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the: oonstitution-the union and"' the enforcement of the laws.
B. P. SOHWEIER,
MIFFLINTOWN. JUNIATA COUNTY. PENNA.. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 11, 1895.
CHAPTER XIII. (Continued.)
"I am no sensitive young girl, Lad;
Dorrington," aha said at length, with I
kind of slow bitterness, "to shrink froa
expressing my feelings, and I think yot
will admit that your brother has deceived
nie, basely, treacherously. He had nt
doubt found it convenient to leaa nis creu ,
itors to believe that he was on the point
of marriage with a rich widow, and 4
puiii time for the settlement of his affairs
For this he did not hesitate to make m(
an object of remark to all the coinpanj
at his house when I was his guest."
"1 am n't surprised at anything yof
say." cried I.aily I orrington, greatly di
tressed and even alarmed at the sup
pressed, concentrated fury which Bhe per
reived under Mrs. Kuthven's carefull;
preserved self control. "I am iufillitel;
ashamed of Clifford: but, indeed, he is il
every way incapable of making the usi
you suggest of his position wirli you. lb
Is the merest slave of his whims and fan
ey. lie was. I know, greatly taken will
y..u: and then all that horrid businesi
of the robbery kept you npart, and he fel
in with Nora and oh! It is all beyoiW
my comprehension! It makes me perfect
ly ill when I think of Clifford's unuttera
tile folly. I had, indeed, hoped to call yoi
"1 think you are honest, and alive to tbt
idvantagcs that marriage with me offer
1 shad nlways consider you ruy friend
As to your brother. I have made np mj
mind how to act. He will find I am no
to be trifled with; but I must gather
little more strength before I can dea
with the matter."
"Surely, my dear Mrs. Ituthvcn, n
legal redress could possibly atone for th
wrong done?" said Lady Dorrington, ir,
uncertain accents, very different from he"
usual decided tone, so appalled was sht
by the prospect of the commonplace vul
garity of an action in court.
"Are you afraid of a breach of promis
trial?" was her guest's counter-question
accompanied by a mocking, contemptuous
laugh. "That would be a very weak auc
inettieient payment of the debt I owe Mr,
Marsden but I will not allow myself t
speak more on the subject. It must b
most painful to you; it is too much for mo
I can write no more to-day. May I trus
to your kindness to send for Sir Harlej
Porttnan? And will you be so good as tt
ask Virginie to bring me my medicine? !
must rest and be quite quiet now."
Lady Dorrington felt herself dismissed
If she had gone to Mrs. Uuthven in at
anxious, angry frame of niind. she left hei
with a sense of danger and trouble Intensi
Bed tenfold. The change in Mrs. Kuth
ven's manner from Its ordinary caressini
softness to the abrupt decision of one whi
knew her power nnd would use it, seemec
to take the ground of superior position ant
higher breeding from under the elder
woman's feet. Mrs. Kuthven was, in
deed, not to be trilled with. The vague
ness of her threats made Lady Dorring
ton still more uneasy. IMd she know o:
any crooked corners in Clifford's eonduc
which would brand him with disgrace
were they known nnd blazoned abroad'
If so, how merciless she would be. "j
wish I never had had anything to do witl
her," thought Lady Dorrington, as she sa'
down in the refuge of her own mornin
room. "It is useless to try and hei
Clifford. He is hopeless. But I think )
must send bira a line of warning. I art
really afraid of that woman. I shal
never care to be with her again. She wai
naturally angry, and I do not wonder at it
but there was a murderous look in bet
eyes. I do believe she has a large shari
of Eastern blood! How unprincipled t
was of Mrs. L'Estrange and Nora to at
tract Clifford! They are quite aware tha
I am most anxious he should marry Mrs
Kuthven! quite; yet they set themselvei
against me; and I have been so fond o;
Nora, and so kind to her too."
Here her reflections became chaotic
Though of the strong-minded order o:
women. Lady Dorrington had both famil)
pride and family affection in abundance
The idea of open scandal or disgraci
attacking her brother was intolerable
and her anxiety to shield him was not om
whit lessened by her indignation au
wrath with hi. inconsiderate folly!
Clifford Marsden meantime sped Lon
donward, well content with the result o!
his visit. He had put matters In train
there was no room now for Lady Dorring
ton to say that he had kept her in th)
dark abont so important a matter as hit
Marriage, and she would no doubt inipar
tlie knowledge to Mrs. Kuthven. Thej
would have ample opportunity to abusi
him together, and by the time they all me
again the worst would have blown over.
He arrived in town late and resolvei
not to disturb Nora and Mrs. L'Estrang
at that hour. Next morning would do
He had a deep, though unacknowledged
conviction that he must be careful an
cautious in his conduct to Nora.
Yet. In spite of his love, there were mo
menta when a kind of lurid revelatioi
flashed across him that, if he could no
succeed In warming her coldness inti
something akin to his own fire, the da)
might come when he would hate her witfc
a deadly hatred, ay, and revenge himseli
cruelly on her, if she persisted in her mad
dening indifference. He could scarce en
dure the torture It gave him, when sh
shrunk from the caresses with which h
would fain have loaded ber, and his long
log for the reciprocity of natural, nn
forced tenderness, was painfully intense.
However, absence always made hint
more hopeful. He had not seen Nora foi
three days, and who couid tell wha'
change that interval might have wrough
in the incomprehensible heart of a youu
The post brought him a large number ol
etters, most of which needed notice, and
before Mnrsden had finished the briefes'
rei.lies he was informed that a gentlemai
wished to see him. This proved to be I
clerk from the office of Messrs. Cooksot
& Dunn, his solicitors, who was the bearei
of a letter announcing that a fresh tenant
for Evesleigh had offered better terms
and it was desirable that the questior
h.Mil.t ho ,1.,...,.,H without toss of time.
finally it was past midday before "Slars-
len could present himself at Si street
Nora was looklnir. he thought, well, an6
very handsome. She had more color than
usual, and her manner was less tranquilly
composed. She seemed disturbed by his
presence, and was red and white alter
nately. But her welcoming; smile wae as
iweet as ever, and Marsden tasted some
moments of intoxicating; dellgrht fancying
that the lev Indifference he so mucn areaa
td was at last melting away before thi
Bauuuuate ardor of his advance.
"I am glad to see you looking better,
Nora," he said, taking his accustomed
place beside her work table. Work was
her great resource such a blessed occu
pation for eyes and hands.
"Yes," remarked Mrs. L'Estrange, "1
assure you I was quite nervous about her
the night before last; she had a sore
throat and looked' ghastly; she Is much
"And Lady Dorrington?" asked Nora
"How is she? And did you did you teli
her?" coloring crimson.
"I did," said Marsden, smiling. "Map
der will out!"
"Was she very angry?" persisted Nora,
eagerly. "I am sure she is displeased."
"She wishes you had more money; that's
all. I think."
"There is a great deal more. I imacine
Clifford; she is angry with me. I know
what her plans were, and it makes me un
comfortable to feel that I have been the
cause of their defeat. I am really fond
of Lady Dorrington."
And you naturally object to be con
verted into an instrument of torture?"
said Marsden, lightly. "She is mistaken,
however; she would never have succeeded
in marrying me to her mind, even if I had
not met a certain witch of a kinswoman.
Why, Nora, you must not look dismayed.
When you have been Isabel's sister-in-law
for a year or two Bhe will think me th
luckiest fellow going, especially when
she sees the reformation you will work
"I share Nora's feeling that your onl
near relative's objection to your marriage
Is peculiarly unfortunate; perhaps it might
be as well to postpone "
"Or eat heavens! No!" interrupted
Marsden, energetically. "You know I
have agreed to put off the wedding til
after the 15th of February, and that is at
age nearly two months off."
"Barely enough time to make due pre
parations," said Mrs. L'Estrange, laugh
"Preparations! Why, very few an.
necessary. Nora and I are old friends
ind don't want to astonish each other wit
finery," urged Marsden.
Nora laughed and tried to rouse herself
"I am very fond of pretty things, I as
sure you," she said.
"And is there any reason that the powei
of choice or purchase should leave you
when Nora L'Estrange becomes Nor
And Mrs. Kuthven Is really getting bet
ter? asked Mrs. L Estrange.
Really and truly this time recoverini
sufficiently to dabble in business, which
her soul loves. I was amazed this morn
ing by a summons from my lawyer, which
delayed my appearance here, and on
reaching the office I found it was an offer
from Mrs. Kuthven to rent Evesleigh foi
five years at a higher rent than any ycl
proposed. Fortunately I had not abso
lutely come to terms with the mnn who
has been nibbling at it for some time, so I
determined to give the fair widow thi
"It is curious her wishing to live at
Evesleigh, when she wanted to fly from
it after that dreadful robbery," said
Mrs. L'Estrange. "I suppose these jew
els will never be found, nor the robber."
"Not after this lupse of time, I fancy,"
returned Marsden, lightly. "I should
think the thief is tolerably eafo."
"1 forgot to tell you that Mr. Wintot
passed through town while you wers
away," said Mrs. L'Estrange. "He seems
disused to return to India before his holi
dny is half over. He has gone down to
see his uncle, Giles Winton, before ho
"Ah! Mark Winton is a capital fellow
in spite of bis solemnity. You did not
make yourself agreeable enough to him,
Mrs. L'Estrange, or he would not be in
such a hurry to run away," and Marden
threw an expressive glance at Nora as he
spoke, which sent an icy, painful dart
through her heart. What had not this
fatal Impression of Marsden's cost her I
"That Is the uncle who brought hlra up
with his own son, is it not?" continued
"Yes," said Mrs. L'Estrange. "Tb
son is dead," she sighed.
"I did not know that. Then Winton it
the old man's heir?"
"I believe so." Mrs. L'Estrange rost
and closed her writing-book. "You will.
am sure, excuse me, as 1 promised
"Pray do not apologize," cried Mars
Is it not very fine to-dayr exclaimed
Nora. "Do you know, Clifford, I should
enjoy a drive so mucn.
'Would you? Well, I will go and fine
conveyance, and a tolerable pair ot
horses; you shall drive to your heart'!
And yon, Helen?"
My dear, you know I am engaged,'
nnd with a smile and nod of the head
Mrs. L'Estrange left them together.
And you are glad to see me back
Nora, as glad as the last time I returned?
id Marsden, taking her hand and kiss
ing It repeatedly.
lesl Oh, yes! only I feel nervous, un
easy, not a Dlt nae myseii. 1 am ais
tressed about Lady Dorrington. I scarce
ly can say what I fear. Bnt I feel I wani
air and motion."
"Very weir, we shall hare a nice drive
I shall be back in about three-quarters of
an hour. Yon will be ready?"
"Quite ready!" Still Marsden lingered
"Look at me, Nora," he said, softly.
'You have not given me a kiss to-day."
"Do not ask me," exclaimed Nora. "I
annot. not now." She half turned from
him, but held out her hand.
He kissed it again, murmuring: "As yoi
will darling!" and went away not dis
pleased; he fancied she must be waking
irom the unconsciousness that chilled
These were terrible days and nights to
Nora L'Estrange. Her heart knew no
test from gnawing regret for the mtser
hble misunderstanding which had wreck
ed her life, and the torturing doubt as to
what was best and right to do. Bhe was
the source of sorrow to the man she
oved most truly, she was deceiving the
lover whom she sincerely liked, and, Win
ton ont of the way, might have loved.
Then, although she had been mistaken as
reerarded Mark Wlnton'S feelings. It Old
not follow that her Ideas respecting airs,
L'Estrange were also wrong; perhaps in
his disappointment Winton might turn to
her. If so. Nora felt she ought to be
pleased, but she was not by any means
iUaaH vith tha Idea: on the contrary, it
was very bitter. Then what was th
right course to take with Marsden? Poor
fellow, he was so fond of her. How could
she break with him, and break his heart?
And suppose she bad the hardihood to tell
Marsden the truth, how would It sound
ro say, "Despairing of Mark Winton, I
promised to be your wife; now I find he
is willing to take me, I wish to break my
word to yon." Such was the simple fact
Xol 8he -never, never could make such
an avowal. It were best she should beat
the Mfiii&r. bar w veakaeee 1b !
ing too readily yielded to persuasion, to
her overeager desire to throw off the pain
ud shame of caring for a man wno pre
ferred another. Besides, what would
inton himself think if, after telling
him she was to marry Marsden, she de
clared herself free? Probably that aha
was a heartless jilt.
No, there was but one way for her U
walk in; she must lock up her secret and
iner sunenngs in uer uwu itcri.
Winton to conquer his fancy lor nerseir,
which a strong, sensible man, as he was,
no doubt soon would; forget him quickly
If possible; marry Marsden and love him,
or seem to love him, and do everything
for him in the spirit of affection till love
came. Oh! would it come? And if It did,
would she not be a traitor to her true, firs!
love? Destiny was too potent for her; sht
could only conquer by bearing her fate!
Meantime, Lady Dorrington made no
sign. The society papers announced that
Mrs. Uuthven had auinciently recovered
to remove to Torquay, where she had
taken Lord G beautiful rilla, and
added a hint that "as we asserted some
time since, there was no truth in the re
port that she was about to contract an
alliance with a certain squire of high de
gree in the Midlands, whose brilliant suc
cess as a sportsman, yachtman and man
of the world,, could not Insure that other
and greater success which, no doubt, wai
dearest to him of all."
Mrs. L'Estrango and Nora both watch
id with uneasiness for some token o:
amity from Lady Dorrington, and th
seeming estrangement of his only sister
greatly increased Nora's reluctance to be
come Marsden's wife.
Nothing, however, can put the drag ot
time's chariot wheels; the days went bj
wiftly yet heavily. Nora was surprised
how few opportunities she found for be
ing alone with Mrs. L'Estrange. She
longed to ascertain what ties had existed
between Mark Winton and her step
mother. Yet she never had a chance for
lending np to that subject It was one
respecting which she could not ask a sim
ple, straight-forward question, and she
never was long enough alone with Mrs.
L'Estrange to approach the topic with
Marsden was constantly with them, al
ways charming, obliging, sympathetic!
ind it needed all Nora's tact and Ingenuity
to avoid the frequent tete-a-tete inter
views be was perpetually contriving, to
psenne his caresses, from which she.
I shrunk with a sort of dread she was her
elf ashnmed of.
Sometimes she could not conceal tnn
shrinking from him, and it hlled him
with an angry despair, that called forth
her deepest remorse, and obliged her to
atone so amply, that .Marsaen was ones
nore joyous and hopeful.
"If you knew all you have cost me!
he would sometimes cry, "all I have
risked for you, you would not cut me to
the soul, with this accursed cold pruderyl
Not that I would hesitate to pay any
price that would make you mine; but I
jometimes doubt you have any heart t
Then Nora would tremble, and assnrt
him how dear his- happiness was to her,
and take his hand in hers, and stroke it
with gentle kindness, and Marsden would
become reasonable once more.
For Bea, this was a heavenly interval
of treats and toys, the circus and th
panorama. Indeed, as at the harvest of
the sugar-cane, all came in for a share of
sunshine and good things, and at times
Nora wondered at her own insensibility
(To be continued.)
Terror of the Steam Cars.
The traveling female who' rushes in
to confidence. Is no sooner seated bj
you In the train than she begins te
give you a full and detailed account
of herself, her family, husband, chil
dren, servants, physician, minister, and
milliner. She is also much given t
collaring the conductor and asking hire
a string of Questions in a breath. Sh
jls a great trlaL ner first attack beglm
something use mis:
"Please put up this window. No
never mind; I am afraid I will takt
cold. Yes, I guess you might as wel
nut it ud. Well. I declare, I did not
think It was so cold; please put It down
Would you mind changing seats witl
me? It makes me sick to ride back
ward. I am going out to Ohio to se
ray sister Maria. She is married and
has twins and a trifling husband. On
of the twins is named for me and thi
other, well, I declare. If I haven't clean
forgot who that other twin Is named
for. Let me see. It begins with M. II
Is not Madge, or Maud, or Miriam, or
Maria, or Margaret Why, it Is Maria,
I do believe. Of course, it is Maria.
That is the mother's name, and maybt
Bhe is named for ber mother. If s a
horrid name, and I bate it Oh, I recol
lect now; it is not Maria at all. It Is
Susan. How stupid of me not to re
member the dear little thing's name.
Well, as I was saying, I am going oui
to Ohio. Do you know bow far Ohio
Is from here? It is near the Ohio River,
I think. Zanesvllle or some other namt
like that is the place where I get oft
I shall be so glad when I get home
Wonder what they are all doing al
home. I am crazy to get back, and I
have been worrying all day for feai
Joe, be is my husband, will take ofi
his flannels Just as soon as my back
m turned, and " Here you make a
bolt and get the conductor to givi
du another seat Washington Post
Goodness has slowly proved Itself Id
!he world is every day proving ltself
Ike a light broadening In darkness.
A Manistique (Mich.) poultry
fancier Lopes to raise a brood of
chickens that won't scratch by erosstng
a short legged creeper with a
longlegged Shanghai, the offspring
having one short and one long leg.
One of the smallest men in Maine
and doubtless in the country, is John
H. Bobbins, of Belfast, a native of
Deer Isle. He is thirtyone years old,
is thirty six inches high, and weighs
thirty seven pounds and six ounces.
It is proposed to do away with the
smoke nuisance in Pittsburg, l'enn.,
by erecting a mamrroth electric plant
outside the city.
A fire was recently tarted in a
Boston store bv allowing an incandes
cent lamrj to remain for a few minutes
on a pile of cotton cloth in the packing
Tho late John Thomas Talbot, an
old and wealthv citizen of CleveUnd,
Ohio, was the owner of a pocket knife
winch General Washington gave his
Bchlegel, who lectured in Latin at
the age of seventy-two, had a peculiar
stimulant. He always had his snuffbox
in bis hand when lecturing, as, without
it, he fancied he could not get on.
The dame of the Palais de Jnstioe
in Brussels, Belgium, is made ot papier
xnache and weighs sixteen tons.
Eng.'!lah gentlemen are now
"fays In their trousers. ,
Chime whistles are now In use on '
tome transatlantic steamers.
Soap bubbles will freeze when the
thermometer falls to 140 degrees below
A Bank of England note Is payable
m demand after the lapse of any num
ber of years.
The small steel screws used In watch
aaklng are worth six times their weight
A French railroad company has or
lered clocks to be placed on the outside
f every locomotive.
Bird lime may be prepared from the
terries of the mistletoe, from the young
(boots of the elder, and from the cellu
tr portions of other plants.
The apricot crop In California la com
paratively short this season. Pomona
County will produce only about 750
tons, as against 2,800 tons last year.
George Lucas, of Henryvllle, Ky
ecently paid a year's subscription to
2dltor Dalley of the Jeffersonvlllo
News by one rattlesnake, which the
editor values at $3.
In Australia, though It Is a part of the
iritlsh empire, a man can "get rid" of
its wife If she is twice caught drunk,
(f that becomes generally known Au
ralia will prosper as never before.
One of tho ornaments of the hand
ome lawn of Captain Obed Baker, who
lied at West Dennis, Is a large elm,
crown from a twig plucked by the cap
ain from Napoleon's grave In St He
ena. In England there Is one divorce to
i7 marriages, in France one to eighty -even
marriages, and in the city of
Paris one to thirteen marriages. Parli
teenis to be determined to maintain its
ank as a fast city.
A lady of Neuhaldensleben, Germany,
vho died last month, has bequeathed
he sum of 5,000 marks to a subaltern
ifllcer who, during the battle of Mars-
la-Tour, twenty-five years ago, carried
her wounded brother from the field.
Lately forty horses were started In a
ong-dlstance race at Warsaw, in Aus-
xian Poland. Thirty-six of the poor
beasts came to a finish by death, and
the other four are In an exceedingly
lorry condition. The cruel sportsmen
will be prosecuted.
Parisian makers can produce fans at
francs per gross, or 3 centimes,
tbont a third of a penny each. The
Chines paper fnns, however, are sent
over from Canton at the price of nine
francs the 1,000, that is 1.30 francs the
gross, or a penny the dozen.
After the death of a "pauper" in SI
esia It was focind that he had been the
jwner of 8,000 marks ($2,000) in cash.
03 pairs of pants, 100 shirts (nearly all
new), 35 undershirts, 89 coats, 23
pairs of socks and 52 hats and caps. Nr
On rentecost day, at Brunn, Au,
rla, a journeyman baker and bis sweet
leart found death together In the wat
rrs of the Schwarzawa, having sought
It because they were too poor to marry.
Quite lately a lottery ticket owned by
the drowned man drew a prize of 20,000
The old Abbott house, which Is to be
old at auction. Is the oldest house in
Providence, and the only one left stand
ing after the burning of the town by the
Indians In 1676. It was the town's first
Inn. Notwithstanding its great age, it
's sound, well preserved and an inter
The production of pig Iron ta 1881 In
Aussla amounted to 492,050 tons, and in
1803 to 1,278,350 tons. This Industry
has especially developed In southern
Russia, where the works, situated near
the rich mineral deposits of Krlvorog,
ire abundantly supplied with combus
France's great military post at BI-
ierta, on the Tunis coast, has been for
rnlly declared open. By connecting
he great lagoon with the sea by an artl
lcinl channel a harbor has been ob
alned large enough to hold the whole
French fleet and as safe as If it were
in artificial basin in the center of
The touch of the hand upon the head
teems to have a directing power over
the thoughts which one would formerly
have been inclined to deny, but such
rxperlments as those of Testa and
Crookes with electric currents of very
high tension give a visible Illustration
f phenomena previously unknown and
It is not an unusual thing at all for
people to have their toes partly joined
together. The case of one family Is re
corded whose second and third fingers
were webbed together except the
fourth. For generations this malfor
mation had run through the family, but
lo far as the feet were concerned the
members seemed no worse off than
Three months ago a servant woman
it PUsen, Austria, drowned her 2-year-
ld baby. During her Incarceration she
confessed to having previously killed
t 4-year-old child, both because "they
wept for hunger and cried for bread."
rhe murderess was condemned to
(earn, but the emperor has commuted
the sentence to fifteen years' imprison-
Twenty, miles Is the average walk of
01 English clergyman during the morn
tag. Lunch is succeeded by a stroll of
light or ten miles. His parish covers
In enormous area and 180 miles a week
Is almost routine work with this won-
lerfnl walker. On Sundays he has
inly alternate afternoons to himself
tnd usually takes a 18-mile stroll by
ray of recreation. He Is 67.
American students have loag been
Emitted to the higher courses of in
itruction In French Institutions of
learning. They are not, however, al
lowed to receive an advanced degree
inless they have previously obtained
i French bachelor's degree. A meve
oent Is now under way to admit to the
tigher degrees graduates of American
universities of Ugh standing.
French and Belgian sarrler pigeons
rare recently set free from a steamer
saving St Nasalrs. The first Batch,
leased sertntTdSS M9 took land.
NOTES OF THE DAY.
thougn the weather was hazy, ra M
circle around the ship, but made for thi
8hore at once. go did those released a
150 and 225 miles. ' Enough returned
safely to their homes to leave no doubt
about the feasibility of using them at
messengers from the sea.
In the large cities the collecting ol
cigar stumps has long ago developer!
Into an Industry, the stumps being con
verted Into "smoking tobacco." Indeed
in several European countries the to
bacco and cigar trade Is a government 1
monopoly; so also In Belgium, and It il
said that the Belgian authorities an
now trying to decide whether or nol
the cigar stump business should be sup
pressed because it competes with thi
Murderers are sometimes unconscl t
ously humorous as well as forgetful
Isaiah Gauthler, a Montreal man, wai
both. He and his sweetheart havlnj
agreed to die together the former tool
his revolver, loaded with six charges
and began to carry out the agreement
by shooting at his betrothed. But hi
forgot to count the number of shots hi
fired before he was aware the last cart
ridge was exploded. When arrested hi
explained things to the police and pa
thetlcally remarked: "Therefore I live.
Experiments In welding metallic bod
lea by simple pressure at heats belov
their fusing points, made by the Boya
Society of Belgium, show that the mosj
perfect Joints are obtained with gold
lead and tin. and the worst with bis
muth and antimony. Cylinders of ex
tr---mely pure metal with smooth sur
faces were brought together by a han
screw nnd kept at a constant tempera
ture between 200 and 400 degrees foi
from three to twelve hours. When sep
arated the break did not coincide witt
the Joined surfaces. Platinum wai
softened and welded at a temperatun
1,000 degrees below Its point of fusion
He Bold Snakes.
A negro with a small box under his
arm stopped on thecurbstone at thecor
ner of Third and Chestnut streets yes:
terday morning and shouted: "Len me
yo' ears fo five minutes, gemmen. au'
I'll not disappoint yo'." Two or thref
small boys stopped, and a drunker
man staggered up uncertainly and
watched the negro through half-closec
eves. The colored man opened the
box. and the Inebriate saw him reach
down into it The man with the Jag
was seared almost to death the next
moment, when he withdrew his arm
encircled by a blue snake, with livid
red eyes, and a tongue of darting flame,
With a shriek like a lost 6oul the drunk
en gentleman fled up the street and
disappeared. A large crowd gathered
In the meantime, and what they saw
was simply a brawny colored man ex
hibiting a common spotted pine snake.
"Come up an' look at Tlm, gemmen.
he w as saying. "He kaln't do yo no
hurt, an' he's sholy de bes ny-catcnaa
yo' kin git fo' de money. Dollah an a
half, gemmen. Only one o' dem left
Had.tivc dls mawnln', an I done sol'
dem off laik hot cakes." Nobody seem
ed disposed to buy, however, and al
this point Reserve Officer Copelano
came up and made the snake dealej
move on. Philadelphia Record.
Australian Tariff Changes.
United States Consul General Mann,
ta. at Melbourne, nas transmitteu t i
the Department of State a list of ij
number of alterations proposed to bo
made in the tariff of Victoria, as tha
repAilt of the work of a special board,
the findings of which were revise
by the Government The suDject u
now before the Parliament of the col
ony. Among the more lnportant
changes made In the schedules are tha
following: Horses, free, former.v
2 10s per head; wool apparel, 45 pel
cent, formerly 50 per cent: India rub
ber and cotton belting, 20 per cent,
formerly free; blankets, 15 per cent,
formerly free; carriages, 8, formerly
10; bicycles, 10 per cent, formerly 23
per cent; portable engines, 15 per cent,
formerly 25 per cent: agricultural Im
plements, 15 per cent, formerly 20;
manufactures of metal, 30 per cent.,
formerly 35; machine tools, 20 per cent,
formerly 85; pitch, 23 per cent, former
ly free: spirits, 13 shillings per gallon.
formerly 15 shillings; watches, 15 pet
cent, formerly 20.
Care In Bnylng Shoes.
M Great care should be taken In buy
ing shoes," said a well-known dealer to
a Rochester Post-Express reporter.
"Especially Is this so In the cheaper
grades. There Is a large factory In
Maine which turns out a compressed
paste that is extensively used in the
manufacture of shoes. Large quanti
ties of them are shipped to other coun
tries, but some are sold even In this
city. Leather is high and it Is not tc
be expected that the feet can be cloth
ed at slight expense. For this reason.
the compressed paste shoe has gained.
In favor. People, when buying it;
think they are getting the leather shoe;
whereas It Is simply a bogus. This
class of shoe wears very well If kept
dry, but after a good soaking, or twice'
wearing In the rain. It will tear and la
of little use thereafter. It is always
better to pay a little more and get a
good article upon which you can depend
American Floor fop the Japs.
The Japanese Government has order
ed 15,000 tons of flour from a commla
lon house in Tacoma, Wash. ,
An American Girl's Suooess.
Some years ago, when Camilla Ui
ivas In the flush of her professional
career, a little girl, after hearing her
play, thought "One woman has mas
tered the violin, why should not not
another?" This girl was Mand Powell,
an American artist, whose name Is
famous In both hemispheres. Twice a
week, while not yet In her teens, she
traveled alone forty miles to Chicago
and back to take her lessons, and at 13
had made such progress that ber par
ents decided to send her abroad for a
year of study. When she appeared for
examination before the staid old pro
fessors In the conservatory at Lelpslc,
ber talent was so pronounced that all
took an unwonted Interest In her. When
the year was over Mlsa Powell decided
to go to Parts for one year more of
itudy. Ladles' Home Journal.
The pictures In rogTM? brr AM
SUPPOSE WE SMILE.
HUMOROUS PARAGRAPHS FRO
THE COMIO PAPERS.
Pleasant Incidents Ocnniaf the Wert
Ovei-Saylns Tha Are Cheerful to tha
Old or Tonne -Funny Selectloaa
Bverybody WU1 Enjoy Kesdln.
From the Garden of Eden.
Adam I have got to go oiK far
while to-night. Eve, and if I find that
make hanging around when I eoins
ack I'll get a divorce.
Eve There's one thing you can't do
Adam What's that?
Eve You can't send mo back to m)
mother. Brooklyn Life.
Wrong In the Rlarht War.
Itoddster I say, old fellow, can yon
'end us a pair of scales for a few days?
Married Chum We have a pair, but
lorry to say they are out of order. They
Roddster (excitedly) The very thing
iV'e're going fishing. Bjsto'i Courier.
Notes by Our Own Explorer.
A picnic In Mashonaland.
Never Hay Die.
"In speaking of the singular nuinboi
f the word dice, what is correct?" ask
"Die," replied McSwilllgen.
"That can't be. A noted wr'ter, yoi,
will remember, says 'Never say die.' '
"Will you love me when I'm gone?"
tsked Mr. Linger Longer of his sweet
"If you'll go soon." replied the faith
'ul girl, with a yawn. Exchange.
Teacher Who was president of th
Irst French republic?
Teacher And who was his wife?
The Class (vociferously) Trilby .
'exchange. A Matter of Convenience.
Penelope Well, Jack will always b
able to take care of me, anyway.
Perdlta I have heard that he is k
rreat spendthrift why are you so sure?
Penelope Papa is going to leave al)
my money In trust for my use, dear.
"Ton will notice that I have you or
he string," said the boy to the kite.
"Yes." answered the kite. "And that's
what makes me soar." Indianapollr
Madeline Never let yer face darken
me door again, Clarence. Ye sent nn
that ugly comic valentine.
Clarence How do you know I did?
Madeline It smelled like burnt rags
and rubber an' you're the only gent I
'mows what smokes cigaroota. Truth.
Blevins People grow wiser as the;
Bostlck That's a blessing. There
would be no living with them if they
irero wIsa from the start Truth,
The tattooed man looked hurt
"Indeed, ma'am." said he, "I hastet.
to assure you that It is only skin deep.
Never Touched Him.
--New York World.
Bagley Swells on the other side llv
EmceWbat a cinch on bill collec
wsl New York World.
A Qroteaq.ua Definition.
Teacher With a monosyllable yoi.
have ouiv to onen xcur mouth once
now, Adolpbus, name a fow monosylla
Boy Small potatoes. Exchange.
Aged Hamlet Yes, sir, I had th
brond distinction of playing Hainle
tafore Queen Victoria
Voice (from next room) Oh, the Jnsan
Hamlet Was married.
Voice (apologetically) Excuse me.-
Ntw York World.
Tm clad you came," said the mo
lulro; "I have been nearly worked
"Well, yon can get a good rest now,
answered the fly. "I'll take care of tint
till he gets ready to get up." Indian
Truth is ss simple as a child, and
the same time as strong as a giant.
HEV. 1)H. TAMAGE.
SUNDAY'S D1SCOCRSK BY .TUB
Subject: "The Chieftain.'
Text- "Tho chiefest among ton thou
sand." Canticles v., 10.
The most conspicuous character of hlstor.
steps out upon the platform. The ilntjei
which, diamond with liirht, pointed down tc
Him Irom tnAjtetnlenem skv was only a rati
fication of the flnirer of prophecy, the tlnirei
of ffenealouy, the flnjrer of chronology, the
finirer of events all five finders pointing in
one direction. Christ is the overtoppina
figure of nil time. He is the "vol hnmann"
In nil music, tho (rra-iefulest line in all
iignts ana snnaes in au painting, ine acme
of all climaxes, the dome of nil enthodraled I
erandeur and the peroration of all lanimaire.
The Greek alphabet Is made up of twenty
four letter?, and when Christ compared Him
self to the first letter nnd the last letter.the Al
pha nnd the Omega. He appropriated to Him
self all the splendors that you can spell out
either with those two letters or nil the let
ters between them. "I am the Alpha and
the Omega, the beginning and the end."
What does that Scripture mean which snyi
of Christ. "Ho that eomcth from alove i&
above ally" It menus thnt after yon have piled
np nil Alpine and Himalayan altitudes, the
glory of Christ would have to spread its
wings mid descend a thousand leagues to
touch those summits. Telion. a high moun
tain of Thessalv: Ossn, a hich mountain.
ami Olympus, a high mountain; but mythol
ogy tells us when the giants warred aguiast
the gods they piled up those three moun
tains, nnd from the top of them proposed to
ale the henvens; but tho height was not
great enough, and there was a complete fail-
re. And niter nil tne ginnts Isaiah ami
Paul, prophetic and apostolic giants; Raph
ael nnd Michael Angelo, artistic giants;
cherubim and seraphim and archangel. ce
lestinl giants have failed to climb to the top
rt Christ s glory they might all well unite in
the words of Paul, nnd cry out, "Above
U!" "Above nil!" But Solomon in my
ext prefers to call Christ "the Chieftain."
ind so to-dav I hail Him.
First, Christ must bo chief in our preach
ing, lhere are sty manv books on homile-
.ics scnttered through tho country that nil
laymen, as well as nil clergymen, have made
p their minds what sermons ought to be.
Ihat sermon is the most effectual which
most pointedly puts forth Christ as the par
don of all sin and the correction of all evil
individual, social, political, national. There
no reason why we should ring the
endless chnnges on a few phraser.
I'here are those who think that if an exhor
tation or a discourse have frequent mention
of justification, sanctiflcation, covennnt of
works and covenant or grace, therefore it
must be profoundly evangelical, while thev
re suspicious of a discourse which presents
the same truth, but under dinYrent phrase
ohigv. Now, 1 sav there is nothing in all
Ihe opulent realm of Anglo-Knxonism: of all
tho word treasures thnt w inherited from
h Latin and the Greek and the Indo-Euro
pean, nut we have a right to marshal it In
-eligious discussion. Christ sets the exam
ple, nis illustrationswere from the grass.
he flowers, the barnvnrd fowl, the crystals
f salt, as well as from the seas and the stars;
ind we do not propose in our Sunday-school
caching and m our pulpit address to be put
in the limits.
I know thnt there is a great deal said in
jurday against words, ns though they wre
.lothlng. lliev mav le misused, but thev
have nn Imperial power. They are the
ridge between soul and soul, between
Almighty God and the human race. What
ilid God wrde upon the tables of stoned
Words. What did Christ utter on Mount
Olivet? Words. Out of what did Christ
strike the spark for the illumination of tho
universes out ol wonis. -ljet mere ie
lit. and llht was. Of course thought
thfi cargo and words aro only the
ship, but how f:ist would your cargo get
on without the ship? What you need, my
friends, in all your work, in your Snl-uath-school
class, in your reformatory insti
tutions, and what we all need, is to enlarge
mr vocabulary when we come to speak
about God nnd Christ nnd heaven. We ride
few old words to death, when there is such
1 1 1 m i till dc resource. Shakespeare employed
lii.OOO different words for dramatic purpose;
Milton employed 000 different words for
:oetie purposes; Hiifus Chonte employed
er ll.dOO different wonis for legal pur
wses. but the most of us have less than a
housnnd words that we can manage, and
:)ittt makes us so stupid.
When we come to set forth tho love ol
Christ, we are going to tnke the tenderest
phraseology wherever we find it, and if it
has never been used in thnt direction before
nil the more si. all Me use it. When we come
to speak of the glory of Christ the conqur.r
or, we are goin to draw our similies from'
triumphal arch ami oratorio nnd everything
grand and stupendous. Tho French navy
have eighteen flags by which they give sig
nal, but those eighteen flags they can put
into Uii.OOO different combinations. And I
have to tell vou that these standards of thd
ross mnv be lifted into combinations Infinite
i-.nd varieties everlasting. And let me say to
:he young men who come from the theologi-
al seminaries into our services, ami are alter
i while going to preach Jesus Christ, you will
lave the largest lilerty and unlimited re.
louree. You only have to present Christ in
four own way.
.Brighter than tne llgnt, iresner tunn tnt
,'ountnins, deeper than the seas, are all these:
gosnel themes. Bong nas no melody, now-
ers no sweetness, sunset sky no color com-
Enred with these glorious themes. Theso
arvests of grace spring np quicker than we
can sickle them. Kindling pulpits witn
their tire, and producing revolutions with
their Dower, ngntiug up oying onus wnn
iheir glory, thev are the sweetest thought
for the poet, and they are the most thrilling
illustration for the orator, and they offer the
most intense scene for the artist, and they
nst to the embassador of the sky all enthu
siasm. Complete pardon for direst guilt.
Sweetest comfort for ghastliest agony.
Hrightest hone for grimmest death, brand-
est resurrection for darkest seuulcher. Oil,
what a gospel to preach! Christ the,
Chief. His birth. His suffering. His mir-
les. His parables. His sweat. His tears. His
blood, His atonement. His intercession what
glorious themes! I)o we exercise faith?
Christ is its object. Do we love? It fastens
on Jesus. Have we a fondness for tho
church? It Is because Christ died for it.
Have we a hone of heaveni" It Is becnuse
Jesus went there, tho herald and the fore
runner. The royal robe of Demetrius was
so costly, so beautiful, that after ha had put
it off no one ever dared to put it on, but this
robe of Christ, richer than that, tne poorest
mid the weakest, and the worst may wear,
'Where sin abounded, grace may mucn
"Oh. mv sins, mv sins!" said Martin Luthei
;o Staunitz. "mv sins.mv sins!" The fact is
that the brawny German student had found
a Latin .Bible that made mm quake, ami
nothing else ever did make him quake, and
when he found how, through Christ, he was
pardoned and saved he wrote to a friend,
saying, "Come over and join us great and
awful sinners saved by the grace of God,
Vou seem to be only a slender sinner, and
you don't much extol the mercy of God, but
we that have been such very awful sinners
praise His Grace the more now that we
have been redeemed." Can it be that you
are so desperately egotistical that you
feel yourself in first rate spiritual trim,
and that from the root of the hair to the
tio of the toe vou are scarless and im
maculate? What you need is a looking
glass, and here it is in the Bible. - Pool
and wretched and miserable and blind and
naked from the crown of the head to the
sole ol the foot, full of wounds and putrefy
ing sores. Mo health In us. And then lak
tha fact thnt Christ gathered up all th
notes against us and paid them and then ot
tered ns the receipt! And how much wi
aeed Him in our sorrowsl We are indepen
dent of circumstances if we have His grace.
Whv. He made Paul sing in tbe dungson,
and nnder tnat grace at. jonu irom unwuui
Patmos heard the blast of the apocalytie
trumpets. After all other candies navt
been snuffed out, this is the light that gets
brighter and brighter unto the perfect day,
and after, under- the hard hoofs of calamity,
all the pools of worldly enjoyment hav
been trampled Into deep mire at the foot ol
the eternal rock the Christian, from cups of
rranite lily-rlmmed, puts out the thirst o'
. Again. I remark that Christ is chief In dy
Ins alleviations. I have not any sympathy
Kith the morbidity 'iroiid about ourdnmlse.
The Emperor of Constantinople arranged
that on the dny of his coronation the stone
mason should come and consult htm alout
tho tombstone that after awhilo he would
need. And thero aro men who are mono
maninoal on the subject of departure from
this life by dentil, and the more they think
rf it the less they-are prepared to o. This
is an unmanliness not worthy of you, nol
wortliv of me.
Stiladin, tho (Trent conqueror of liis flay
while dvin, ordered that the tunic ho hai
jnhtm'bo carrioil after his ileath on his
ipenr at the head of his army, and that then
ho soldier, ever and nnon. should stop and
my: Behold all that IS left of SaUdin, the
mperor and conqueror! Of all tho states
10 conquered, of nil tho wealth he awumu
ateil. nothing did he retain but this
ihroud." I have no sympathy with such be
mvlor. or such absurd dmontration. or
yith much that we hear ntred in regard to
i.n.rtnm frmn th s He. to tnc nexr. i nere
s a commoiisenslcnl idea on this subject
r-consider- -there are only
,ml , . , i,,i-n,i f.,rf
WO siyies ol ...-.1,.....-.
imWLTound. bv Uh ot torcn, louini;
n a miner a shnit. a icuge oi r'- mj
1. r . ... 1 1
inon us. and we may die a miner s rteatn.
ar out at sen, laiiutK 'i"111 i-"i'"- j
ines and broken on the halliards, we may
lie a sailor's death. On mission of mercy
n hospital, amid broken bones and rocking
eprosies and raging fevers, we mav -lie a
.hilnn'.hropist's death. On the Held of
mttle, serving God and our country, slugs
hrougil the heart, the gnu carriage may
oil over ns, nnd we may dio a patriot's
leath. P.ut, after nil, there uro only two
t vies of departure the death of the righteous
aid tho death of tho wioke 1 .Hid we nil
rant to die the former.
God grant that when that hour cr.mos you
nay be at home. You want the hand of
our kindred in your hnnd. You want your
ihildren to surround you. You want the
ight on vour pillow from eyes that have
oug reflected your love. You want your
oom still. You do not want any curious
trangors standing around watching yon.
fou want vour kindred from afar to hear
roar last prnver. I think that is the wish
if nil of us. Kilt is that all? Can earthly
riends hold us up when the billows or death
omo up to the girdle? Can human voice
tharm open heaven's: gate? Can human
land pilot us through the narrows of death
nto heaven's harbor? Can any earth
v friendship shield as from the
irrow-i of dentil nnd in the
tour when satan shall practice upon us his
nfernal archery? So. no, no, no! Alas,
ioor soul, if thnt is all! Better die in tho
vilderuess far from tree shadow und from
ountain, alone, vultures circling through
ho air waiting for our body, unknown to
nen. and to have no burial, if only Christ
ould sav through the solitudes. "I will
lever leave thee, I will never forsake thee."
?rom that pillow of stono a ladder would
oar heavenward, nngels conrng and going.
Hid across the solitude and the barrenness
vou I 1 come the sweet notes of heavenly
Gordon Hall, far from home, dying in dooi
if a heathen temple, said: "Glory to Thee,
) God!" What did living Willierforce iy to
lis wife? -Come and sit beside me. nnd lot
is talk of heaven. I never knew what hap-
iness was until 1 iound ennst. nut inn
lying Hannah More say? "To goto heaven,
hink what that is! To go to Christ, who
lied thnt I might live' oh. glorious grave!
)h, what a glorlon thing it is to die! Oh.
he love of Christ, the love of Christ!" What
lid Mr. Topladv. the great hymn maker, say
n his last hours? "Who can measure the
lepths of the third heaven? Oh, the KUu
ihino that fils mv soul! I shall soon lie
rone, for surety no one can live in this
vorld alter such glories as uo.i nns mant
led to mv soul!
What did tho dying Janeway say? "I can
easily die as clos" my eyes or turn my
lend in sleep. Before a few hours have
Missed I shall stand on Mount ion with tho
me hundred and forty and Pmrtnou-nmi nnn
vith the just men made perfect, and we shall
tserihe riches, nnd honor, nud glory, and
nniestv. nnd dominion unto nil aim tno
Lamb." lr. Taylor, condemned to imrn nt
he stak", on his way thitner or.iKo away
roiu tno guiirasmeu, met with i,iiiiihik
ind leaping and jumping toward the fire,
rlad to go to Jesus, and to die for Him.
iir Charles Hare, in his Inst moments.
lad such rapturous vision that ne cnea.
'Upward, upward, upward! Aim so
rrent was tho pence ol one oi innst s
lisciples that lie put his linger upon tho
lulse in nis wrist uuo couunm u un,, uw-
lerved it; nud so great was his placidity t tint
ifter awhile he said. "Stopped!" nn l his life
lad ended here to begin in heaven, jsun
?ninder than that was the testimony of tho
morn out first missionary, when, in tho
Uamertine dungeon, he cried, "I nm now
endy to be offered, and the time of my do-
arture l.s at nana; i nave iul;iii
lght, I have finished my course. I have kept
he faith; henceforth there is lain up ior mo
crown of righteousness wnicn ine vim,
he ri.-hteous Judge, will give me in tnat
lav, nnd not to me only, but to nil them that
ove His appearing!" Do you not see thnt
hrist is chief in dying niievniiioiis.-
Stand on some high lull oi ne.iven
ind in all tho radiant sweep tnn most
rlorious object will lo .lesus. .uynaos
razing on the sears oi 111s suneriug, in
ulenco first, afterward breaking tortn
into acclamation. iAs martyrs, nil me
mrer for the flume through which tney
jnssed, will sav, "This is the Jesus tor wnoin
k died." The apostles, all the happier for
he shipwreck and th scourging tlirougn
which they went, will fay, "litis Isthe Jesus
vhom we preached at Corinth, and Cappa-
locin, and ut Aiuiocn, ami in uerusmein.
Little children elal in white will say, ".tills
a the Jesus who took us In Ills nrms and
ilessed us, and when the storms of the world
yere too c.dd and toil I brought us into this
lenutiful place." The multitude oi tne
leroft will say, "This isthe Jesus who eom-
ortod us when our hearts broke. Many
vho waudere. 1 clear off from God and
dunged into vagabondism, but were savoa
ly grace, will say: "This is tho Jesus who
urdoned us. Wo wero lost on mo mouu-
ains. nnd no urougnt us uomc no
ruilty. and He has made us white as snow.
Mercy Imundless, grace unparalleled. And
hen, afler each one has recited his peculiar
ieiiverauces and peculiar mercies, recited
hem as by solo, all the volees will come to-
jether into a great chorus, which will niake
:ho arches echo and re.xe.lu witn tne eieruiu
vverberation of triumph.
Edward I was so anxious to go to tne
lolv Land thnt when he was about to expire
le beinieathed ltw,0in) to have his heart,
ifter his decease, taken to the iioly Land In
isia Minor, nnd his request w.is complied
with. But there nro hundre Is to-day whose
leans aro already in the Holy Land ol
denven. Where your treasures nre, thero
ire vour hearts also, gimint John uunvnn
snught a glimpse of that place, and in
lis quaint way lie said: "And I heard In mj
lream. ana, lo: the neiis oi ine cuy rano
ignin for joy, a id ns they opened the gates
:o lot in the men 1 Iooko.i in niter inem. anil
o! the city shone like the sun, nud there were
rtreets of gold, and men walked on them,
inrps in their hamls, to ring praises witn all,
nd afterthnt they shut up thu gates, which,
when I had seen, 1 wished myself among
rhotojrill Tkn From a Kite.
W. A. Eddy, of Sew Jersey, experimented
mccessfullv with living kites in a high wind
at Blue Hill Ooservatory, Milton, Mais. He
also took photograi lis with plates which
were sent up on kites lent aoove tn
The white rhinoceros has become
nearly, if not quite extinct. There
are two staffed specimens in Eng land
and one in the Capetown mueeom. I
is the largest species of the genus.
The natives of Madagascar have
taken a great liking to Earopean
musical instrnmen-a, aui many of them
have supplied themselv a with pianos
Sandpaper is at present made with
powdered glass instead of sand.
A genuine monntain trout measur
ing twenty-six and a half inches long
weighing nine ponnds was cangt near
Durango, Col., tow days ago. It
was caught with a soven ounce rod and
a No. 6 book.
At Helenaville, Wis., reoently, a
number of cows attacked a turtle
basking in the sun and killed it.
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