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S. F. DOHWEIEB,
THE CONSTITUTION THE UNION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OP THE LAWS.
MIFFLINTOWIS. JUNIATA COUNTY. PENNA.. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 21. 1895.
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CHAPTER XL (Continued.)
A week passed swift yet .low; fi
Nora watched the day., with dim sens
that she was commlttinjt herself deepe
The accounts from Chedworth wef
worse and better alternately, and considj
ering his relations with the sufferer. Mans
dun felt bound to so down to his sister'!,
for a day. at least, to show proper inter
est in Mrs. Ruthven.
His short absence was of use, for Non
missed him, and recognized what a charm
lug companion he could be. There was, il
short, not one reasonable reattoa for rt
fusing- to be his wife, and. no doubt, ai
cn ii aha had nledced herself to him
other hopes and new duties would helJ
her to forget a folly she ought to hav
surmounted long ago.
A letter from him to Mrs. I-'Estrangt
gave a greatly Improved account of Mrs)
Kuthven. She had really taken that tur
for the better for which her attendant
had so eagerly watched. Marsden him
elf would come tip by the night train, an
see them next day.
"Now bo sure yon receive him weH
Nora," said her step-mother, smiling, "!
think you have tried him enough."
"If you only knew how hard It ia t
make up my mind on such a tremendour
to be or not to be.' "
"Still, you cannot keep Mr. Marsdel
waiting. It is as tremendous a qustioi
to him too! Will you write to Boa whili
I am out, and give frauleln minute an
clear directions as to their Journey on tin
10th? You know if she can make a ml
take she will. I promised to be with Ma
ime Kennett at half-past eleven, and il
is eleven now. If 1 miss my appointmenl
I do not know when I shall get my dress,
and she left the room.
During her brief absence some notes am
letters by tho second post were prougu
un: an invitation or two, a hasty lettei
from Nora's German friend respecting
an engagement just offered to her, and
another letter with a foreign stamp 101
Mrs. L'Estrnnge Nora felt almost sure I
was from Mark Winton.
While she looked, Mrs. '..'Estrange ro-
turned. Nora t.xk up the letter am
handed it to her.
"Ah!" she exclaimed, opening It hastilj
nd glnncing through the contents crave
ly. Then looking through the window sht
exclaimed: "The cab Is waiting; mere
dear, yon can read It." Leaving the let
ter In Nora's hand, she went quickly dowf
"Dear Mrs. L'Estrange," ran the lines
"I am much obliged for yours, but sorrj
to find Lndy Dorrington has so serious I
ease on her hands. I was afraid Mrs
Ruthven would feel the effect of such I
shock as she has had; but after tw
months it is curious she has not thrown Y
off. I trust she will pull through; she al
ways struck me as a tough little woman
In spite of her fragile airs.
"I have been extremely uncertain as t
my own plans. I am tempted to start of)
with my friends back to inaia next ween,
On the whole, my long-expected holida)
has been a disappointment. However, at
ter mature reflection, I have decided t
return to London; whether I stay out th
full time of my leave, or cut It short an
tart at once, will altogether depend ot
what I find there. I suppose you under
stand this? Has Ilea joined yon yet'
Perhaps I may have the pleasure of seein
her at the pantomime. If I do, what I
jolly pantomime it will be to me!
"itemomber me to Miss L'Estrange, an.
believe me, yours most sincerely,
"OhI yes; it is clear enough. Helen,
like myself, has hesitated, and he Is re
turning for her final decision. I womlei
if she has taken this method of informini
me? It is rather well done. Probably mj
engagement would facilitate matters, ani
we might both live happy ever after! Why
not? Helen and Mark Winfon deserve It,
How constant and true he has been. That
is his character, though. What perfect
trust one could have in him. How good
be will be to his little step-danghter. Whal
a funny jumble of relationships. Shall 1
be his step-daughter, too? No, no; nsithel
In fact nor fiction can I ever be anythlnf
to him, nor does it matter. Oh! no, noi
could I have any ploasanter. more disin
terested partner for life than Clifford
Marsden. I ought to be thankful for se
fair a lot. I shall soon grow to love him.
I love him already a little. I wish h
would come; I shall not tease him anj
more. I will be very good very good
he deserves it. Perhaps, when Helen goel
to Tndia, she will leave Beatrice with me
she is too old to go out just now. I d
hope she will; I shall then have a little bi
of the old home to cling to. Oh! how bnp
Iy, how happy the last yenr has been, til'
niy blind eyes were opened. What a fool
Ish, conceited girl I have been. Tes. I wil
marry Clifford dear Clifford; he will N
very dear to me soon, and then I shall b
happy again. How Intolerable nnhappl
noss is. If I could but throw It off!"
She wiped away the tears which woulc
spring to her eyes; she put away Win
ton's letter.and setting out her writiua
things, resolutely fastened her attention
on the directions she had promised to sen
Boa's little Kindergnrtnerin.
When about half through her task tht
door was opened by the clerical-looking
master of the house, who solemnly an
nounced "Mr. Marsden." Nora sprung
up with a movement of genuine pleasure
Marsden was looking better and bright
er than when he left. He had more color,
his fin. blue eyes looked darker than
usual, his distinguished figure admirably
arrayed, his easy grace, his whole styW
and appearance were fit for an Ideal lover.
"By Heaven, Nora," he exclaimed with
delight, as he clasped her outstretched
hand in both his own, "yon are glad ti
"Yes, very," returned Nora, with a llttlt
nervous laugh, and leaving her hand in
He drew her to the light and gaxed lntc
her face with longing tenderness, while a
slight knitting of the brows showed how
Intently he tried to read her thoughts.
"My darling," he said In a low tone,
"there are tears In your eyesl What baa
grieved you tell me?
"Oh, nothing. What could I have tc
-ry for? Yet the tears did come. I don't
Clifford felt in some vagn. way flat
tered by her tears.
"Then you have thought of tne, Nora?
Can yon decide? Will you try to love me
and be my wife?"
"Yes," she returned quietly and dis
tinctly. "I am sure I shall love yon aa
ou deserve. I am growing nmJ " """
already. 1 missed you so much yesteiu...
and the day before, and looked forward to
seeing you, and now I aa fjtiire happy you
have come that ia love, I suppose?" sinil
lug archly and frankly.
"Dearest," returned Marsden, with a
luick sigh, kissing Uur hand befor h. re
icased it. "For God's sake, spare m. ancb
arguments! You only prov. how much
you have to learn. However, your prom,
ise to be mine ia all I ask now; assur. nis
once more that yon will be my wife."
Touched by the eager, pained pleading
of his eyes, Nora gave him her hand again
and said softly, solemnly: "I do, indued,
promise to be your wife and to love you."
. "Sweetest, kindest!" cried Marsden, bis
face aglow with Joy. "One word more
when? There la no need for useless J
lays. When, Norm J'
"I will not marry before the fifteenth oi
next February," she said with decision.
"But. Nora, that la more than twr
' months off."
"Very little more than two."
"And why not before T'
-On the fifteenth of February T shall be
il, and I want to settle part of what I
ossess on Helen and Bea. Did I not
tell yon once?"
"Yea, yea, of course; and qnite right,
too; but yonr marriage need not prevent
that. I shall assist yon in making this
"Yes; but I would prefer making It
while I am my own mistress.
"Your own mistress! Why, you will
ilways be your own mistreea! But do not
let ns quarrel over details; all that will
arrango itself. Now, let me put this ring
on your finger. It ! my signet, and I
fancy it seems more like taking possession
when yon wear the crest of my house.
"That is a curious fancy," Mid Nora, ai
she let him slip hla onyx seal ring on hei
slender finger. "Your best title la my
"It Is free?" he asked. "Yon don't know
how I have longed and schemed for tbii
moment! I never felt so doubtful of suc
cess before. I never could make sure of
you! Even now, Nora, yon do not love
as I want to be loved. I feel that keenly.
But I have your promise, and yon cannot
hold back your affection from one who
hungers and thirsts for it as I do! You
are the one supreme good of life to me
and I have waited patiently."
"Not very long," said Nora, who wat
tonchod and moved by the intense feeling
of his voice. "Why, Clifford, we only mot
at Lady Dorrington's dance in June! A
that time I was a mere child!
"Nearly six months ago! It is an acel
Do you remember the night of thnt infer
nal ball of mine when you accused roe of
taking too much champagne? I knew
than that I could not bear to exist with
out you, and pressed yon to my heart In
the waltz. I would have done so if death
had been the penalty. Then I felt I want
ed to carry yon away from every one te
be mine mine alone."
"And why why do you care for me so
nuch?" criod Nora, nneaaily; his vehe
mence displeased her, she scarce knew
"How can I tell?" he returned more
.nlmly. "Some witchery I could neither
resist nor explain!" There was a pause,
and Nora went to the writing table and
began to look over her letter. "I wonder
what can have detained Helen, she said;
'she ought to have returned by this time."
"She has, probably, observed Marsden,
smiling. "I told the servant to let her
know I was here, and she has porhap
"Then let me go and find her; she wil.
"Yes!" Interrupted Marsden. "She Is a
nice, charming creature, and my good
friend! but do not aeek her yet. I have
a thousand things to say. Must yon finish
"Yea, Indeed! I shall only be a very few
minutes; It ia about Bea and her travels:
lha comas up with frauleln in a few
While she wrote, Marsden leaned over
l high-backed chair and gazed at her,
and then they glided into talk of the fu
ture. He was full of pleasant projects, of
traveling, of spending a few months at
Vienna, of a cruise in the Mediterranean,
of everything save residing at sweet Eves
"Now I really will look for Helen!"
tried Norn, moving toward the door.
Marsden interposed between her and it.
"Once more," he exclaimed, "before this
heavenly hour Is ended, tell me yon will
love me that nothing shall separate us."
I do promise, said Nora, moved by a
strange feeling of -compassion.
"Then give me one nnstlnted -lsa," hs
cried passionately; "I want more than
"Oil, yes! I will. Indeed to-morrow,"
ihe said, feeling curiously averse to yield,
ret not liking to refuse
"Good God! to-morrow! Was ever such
answer given to a lover? No; now now,
r I will think yon only mock me!"
He caught her In his arms, and. holding
her head against hie shoulder, pressed his
lips to hers m an Intense, passionate kiss,
while she felt the wild throbbing of his
heart against her own; but, long befor.
he was willing to release her, ah strug
gled so vehemently to get free that he let
"Clifford! Cousin r she exclaimed.
itanding at little distance, with crimson
,-heeks and hearing bosom, "yon frlghtes
If you loved as I do, Nora! But yon
will! you will one day come and kiss me
freely, voluntarily. "Wbrt Nora! have I
affended yon so deeply?"
She made no reply, but burst Into tearr
nd fled from the room.
The days of Mrs. Rnthven's dangerous
linens were the worst and most distasteful
Lady Dorrington bad ever known. She
was really anxlona about the sufferer, and
the was Infinitely annoyed by Marsden a
infeeling indifference. Except for the
ne hurried visit, he was content with a
formal daily bulletin; nor did he seem
much concerned If, by any accident, that
was delayed. It was disgracefully heart
less as an abstract fact, and it would
lave a final effect upon Marsden's chances
vhen It came to the knowledge of Mrs
i tit oven.
What was Clifford thinking of? Had
tie discovered a mine? or bad the reports
which had reached Lady Dorrington, and
been believed by her, as to his extrava
gance and embarrassment, been exagger
ated? He waa too trying! What was
keeping him In London at such a time?
Could there be any truth in the absurd
Idea that Nora L'Estrange waa the at
traction a mere nobody slenderly dow-
ired and nothing remarkable in the waj
However, as the time went by, Mrs
Ruthven held her ground. There waa
more tenacity in the fragile-looking slen
der little woman than people thought, and
t lertltb aha WW able, to alt up (or a few
hours, to listen to Lady Dorrington when
the read the more interesting paragraphs
if the newspapers aloud, and finally to
read her own letters. But still there was
ao intention on the part of Marsden, ap
parently, of coming to offer his congratu
lations in person. He wrote kindly and
eordlally, but In a strictly friendly tone,
explaining that he was busy arranging
his somewhat entangled affairs, and the
preliminaries necessary for letting Eve
leigh on a lease of several years.
This letter was la Itself a severe blow.
It was, however, as nothing compared to
one received next day from the watchful
Captain Shirley. After expressing his de
light at hearing of her progress toward
recovery, his regret at not being on such
terms with Lord snd Lar'y Dorrington
that be might venture to run down and see
her, he informed his esteemed correspond
ent he could now assure her that Marsden
was positively engaged to Miss L'Es
trange. n was with her and her step
mother every day, and all day. Finally
he (Shirley) had been in a celebrated jow
elers shop In Bond street, where his at
tention was caught by an unusually Zt
ring, the design being two hearts unltei
one of rabies, the other of diamonds.
The shopman said it was, he fancied, an
engagement ring, and made to order. He
had scarcely finished examining it when
Marsden came in, end after exchanging a
word or two with him, went to the counter
and asked if his order had been executed,
whereupon this very ring was handed to
The next day Shirley had called on
Mrs. L'Estrange and waa admitted, when
he saw the identical ring on Miss L'Es
trange g left third finger. There was bu'
Dne inference to be drawn. -
When Mrs, Ruthven read these lines
she felt as If something had snapped her
brain. Her heart beat to suffocation, and
her Imagination presented her with a con
fused, broken, shadowy mass of picture
from the past.
Waa this the result of an Mareden'i
Implied tenderness and admiration ? Had
he blinded her keen eyea and deceived her
harp observation? He should pay dear
dear! And that careless, candid girl,
whose easy indifference was absolutely
Insolent, whose comparative poverty and
obscurity ought to have been a barrier to
her advancement, was preferred befort
her wealth and beauty and carefully cul
tivated grace. It was too maddening. I.'
she could destroy both, she would.
And how every one wonld talk! She
had been so sure of becoming Mrs. Clifford
Marsdon, of Evesleigh Manor every on
knew that the marriage was expected
and now to be deceived, cheated, deserted
for a mere insignificant, half-developed
creature! Mrs. Ruthven felt murderous.
Her head was dizzy; she passed a terri
ble night, and next day the doctor was
sent for in hot haste, as his patient show
ed every symptom of a relapse, and before
twelve hours were over she was rambling
incoherently in a high fever.
She must have sustained a mental shock
of some description, the doctor said, bul
no one could surmise what had caused It.
Mrs. Ruthven had had sufficient foresight,
feeling terribly ill, to tear the letter into
minute fragments and burn them, and
from her speech little could be gathered
save that she repeatedly accused Shirley
and others of stealing her jowels.
This relapse was a groat additional trou
ble to Lady Dorrington, who was at her
wit's ends to discover its origin.
"Some of those horrible letters, no
doubt," she confided to her husband. ' I
wish she never had had them; at such a
time the absence of some confidential at
tendant Is very awkward. Yon see, wo
know nothing of her fonner llfo and con
(To be continced.)
A Snspioloos Uncle.
"Kitty, what brings that young
chncklehead of a Bhoonamore to this
house so often?"
"Why, Uncle Allen, b.9 comes to acv
tne, I suppose."
"What do you know about him?"
"I know he's a very plenaant, agreea
ble young man, who belongs to a good
family, always dresses well. Is In gooc
Circumstance and is well educated an,'
"What else do you know about hltn?'
"I know that ho hasn't any of the
habits to cay young men haw. He
doesn't drink, smoke, gamble, a. tend
-irlze fights or jo Into bad company."
"Does he keep a vu horse?"
"Oh, no! I am snre he doesn't
"Part his hair In the ulddlo?"
"Let his little finger nails grow ex
"Wear pointed whiskers?"'
"Hs does not"
"Carry chocolate creams and cara
mels in his pocket?"
(Still suspicious) "He may me all
richt Kitty, but you'd better watch
him, I'll bet $4 he colls his father
'pnpa.' " Chicago Tribune.
Bat Now It's the Hat.
Tlia mnl aM time, war not vrlthmil
their drawbacks. At a performs noe of
one of Handel's oratorios In Londos,
more than a hundred years airo. the
tickets had a postscript which re.id:
"Gentlemen arc requoate-l to como
without swords nn-1 ladles without
Hone Is the half-brother to happiness.
It is estimated that in the large
cities of the country there are twelve
saloons to every church.
The letter "I" in Ihe Chinese
language has 145 ways of being pro
nounced, and each pronunciation has
a different meaning.
One of the seven survivors of the
defence of Fort bu alter is a man named
DoraD, who was in the fort on a visit
when the trouoio began.
Fiance proilncss about 808,000 tons
of finished iron a year. The ore for
it is largely drawn from Algeria, Spain,
Elba and Sardinia.
A irl in Lancaster, Ky., diea
of fright in a dentist's chair the other
day while preparing to have a tooth
A Incky horseshoe, wLich hung
over an Atchison (Kan.) girl's bedroom
door, fell on her bead the other morn
ing, cutting a bad gash id her scalp.
An Old Orchard Me. man, who
ran a neeale in'o his foot, extracted
the same by passing his foot nerr the
dymano in the local electric light plant.
Jim" Beggs. of Columbus, Ind ,
who went to a river to drown some
kittens, got cramp, foil in and was
In the fiords on the Norway coast
the clearness of the water is wonder
ful. Objects thi size of a half dollar
may be seen at a depth of twenty
five or thirty fathoms.
SUPPOSE WE SMILE.
TUMOROUS PARAGRAPHS FROM
THE COMIC PAPERS.
a Incident. Owaillag th. WwM
Onr-anytncs That A. Cfcasifal to th.
Old a Toong -runny SaUntln Thas
KwytMdy Will Enjoy Rfittaa
Gettlna- Sid of It.
Tve got more money than I
what to do wth!"
"Well, don't be discouraged; Just start
a newspaper!" Atlanta Constitution.
A Liberal Discount.
Mrs. Boardman And what does It
Mr. Clevers Eight pounds, ma'am,
at S cents a pound. Eight eights art
eighty-eight; take It for SO cents.
Handy piece of Farnltnre.
Poet "Do you digest all the poems
Editor "Oh. no. I have a goat to do
hat for me." New York World.
Glad of It.
Collector "Say, look here; I'm tired
of calling here about this bllL"
The Debtor "Well I'm mighty glad
to hear it" Life.
Marts "I have 30.000 volumes."
Spratts "And yet I have your whole
library condensed Into one book."
Ma tts "What's that?"
Spratts "The dictionary." New
Oat in Kansas.
"I don't see why they call this a
growing country." said the tree, as It
tried to strike root In Kansas.
"You must notice that It Is on the go,"
replied the cyclone, as It played check
ers with five or six townships. Truth.
Stern Father "Do you realize, young
man, that up to the present time It has
cost me at least $20,000 to bring up and
educate that girl?"
Fond Lover "Yes, sir; and from my
point of view I should say, sir, that she
'm fully worth It" Somervllle Journal
Youth "Excuse me, sir, but I am
highly desirous of procuring your rare
and valuable autograph."
Rising Author "AhemI Certainly.
How will you have It?"
Youth "On the bottom of a check for
your last month's laundry bill" Town
Magistrate "If you were there for
no dishonest purpose, why were you In
your stockinged feet?"
Burglar "I heard there waa sickness
In the family, jour worship." Rich
"Eat, captain? E'U eat anything,
and 'e's werry pertlc'ler fond o' chil
dren." Pick Me Up.
He "Wasn't Brown's wife named
Stone before she was married?"
She "Yes, and it was a very suitable
He "What do you mean?"
She "Oh, nothing; only she threw
herself at his head." World's Com la
Doctor (to fair patient) "Put out
your tongue." (Meantime he writes
out a prescription.) "There, that will
Miss Chatterbox "But, doctor, yon
did not even look at my tongue I"
Doctor "No, I only wanted you to
keep quiet while I wrote the prescrlp.
tion." Gelllustreerd Stnlrersblad
Mother For heaven's sake, what are
Oldest Two Boys Oh, we are Just
has Just fallen down a precipice and
Mother (arranging for the summer)
"I want the girls to go to some plac
There the nicest men are, of course."
Father "Then, my dear, you had
better let them stay la town." Detrol
From a Married Han
She "I think It's absurd for a maj
to expect hla wife to share his tro
He "I don't know. He wouldn't
have many If It wasn't for her." De
Hla Boy Wonder
"I tell you," said Mr. Proudpaugh,
"that boy of mine is a wonder. Ht
has the' signs of extraordinary genlut
tamped all over him in display type."
"Indeed? He must be a phenom.
"He is. He la only 6 yean old and
write a hand like Horace Greeley's,
and sings worse than Trilby,
Young Man "What did your daddy
ay when he heard I had kissed y po
Little Girl "He said that was r
Why Satan loe. It,
Teacher "Can you tell me, Johnnie,
why Satan goes about the earth like i
Johnnie" 'Cause he can't cut any Ice
In the place where he lives when he's t
home." Boston Transcript
Women Not Timid.
Talk of women being timid! Non
sense! Why a little meek-faced, thin
slip of a girl will wear balloon sleeves
right In the middle of the cyclone belt
and that without, flinching. Boston
Mr. Rlocnm Unkind.
"I can't have whistling at the table.
Mr. Blocum," said the boardlng-hous
"I thought you said yesterday you
liked to hear a man whistle at his
work?" replied the boarder, as he made
another Ineffectual attempt at cutting
his piece of beefsteak. Yonkers States
man. Bo Far and Yet Ko Near.
Instructor "Why, lady, wot made yet
come off then? Yer was getting on sr
Fair Fupil (pointing to the distant
water-cart) "T-h-a-t!" New Budget
"What etate are you from, lltthj
girl?" said a lady at a summer resort
"Mischief," was the reply.
"Mischief?" repeated the questioner.
"Yea'm. When I'm at home papa
says I'm always in a state of mischief.
Detroit Free Press.
A Great Triumph.
Beport of a Spanish general in Cubs
to the home government:
"We have just won a great triumph,
which will carry consternation Into the
ranks of the Insurgents. We have shot
one of our officers for cowardices
Bow Conld 8he?
"No, Victor," said Atalnnta, pensive
ly; "how can I be yours when our cycle
club. The Bloomers,' has just taken
for Its motto. 'Divided we stand, unite
we fall?" Life.
Method la Hi. Madneu.
Biggs "Why does Brown always
write his Jokes on such thin paper?"
Digits "So the editors can see
through them, I suppose." Albany
Better Than He Hoped For.
Mrs. Hashmore "You'll have to se
tie up or leave."
Summer Boarder "Thanks, awfully.
The last place I was at they made nil
do both." Life.
Marriage of the Dead.
A strange custom prevails among a
certain tribe In the Caucasus. When
a single young man dies some one who
has carried to the grave a marriagea
ble daughter In the course of the yeai
calls upon the bereaved parents and
says: "Your son Is sure to want s
wife. Ill give you my daughter, and
you shall deliver to me the marrlag
portion In return." A friendly offer ol
this description Is never rejected, an
the two parties soon come to terms ai
to the amount of the dowry, whlct
varies according to the advantages
possessed by the girl la her lifetime
Cases have been known where tht
young man's father baa given as muck
is thirty cows to secure a dead wife foi
Ms dead son.
you children doing?
playing "climbing the Alps." Willi.
we are saving life. Hnmorlstlchi
KEY. DB. T11LJIGL
The Brooklyn Divine's Sunday
Subject: 'The worst Koe of Labor.
Owinc; to umat jrrief nt the sudden eatl
Jf his lamented wife. K;-. Dr. T. D Witl
Palmare canceled his en-nurament to nrea-h.
but in order that the vnat congregation to
which he speaks throueh tht pran may not
e disappointed, a famous and always-timely
sermon delivered by him on a previous
occasion is supplied for this week.
Text: "He that earnnth wages, earnntb
WH?fs to put it into a Da? wltn noles.
Haxgal i., 8.
In Persia, under the reign ot Dariu Hv
stnBpee, the people did not prosper. The3
made money, but did not keen It. The!
were like people who have a sack in which
they put money, not knowing that the sack
is torn, or eaten of moths, or in some way
made incapable of holding valuables. As
fart as the coin wat put in one end of the
sack it dropped out of the other. It made
no difference how much wages they got, for
they lout them. "He that earneth wagea.
earner n wages io put it into a Dag witr
What has become of the billions and bil
lions ot dollars in this country paid to tha
working classes? Some of these moneys
have gone for house rent, or the purchase ot
homesteads, or wardrobe, or family expenses,
or the necessities of life, or to provide com
forts in old age. What has become of other
billions? Wasted in foolish outlay. Wasted
at the gaming-table. Wasted In intoxicants.
Put into a bag with a hundred holes.
Gather up the money that the working
classes have spent for rum during the last
thirty years, and 1 will build for every work
ingman a house, and lay out for htm a gar
den, and clothe his sons in broadcloth and
his daughters in s lk, and stand at Lis front
loor a prancing span of sorrel.3 or bavs. and
secure him a policy of life insurance, so that
the present home m-iy b well maintained
after he is doa-1. The most persistent, most
overpowering enemy of the working classes
ts intoxicating liquor. It is the anarchLst of
the centimes, and has boycotted and is now
boycotting the body and mind and soul of
American labor. It Is to It a worse foe than
monopoly, and wone than associated capi
tal. It annually swindles industry out of f
large percentage of its earnings. It hol-U
out its blasting solicitations to the mechanic
or operative on his way to work, and at the
noon-spell, and on his way home at even
tide; on Saturday, when the wages are paid,
it snatches a lare part of the money that
might oome to the family, and sacrifices it
among the saloon keepers. Within eicht
hnndred yards of Ramls Street Methodist
Chnrch, Brooklyn, it has fifty-four saloons,
and is plotting now for another. Stand the
saloons of this countrvside by side, and it
is carefully estimated they wouid reach from
New York to Chicago. Forward, march,
says the rum power, anil take possession ol
the American Nation! The ruin business is
pouring Its vitriolic and damnable liquids
down the throats of hundreds of thousands
of laborers, and while the ordinary strikes
are ruinous both to employers and
employes, I proclaim a strike universa.'
against strong drink, which, if kepi
up. will be the relief of the working classes
and the salvation of the Nation. I will un
dertake to say that there is not a healthy
laborer in the United States who, within
the next ten years, if he will refuse all intox
icating beverage and be saving, may not be
come a capitalist on a small scale. Out
country in a year spends ono billion five
hundred million and fifty thousand dollars
for rum. Of course the working classes do
a great deal of this expenditure. Careful
statistics show that the wage-earning classes
of Great Britain expend in liquors one hun
dred million pounds, or five hundred mill
ion dollars a year. Sit down and think, O
workingman! how much you have expend
ed in these directions. Acid it all up. Add
up what your neighbors have expended, and
realize that instead of answering the bee
of other people you might have been yonr
own capitalist. Whea you deplete a work
Ingman's physical energy you deplete Li
The stimulated workman gives out befor
the unstimulated workman. My father said
"I became a temperance man in early life
because I noticed in the harvest field that,
though I was physically weaker than othei
workmen, I could hold out longerthanthey.
They took stimulants. I took none." A
brickmakerin Englrnd gives bis experience
in regard to this matter among men in his
employ. He says, after investigation: "The
beer-drinkers who made the fewest bricks
made six hundred and flfty-nine thousand;
the abstainer who made the fewest bricks,
seven hundred and forty-six thousand."
The difference in behalf of the abstainer
over the indulger. eighty-seven thousand.
There came a very exhausting time in the
British Parliament. The session was pro
longed until nearly all the members got sick
or worn out. Out of six hundred and fifty
two members only two went through un
damaged; they were teetotalers.
When an army goes out to the battle the
soldier who has water or coffee In his can
teen marches easier and fights better than
the soldier who has whisky in his canteen.
Rum helps a man to fight when he has only
one contestant, and chat at tha street cor
ner. But when he goes forth to maintain
some great battle for God and his country.
he wants no rum about mm. w hen the
Russians go to war a corporal passes along
the line and smells the breath of every sol
dier. If there be in his breath a taint of in
toxicating liquor, the man is sent back to
the barracks. Why? lie cannot endure fa
tigue. All our youngmenitnowttits. when
they are preparing for a regatta, or for a ball
club, or for an athletlo wrestling, they ab
stain. Our working people will be wiser af
ter a while, and the money they ning away
on hurtful indulgences they will put into co
operative associations, anil so become capi
talists. It the workingman put down bis
wages and then take his expenses and spread
them out, so they will just equal, he is not
wise. I know workingmen who are in a
Serfeet fidget until tliey gut rid of their last
The following circumstances came under
our observation: A young man worked hard
to earn his six or seven hundred dollars
yearly. Marriage day came. The bride had
inherited nve nunarea aouars irom net
grandfather. She spent every dollar of it on
the wedding dress. Then they rented two
rooms in a third story. Then the young man
tooc extra evening employment; almost ex
hausted with the day's work, yet took even
ing employment. It almost extinguished his
eyesight. Why did he add evening employ
ment to tne aay empioymenir xoget money.
Whv did he want to get money? To lay un
something for a rainy day? Mo. To get his
life insured, so that in ease of his death his
wife would not be a beggar? No. He put
the extra evening work to the day work that
ne mignt get a nunarea ana nrty aouars to
get his wife a sealskin coat. The sister of
the bride heard ot this achievement, and was
not to be eclipsed. She was very poor, and
she sat up working nearly nil the nights for
a great while until she bought a sealskin
coat. I have not heard of the result on that
street. The street was full of those who are
on small incomes, but I suppose the con
tagion spread, and that everybody had a
sealskin coat, and that the people came out
and cried, practically, not literally: "Though
the heavens fall, we must have a sealsain
1 was out West, and a minister of the Gos
pel told me, in Iowa, that his church and tht
neighborhood had been impoverished by th
fact that they put mortgages on their farnu
in order to send their families to the Phila
delphia Centennial. It was not respectable
not to go to the Centennial. Between sucb
evils and pan peris m there is a very short step.
The vast majority of children in your aim
houses are there because their parents are
drunken, or lazy, or recklessly improvident.
I have no sympathy for skinflint saving,
but I plead for Christian prudence. You say
Is Impossible now to lav no anything foe i
rain V la-. 1 know It, but we are at the day
i.renk of National prosperity. Honw peopb
thluk it is mean to mru the gas low whei
they go out of the p irlor. They feel ombap
rassed if the door-b!l rings before they havi
the hall lighted. They apologize lor i n
plain meal, if von surprise them at the table.
W-ll 4 4a if II in mil V tO 1110 DDA IT11S-
erly board. But if it be to educate youi
children, if It be to give more help to you l
wife when she does not feel strong, if it bf
to keep your funeral day from being horri-
Dieneyona ail endurance, because it Is to M
the disruption and annihilation of the do
mestic circle it it be for that, then It is mag
There are those who are kept in povertj
because ot their own fault. They might hav
been well off, but they smoked or chewed u
their earnings, or they lived beyond theii
means, while others on the same wages anl
on tne same salaries went on to competency.
I know a man who was all the time com
plaining ot his poverty and crying oul
against rich men, while he himself keeps twe
dogs, and chews and smokes, and is fall tc
the chin with whisky and beer. Wilkins Ml.
cawber said to David Copperfield, ''Copper
field, my boy, one pound in oome, expenset
twenty shillings and six penoe; result
misery. But, Copperfield, my boy, one pouno
income, expenses nineteen sntiungs ana si
pence; result, happiness." But, O working
man of America, take your morning dram.
and your noon dram, and your evening dram.
nd spend everything you have over for to-
aaoco ana excursions, ana you insure dot-
3rty for yourself and your children forever:
If by some generous flat of the capitalists
si this country, or by a new law of the Gov
ernment of the United States, twenty-five
per cent., or fifty per cent., or one hundred
per cent, were added to the wages of the
working classes of America, It would be nc
idvantage to hundreds of thousands of then?
unless they stopped strong drink. Aye, un
:il they quit that evil habit, the more money
:h. mora ruin, the more wages, the mon
loles in the bag.
My plea this morning is to those working
people who are in a disci pieship to whisk)
wltle, the beer-mug, and the wine-flask.
nd what I say to them will not be more ap
propriate to the working classes than to the
business classes, and the literary classes, and
the prrfeasional classes, and all classes, and
not with the people of one age more than
if all ages. Take one good square look at
the suffering of the man whom strong drink
has enthralled, and remember that toward
that goal multitudes are running. The dis
ilple ot alcoholism suffers the loss of self
respect. Just as soon as a man wakes up and finds
:hat he is the captive of strong drink, he feels
iemeaned. I do not care how reckless be
lets. He may say, "I don't care;" he dues
are. He cannot look a pure man in the eye
unless it is with positive force of resolution.
Three-fourths of his nature Is destroyed:
his self-respect is gone; he says things he
would not otherwise say; ha does thing?
he would not otherwise do. When s
man is nine-tenths gone with strong
drink, the flrvt thing he wants to do istn
persuade yon that he can stop any time he
wants to. He cannot. The Philistines have
bound him hand and foot, and shorn his
lecks, and put out his eyes, and are making
him grind In the mill of a great horror. He
cannot stop. I will prove it. He knows that
his course is bringing ruin upon himself.
He loves himself. If he couid stop he would.
He knows his course is bringing ruin upon
his familv. He loves them. He would stoc
if he could. He cannot. Perhaps he could
;hre months or a year ago, not now. Just
ifk him to stop for a month. He cannot; he
cnows he cannot, bo he does not try.
I had a friend who was for fifteen years
;oing down under this evil habit. He had
iar-4 means, lis had given thousands ol
iollars to Bible societies and reformatory
institutions of all sorts. He was very
zenial, very generous, and very lovable, and
whenever be talked about this evil habit he
would say, "I can stop any time." But he
kept going on, going on, down, down.
lown. His family would sav. I wish you
would stop." "Why." he would reply, "I
ran stop any time if I want to." After a
while he had delirium tremens; he had it
twiO;-; and yet, after that, he said, "I could
itop at any lime It I wanted to." He is dead
now. What killed him? Bum! Rum! And
yet among his last utterances was, "I can
rtop at any time." He did not stop it, be
cause he could not stop it. Oh, there is a
point in inebriation beyond which if a man
ioes he cannot stop!
one or these victims said to a Christian
nan, "Sir. if I were told that I couldn't get
drink until to-morrow night unless I had
all my fingers cut off, I would say, "Bring
the hatchet and cut them off now."" I have
dear frien 1 in Philadelphia whose nephew
;ame to him one daw and. when he was ex
horted about his evil habit, said, "Uncle, I
jan't givj it up. If there stool a cannon
snd it was loaded, and a glass of wine were
let on the mouth of that cannon, and I knew
:hat you would fire it oft as I came up and
:00s. ine glass, 1 wouia starr, lor 1 must
Oh, it is a sa 1 thing for a man to wake up
n this life an 1 feol th.it he is a captive! He
lays. "I could have got rid ot this at onoe,
5ut I can't now. I might have lived aa hon
jrable life and died a Christian death; but
:here Is no hope for me now; there is no
wcape for me. Dea-I, but not buriej. I am
1 walking corpse. I am au apparition of what
onoe was. I atn a oaguJ imnortal beating
igainst the wires of my cage in this dlrec
:ioo; beating aalnst the cage until there it
ilood on the wires and blood upon my soul.
?et not aie to get out. Destroyed without
I go on, and say that the disciple of ruir
nlTers from the loss of health.
The older men In the congregation may re-
aember that some years ago Dr. Sewell went
through this country and electrified th. peo
ple by his lectures, In which he showed the
itiects 01 aioonoiistn on the human stomach.
He had seven or eight diagrams by which he
thowed the devastation of strong drink upon
:ne pnysicai system, mere were tnousanas
t people that turned back from that ulcer
jus sketch, swearing eternal abstinence from
sverythlng that could intoxicate.
Uod only knows what the drnnkarl suf
fers. Pain files on every nerve, and travels
every muscle, and gnaws every bone, and
burns with every flame, and stings with
every poison, and pulls at him with every
torture. What reptiles orawl over his creep
ing limbs! What fiends stand by his mid
night pillow! What groans tear his ear!
What horrors shiverthrough his soul! Talk
ot the ra-k, talk of the Inquisition, talk ol
the fum-r il pyre, talk of the crushing Jug
gernaut leeis tnein an at onoe. Have you
?ver been in the ward of the hospital where
Dese Inebriates aie dying, thestenchol theii
wounds driving back the attendants, theii
voices sounding thrush the night? The
ceeper conies up nod savs, "Hush, now, be
(till! Stop m iking all this noise!' But it
Is elTootual only for a moment, for as soon
,4 rhe IrMiiiwp In (F.i-i . Ih.tf K-,-in n. .-(
Oh, God! Oh. Gj.l! 11 lp! H-ilu! Hum!
Hive me ram! Help! Take them off me!
Fake them off me! Oil, God!" And then thev
ihrlek, and they rave, and they pluck out
neir nair by nanaiuis. and bite their nails
into the quick, and then they groan, and
they shriek, and they blaspheme, and they
ask the keeper to kill them "Stab me!
Smother me' Strangle me! Take the devils
3tt me!" Oh, it Is no fancy sketch! That
thing is going on now all up and down the
innd. and I tell you further that this Is go
ng to be the death that some of you will
lie. I know it. I see it coming.
Again, the inebriate suffers through the
oss of borne.
I do not care how much he loves his wife
ud children, if his passion for strong drink
bas mastered him, he will do the most out-
k-'cous tnings; and It be could not get
irink in any other way. he would sell hit
family into eternal bondage. How many
homes have l-een broken up in that way no
one but God knows. Oh. is there anything
that will so destroy a man for this life and
damn him for the life that is to come? I hate
that strong drink. With all the concentrated
energies of my soul I bate It. Do not
tell me that a man can be happy when he
knows that he is breaking his wife s heart and
clothing his children with rags. Why. there
are on the roads and streets of this lan l to
day little children, barefooted, unwashed,
and unkempt want on every patch of theii
faded dress ami on every wrinkle of theii
prematurely old countenances, who would
have been in churches to-day. and as well
clad as yon are. but for the fact that rum de
stroyed their parents and drove them Into
the grave. O rum, thou toe or God, thou
desooilerof homes, thou recruiting officer
of the pit, I hate Ihee!
But my subject takes a deeper tone, ana
that Is, that the unfortunate of whom I
speak snffers from the loss of the soul.
The Bible Intimates that in the future
world, if we are un'orglven here, our bad
passions and appetites, unrestrained, will go
along with us and make our torment there.
So that, I suppose, when an inebriate wakes
nn in the last world, he will feel an infinite
thirst clawing on him. Now, down in the
world, although he may have been very
poor, he eonld beg or he could steal five
oeatjj wjthwbjoh to get that which would
slake his thirst for a little while; but in eter
nity whore Is the rum to come from?
Oh, the deep, exhausting, exasperating
everlasting thirst of the drunkard in belli
Why, if a fiend came u 0 to earl h for some in
fernal work In a gro-shop, and should go
back taking on Its wing just onedroo of that
for which the inebriate in the lost world
longs, what excitement would It make there!
Put that one drop from off the fiend's witii
on the tip of the tontrue of th destroye 1 in -
briate; let the liquid brightness just touch
It; let the drop be very small, if it only have
In it the smack of alcoholic drink: let that
drop just touch the lost inebriate lu th
lost world, and he would spring to
his feet and cry, "That is rum. aha!
That is rum!" And It would wake up the
echoes of the damned "Givs m rum! Give
me rum! Give me mm!" In the future
world I do not believe that it will be th- ab
sence of God that will make the drunkarl's
sorrow. I do not believe that it will Im th'.
absence of light. I do not lielievc that it
will be tho absence of holines.. I think It
will be the absence of rum. Oh. "look not
upon the wine when It is red, when it mov
9th Itself aright In the cup, for at the last it
iteth like a serpent, and it stingeth like an
It Is about time that we have another wo
man's crusade like that which swept through
Ohio ten or twelve years a-o. With prayer
and song the women went into the groc
geries, and whole neighborhoods, towns an I
cities were redeemed bv their Christian
heroics. Thirty women cli-are.l out the rum
traffic from a village of one thousand inhal
itants. If thirty women, surcharged of the
Holy Ghost, could renovate a town of a
thousand, tlireo thousand consecrate I wo
men, resolved to give tbemseiv:s no peace
until this crime wasextirpat d from this city,
could in six months clear out three-fourths ol
ihe grog-shops of Brooklyn. If there be three
thousand wom-n now in this city w'10 will put
their hands and their hearts to the work, I
will take the contract for driving out all
these moral nuisances from the city at any
rate, three-fourths of them in three months,
r, when that host ofthren thousand con
secrated women is marshale l, there lie no
3netoleal them. then, as a minister of Ihe
Most High God. I will offer to take mv
position at the front of the host, and I will
?ry to them, "Come on, ye women of Christ,
svith your songs and your prayers! Some
f you take the enemy's rij;ht wing and some
:hc left win. Forward! The Lord of Hoits
s with us; the (rod of Jacob Is our rufuire!
Down with t'i'i dram shops!"
But not watting for th-se mouths of ho'l
:o clos--, li-l me advise the working an 1 the
usiness classes, and all classes, to stop st run-.'
irink. While I declared some time ago that
:here was a point beyond which a mnn could
lot stop, I want to tell you that while a man
aunot stop in his cwu strength, the Lord
Sod by His grace can help him to sto: at
inytlme. I was in it room iti New York
where there were many men who ha 1 been
reclaimed from drunkenness. 1 heart
their testimony, and for the first time
my life there flashed out a truth
never understood. They said. "We
were victims of strong drink. We trie 1 to
five it np, but always failed; hut somehow
linee we gave our hearts to Christ. H has
taken care of us." I b-Mieve that the time
will soon come when the gr ic , of Go. I will
how Its power not only to save man's soul,
but his body, and reconstruct, purify, elevate
an I redeem it.
I verily believe that, although vou feel
frappling at the roots of vour toUiru--s an
Almost omnipotent thirst, if vou will give
your heart to God, He will help you by His
grace to conquer. Try it. It is your last
I have looked off upon th- desolation.
Bitting in our religions assemblages there are
4 good many people In awful peril; and.
udging Irom ordmary circumstances, there
A not one chance in five thousand that they
Brill get clear of it. There ure men in my
congregation from Sabbath to babhaih of
whom I most make the remark, that if they
Jo not change their course, within tn years
they will, as to their bodies. Ho dowu in
drunkards' graves; and as to their souls, lie
iown in a drunkard's perdition. I know
that is an awful thing to say, but I cannot
help saying it.
Uli, beware! 1011 have not yet been cap-
lured. Beware! Whether the beverage be.
poured in golden chalice or pewter mug. In
he loam at the ton. In white letters, let there
be spelled out to your soul, Bt.-ware!"
When the books of Judgment are open, and
ten million drunkards come up to get their
doom, I want you to bear witness that I.
this morning, lu tin fear of G 1 and in the
love for your soul, told you, with all affec
tion and with all kindness, to beware of that
which has already exerted Its influence upon
your family, blowing out some of its lights
s premonition of the blackness of darkness
Oh. if you cou'd only hoar t!ils morning
intemperance with drunkards' bones drum
ming on the head of the liquor-cask tho
Dead March of immortal souls, methinks the
very glance of a wine-oup would make you
shudder, and the color of the liquor would
make you think of tho bloo 1 of the soul,
tndthe foam on the top of the cup would re
mind you of the froth on the maniac's lip;
and you would go home from this service and
kneel down and pray God that, rather than
your children should become cap
tives of this evil habit, you would like to
sarry them out soma bright spring day to
the cemetery, and put them away to the last
sleep, until at the oailot the south wind the
Sowers would come up all over the grave
sweet prophecies of the resurrection! God
bas a balm for such a wound; but what
Bower of comfort ever grew on tho blasted
heath of a drunkard's sepulchre?
CENTRAL AMERICAN FEDERATION.
An Kxperlencetl Opinion of tha Senllm.nl
or the Flv. Kepublics.
General Pierce M. B. Young. United Statu.
finlster to Guatemala and Honduras, now
st home ou leave, says: "I believe a larira
majority of the Intelligent patriotic citizens
of Central America would like to see a union
at all those republics, as greatly to the ad
vantage of all. I believe that at this time
all the Presidents are patriotic, conservative
men. ine uovernment or the United States
bas but one sentiment for these republics,
iuii mm is niiec.ioil.
"In the five republics there are. perhans.
1.000.000 of people. The population ol
3ua'e:nala is. In round numbers, 1,000,000.
i'he people are Intensely American in sentl
nent, and are great believers iu the United
itates. Their idea is that federation should
e based on the Constitution of the United
Production of Almninnm.
The production of aluminum In the United
states In 18U1 was 553,000 pounds. The im
ports were valued ai 94113. Bauxite has
Jeen found in sufficient quantities to be com
nercially valuable in ouly three looalitles in
:he United States. These are In New Merles
Arkansas and the Coosa valley of Georgia
ind Alabama. Aluminum has now found
he position in the arts predicted for It, and
he ileinan I is increasing. Its metallurgical
ise has proved mon valuable than was ex.
A black eagle measuring six feet
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