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B, F. BOHWEIER,
TUB OONBTITDTION-THE UNION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWS.
MIFFLINTOWN. JUNIATA COUNTY. PENNA.. WM)NESDAY. JULY 31. 1895.
CnAPTEtt IX. Continued.)
ShirU-y looked after him. ,
"Then he baa given up, has he?" hi
"Fur the present, yes. There, don't Is,
Bt talk any more about my misfortune
I aru going to take your advice, throw thl
load off uiy mind, and try what a change
of scene will do for me. I have promised
dear I.ndy Dorrington to go down and
itay with her for a week or two. She sayf
he will get a few pleasant people togeth
er to meet me. It will be much bettei
than going away by myself."
"No doubt," returned Shirley, drawing
a chair near the table, beside which Mra
Kuthven sat "You look cheered up al
He glanced at the cash box.
Weil, if I do. It is no ordinary prool
of resignation. I have just had the .at
Isfaction of paying heavily for my agent
"Oh, that's what brought Walte herel
What a villainous countenance the follow
"I do not think so. In fact, the advan
tage of his face is that it is absolutely ex
pressionless; only I fear if he has no'
tueoeeded. no one else will."
"I suppose you will have Lady Dorrlng
ton's cad of a brother at what do yor
call her place?"
"Chedworth? Yes. It Is highly proba
ble." "I am not Important enough to be ask
ed," said Captain Shirley in an injurec"
"Nonsense, my dear friend. But if you
are, I am going to beg you not to accept."
"Why? I am sure you would not le'
me or any one interfere with you."
"Certainly not," said Mrs. Uuthven,
with sweet composure. "My renson for
asking this favor is that I want you tc
tell me what goes on in town."
"Oh, 1 have to play the honorable pan
of spy, have I?"
"You can do exactly as you like. If you
choose to disoblige me and break with
me, you can. Only "
An expressive pause.
"You know very well I don't want to do
anything of the sort. I confess to get out
of temper when I see you determined to
throw yourself away on snch a fellow as
Marsden, when you might do so mucr
"I am not jo sure I could. Mr. Mars
den is evidently not the spendthrift you
made out. The money you insinuated he
had made away with for his own purposes
was forthcoming whau I needed it. I
prefer, too, being high up among the land
ed gentry, to being the wife of some new
made, insignificant peer."
"Why not an old important one?"
"Because at this moment there is scarce
one available. The Peerage gives valua
"And because the fascinating master of
FJvesleigh happens to please your fancy?"
"What is it to you if he does?" she cried,
with sudden fierceness.
"It Is a great deal to me. I hate th
Idea," returned Shirley, bitterly.
"You don't really mean to say yon still
care who or what I like?" she exclaimed
with a slight, not unfriendly, smile, "that
Is too foolish. A strict alliance for our
mutual benefit is wise and reasonable,
but I think we have exhausted sentiment.
The fact Is, yon hate Marsden. I can see
your enmity curling the corners of your
mouth, and gleaming through the glances
you cannot veil. How can I trust you to
tell me what goes on, without exaggera
tion or prejudice. You may have nothing
to report. Marsden may ask me to marry
him during this visit. I fnncy Lady Dor
rington expects it. If so, I fear nothing,
for I do believe that if I were richer than
I am rich as Croesus he would not tie
himself to ma or to any woman unless she
could give him pleasure! It will proba
bly be but a short-lived passion. I sus
pect he Is constant only to inconstancy
till, temporarily, he likes me. Now if,
as I have sometimes thought, he la taken
with Nora IEstrange, he will be gad
ding to and fro, and spending a lot of
time at their miserable lodgings. I want
you to keep me Informed of this. I am not
going to let that girl Interfere with my
plans, cost what it may to cut her outT
She spoke with strong emphasis.
"I understand," said Shirley, who had
listened sulkily to this long speech. "It
you have set your mind on Marsden or
Eveslelgh, everything must give way. It
is a poor marriage for you, and there can
be only one explanation for It. Still,
Marsden cannot be as heavily embarrass
ed as I was led to believe. I was rathei
surprised to find be was ready with the
money for your new purchase."
"Whatr cried Mrs. Kuthven. "You Im.
agine Clifford Marsden would be faith
less to his trust? What a base suspi
cion." "I see nothing to elevate him above It,"
said Shirley with a sneer. "However, I
will endeavor to carry out your wishes, as
1 have always done, but not for nothing."
Mrs. Kuthven looked at him a curiour
"Yon shall have your pay," she said,
In any way you like except one."
"You need not have mentioned the ex
ceptlon; I am well aware of It."
There was a pause. Then Mrs. Kuth
ven said In an altered tone:
"Lady Dorrington goes down to Ched
worth to-day and I follow to-morrow."
"How long do yon remain?"
"Ten days, possibly a fortnight Now,
my dear Shirley, I am going to be rather
busy, and must bid good morning."
"I understand," he said, "and obey."
Lady Dorrington had written a few
lines to her goddaughter, excusing her
self for not having called on or sent for
her. Time was too short, she said. It
was of the utmost importance to get
poor dear Mrs. Kuthven away to a totally
new scene, and among fresh faces.
Mrs. L'Estrange smiled as she read the
"I fancy Clifford Marsden will be her
best comforter," she said.
"Do you know," returned Nora In a
wise, reflective tone, "I begin to doubt if
Clifford cares as much for her as I thought
"Do your said Mrs. L'Estrange. "1
never quite shared your opinion on that
subject though I think it likely enough
they will marry. Mark Winton was say
ing yesterday that there was an Idea at
one time among her late husband' broth
er officers that Mrs. Kuthven would marry
Captain Shirley. It is curious that he
should still be so much with her. When
man is rejected, communications are
B'iersJly jaroken oJJVl
"It li mere gossip, probably the re
port, I mean. Why should cot men and
women be dear friends and nothing
"I am sure I do not know; but you don't
often see it"
"As education and common sense in
crease, friendship between men and wom
en will, I suppose, be more frequent"
"Perhaps so," said Mrs. L'Estrange,
doubtfully. "Mr. Winton was talking of
'returning to India yesterday. His leave
of absence has not expired yet, but he
seems anxious to get back to his work.
He says he feels he is wasting his time
here, and that for a man of his disposi
tion, the only charm life possesses la
"That la rather a dreary doctrine, is i,
"I told him to. He was very nice and
pleasant yesterday, but I fancied there
was an undertone of depression in all he
"Why, Mr. Winton is the last man I
should suspect of sentimental melan
choly," cried Nora. "Perhaps he has lost
"I don't think you do Mark Winton jus
tice, Nora. I have known him since he
was a lad of seventeen, and, believe me,
he has a good, true heart"
"If you say so, I am quite willing to be
lieve it" then, breaking off suddenly, she
exclaimed t "Listen to this, Helen. The
enterprising manager of Drury Lane has
in preparation one of the moat brilliant
pantomimes ever presented to a London
audience. The scenic effects will be of
an original and extraordinary character,
and the ballet one of the most gorgeous
ever seen.' That is something for Beal
It will be such fun going with her! What
raptures she will be in! By the bye,
Helen, don't you think we can take in
Fraulein Shrader at Christmas time? She
is not happy at the school, and as she has
given notice she is going to leave, they
will be cross and disagreeable."
"Y'es, I have no doubt we can manage
It. Bea. too. might come to ns early in
And the conversation turned on domes
Mrs. L'Estrange. who was far from
strong, had taken cold, and was easily
persuaded to keep indoors. The day bo
ng dry and crisp, Nora took their maid,
who had been In Mrs. L'Estrange's ser
vice ever since she was married, to bear
her company, and walked across the park
to inquire for Mrs. Kuthven and bid her
When they reached the hotel Mrs. Ruth
en was out and Nora prolonged her
walk to Harvey A Nichols', where she
and her attendant spent a delightful hour,
and several pounds.
By the time she reached her temporarj
home, Nora felt refreshed and Invigorat
ed by air and exercise. The shades of
evening had begun to gather, and she
planned to herself that she wonld read
aloud to Helen after dinner, to atone for
her long absence.
The gas bad not been lit and going up
stairs in semi-darkness, she ran against
someone on the first landing.
"I beg your pardon," said Winton.
whose voice she instantly recognized, "li
is so dark."
"Yes, the evenings draw In to soor
now," she replied, with some confusion.
"I am glad to have an opportunity of
wishing you good-bye. I am going out of
town to-morrow for a few weeks; by the
time I come back, I shall have made up
my mind whether I shall return to India
at once or stay to the full extent of my
"Has the country so little attraction fot
you, Mr. Winton, that you are ready to
"Plenty of attraction; but I need not
trouble you with my reasons. Good-byi
for the present I hope to see you agait
before long, either here or at Brookdale."
He held her hand for a moment and
Nora ascended slowly, thoughtfully, to
the drawing room, where she found Mrs.
L'Estrange leaning back in an easy chair,
her handkerchief to her eyes, beside a
"Why, Helen!" cried Nora, as she ad
vanced toward her. Mrs. L'Estrang
started and uncovered her face; the strong
light of the flames showed that she had
been and was weeping. "Dear Helen,
what is the matter?"
"Do not ask me now. I will tell yoi
all one day, but not now," said Mrs. L'Es
trange. HisLng, she came quickly toward
her stepdaughter, pressed her lips for aa
instant to Nora's cheek, and left the room.
"Good heavens!" ejaculated Nora tc
self, "she has refused him. But why?"
Overcome with surprise, she sat down, all
dressed as she was, to ponder this unex
pected outcome of their pleasant Intimacy
with Winton. lie, too, seemed depressed
and nnlike himself. Why why had Helen
rejected him? especially as she evidently
felt doing so very keenly.
Could it have been because she knew
that she and her little girl were unpro
vided for, and that she did not like belni
a burden on a husband? Winton wai
fairly well off. and not likely to let such
an obstacle stand In the way of his or hei
happiness. Could it be any hesitation
about leaving her (Nora) alone, with
some mere hired stranger for a compan
ion? No; Helen was too sensible for such
an overstrained sense of duty or friend
ship. Then, as she gazed Into the red
mass which glowed in the grate, memory
unrolled her long record of past benefit!
and generous acta. The quiet steady
kindliness, which had won her childisk
heart in spite of her natural prejudice
against a stepmother, the perpetual shield
he interposed between the irritable, ex
acting, tyrannical father and his daugh
ter. Now that Nora was a woman 4
thoughtful, observant woman how man
instances of her stepmother's patience,
her care for every one's comfort, her en
tire self-forgetfulness, came back to her
mind from dim, bygone days. Her own
vague wonder that Helen sover wanted
to go anywhere, never sought release from
the wearying attendance on her querulous,
auspicious. Invalid husband, her undefin
ed impression that somehow life was
over for her young stepmother that she
bad nothing left but endurance and kindly
thought for others. What would she her
self have been had she been reduced to
a single-handed struggle with such diffi
culties as existence would have present
ed itself without Helen? How much of
youth would she have enjoyed? How
much of education, of pleasure, or free
dom from the stunting effect of care too
heavy for her years? Tea! She aaw it
all clearly. Helen had been more than a
mother to her, for ehe bad no claim to
such tender, discriminating care. "And 11
I can repay her I will," thought Nora, her
heart glowing warm and strong. "Noth
ing shall stand between me and a woman
t0 Wfeflja X ftWt M. HNh, ThaaJ. QodJ
she is brighter and stronger now than I
ever remember her. I do hope Bea will
grow up a tender, loving daughter! She
has a dash of my father's temper! But
why why did Helen send Mark Winton
away? I can fancy their whole story
growing into love with each other, almost
from their school days then his going
away to seek his fortune, some misun
derstanding separating them probably.
Helen, left a penniless orphan, with no
hone in the future, tempted by a chance
of a settled home with my father. It is
a and enough story, and I suppose a com
mon one. Well, she shall have peace
now, if I can secure it But why did
she send Mark Winton away? I am sure
she did; I must not ask her; I must not
seem intrusive. Will she ever tell me?"
That evening Nora was more than usu
ally kind and cheerful; she Insisted on
Mrs. L'Estrange lying down where het
eyes were shaded from the light and she
read aloud from a picturesque book of
When bedtime came and they partes
for the night Mrs, L'Estrange put her arm
round Nora, and kissing her gently, said:
"Yon are a good girl, dear daughter, ot
I should say younger sister, to me; you
reade my life happier than I ever expected
It to be." She went quickly upstairs,
leaving Nora touched and surprised, fot
neither was a demonstrative woman and
rarely exchanged caresses.
The days went by, however, and Mrs.
L'Estrange did not show any inclination
to tell Nora the story she had promised;
still, her stepdaughter waited with loyally
suppressed curiosity, and tidings reached
them that Winton had gone as far at
Florence with some Indian friends out
ward bound to Bombay, and had passed
through London without calling to see
Meantime Lady Dorrington flattered
herself that her plana were maturing suc
cessfully. The day after Mrs. Kuthven
had been Installed hi the principal guest
chamber at Chedworth, Marsden arrived
from town, and made himself charmingly
agreeable to every one, especially to Mrs.
Kuthven. The pretty little widow visibly
revived after his arrival and lost some
thing of the pained, strained look in hei
eyes, which bad given Lady Dorrington
"You ought to get out more, my deat
Mrs. Ruthven," she said, as that lady was
bidding her hostess good night "There
are lots of pretty drives about and I have
a capital pair of ponies."
"To say nothing of an excellent char
ioteer, in the shape of an unworthy broth
er. Pray, allow me to show you the neigh
borhood. 1 am duly qualified for the task
of cicerone," said Marsden.
"Thank you," and Mrs. Kuthven raised
her eyes to his with a long, searching
look. "If you really don't mind losing a
day's hunting! It is a tremendous sacri
fice!" "Sacrifice!" cried Marsden, laughing.
"If sacrifice and penance always took
such a form, what a penitent I'd be
Then, if fine, we will take our first tout
of inspection immediately after luncheon."
The weather was all that could be de
sired, more like late September than early
November, and the excursion was so suc
cessful that another was arranged for th
(To be continued.)
Cooking In the Gutter.
A member of the Seventh Regiment
according to on article In the New
York Sun, la enthusiastic over his ex
perences with a tin dish and a camp
fire during the late street car riots in
Brooklyn. He baa been noted In bis
otd circle for his delicate taste In the
matter of cookery, and his skill with
the chafing-dish. He not only knew
when a thing was cooked exactly right
bat he could cook it Just right himself,
only he was so excessively fastidious
that he must have Just such a dish in
which to do it
Now be was left to shift for himself
In the street with nothing but a tin
dish as a cooking utensil. "Fortunate
ly," he says, "the dish bad a cover and
a handle, and after I became convinc
ed that there was no help for it I made
a few experiments and found the re
"The value of a wood fire had neve,
been apparent to me before, but I tell
you it Is wonderful. Why, I never ate
such potatoes as I baked In the em
bers. And the surrounding cobble
stones kept my coffee as hot as I want
ed It while I was doing my other cook
ing. "The doings of some of the men were
laughable. They had less Idea of cook
ery than the average servant They
would Insist upon building a fire with
the flames reaching heavenward, and
then they wondered why their food
was burned on one side and raw on the
other. One fellow who wanted ham
and eggs put the eggs In, shells and
alL A beautiful mess!
"As for myself, I will stand up herb
after for the regimental tin dish, and
a wood fire with a cobble-stone founda
tion. I lived like a prince; and the
next time my appetite Is spoiled by the
atrocities of French cooks, I am going
to pitch my tent in the back yard, and
win back my digestion with the sort
of cookery I have been enjoying for a
The two most widely separated post
offices In the United States are those In
Key West Fin., and In Ounalnska,
Alaska, 0.271 miles apart Two cents
will Insure the carriage of a letter be
tween those distant points.
Paris has a fat men's club, mem
berehioin which is acquired by tipping
the beam at 100 kilogrammes, or 220
R. W. A. Snnday is pushing an
evangelical campaign in Indiana, and
lightening- his clerical amies Dy occa
sionally acting as nmpire in baseball
The Russian military authorities
have concluded that the sheepskin
caps worn by the soldiers are injurious
to the eyesight, and will put them in
An engineer has figured ont that
an inch of rain falling upon an area of
oue sqnare mile is equivalent to nearly
b.000,000 gallons, weighing 115,200,000
lounds, or 72,000 tons.
Life has no blessing like a prudent
Mam ice Conrant is authority for
the statement that the invention of
printing is due to Htal Tjong, King
of Korea, who had movable types cast
as early aa 1403.
A Victoria cross once changed
hands in Durham, England for 5125.
Ceres, the first of the asteroids to
be discovered, was found on the first
day of the present century. Its mean
distance from the son is about 257.-
Dahomey is the smallest State in
Africa. It has 4000 square miles, al
most the exaet size ot Connecticut
NOTES Of THE DAY.
There are 2,954 persona In Great Brit
Lin who pay tax on an Income of more
than $25,000 a year.
In the royal palace of Servia lights
ire put out Invariably by 11 o'clock
by order of the King.
There are no fewer than four Euro
jean banks In Yokohama and In Japan
120, all with large capital.
In the gardens around London then
are more specimens of the cedar of
Tebanon than on Mount Lebanon Itself.
In Norway a law provides that no
person shall be permitted to cut down
a tree unless he plants three sapling
'n Its place.
The coronet worn by the Countess of
Aberdeen on state occasions Is distin,
gulshed by five emeralds, which are the
'argest In the world.
According to a Connecticut statist!
dan there are 90,000 crazy people In
the United States, of whom only 6,500
ire under sufficient supervision.
An eccentric farmer who died the
ther day In Connecticut directed that
his body should be Inclosed in an Iron
casket and thrown to the bottom of
Long Island Sound.
It Is a remarkable fact that the actual
tost of the Kiel ship canal was below
the estimates. They amounted to 15G,
000,000 marks ($37,440,000), and the
cost was 155,378,000 marks ($37,290,
T20). A colored man was recently shows,
a skeleton by a Portland doctor. He
had never seen ono before and was
greatly Interested. Be examined the
skull closely and finally asked, "Where
ire the ears?"
A family In Knox County, Maine, that
ileepa too soundly to be awakened by
a chanticleer has a novel alarm. A big
cowbell Is attached to the neck of the
dog, and at a certain time In the morn
ing he makes a tour of the chambers.
A Boston paper which has gone dafX
an abbreviations thus reports a news
Item: "His Hon. the Lieut Gov. of
Mass. returned from N. IL yesterday
with 44 doe. other citizens of Mass., and
expects next wk to go to N. Y. by way
People of middle age can rememlei
arhen the only use for India rubber
was to erase pencil marks. The Im
portance of the article now is Indicated
by the fact that In the first three months
of 1S05 this country paid $6,600,230 for
Massachusetts may not grow as rap
idly In population as some of the larger
States, but Its wealth continues to pile
up steadily. It carried a fire insurance
last year of $986,000,000, or about five
times that of other States with about
the same population.
For one person who cares about thea.
.era there are a thousand persons In
England wild about cricket and If the
ministry had given O. W. Grace a
knighthood among the birthday honors
It would probably have been the most
popular act of their existence.
Statistics have been accumulated
which reveal that In respect to color
blindness there Is a remarkable differ
ence between the two sexes. About
per cent of men are color-blind to a
marked extent while not more than
4-10 of 1 per cent of women are thus
A store at Tempe, Art, is about to In
augurate a novel cash system. When
anyone desires credit he is referred to
the office, where. If he be solvent, bis
note Is taken for the amount needed,
the cash Is advanced blm, and be goes
Into the store and with the money ao
quired does his buying.
Lord Rosebery will this year exhlbt
ao fewer than twenty-four bead of
cattle and sixty sheep at the fat stock
shows at Birmingham and Smlthfleld.
nis lordship will thus be probably the
largest exhibitor. Ills exhibits will In
clude many noted prize winners at last
year's Scottish shows.
The first horse on record whose pedl
gree can be authenticated was bred by
Charles II. and called Dods worth; and,
for his amusement when he resided at
Windsor, be appointed races to be run
In Datchet Mead, and at Newmarket,
where, it is said, he entered horses and
ran them In his own name.
"Charley's Aunt" has reached Portu
gal and Is attracting large audiences to
an Oporto theater. In its Portuguese
guise it la "A Madiinha de Charlee."
With the exception of an original play
of Shakspeare's, this Is the first time
In years that an English drama has
been performed on the Portuguese
William Scrubby, Trenton's official
dog catcher, tendered a pall full of
dog's tails as vouchers for the number
of canines be laid low In the perform
ance of his duty and on which he based
his claim for payment The officials
refused to count the tails, but agreed to
accept Scrubby's statement of the can
lal tale as correct
John Simpson, the veteran St Regis
prospector, states that the kangaroos
on Blue Mountain are Increasing In
number and will soon furnish good
sport for local hunters. Joe Reece came
across a wounded one the other day
and killed it to end Its suffering. He is
having the bide tanned and will make
a hunting coat of it
The fish commissioners of California,
.recently stocked the two largest rivers
in the southern part of that State the
San Joaquin and the Kings with 50,
000 black bass. It Is expected that not
only will the bass flourish and a little
later afford fine sport but that they will
also clear these rivers of the small fry
of coarse and low grade fish.
On the roof of a building In Philadel
phia a sparrow trap Is In full swing
night and day. The trap la one into
which the birds hop to get the grain
and bread crumbs plainly In sight
Once Inside the birds do not know
enough to come out The sparrows
feed more oa a elondv and windr 1tv
than on a bright day, but no matter
what tie weather la It Is a poor day
when the trap will not yield fifty spar
Austria gives prizes te farmers tt
courage them to recover waste lands
and lay them down aa pasturage, and
also to. erect shelters or stables for
cows In high altitudes. The Importance
of this may be seen from the statement
that one-quarter of the total fodder re
quired for cattle and horses) In the em
Dlra la djclrad from Alula dlatzlotav ,.
In the f restt of a house In tne ranoo
le ShaerbMh, In Brussels, there Is to
be seen, half burled In plaster, a can
non ball which was fired from a Dutch
cannon at the period of the revolution
of 1830, and has ever since been per
mitted to remain. Recently It was de
termined to restore and refront the
house, and It was decided to make the
repairs without disturbing the cannon
At Portland. Me., one of the crew ol
a fishhas; schooner went out In a dory
to haul np some trawls which were set
off Pemaquld in thirty fathoms of wa
ter. The usual number of cod and had
dock were found on the hooks, but the
man received one of the biggest sur
prises of his life when he hauled in a
forty-pound salmon. What In the world
the big fish was doing out in deep water
no one can explain.
. Henry Elliot who has written numer
als papers on the fur seals of the North
ern Pacific, tells how the Eskimo, with
a frail skin canoe, when the craft
heavily laden with furs, bad to land Its
freight on a graven beach, put a row
of inflated sealskin floats in front of the
umiak (their skin boat) and rolled her
high and dry. Without that precau
tion the thin skin bottom of their boa'
would have been torn.
Of all the varied changes In the YaU
commencement exercises, the most Im
portant la the last step which places
the scientific department on a clear
footing with the academic. The Intro
duction of a class day, a senior prom
enade and a high stand scholarship so
ciety are, perhaps, only symbolic, but
they have broken down the last bar
riers which separate the academic frorr
the scientific departments.
In 18S0, Tampa, Fla., had 720 lnhab
Itants, and In 1804. 15.CSS. Five lines
of steamers run regularly between
Tampa and New Orleans, Mobile, Ha
vana, Key West and local ports. Its
hotel property Is valued at $3,000,000.
The city has twenty-two miles of elec
tric car lines, three electric light plants,
about seventy-five cigar factorles,anc
Is supplied with pure spring water,
through eighteen miles of mains, to th
extent of 3,000,000 gallons dally.
Ono of the sections of the Constlra
don for Utah provides that the State's
Indebtedness shall never exceed $100.
000. Another forbids the giving or
loaning of State, county, city or bor
ough credit to any business enterprise.
Another fixes the salary of the Gov
ernor at $2,000 a year. Another pro
vides that trial juries shall consist of
eight persons, and that In civil cases
the concurrence of six out of the elgh'
shall be sufficient for a legal verdict
In Los Angeles, In a Jewelry store, a
three-horse power motor Is used In the
cutting of precious stones. The ma
chine worked by the motor Is said tc
be the only one of the kind In the coun
try. The stone Is held by a quadrant
which Is adjusted by a set screw to Its
required position on the lap. As many
as sixty stones can be cut at one time,
and the method of adjustment is so
accurate that In no case would there
be tho slightest possibility of over
From the registry of visitors kept at
Stratford-on-Avon, it appears In the
past year there have been In round
numbers 14,000 visitors, of whom 4,000
were from the United States. Shaks
peare's plays were among the first pre
sented by regular theatrical companies
In the American colonies, and the visit
of Washington Irving to Stratford, with
his charming description of It did more
than has ever been done by any other
single person to turn men's minds to
ward the quiet old town beside tb
The Doge of the Conclergerie.
We seem to hear the baying of deep
mouthed, great, fierce dogs shepherds'
dogs, as one might say, since their oflic
Is to guard the sheep for slaughter.
Several of these faithful canluc ani
mals were employed In the prison; but
one of them, named Ravage, was dis
tinguished for ferocity and sagacity.
Jailers slept at night near the cour de
preau, and Ravage kept watch there
with his master. Some prisoners at
tempted to escape by boring a bob
In the wall.
Their chief danger of detection cot
slsted In the watchfulness of Ravage)
but, strangely enough, he was silent
His silence was explained on the fol
lowing morning by an asslgnat of 100
sons, which was tied to his tall, to
gether with a little note, on which wai
written: "On peut corrompre Ravagi
avec nn asslgnat de cent sous et ui
paupet de pleds de mouton." The de
praved dog walked about publishing
his own Infamy, and was hailed with
shouts of laughter. He was Immured,
as a punishment, for some hours In
cachot and emerged with an air of
deep humiliation. The Quarterly Review.
The Care of Farming Toola.
Foreigners who have traveled throngs
:he United States have always been
struck by the carelessness of our farm,
ers In regard to their machinery. No
other farmers In the world make such
general nse of the devices for saving
toll produced by modern invention, and
nowhere else are such Implements sr
neglected when not in actual use.
Too often a farmer who buys a val
uable machine leaves It standing out
of doors, exposed to all the vicissitudes
of the weather until he has occasion
to use It again the following year. Then
when he examines It he finds It serious
ly out of repair, and he suffers delay
whjle It Is being put Into good condi
tion. Sometimes the damage Is so
great that he Is persuaded to trade the
machine off for a new one, paying
Urge sum "to boot"
One good effect of the hard times bat
deen the development of greater care
In this respect among our agricultural
population. People who have traveled
extensively through the Southern and
Western States during the last winter
report that the f armera now keep their
machines under cover more generally
than they ever did before. Florida Cit
Excited passenger Captain, thati
ou weather the storm?
Captain If doubtful; but doa't let
hat bother you $very member of the
erew can swim? Rochester Post-Ba
REV. DR. THL1GL
The Brooklyn Divine's Sunday
Subject: "Plain People.'
Tixt: "Salute Asynoritus. Phlegon, ller
nss, Patrobas, Hermes, Philologus and
Julia." Romans xvL, 14, 15.
Matthew Henry, Albert Barnes, Adam
Clark, Thomas Soott and all the commenta
tors pass by these verses without any especial
remark. The othertwenty people mentioned
In the chapter were distinguished for some
thing and were therefore discussed by tha
illustrious expositors, but nothing Is said
about Asyncrltus, Phlegon, Hwmas, Patro
bas, Hermes, Philologus and Jultn. Where
were they born? No one knows. Where did
theydie? There is no record of their decease.
Tor what were they distinguished? Abso
lutely for nothing, or the trait ot character
wou'd have been brought out by the aeostle.
If they had been very intrepid or opulent or
hirsute or musical of cadence or erass ol
style or in anywise anomalous, that feature
would have btwn caught by the apostolic
camera. But they were good people, because
Paul sent to them his high Christian regards.
They were ordinary people, moving In ordi
nary sphere, attending to ordinary duty and
meeting ordinary responsibilities.
What the world wants is a religion foi
ordlnarv people. If there be in the United
States 65,000.00 ) people, there are certainly
not more than 1,000,000 extraordinary, and
then there are 64,MK),0M ordinary, and we do
well to turn our backs for a little while upon
the distinguished and conspicuous people of
the Bible and consider la our text the seven
ordinary. We spend too much of our time
In twisting garlands for remarkables and
building thrones for magnates and sculptur
ing warriors and apotheosizing philanth
ropists. The rank and file of the Lord'i
soldiery need especial help.
The vast majority of people to whom thU
sermon comes will never lea-i an army, will
never write a State constitution, will never
electrify a Senate, will never make an imi
portant invention, will never Introduce
a new philosophy, will never decide
the fate of a Nation. You do not ex
pect to; you do not want to. You will not
be a Hoses to lea-1 a Nation ont of bondage.
You will not be a Joshua to prolong the day
light until you can shut five kings In a oav4
era. You will not be a St John to unroll ad
apocalypse. You will not be a Paul to pre4
side over an apostolic college. You will not
be a Mary to mother a Christ You will more
probably be Asyncrltus or Phlegon or Her
man or Patrobas or Hermes or Philologus oi
Many of you are women at the head o.
households. This morning you launched the
family for Sabbath observance. Your brain
decided the apparel, and your judgment was
final on all questions of personal attire.
Every morning you plan for the day. The
cultuary dopartment of your household is In
your dominion. You decide all questions of
diet All tho sanitary regulations ot your
house are under your supervision. To regu
late the food, and the apparel, and the habits
and decide the thousand questions of home
life is a tax upon your brain and nerve and
general health absolutely appalling if there
be no divine alleviation.
It does not help you much to be told that
Elizabeth Fry did wonderful things mid the
criminals of Newgate, it does not help you
much to be told that Mrs. Judson was very
brave among the Bornesian cannibals. It
does not help you much to be told that Flor
ence Nightingale was very kind to the
wounded in the Crimea. It would be better
for me to tell you that the Divine Friend of
Mary and Martha Is your friend, and that He
sees all the annoyanoes and disappointments
and abrasions and exasperations of an ordin
ary housekeeper from morn till night,
and from the first day of the year to the last
day of the year and at your call He is ready
with aelp and re-enforcements.
They who provide the food of the world
decide the health of the world. One of the
greatest battles of this century was lost be
cause the commander that morning had a fit
of indigestion. You have only to go on some
errand amid the taverns and the hotels of
United States and Great Britain to appre
ciate the fact that a vast multitude of the
human race are slaughtered by Incompetent
cookery. Though a young woma a may have
taken lessons in music and may have taken
lessons in painting and lessons in astronomy,
she is not well educated unless she has taken
lessons in dough. They who deoide the ap
parel of the world and the food of the world
decide the endurance ot the world.
An unthinking man may consider it a mat
ter of little Importance the cares of the
household and t he economies of domestic life
but I tell you the earth is strewn with the
martyrs of kitchen aud nursery. The health
shattered womanhood of America cries out
for a God who can help ordinary women in
the ordinary duties of housekeeping. The
wearing, grinding,, unappreciated work goes
on, but the same Christ who stood on the
bank of Galilee In the early morning and
kindled the tire and had the fish already
cleaned and broiling when the sportsmen
stepped ashore, chilled and hungry, will help
every woman to prepare breakfast, whether
by her own hand or the hand of her hired
The God who ma le Indestructible eulogt
ot Hannah, who made a coat for Samuel,
herson, and carried it to the temple every
year, will help every woman In preparing the
family wardrobe. The God who opens the
Bible with the story of Abraham's entertain
ment of thethree angels on the plains ot
Hamre will help every woman to provide
hospitality, however rare and embarrassing.
It is high time that some of the attention wa
have been giving to the remarkable women
of the Bible remarkable for their virtue or
want of it or remarkable for their deeds
Deborah and Jezebel and Herodia and Atha
liah and Dorcas and the Marys, excellent and
abandoned it la high time some of the at
tention we have been giving to these con
spicuous women of the Bible be given to
Julia of the text, an ordinary woman amid
ordinary circumstances, attending to ordi
nary duties and meeting ordinary responsi
bilities. Then there are the ordinary business men.
They need divine and Chrlstrian, help.
When we begin to talk about business life,
we shoot right off and talk about men who
did business on a large scale, and who sold
millions of dollars of goods a year, but the
vast majority of business men do not sell a
million dollars of goods, nor half a million,
nor a quarter of a million, nor the eighth
part of a million. Put all the business men
of our cities, towns, villages and neighbor
hoods side by side, and you will find that
they sell less than 190,000 worth of goods.
All these men In ordinary business life want
divine help. You see how the wrinkles are
printing on the countenance the story ol
woniment and care. You cannot tell how
old a business man is by looking at him.
Gray hairs at thirty. A man at forty-five
with the stoop of a nonogenarlan. No time
to attend to Improved dentistry, the grinders
oease because they are few. Actually dying
of old age at forty or fifty when they ought
to be at the meridian. ' '
Many of these business men have bodies
like a neglected clock to which yon come,
and you wind it up, and it begins to buzi
and roar, and then the hands start around
very rapidly, and then the dock strikes Ave
or ten, or forty, and strikes without any
sense, and then suddenly stops. So Is the
body ot that wornout business man. It is a
neglected clock, and though by some sum
mer recreation it may be wound up, still tha
machinery Is all out of gear. The hands turn
around with a velocity that excites the as
tonishment ot the world. Men cannot un
derstand the wonderful activity, and then
is a roar, and a buss, and a rattle about these
disordered lives, and they strike ten when
they ought tc strike five, and they strike
twelve when they ought to strike six, and
they strike forty when they ought to strike
nothtnir. and anddenlv thev ston. Post
I mortem examination reveal the fact that all
the springs and pivots and weights and ll
anoa wheels of health are completely da.
ranged. The human clock has simply m
down. And at tho time when tha stead
band ought to be pointing to the Indtutrtoui
hours on a clear and sunlit dial the whok
machinery of body, mind and earthly capac
ity stops forever. The cemeteries have thou
sands ot business men who died of old agf
at thirty, thirty-five, forty, lorty-nve.
' . How,, what. to. wanted to groe diviM
(trace for ordinary business men, men'wbi
are harnessed from morn till night and all
the days of their life harnessed in business,
Not grace to lose $100,000, but grace to lost
10. Not grace to supervise 250 employes
in a factory, but grace to supervise the book
keeper and two salesmen and the small boy
that sweeps out the store. Grace to Invest
iat the 1 80,000 ot net profit, but the 25O0
Et clear gain.- Grace not to endure the lost
f a whole shipload of spices from the In.
dies, but grace to endure the loss of a pa pel
of collars from the leakage of a displaced
ihingle on a poor root
Grace not to endure the tardiness ot th
American Congress in passing a neoessary
law, but grace to endure the tardiness of an
errand boy stopping to play marbles when
be ought to deliver the goodsi such a gract
as thousands of business men have to-day,
keeping them tranquil whether goods sell ol
do not sell, whether customers pay or do not
pay, whether the tariff is up or tariff is down,
whether the crops are luxuriant or a dead
failure, calm In all ciroumstanoes and amid
all visslcttudes that Is the kind of grace w
want. Millions of men want It, and they
may have It for the asking. Some hero oi
heroine oomes to town, and as the procession
passes through the street the business men
t ome out and stand on tiptoe on their stort
steps and look at some one who in arctic
L'limeor in ocean storm or in day of battle oi
In hospital agonies did the brave thing, not
laiizing tnat tney, tne entnusiastio specta-
ors, have gone through trials in business
ife that are just as great before God. There
re men who have gone through freezing
rctlcs and burning torrids and awful
lareugos of experiences without moving
ve miles from their doorsteps. Now, wnat
ordinary business men need is to realize that
they have the friendship of that Christ who
looked after the religious interests ot
Matthew, the custom house clerk. and helped
Lydta of Thyartra to sell the dry goods, and
who opened a bakery and fish market in the
wildnrdess of Asia Minor to teed the 70 0
who hail oomo out oa a religious picnic, and
who counts the hairs of your bead with as
much particularity as though they were
the plumes of a coronation, aud who
took the trouble to stoop down with Ills
finger writing on the ground, although
the first shuffle of feet obliterated the divine
oallgraphy, and who knows just how man;
locusts there were In the Egyptian plague
and knew just how many ravens were neces
ary to supply Elijah's pantry by the brook
Cherlth. and who as floral oommander leads
forth all the regiments of primroses, fox
gloves, daffodils, hyacinths and lilies which
pitch their tents of beauty and kindle theli
eamp fires of oolor all around the hemi
sphere; that that Christ and that God know
the most minute affairs of your business life,
and, however Inconsiderable, understanding
al the affairs of that woman who keeps a
thread and needle store as well as all the at
lairs of a Rothschild and a Stewart
Then there are all the ordinary farmers.
SVe talk about agricultural life, and we im
nediately shoot off to talk about Cinoln
aatus, the patrician, who went from the plow
to a high position, and after he got through
the dictatorship In twenty-one days went
back again to the plow. What encourage
ment Is that to ordinary fanners? The vast
majority of them, noue of them, will be pa
tricians. Perhaps none of them will be Sen
ators. If any of them have dictatorships, it
will be over forty or fifty or 100 acres of tha
old homestead. What those men want is
grace to keep their patience while plow
ing with balky oxen and to keep cheerful
amid the drought that destroys the corn crop
aud that enables them to restore the garden
the day after the neighbor's cattle have
broken in and trampled out the strawberry
bed and gone through the lima bean patch
and eaten up the sweet corn in such large
quantities that thev must be kept from the
water lest they swell up and die; grace In
catching weather that enables them without
Imprecation to spread out the hay the third
time, although again and again and again It
has been almost ready for the mow; a grace
to doctor the cow with a hollow born, and
the sheep with the footrot, and the horse
with the distemper, and to compel the un
willing acres to yield a livelihood for the
family, and schooling for the children, and
little extras to help the older boy In business,
and something for the daughter's wedding
outfit, and a little surplus for the time when
the ankles will get stiff with age and the
. l-reath will be a little short, and the swing
ing of the cradle through the hut harvest
Held will bring on the old man's vertigo,
better close up about Cincinnatus. 1 know
iOO farmers just as noble a-s he was.
What they want Is to know that they have
the friendship of that Christ who often drew
His similes from the farmer's life, as when
He said, "A sower went forth to sow," as
when He built His best parable out of the
scene of a farmer's boy coining back from
his wanderlngs.nnd the old farmhouseshook
that night with rural jubilee, and who com
pared Himself to a lamb in the pasture field,
ind wno said tne eternal uou is a iarmer,
leclaring. "My Father Is the husbandman.
Those stonemasons do not want to hear
about Christopher Wren, the architect, who
built St. Paul s cathedral. It would he bN
ter to tell them how to carry the hod of brick
up the ladder without slipping, and how on
a cold morning with the trowel to smooth off
the mortar and keep cheerful, aud how to be
thankful to God for the plain food taken
from the pail by the roadside. Carpenters
nandlng amid tne adz, ana tne Dtt, and the
plane, and the broadax need to be told that
Christ was a carpenter, with His own hand
eieldlng saw and hammer. Oh. this is a
tired world, and It Is an overworked world,
and it is an underfed world, and It is a
wrung out world, and men and women need
to know that there is rest and recueration
in God and in that religion which was not
so much intended for extraordinary people
as for ordinary people, because there are
more of them.
Tie healing profession has had Its Aher
jrombiesand Its Abernethys and Its Valen
tine Motts and its Wiiiard Parkers, but the
rdlnary physicians do the most of the
world's medicinlng, and they need to under
Hand that while taking diagnosis or prog
losis or writing prescription or compound
.ng medicament or holding thedelfcate pulse
f a dying child they may have the presencn
tndthe dictation of the almighty doctor who
look the case of the madman, and after he
bad torn off his garments in foaming de
mentia clothed him again, body and mind,
ind who lifted up the woman who for eight
wn years had been bent almost double with
:he rheumatism Into graceful stature, aud
who turned the scabs of leprosy Into rubi
3und complexion, and who rubbed the numb
ness out of para'ysis, aud who swung wide
jpen the closel windows of hereditary or
accidental blindness until the morning light
;ame streaming through the fleshly ease
ments, and wno knows all the diseases and
all the remedies aud all the herbs and ail the
sathollcons. and is monarch of pharmacy
and therapeutics, and who has sent out 10,
100 doctors ot whom the world makes no rec
ord, but to 'prove that they are angels ol
mercy I invoke the thousands of men whose
ailments have been assuaged and the thou-
lauds of woman to whom In crises of bain
they have been next to God In benefaction.
uome, now, lei us nave a rougion ior or
Unary people In professions, in occupations,
in agriculture, in the household, in mer
chandise, in everything. I salute across the
centuries Asyncrltus, Phlegon, Hermas,
Patrobas, Hermas, Philologus and Julia.
First orail. If you reel that you are ordi
nary, thank God that you are not extraordi
nary. I am tired and sick and bored almost
to death with extraordinary people. They
take all their time to tell as how very extra
ordinary they really are. You know as well
ts I do, my brother and sister, that the most
of the useful work of the world is done bj
bnpretentions people who toll right on. bi
people who do not get much approval, and
bo one seems to say, "That Is well done.'1
l'henomena are ot but little use. Thing
that are exceptional cannot be de
pended on. Better trust tne smartest Tirana
that swings on Its orbit than ten oomeu)
shooting this way and that, imperiling the
longevity of worlds attending to their owl
business, jror steady illumination Derrer x
a lamp than a rocket, men. n yon xeei tne
you are ordinary, remember that your po
sition Invites the less attack.
Conspicuous people how they have to takt
It! How thev are misrepresented and abused
and shot at! The higher the horns of a roe.
hunk the easier to track him down. Wbat a
lellnious thing It must be to be a candidate
for President of the United States! It must
be so soothing to the nerves! It must pour
Into the soul of a candidate snch a sense ol
serenity when he reads the blessed news
papers! I came into possession of the abusive ear-
... . . . . , T r . .
. toons in tne time oi riapoiwu i, pnmeu
while he was yet alive. The retreat of tha
army iromMyeoow, that axmy burled in th
snows of Russia, one of the most awful
tragedies of the centuries, represented nnder
the figure of a monster called General Frost
shaving the French Emperor with a razor of
Icicle. As Satyr aud Beelzebub ho Is repre.
tented page after page, page after page,
England cursing him, Spain cursing him,
Germany cursing him, Russia cursing him,
Europe cursing him. North and South Ameri
ca cursing him, the most remarkable man of
his day and the most abused. All those men
In history who now have a halo around their
name on earth wore a crown of thorns.
Take the few extraordinary railroad men
Dt our time and see what abuse oomes upon
them while thousands of stockholders escape.
All the world took after Thomas Sjott,Prel
lent of the Pennsylvania R.iilroad. abused
him until he got under the ground. Thou
sands of stockholders in that oompany. All
the blame on one man. The Central Pacific
Railroad. Two or three men gt all the
blame if anything goes wrong. There are
10,000 in that company.
i mention these things to prove it Is ex- .
Inordinary people who get abused while -the
ordinary escape. The weather of life Is
not so severe on the plain as it Is on the high
peaks. The world never forgives a man
who knows or gains or does mure than it can
know or gain or do. Parents sometimes
five confectionery to the children as an in
ucement to take bitter medicine, and the
world's sugar plum precedes the world's
aqua fortis. The mob cried in regard to
Christ, "Crucify Him, crucify Him!"
and they had to say It twiee to be un-
derstood, for they were so hoarse ami they
got their hoarseness by crying a little while
before at the top of their voice, "Hosanua!"
The river Rhone Is foul when it enters Lake
Leman, but crystalline when It comes out on
the other side. But there are men who have
entered the bright lake of worldly prosperity
crystalline and came out terribly riled. If,
therefore, you feel that you are ordinary,
thank God for the defenses and the tran
quility of your position.
Then remember, if you have only what It
sailed an ordinary home, that the great de
liverers of the world have all oome from su :h
a home. And there may bo seated reading
at your evening stand a child who shall be
potent for the ans. Ju.- unroll the scroll
of men mighty in church aud state, and
you will find they nearly all come from log
:aum or poor nomus uenius aimosi al
ways runs out In the third or fourth
feneration. You cannot find in all his
tory an instauoe where the fourth gen
eration of extraordinary people amount to
anything. Columbus from a weaver's hut.
Demosthenes from a cutler's cellar, Bloom
fled and Missionary Carey from a shoemaker's
bench, Arkwright from a barber's shop, and
He whose name is high over all in earth and
air and sky from a manger.
Let us ail be content with such things as
we have. God is Just as good In what Ho
keeps away from us as In what Ha givei us.
Even a knot may be useful If it is at the end
)f a thread.
At an anniversary of a deaf and dumb asy
lum one of the children wrote upon tha
blackboard words as sublime as the "Iliad,"
:he "Odyssey" and the "Divina Comraedia"
all compressed in one paragraph. The ex
aminer, in signs of the muto language,
asked her, "Who made the world?" The
leaf and dumb girl wrote upon the blaek.
oard, "In the beginning God created the
leaven and the earth. The examinei
asked her, "For what purpose did Christ
;ome into the world?" The deaf and dumb
rirl wrote upon the blackboard, "This is a
faithful saying and worthy ol all aceep.
lation, that Christ Jesus came into the world
o save sinners." The examiner said to her.
Why were you born deaf and dumb while 1
lear and speak?" She wrote upou the black
joard, "Even so, Father, for so it seemeth
tood in Thy sight." Oh, that we might be
laptized with a contented spirit! The spider
Iraws poison out of a flower; the bee gets
honey out ot a thistle, but haoDlness Is a
Iteavenly elixir, and tne contented spirit ex
tracts it not from the rhododendron of the
jills, but from the lily of the valley.
low the General Government and the
State Are Fostering It.
The status of agricultural education in the
United States is given an extended review to
:he year book of the Agricultural Depart
ment. It shows there are sixty-five lnstitu
lions in operation under the provisions of
the acts of July 2, 18G2, and August So, 18U0.
Sixty of those maintain courses In agricul
ture. In fourteen States separate Institu
tions are provided for white and colored
rtudents. Special courses in dairying nnl
other agricultural Industries have beeu re
Oently established at a few of the colleges.
The value of additions to tne equipment oi
these Institutions during 18it4 is estimated at
(1,415,495. Agricultural experiment stationt
are now in operation in all the States and
Territories. Sub-stations have been estab
lished In several States. Exclusive of these
the total number of stations is llfty-llve, ol
which flfty-one receive the appropriations
provided for by law. The total income of
the stations during 18'J4 was 9!6,157, of
which 4719,830 came from the Government
and the remaiueer from States and individ
uals. The station bulletins are now regu
larly distributed to half a million ier8ons
closely identified with agricultural Interests
SET A PACE FOR CLEVELAND.
Mr. and Mrs. Kay, ot Grafton, Call Atten
tion to a Coincidence.
Frank Kay and wife, of Grafton, Penn.,
are setting the pa -e for Mr, and Mra. Grover
Cleveland. Mr. and Mrs. Kay have three lit
tle girls, named Ruth, Esther and Naomi,
born In the order given. Mr. Kay is a jobber
of glassware. Struck by the coincidence In
his family aud that of the President, he
wrote to the latter. He received the follow
ing reply from the White House:
"My lear Sir inerresideut directs me to
acknowledge the receipt of your recent kin I
favor, in which ou inform him that your
two children bear the names of Kuth and
Esther and were named In each case before
the children of the President were named.
Both Mrs. Cleveland aud the President are
much interested in this coincidence and beg
leave to express the wish that your little
children may have long and happy lives and
that they will alway9 be a Joy and comfort
"ficxax tr. thcbbcb, private secretary."
Made Insane by Face Powder.
Miss Marv Belcher, a vounir woman wha
lives at Sugar Grove, Ky., Is a mental
wreck, owing to the use of complexion pow
der, cjhe was a very pretty girl, but sud
denly grew pale and bought the powder to
hide it. After using the powder for a while
coarse black hair began cropping out all
over her face, and shaving only made It
worse. She was a most popular girl, but
when the hair continued to grow she wor
ried so over It that her mind gave way, and
't Is feared she will never recover her reason
Cuban Sympathizers In This Country.
It Is said that the Cuban revolutionists ars
ecelviDg the sinews of war at the rate oi
half a million a month from their sympa
thizers in this country.
It does not take long to find ont"
just how little talkative people know.
To be happy is of far less conse
quence to the worshipers of fashion
than to appear bo.
By gambling we lose both our time
and treasure, two things most precious
to the life of a man.
Home men bave no to-morrow. They
have borrowed it all to day,
A woman's wit is sharper than it is
A crowd always thinks with its sym
pathy, never with its reason.
Who gives a trifle meanly is meaner
than the trifle.
Half the oeople of the world are
working the other half for chumps and
Commend a fool for his wit, or a
knave for his honesty, and he a ill re
ceive yoa into his bosom.
The most happy man is be who
knows how to bring into religion tha
end and the beginning of his life.