know, if I went along to Grosvenoi
5qu re to tea ''
'To Grosvenor Snuare'.' To us?'
said Cecil. 'But - but do they ex
pect you' Of course they would be de
lierhted: but. you see, iry m it er al
wavs sacs to er own room to rest, and
the girls "are either in the rs or off
so newhere or other. My mother oes
not have people in at 5 o clock on Sun
days as they do at most bouses, so,
thoug ' I know that of eourte they
would always have you, still, you see.
if nobody were in. you might hav
your walk for nothing."
"Should I? It is too hot to take
walks for nothing, certainly," retorted
Gcraldine, with a tormenting smile.
"You will be in at 5, then:-" said he
".o sir, I did not say that. And I
never oini myself by engagements, ii
case I feel a desire to break them If
I make an engagement I keep it -1 am
r.nt like so'ne people" the allusion
wa nrit so veiled but that he caught it
" herafore prudence suggesteth
making none." And he felt that she
iid not" mean him to entrap her.
He was, in consequence, somewhat
surprised when the day ana the hour
On thinking the matter over Geral
dine hid neiti.er attended the service
at Berkeley Chapel nor gone to tea in
Grosvenor S uare. Instead, she had
arrayed herselfjna dress of the so.t
esj jit-.r: MiuALiJirzTJl, ginned a, rare
uiincn 01 nines in uer uosuui, miu
eeatcd htrsel: by the balcony window
of the little shady drawing-room.
Five o'clock had scarcely struck ere
the door-bell rang, and the next mo
ment the two gentlemen were being
usheed in. One etiick throb het
pulses could not but give, a faint sba.ie
of emotion could no but be felt -but
outwardly the fair girl who stood up to
receive them was all gentle (-miles and
sweet composure, and the hand that
was laid for a moment in that of Bei
lenden was cool and auiet as his own.
This was he. an! the meeting was
The thought so engrossed Geraldine
duKngtbe first few minutes which
succeeded that, althoug she conversed
audibly and sen-ibly with her cousin,
and knew and comprehended what he
was talking about," she had to exert
e erv e.Tort to do so. and was aware
that she durst not let not herattentior
wander for an instant.
A glance had .-utrccd to show that
p(f'lnfln was as mu.'h altnred as tier-
btJ - -
Me was broader, stouter, redder than
he had been. She thought he was
hardly so handsome, nor so elegant in
shape. It pleased her to note that he
jaa a dash of gray on either temple.
But his voice -his laugh? She al
most wished thev. too, had changed;
she knew them go well, remembered
them so wei.
He was talkingand laughing as easilj
asof-nW, itscuiued. Her grandmother,
still istent on acting ud to Cecil's in
structions, waatenign and gracious as
ever: and neither in his first reception
nor in aught that followed had be any
thing to com- lain or.
And yet Beilenden knew, within the
limits of that brief halt-hour, what he
had and had not to expect. It was
obvious that he was not to take up his
former footing in the household; it was
equally plain that there were to be no
reminiscences, nor reverting to things
past, and it was markedly clear that
2 iss Campbell had d( ue with "Jerry,"
or even with "Geraldine" for ever, as
".u te the swagger young lady,'
)uoth he to himself, half sadly, hulf
amused; "tremendously tine and fash
ionabel. I might have known it wojld
be so. Those frank simple children
never last. One breath of the world
nips them in the blossoming. Why
should I have expected her to be dif
ferent from others?"
1 or he had expected it, had beet,
struck with a sudden and strange
sense of the beauty and innocence of
that trirlish face as he had ga ed U on
it, himself unseen, on the presentation
day, and had felt thereafter a restless
longing forahother and a nearer view.
He had looked up Cecil Haymond with
that purpose he liad not dared to come
Yet he had thought to carry it with
a hiuh hand all the same. It would
certainly be b st not to appear as if he
had done anything to be ashamed of,
and it wo. .id go ur to vard vindicating
his behavior if he could appear uncon
scious of there having been anything
about it to vindicate. With a bold
front accordingly he sat and talked.
Ah' but he was ashamed for all that
and the truth seemed to glare at him
out of two fiery eyes.
Kot Geraldine's eyes, for they wert
never turned his way at a I. though
they bea ned large and' liquid as ever
on Cecil, on her grandmother, on anv
ob ect in the room rather thn him
self pot the old lady's, for they were.
mi,. erene, benevolent, and regarded
hm with a calmness which he hims-lf
was far from feeling; not Cecil s: Ce il
was perfectly happy, and perfectly un
1 onscious - secure of ba ingdene the
right thing and charmed that all had
turned out so well.
No, the eyes were thore of his own
newly-awakened and indignant con
science. What a fool he had ma le of himself 1
iVhy could he not, by a little ordinary
attention, have done away with all this
awkwardness, and this tiresome em
barrassment? A letter or two, Geral
dine's present, an invitation from his
mother, a liule civility shown to the
Raymonds - any one of these wouid
have ena' led him now not only to feel
quite comfortable, but would have
given him the pleasant right to be re
garded in the light of one who was
more than a mere acquaintance. He
felt all at once a desire to be looked
upon in this light: and the des're was
scarcely there ere he was convinced it
would never be realized.
He almost sighed as Cecil looked at
him, and rose to go. He had inter
changed a few e-ay words with Ger
aldine. She bad shown him the flow
ers on her balconv, and had allowed.
in answer to his inquiries, that she was
charmed with all she had seen and
dene, and was looking forward with de
light to what was next to follow. Both
had confined themselves to London
and to the present. The past had not
been touched upon Inchraarew never
Then young Raymond had drawt
near, and had confidently murmured
something in his cousin's ear, at which
the other had at once moed aside.
haughty and vexed by this interrup
tion, and. moreover, with a keen and
bitter recollection of having once said
thut Cecil would do well t obtain 1
start with the heiress.
That start had apparently been ob
tained. "You are going to ride with her?''
jaid Sir Frederic, as the two walked
away. ''Does she ride as well as
"Every bit: and we have got her such
"Ah' have I seen her out?" drawlec
Beilenden as insinuating that he misrht
have easily done so without remark
"So: the horse only came up yester
day. You will see her out to morrow.
Ail the world saw Geraldine out on
As she rode slowly up and down the
sunlit l.nw. where the shine from the
glittering heavens dancing upon leal
and stem, the gloss on the satin-like
coats of the horses, the Butter of lan
1 r parasol. l::ce and feather among the
brilliant, many-tinted i rowds, made a
spectacle never to be afterward lor
gcttcn, the youthful heiress was her
self one of its chiefest ornaments.
She baa not been there before, forii
had been a Dusy time of day with her,
and she had not cared to go until she
cou'd take her place amongthe riders.
Moreover, the previous weeks had not
1 een beautiful by the sudden blaze of
it-.nshine and warmth which bad now
dr.iwn forth every lingerer: eo that,
although there had been always the
same thing in kind going on. it had
not attained to its fu ! perfection, and.
hearing this, she had been content to
But now what a scene of enchant
tnent it ws!
S meti es cantering lightly over the
soft, well-watered soil: sometimes
-auntr-rinir past the rail nzs. scanning
the loungers on the side path and be
neath the sha e; anon tailing a halt at
the corner where . ongcegated the
greatest numbers of all. and where she
was informed that anv who knew her,
and knew she was to be there that day
'or the first time, would certainly be
Cecil knew exactly where to go. and
when to stand still.
He also knew bv sight a great man;
ueojile of whom, in her ino an.-e. she
had barely heard, tut whom she was
vc enough to perceive she ought to
ihow abo .t and ought to understand
ibout. Cecil evidently considered it
important that she should; and he was
very mun in earnest ana took a great
deal of pains in the matter. He was
very little less of a 3'oung don than he
had been in years fast, but his wonted
-olempitv and profundity now took a
ii erent tu: n and, as a rising young
man. and an embryo politician, and a
bachelor who had his own rooms and
hud h s name "down for several eood
club?, pnd who could leave hi card at
a fair nuiuber of good bouses, he was
now ready to treat an acquirement of a
certain amount of fashionable knowl
edge with all. the gravity he had for
nerly bestowed upon his Oxonian life.
A ecu riinp-lv he did not allow the
present excellent opportunity for im
jirovinar his cousin's mind to nass with
mt e erting himself to take advantage
f. it. and presently he expressed his
i itis faction thus. "You have made a
very good 1 eginning, Geraldine. . You
have been lucky in your day. It is not
every day that brines out so many
the right sort of people. I don't know
when 1 have seen the place fuller,"
looking ro'iti complacently.
"Yes 1 think it is deliirhtftil." ex-
claimed she, with animation. "It is
relightful altogether. The sunlight
and the shade, and the people and the
horses. I am afraid I shall want to
come here every day, though,
"Well, of course; that Is what people
do. It is the correct thing to do that.
To roints only now and then is nonsense.
You don't get seen, nor known, nor
anything. You will soon begin to
notice the most part of the riders who
re here now - you will get to know
them all bv sight - they come regularly,
tt is quite the thing to do."
"How glad I am I have got my I eau
tiful 'Sir I ancelot ' " pat.ing his neck
"Ay, he is quite the right horso to
have. I d.:re say he has been vpry much
admired. ) our horse is scarcely less
looked at than yourself in the Row."
"I should hope a great deal more,''
laid Geraldine, laughing, "if 'Sir Lan
celot' is only to be less looked at"
ani then she stopped suddenly, and
bent over her saddle, and was too bus
ily arranging the bunch of flo.verets in
her button-hole to proceed further.
"There is Beilenden over mere.
observed Cecil, all unconsciously.
'shaL we ride up to him? I dare say
he is come to have a look at you. "
"r- 3t likely. And be is speaking to
jther people. I do not think he has
seen us, so we need not trouble about
him, and I am tirea of the corner,'
,oth his companion, turning her
horse's head round; "I should like to
t ike another turn up and do.vn, Cecil,
if you uo not tn'tirt. Let us go the
whole length o." the ride once n ore
ust once more - before we go in to
luncheon. Co.ue," and she had set off
re he repl'ed.
Nothing loath, Cecil followed.
He had been w lling to speak to Bei
lenden. it was true, as he always was
willing to be seen in company with a
well-known presentable acquaintance
but he was more than pleased that
Geraldine should not care about it, and
should prefer "another turn up and
down" with himself. They walked
past Sir Frederick tolerably close
past, too chatting gaily together, as
hough neither perceived him: and
1'iesently he could see their horses
61-ea;; into a canter, and the two fig-
ires d.sappear a 1 ong the other riders.
He almost felt as it he had been in
tuited. He bad come there, as Cecil hat.
aid, to see Geraldine.
He did not frequent the ride at thai
hour, for the scene had long ago palled
upon him, and he had not his horses in
town: but he hau felt he shruld like to
behold the little horsewoman of Inch
marew mounted once more. Why
should he not'
She had been quite civil to him, and
there was no po-sible reason why the
two should not be good friends, or, at
any rate, polite, sociable acquaintances
It was not to be expected that she
should be as demonstrative and open
hearted as when she was a child nay,
it was hardly perhaps to be expected
that she should think as highly of him
even in her secret soul as she had once
eared not to hide that she had done:
but he did not thin he had himself
altered, or, at least, so altered aa that
Geraldine should withdraw from him
ll o-dinary liking.
She had certainly not been warm ii
her greeting the day before, but
neither had she been frigid. Had she
I een one or other he would have
known what to make of it. But, as it
w ., he had thanks to Cecil) been
ba ed: and the only solution of the
Croblom which had at first occurred to
lui had been too disagreeable to have
been long contemplated. But it now
ecurred with renewed force.
Her indifference could mean nothing
else than that he was now powerless
either to attract or to repel; and
whether that powerlessnes were the
result of any change in himself, 01
whether it proceeded from the ascend
ency of a rival, it did not greatly sig
lifv. Either way was bad enough.
That he had been seen and market
as he stood there in the bright ilaj
sunlight, he felt on instant conviction.
Ho had himself been watching the pail
for some little time previously, and hac
known the exact moment when eacl
had a'most simultaneously discovered
him. When Geraldine had turned hei
horse's head he had fancied her abo.it
to apr roach and renew his acquain
tan eship and had responded to tht
movement instantly- and then the tw
had walked slowly by, to ail appear
ance taken up solely with eacn other.
It had been oone deuDerateiy; 11
must have 1 een of set purpose.
Had he shown ? But he hai
shown nothing. He did not think thai
any regret, or pi tue, or annoyance
either with himself, or with them, had
been visible the previous afternoon,
and, therefore, to pass him by so nak
edly, must have been simply owing tc
the state of their own feelings. They
had not cared to be intruded upon.
They could not be troubled withj the
presence of an outsider.
He went away caring infinitely mort
about the whole than he had done when
TO BE CONTINUED.
The Czar's White Horses.
The Czar of Russia has one set 01
fifty horses, all pure white, with blue
eyes. They are beautiful creatures,
but deaf, as white animals with blue
eyes always are. These white horses
are used in showy processions on state
occasions, and, like Queen Victoria's
famous cream- colored horses, are never
sold from the imperial stables. When
past use they are shot and buried wit!
due ceremony. Boston Herald,
News in Brief.
M ngahela means a "river with
out isl" ."
In ii an the flute is played only
by rank. a
The Hudson Kiver is salty as far as
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. seventy-five miles
from its mouth.
Portland. Oregon, Las' a military
company, the height of whose members
averages a x iee. ...
Experimental crops of tobacco have
been grown in Oregon the past season
with great succes".
A woman of Calais, Me., has won
renown by mending a broken door-
binge with a hairpin.
A suit of chain mail, snch as was
used about the time of William the
Conqueror, often cost $1,000.
Although boiling water is fatal to
most microbes, some of them endure
extreme cold with indifference.
. There were 230 candidates for the
librarianship at Lincoln's Inn, Lon
don, which pays $1,000 a year.
REV. DR. TAIMAGE.
lUX BEOOKXYH DITTXK'S SO
Subject s "The Dangers of Pessimism..
Text: "I sail In my haste, All men an
tan." Psalm cxvi., 11.
Swindled, betrayed, peroeouted David, b
a paroxysm of petulance and rage, thus In
salted the human race. DavM himself falsi
(te1 when he said, "All men are liars." Hi
apologises and anys he was nnninally pro
yoked, and that he was hnMy when he harle4
snah universal denunciation, "I said In m
baste," and so on. It was in him only a mo
msntary triumph of pessimism. Tnere ii
ever and anon, and never more than now,
disposition abroad to distrust everybody,
and because some bank employes defnuM
to distrust all hank employes, and because
some police oSoers have tnken bribes to bei
lleve that all polleemen take bribes, and be
naose divorce enses are In the court to be
lieve that most, if not all, marriage relations
There are men who seem rapidly oomim,
to adopt this creeds All men are liars,
scoundrels, thieves, libertines. When anew
case of perSdy eonrv to the surface, thos
people clap their bands in Klee. It gives
plqnaney to their breakfast If tbe morning
newspaper discloses a new exposure or a
new arrest. Tbey grow fat on vrmln.
Tbey join the devils in hell In Jubilation over
recreancy nd pollution. If some one
arrested Is proved Innocent, tt Is to them a
disappointment. Tliey would rntherbalieve
evil than rood. They are vn'tuces, pre
ferrng cnrr:on. Thnywonll like to be on
a committee to find ?o-n t'jmg wrong. They
wiBh that as eyeRl u ; s have been invented
to improve the siht, and ear trumpets have
been invented to help the hearing, a corre
sponding instrument might be Invented tor
the nose, to bring nearer a malodor.
pessimism says or the cbnrcb, "The ma.
Jority of the mombcw are hypocrites,
although It Is no temporal advantage to be a
member of the church, and therefore there
Is no temptation to hypocrisy. Pessimism
says that the influence of newspapers Is only
oaa, and tnnt they are corrupting the world,
wben the fact Is that they are tbe migbtiest
agency for the arrest of crime and the spread
of Intelligence, and the printing press, secu
lar and religious, is setting the nations free.
The whole tendency of things ia toward
eynicltm, and the gospel of Smashnp. We
excusi Divid of the text for paroxysm of
disgust, because be apologizes for It to all the
centuries, but it Is a deplorable fact that
many have taken the attitude of perpetual
dUtrust and anathematization. T.iem nr
we mut a mit, doplonMe facts, and we
would not hide or minify them. We are
not much encouraged to find that tht great
work of orrtcial reform In New York City be
gins by a propo3ii ton to the liquor dealers
to break l ne law by keeping tiietr saloons
open on Sun lny Irom two In the afternoon
:o eleven at night.
Never since America was discovered ba
there been a worse Insult to sobriety and de
coney nn.l religion than that proposition.
That proposition Is equal to saying t "Let
law and orderand religion have a chance on
Sunday forenoons, but Sunday afternoonj
open all the gates to gin and alcohol an
Scnfe.inm schnapps and sour mash and Jer
sey lightning, and the variegated swill o(
brewi ries and drankenness and crime. Con
secrate the first half of the Sunday to Ooi
and the la.-t rail to tbe devil. Let tbe ehik
dren on their way to Sunday-schools In Nan
York nt 3 o'clock in the afternoon meet thi
Icobolism that does more than all otbei
causes combined to rob ohlldren of theli
fathers and mothers and strew the land with
helpless orphanage. Surely strong drink
can kill enough people and destroy enougb
families and sufficiently crowd the alms
houses and penitentiaries In six days of tha
week w:thout giving It an extra half day foi
pauperism and assassination.
Although we are not very jubilant over a
municipal reform that opens the exercises
by a doxologr to ram. we have full faith in
Ood and in the KOSDel which will yet sink
all iniquity as tha Atlantic Ocean melts a
hake 01 snow. What we want, ana wnat j
believe we will have, is a great religious
awakening that will moralize and Christian
use onr great populations and make them
superior to temptations, whether unlawful
or legalized. 80 I see no causa for dls-
heartenment. pessimism is a sin, ana those'
who yield to It cripple themselves for the
war, on one side of which are all the forces
ot durkness, led on by Apollyon, and on the
other side of which are all tbe foroes
ofTlight, led on by the Omnipotent. I
risk the tttntement th it tbe vast majority of
people are doing tbe best they can. Nne
hundred and ninety-nine out of a thousand
of tbe officials of the municipal and the
united States governments are honest.
Out of a thousand bank presidents and
cashiers, nine hundred and ninety-nine are
worthy the position thev occupy. Out of a
thonsand merohants, mechanics and profes
sional men, nine hundred find ninety-nine
are doing their duty as they understand it.
Out of one thousand engineers and conduc
tors and switchmen, nine hundred and ninety-nine
are true to their responsible posi
tions. It is seldom tbnt people arrive at
positions of responsibility until they have
been tested over and over again. If tbe
theory of the pessimist were acourate. so
ciety would long ago have gone to pieoes,
ant civilization wouid have been submerged
1th barbarism, and tha wheel 01 the cen
turies would nave turne t back to the dark
ages. A wrong Impression Is made that be
cause two men falsify tneir bank aoconnts
those two wrongdoers are blazoned before
tha world, while nothing is said In praise of
the hundreds of bank olerka who have stood
at their deska year In and year out until
their health is well nigh gone, taking not
pin's worth of that which belongs to others
lor themselves, thongh with skilful stroke of
pen they migbt have enriched themselves
and built their country seats on tbe banks oi
tbe Hudson or the Kblne,
It is a mean thing in human nature that
men and women are not praised for doing
well, but only excoriated when tbey do
wrong. By divine arrangement tbe most ot
tha families ot the earth are at peace, and
tha most of those united In marriage hav
for eaon o:ner amnity ana aneotlon. Xnej
may have occasional differences, and hen
and there a aeason of pout, but t he vast ma
jority of those in tbe conjugal relation chosa
the most appropriate companionship, and
are happy In that relation. You hear nothing
of the quietude and happiness ot snch
homes, though nothing but death will then
part, hat one sound of marital discord
makes the ears of a continent, and perhaps
at a hemisphere, alert.
Tbe one letter that ought never to havt
been written printed In a newspaper makes
more talk than the millions of letters that
arowd tbe postofflcea and weigh down the
mall carriers with expressions of honest;loye.
Tolstoi, tbe great Russian author. Is wrong
when he prints a book for the depreciation
of marriage. If your observation has nut
yon in an attitude of deploratlon for the
marriage state, one of two things Is true In
regard to yon. Yon have either been un
fortunate in your acquaintanceship, or yon
yourself are morally rotten. The world, not
as rapid as we would like, but still with
long strides, is on the way to the scenes of
beatitude and felicity which the Bible de
picts. The man who' cannot aee this
is wrong, either In his heart or liver ot
spleen. Look at the great Bible picture
gallery, where Isaiah has set up the pictures
of arborescence, girdling the world with
cedar and fir and pine and boxwood and the
Hon led by a child, and St. John's pictures
ot waters and trees, and white horse cavalry,
and tears wiped away, and trumpets blown
and harps struok, and nations redeemed.
While there are 10,000 things I do not
like, I have not seen any disoouragem n'
for tbe causa ot Ood for twenty-five yeais.
The kingdom is coming. Tbe earth Is pre
paring to pnt on bridal array. We need to
be getting our anthems and grand marches
ready. In our hymnologywe shall hav
mora use for "Antioeh" than for "Wind
flam," for Ariel," than for "Nomi." Let
'Hark, From theTomba a Do'elul Cry l bt
submerged with "Joy to fie World, thi
Lord Is Come 1" Beally, if I thought thi
human race were as determined to be bad
and getting worse, as the pessimists repre
sent, I would think It was hardly wortl
saving. If after hundreds of years of gos
pellzation no improvement has been made
let ns give it up and go at something els
besides praying and preaching. -
My opinion is that if we had enough fait!
in quick results and could go forth rlghth
equipped with tbe gospel call the battle fot
ftSiLutirtshleonwess would cad .with toil
nineteenth century, and the twent'etl
ceatury, on'y Ave or six yeais off, wonld b
gin the millennium, and Christ wonM
relirti, either in person on some throne set
op between tha Alleghanles and the Booklet
or in the institutions of mercy and grandeul
set np by His ransomed people. Discouraged
work will meet with defeat. Expectant an
buoyant work will gain the victory. Star
out with the idea that all men are liars and
'onudrels, and that everybody is as bad ai
he o.-in be, and that society, and the church,
and the world are on the way to demolition
and the only use you will ever fee to th(
world will be to increase the value ot
lots in a cemetery. We need a man
cheerful front in all our religious work.
People have enough trouble already and
do not want to ship another cargo of troublt
in tbe shape of religiosity. If religion hal
been to yoa a peace, a defense, an lnspinv
lion an r a joy, say so. Say it by word oi
mouth, by pen in your band, by face illu
mined with a divine satisfaction. If tbti
world Is ever to be taken for Oo 1, it will not
ba by groana, but by halleluiahs. If w
oulii umau tns Christian rulls-loa as
really Is, in Its true attractiveness, all thi
peopla wonld accept lr, and accept it right
is sr. The cities, tbe nations would crj
ut: "Give us tb.v, give it to us in all iti
toly magnetism and gracious power I Pot
hat salve on our woun Is ! Throw back tht
ibntters for that morning light. Knock o
these chains with tnat silver hammer ! Oivi
is Christ Sis pardon. His pa -e. His com
fort. His heaven 1 Give, ns Christ In song
Dhr.st in sermon, Christ in book, Christ If
As a system ot didactics religion has nova
rained one inoh of progress. As a tech.
llcnlity it befoirs m r. than It irradiates. Ai
1 dogmatism it is an awful failure. But as
fact, as a re-rnforcomeiit, as a transfigura
tion, it la the mightiest thing that evei
ie-oendel from the havnsor touched thi
ona. ExamplLfjr It in the life of a soon
man or a good woman, ana no ons can help
but like it. A city missionary visited a houss.
In London and foun 1 a sick and dying boy.
There was an orange lying on his bed, and
tbe missionary said, "Where did you gel
(hat orange? He s-iid : "A man brought it
to me. He comes here often and reads tha
bible to me and prays with me and bring!
me nloi tbtnga to eit." "What Is fail
name? s:nl the city missionary. "1
forget his nme," siid th sick boy,
''hut he mvL'f s great speeches over in
Mi.it great building," pointing to tht
Parliament House of London. Tbe mis
ionnrv asind, 'Wis his cami Mr. Glad.
itoueV" "Oh, yes," said the hoy, "that il
his name Mr. Gladstone !" Do yon tell ml
t nvrn can see religion lie that an I not Ilk
it? There is an oi l fashioned mother in a
larm house. Perhaps she is somewhere in
the seventies, perhaps seventy-five or sev
mty-'dx. It is the early evening hour,
rNrcagh spectacles No. 8 she Is reading 1
newspaper until towar i he.ittme, wben shi
ialtes up a well-worn book, called the Bible,
I know frOTi the illumination in her face
he is reading one of the thanks rivina
psalms, or in llevelatioa the story of tha
twelve pearly gates. After awhile sha closet
the book and folds ber bands and thinks ovei
tax past and se-ms whispering the names o'
hr children, some of them on earth an'
lome of them in heaven. Now a smile Is a
her face, and now a tear, and sometimes th
mile catcbea the tear. Toe scenes of a Ion
life come back to her. One minute ah
ls nil tha children smiling around hei
with their toys and sports and strange quel
llonings. Then alie remembers several e
them down sick with Infantile disorders
Then she sees a short grav?, but over it en
In tnnrble, "buffer tie:n to coma to Me.'
th -n there Is the wedding hour, and thi
ttelvhbors ,n, ani the promise ot "I will,'
mi the departure from tbe old homestead
then a scene ot hard times, an 1 scant broal
ind s'ruggle. Then she thinks of a fes
rear' with gush of sunshine and flittings o
tarlt shadows and viciasitu ies.
Tnn she kneels down slowly, for manj
rears hive stiffened the joints, and the ill
lesses of a lifetime have made her less sup
pie. Her prayer Is a mixture of thinks foi
lustalnlng grace during all those years, ani
(hanks for children good and Chrisiiaa
ind kind, and a prayer for the wandorin
boy, whom she hopes to see come home be
fore her departure. And then her tremblin
Hps speak of the lan i of reuulon, where shs
rxpeots to meet her loved ones alreadj
translated, and after telling the Lord In verj
llmple language how much she loves Him.
indt rests Uim, and hopes to tee Him soon
I hear her pronounce the quiet "Amen,"'ani
ibe rises up a little more diflku't effort
than kneeling down. And then she puts hoi
lead on the pillow for the night, and tbi
ingels of safety and peace stand sen
dnel about thnt couch in tbe farn.
louse. and ber face ever and'
inon shows slcns of dreams about
the heaven she read of before retiring. Ii
the morning the dny a work has begun dowi
itairs, and seated at the table the remnrk h
nade, "Mother must have overslept her-.
lelf." And tha grandchildren also notici
Ji.it grandmother is absent Irom her usua
place at tbe table. Oneot the grandchildrei
roes to the foot of the stairs and cries
"Grandmother V But there Is no answer
fearing something la the matter, they go u
to see, and all seems right. The spectacle
ind Bible on the stand, and tha covers o
the bed are smooth, and tha face is calm
her white hair on tha whits pillow case Ulo
now on snow already fallen. But her soul
Is gone np to look upon the things that the
Bight before she had been reading of in the
gcripturos. What a transporting look on her
dear old wrinkled facel She has fe-n the
"King in His boanty." She has been wel
comed by the "Lamb who was siain." And
ber two oldest sons, having hnrriel up
itairs, look an 1 whisper, Henry to George,
"Thnt Is religion I ' George to Henry, "Yes,
hat is religion !'
There Is a New York merchant who lia
jeen in bus ness I should say forty or fifty
years. During an old-fashioned revival oi
religion in boyhood he gave his heart to
Ood. He did not make the ghastly and in
finite and everlasting mistake of sowino
"wild oats," with the expectation of sowing
good wbe it later on. He realized tha fact
that the most of those wbo sow "wild oats"
never reap any other crop. He started right
and has kept right. He went down In 1857,
when the banks failed, but he tailed honestly
nd never lost his faith in God. TJps and
downs he sometimes laughs over them
but whether losing or gaining he was grow
ing hotter all the time. He has been in many
business ventures, but he never ventured tha
rxpenment of gaining the world and los
ing his soul. His name was a power
both in the ohureh and ia tbe business
world. He has drawn morechecksforcontrl-
butions to asylums and churches and schools
than any one, except God, knows. He has
:ept many a business man from (ailing bv
lending his name on the back of a note till
(he crisis was past. All heaven knows about
biin, for the poor woman whose rent he paid
In her last days, and the man with consump
tion In the hospital to whom he aent flowers
nd the cordials just before ascent Ion, and
the people he encouraged in many ways, af
ter they entered heaven kept talking aboul
It. for the immortals are neither Hnnf nnr
dumb. Well, It Is about time for the old
tnerotant himself to quit earthly residence.
toward evening, be shuts the sate,
juts the roll of newsDaners In his Docket.
thinking that the familv mav like to rvn
them after he gets borne. He folds np a tl
bill and gives It to the bov to earrr to oni
of the car men who got his leg broken am
maj oe in need 01 a little money : puta 1
tamo on a letter to bis grandson at college
a letter with good advice, and an inclosur
10 mane the holidnys nappy, men look
around the store or omoe ni says to tne
clerks, "Good evening." and starts for
home, stopping on the way at a door to ask
how bis oi l friend, a tie icon In the same
church, is getting on since his last bad at
tack of vertigo. Ha enters bis own home,
ani that is his last evening on earth. He
does not say much. No last words are
necessary. His whole life has been
a testimony for God and righteous
ness. More people would Ilka to attend
hit obseqnies than any house or church
wiuld hold. The officiating clergyman be
gins b: remarks by quoting from the psalm
ist, '"Help, Lord, for the godly man eeasetb,
for the faithful fail from among tbe children
of men." Every hour in heaven for all the
million years of eternity that oil merchant
wll see the resnlt ot his earthly beneficence
atxl n lellty, while on the street where be did
business, and in the orphan asylum in which
he wan a director, and in the church ot
wtich be was an officer, whenever his gen
lafly and beneficence and goodness are re
ferred to, bank director will say to bank di
rector, and merchant to merchant, and
neighbor to neighbor, and Christian to
Olrlstian t 'That la religion. Tea, that if
1 seated or standi
(ear yon." PA not look at him. Tor tt might
unnecessary "embarrassment. Only a
lew minutes ago he came down off the ateps
f as happy a noma as there Is in this or any
it her olty. Fifteen years ago, by reason of
sisdiast pated habits, hlsTiome was a horror to
rife and children. What that woman went
fnrough with In order to preserve respecta
bility and hide her husband's disgrace is a
tragedy whl?h it would require a Shakes
peare or Victor Hugo to write oat In fly
tremendous acts. Shall I tell it? He struck
ar. Yea ; tha one who at tbe altar be had
tken with vows so solemn they made the
range blossoms tremble 1 He struck her 1
He made tha beautiful holidays "a reign of
terror." Instead of his supporting ber, she
rapport ed him. The children had often
keard him apeak the name of God, but never
D prayer only In profanity. It waa tha
a ddest thing on earth that I can think of
1 destroyed home I Walking along the
street one day an Impersonation of all
wretchednaaa, ha saw a sign at tha door of
Young Hen's Christian Association
"Meeting Fcr Men Only."
He went in hardly knowing why he did
o, and sat down by tha door, and a young
man waa In broken voice and poor grammar
telling how the L-ord had saved him from a
dissipated lire, and the man baok by the
door said to himself, "Why eannot I have
tbe Lord do the same thing for me?" and he
put his hands, all a -tremble, over his bloated
lace ana said t "U uoa, 1 want that I 1 must
have that 1" and God said. "You shall have
It, an 1 yoa have it now F And the man
same out and went home a changed man.
in I though tbe children at nrst shrank back
ind looked to the mother and began to cry
with Iright they soon saw that tbe father
was a otinnged man. That home has turned
Irom "Paradise Lost" to "Paradise Re
gained." The wife aings all day long at her
work, lor sue is so nappy, and tne children
rush out Into the hall at the first r iltleof the
lather'a key in tha door lntch to welcome
him with curesses and questions of, "What
have you brought me?" Tney have family
prayers. They are altogether on the
ro:d to heav -i-. and when the journey of
me is over tney win live lorever In each
other's comptinionanip. Two of their dar
ling children are there already, w ilting tor
lather aud "her to come ua. What
changed thit man? W.jat reconstructed that
home? Wnat took that wife, wno was a
lave of fear and drudgery, and ma ie her a
queen on a throne of anVot'on? I hear a
wntspering all through t 'lis assemblage. I
kno- what yon are a tying 1 "That'a relig
ion I Yes, that's religion!' My Lord and
ny God, give us more of it !
Why. my hearers from all pirts of the
snrth, do you not get this bright and beauti
ful and radiant nnd blissful an 1 triumphant
thing for yourselves, then go home telling all
ronr neighbors on tha Pacific, or In Nova
s.'otia, or in Louisiana, or Mtilue, or Brazil,
jr England, or Italy, or any part of the
round wot Id, that tney may havd It too.
Uivo it for the astdng ! Have it now I Mind
r3, I do not start from tha pessimistic
I'.andpoint that David did, wben be got mad
lad said in his bnste, ''Ail men are liars I"
Dr Irom the creed of others that every man
la as bad as he ctin be. I rather think from
your looks that yoa are doing about as well
is vou can In the circumstances whioU yon
ire placed, but I w int to invite you up into
heights ot safety and satisfaction and holi
ness, as rauob higher than those which the
world affords as Everest, the highest moun
tain in all tba earth, is higher than your
Here He comes now. Who is It? I might
e alarmed and afraid If I had not seen Htm
efore and heard His voice. I thought Ha
would come before I got through with 'itis
termon. Stand back and make way for Him.
Se comes with'soara all around Hia forehead
cars in tne center 01 trotn nanas stretched
aito greet you ; scars on the Instep of both
Jie f-iet with which He advanoes 1 scars on
the breast under which throbs tne great
leart of sympathy which feels for you. I an-
lounce mm. 1 introduce mm to you, Jesus
f Bethlehem and Olivet and Golgotha. Why
tomcat Thou bitber'tbis winter day. Thou ot
the springtime and summery heavens I He
tnswers t To give all this audience pardon
lor guilt, oondolenoe for grief, whole regi
ments of help for day ot battle and eternnl
Ife for the dead 1 What response shall I
rive Him? In your behalf and in my ov.
kehalf I hall Him with the ascription t "Un
to Him who hath loved us, and washed u
irom our sins la His own blood, and hath
Dade ua klnga and priests unto God and His
father t to Him be glory and dominion for
ver and ever. Amen."
Invented the Artificial Leg.
In a quaint old house at 609 Mar
shall street, Philadelphia, lives Frank
D. Deachamps, who, although over
seventy years old, has been inventing
things all his life. Mr. Deschamps is
is active as a boy of twenty, lives all
alone amid his models and contriv
ances, cooks his own meals, acts as his
bwn housekeeper, and is as happy as
the dny is long. Mr. Desohampss first
Invention of note was the artificial
leg. It was over fifty years ago when
Mr. Deschamps, then an apprentice,
was asked by his master to see what
he could do for a foppish Frenchman
who had lost a leg. At that time only
wooden legs were known, and the
Frenchman was dissatisfied with this
by no means elegant substitute. In
two days young Deschamps had fin
ished a complete model of an artificial
leg, with every movement of the na
tural limb duplicated. His master
had it patented, aud it yielded him a
fortune. "I got fifty cents oat of it,"
laughingly remarked Deschamps.
"The Frenchman gave me that and
told me to go over to Smith's Island
and enjoy myself. And I thought I
was in great lack." New York Ad
A tioat Smuggler.
Some years ago a tame long-haired
oat formed part of the regular crew
of a passenger steamer on service be
tween an English port and a Conti
nental one. After a time the customs
authorities discovered that it wore a
false coat, many sizes too large for it.
The goat's own hair was clipped very
close ; round its body were packed
cigars, lace, etc., and then the filse
coat was skillfully put on, and fastened
by hooks and eyes. Notes and Quer
ies. Birds, as a rule, cannot focus their
eyes on an object save at a considerable
distance, and then only with great
KeDler firmly believed the moon to
be inhabited. He always spoke of the
supposed people of that orb as "tha
The whole of tho land on the globe
abf've water level, if shovelled into the
iraciho ocean, would nil only one-
seventh of it.
Automatic machines have been
devised for use on a moving train which
mechanically reord the condition cf
every foot of the track. ' I
-The White House corner stone was
laid in 1792. and the building was first
occupied by John Adams.
Fried hominy is held by epicures in
general to be the proper accompani
ment for canvas back duck.
A Cincinnati physician had diph-!
theria in bis eye, where a particle of
mucus from a patient lo-lged. I
Canadian Indians have the old Bo-.
man habit of alternately gormandizing
and sleeping when there is a moose at )
the lire. -
The phonautograph is a newly in-
vented machine which, it is claimed,
combines the phonograph and the type-
The rapidly enhancing value of real
estate In large cities and the tendency
to utilize to the fullest extent every foot
of available space by erecting sky
scraping buildings has led a Boston
architect to make a very bold and strik
ing prediction. He has put on paper a
design for what he terms "the building
of the future." which for originality
probably exceeds anything ever con
ceived In an architect's mind. The
building he has drawn is circular in
shape, with breaks in its interior at In
tervals for light and air shafts. It is a
structure fifty stories high, and is de
signed to accommodate 20,000 people.
It will not only provide living apart
ments for that number of persons, but
will also contain the necessary stores.
TOOLS SURGEONS USE.
be New Inventions Greatly Assist
In Brain Surgery.
The modern surgeon must be some
iilng of a practical mechanic. He k
required to handle a large number of
delicate and complicated tools, and he
must understand how mechanism may
aid in securing the bast results. The
recent great advances In surgery have
teKsasa or tub sicrxt, bt sikaks oi
THX BIAMOXD DRILL.
been made possible very largely by th.
discovery of new mechanical appli
ances, which have in nearly every In
stance been the Invention of surgeons.
In the treatment of epileptics, where
Jie surgical interference consists In
opening the skull over the spot where
the affected motor center Is known to
be, and either removing It or In taking
way a splinter or bone or bullet, which
presses upon it, the success of the op
eration Is vastly increased by the use
f an Ingenious Instrument, and an even
more adroit apparatus which has been
very recently invented by able sur
geons. One of the Illustrations of this article
shows the skull of a patient opened by
the use of Dr. Pyle's diamond drill. It
Is needless to state how vastly superior
Is this Instrument to that of the ordi
nary and now old-fashioned trephine.
The trephine entirely removes a button
of bone, and to do this it is necessary
to detach It altogether from the scalp
and periosteum, and so prevent Its fur
ther usefulness In the healing process
or as a protection to the exposed braiD
But in the illustration it will be seei.
that when the bony protection of the
brain has been entirely cut through In
ail parts, except at its base, by thest
diamond drills, it is pried and broken
back by the use of a lever, which ac-
(b) Ear piece or receiver.
companies this set of Instruments, and
to still retains at this base Its connec
tion with the scalp and the matted tis
sue Immediately enveloping the bone
which I have called periosteum.
It is thus possible simply to turn bad.
Ais flap of bone and scalp Into Its place.
stitch Its outer surfaces of thin flesh
together, and leave it there to heal as a
natural (and not foreign) protection of
the brain wound. In many operations
by the trephine a metallic button la em-
ployed to lie between the brain and th
replaced flap of scalp.
t8tU " W0r .U .
r.."" . .utT,ment com
bines the utmost nicety of mechanical
mmpactnesa with the most recent de
velopments of electrical science. It
sonslsts of three parts. First, there l
. tne probe, which Is zentlv Insinuated
through the tissues: second, a lmia
pocket battery, connected with the ear
piece; and, third, the ear piece itself.
which la exactly like the correspond!".
oart of a telephone.
It Is used In this way: The flap is cut
with th Pyle drill and turned back.
Tnen h chain which dangles from the
prone is screwed Into one of the keys
which projects from the ear piece, and
the b4ah, feg (erator Is slm-
ONE BUlLDINt "S
WHICH TTILL CONTAIN A CITT.
theaters, ball-rooms, etc., to supply all
their needs for food, clothing and pro
visions and for their entertainment In
fact, the building will be a complete
city in Itself. Besides Its business fea
tures it will contain 2,000 flats for living
apartments. Thus a man could live In
the building with his family, conduct
his business, do all his shopping, enjoy
theatrical performances, concerts 01
balls from year's end to year's end
without ever once going outside of this
structure. It Is designed to have this
city within a city covered in Its entirety
by a huge plate glass roof like the Crys
tal Talaee at Sydenham. This r of is
to be so constructed that by the pres
sure of a finger it can be lifted and laid
aside to allow a free and unobstructed
entrance of air.
ilarly connected with another key la
the ear piece.
The 6urgeon then takes the probe Ir
the right hand, puts the ear piece to his
ear, and gently presses the probe
through the delicate tissues of the brain
until it touches the foreign body, bone
or bullet, as It may be. The minute
this contact Is accomplished quite a
distinct sound is carried through the
circuit to the operator's ear. By an In
genious device a pair of teeth are pro
jected on each side of the end of tha
probe, and take Immediate hold of the
foreign substance thus found, which
inn be deftly drawn out of the wound.
Tho detective and extractive powers
of this instrument are said to be In
fallible, and the extraordinary fineness
of its work is particularly servlceablo
In the brain, whoso tissues are so easily
damaged, and where, naturally, tho
Wery least amount of laceration is de
TOO FAT TO WORK.
And He Is Nov.- Being: Shaved of I So
Who has not heard of the proverbial
fat. Jolly man? The expression has be--come
so hackneyed that it almost seems
as though no man had a rl;ht to feel
jolly unless he was fat. Well, Thomas
Bower, of New York, Is fat. He weighs
3S0 pounds and he Isn't Jolly. On the
contrary he has worried so much that
"ie may never bo Jolly again.
Thomas was a waiter in a hotel, nv
was a llrst-class advertisement for the
dining-room, to be sure; but Unfortun
ately space Is valuable iu New York
and poor Thomas grew so fat that he
could only with dillU-u'ty move be
tween tables, and he liad to go. lie ap
plied elsewhere fur work, but his ap
pearance was against hiui nnd ho was
rejected. This made him worry, but as
ho had worried before his discharge
nnd through d road of It he only grew
the fatter now that physical exertion
vas removed. Finally he entered
I'eilevue Hospital and Implored the
i'!ivieiaiis to relieve Iiliu by cutting Lira
iu two. They are now engaged in re
ducing him by ISO pounds, nnd the
probabilities are that he will be waitet
again. But he'll never be jolly. Worri
meut lest he get fat again will prevenf
He Saw Mora than tho Lawyer.
During the trial of an assault case
at a recent petty session In a country
town In Ireland, a very corpulent bar
rister cross-examined a witness, who
had the misfortune to be blind of one
eye. "Tell me, my man, on your oath,
did you see tho prisoner strike the
plaintiff with the weapon mentioned?"
"Yes, sorr, as sure as gun's iron I
"Come now. none of that But how
can you positively swear you saw him
do It, and the sight of your eyes not
altogether as good ns It ought to be?"
said the barrister, triumphantly.
Witness (to magistrate) Shure, yet
honor, that don't make a bit o' differ
ence; and if it conies to that, shure I
kin see more than him" (pointing t
lhe fat barrister) "any day."
"How Is that?" said the magistrate.
"Well, yer honor, I kin see his boots,
nnd that's more than he can see at any
Mine as he's got 'era on."
Complete collapse of the barrister,
and loud laughter in the court
In Murano, a small islaud near Ven
ice, over half the population work at
Bone Xeedles Used.
Needles of bone, very delicately made,
have been found in the Swiss lake
Where ii w.. t, ...oit Good.
The discreet Chinese warrior now
wears his breast plate across his shouj
ders. Washington Star.
No Temptation to Fib.
"And didn't George Washington ever
tell a lie?" asked little Willie.
"No. dear," said his mother; "why
io you ask ?"
"I was Jus' thinkin'," said little WIi
He, "that his mother must have been a
mighty poor hand at puttin' up pre
serves or else she always kept 'em
locked up where George couHn't get at
'em." Brooklyn Eagle.
Washington's New Museum.
Washington is to have a museum for
all sorts of curious life-saving appli
ances, including the earliest kinds of
lifeboats, rockets and lifo-preservftrs