Juniata sentinel and Republican. (Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pa.) 1873-1955, September 18, 1895, Image 1

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NO. 40.
CHAPTER XIII. Continued.)
One evening, shortly before Christmas
Marsden had looked ia later than usual
after dintng with gome friends at his club
He stood on the hearth-rug retailing th.
Itolitieul and other gossip lie had heard
and questioning Mrs. IEstrange an
Nora respecting their shopping.
"Mrs. Ituthven is coming to town nexl
week," he said. "I bnd a talk with Shir
ley to-day. He lias been down to see her
he ha r.ot deigned to communicate witl
mo, hut I heur through my solicitor shi
has sold that villa she was so wild to gel
a month or six weeks ago, and made fif
leen hundred pounds by the transaction.'
"Is it possible!" exclaimed Noia.
"Some people seem to have the powet
f turning all they touch to gold," said
Ur. L'Estrange.
'Fortunate people," returned Marsden
Talking of sold, I see Winton's old
uncla died rather suddenly on the thir
teenth, ao, I suppose he'll have plenty t
do settling his affairs, instead of ritshinj
back to punish the unworthy in his dis
trict." 'Was old Mr. Winton rich?" asked Mm
Estrange, carelessly.
"I am not sure. I think I have heard
that he made money or saved money ol
late years. He lived at a little shootini,
box he had ou tho edge of a Yorkshire
moor. I don't think he ever held up hii
head since 'Black Mark' went to thi
"Do not say tbnt, Mr. Marsden!" ex
Maimed Mrs. I.'Estratigr, earnestly
"Father and son misunderstood eact
other; but the wn was more sltine!
against than sinning." Her delieute fne
Hushed as she "poke.
"You are more charitable than most
people, Mrs. I.'Estrangc, to one who, ii
Dot sorely belied, did r.ot care for nr.y on
ssve himself; at any rate, it is likely IX
Mark, as we used to call him, will stcj
uto his shoes."
"Old Mr. Winton bnd a daughter. 1
"Yes, who married against his will. 1
jon't know what became of her. Per
haps she may come in for some of thi
father's money. But I must bid you good
By, as well as cood-night. I am goin
Jown to Evesleii;:i to-morrow to see aftel
lome matters. I don't fancy, after all
Mrs. Ruth en will take the place, sh
has juuda so muuy difficulties uud btipu
"How long shall you be away';" askec
S'ora. who had grown very silent of late,
"Well, quite three or four day. You
will write tr. it.. . wiil you not, uiy sweet
ist sweetheart":"
"Yes, certainly."
"And will you tiike a parcel for me t
Brookdale?" asked Mrs. L'Estrange. "I'i
to and fetch it."
"With pleasure," said Marsden. ".Vow
jearest," he cried, as soon as iltey wer
alone, "one farewell kiss. I have an odd
sort of fancy that this may be the lnsi
you'll ever give me. It is extremely nlw
surd, this superstition, and must mean I
am coin? to die, for if I live I shall un
doubtedly have ninny a sweet kiss in th
lays that are coming."
"Do not tbir.k of such things, Clifford,'
aid Nora, more touched by his word(
than he -was aware, and she leaned for.
ward to press her hps ontiy to his check
"I trust you n:r,j have many, many hi pp.t
rears before yo.i."
"Will you make me happy?"
"I will do my best for you, dear Olif
ford. I will, indeed."
"tlod bios y.r.i. darlir.c!" kissing lii
'hair, her brow, her cheeks quickly, pns
Bionately, and letting her go us Mr?
L'Estrange re-eutrred the r.-nra.
"It is not very large, and if you will
send it over to the cook at Rrnokdale, 1
shall be much obliged," she said, handim
the packet to him.
After a few more words M.irsden bii
:hem adieu and departed. Mrs. L'Esir.mgi
and her step-daughter drew nerrer tin
5re. and sat for some minutes in silence.
"I did not think Mr. Marsden as bright
as r.snal," said the former, at length.
"No. He was a little more serious thai
usual," returned Nora.
"But be Is always pleasant and kind
I really think, dear Nora, you are won
ierfully fortunate. Y'ours is a case when
rue love has run smooth."
"The Ides of March have come, no
"That IB quite an uncanny speech,
Sora." There was another pause.
Then Nora, gathering up her resoution,
in id quietly:
"Did Clifford Marsden know Mr. Win-
ton and his cousin when they were all J
"Yes. They used to be in Oldbridcs
iow and then, and he was at my father'!
rectory once."
"Will yon think me unwarrantably In
trusive if I ask you a few questions about
-hose by-gone days?" laying ber hand
renrly on her step-mother's knee.
Mrs. L'Estrange smiled thoughtfully.
No, dear, I can tell you anything, an'
there is not much to tell."
"Did you know Clifford before you mar
tied my father?"
Scarcely knew him. I met him sei
in I times. He was a delightful boy a
lineteen or twenty."
"Was he a great friend of Mark Win
n'.?" "No. More the friend of the othei
Hark. You know both the Wintons ha!
:he same name, it used to make confusion.
They had not been brought up exact!?
together. They were at different schools,
ut -Jxtb were sent to study with my
father one for the army, the other tot
India. We used to distinguish them a
Black and Red Marks. They made Clif
ord Marsden's acquaintance at his aunt's,
Mrs. Atherley'a, at Oldbridge, and hi
same down from London to see then!
ince, for a few days, to my father's rec
tory In Hampshire. Oh! what a sweet
lome it was. What ages away back thai
ime seems!"
"And!" whispered Nora, leaning lightly
igainst her companion and fixing her eyes
u the glowing coals, "Mark Wintou war
-ery fond of you?"
"Well," returned Mrs. L'Estrange, with
t quiet smile, "he fancied he was he
aid he was end I, a foolifah, im.therksi
xirl, believed him."
"But was he not faithful and truer
rried Nora, infinitely surprised.
"There might have been a mistaki
somewhere! but it all came bard enough
3ti me." returned Airs. L'Estrange
"There was a gentleman in our neighbor
hood who wiohed me to marry him a
very good fellow. I was Incl'ned to liV
him, but cfter Mark made me believe bt
loved me I thought of no one else, ord 1
refused my first admirer. Then Mara
went away to India. He wrote to at
nce otwice, Ih.en canja my freat sop
row. My dear father died, leaving barely
sufficient to pay his debts. I was ver
friendless, we had lived away from al".
our relations, and I waited and waited fot
a letter from Mnrk, but none came foi
more than r year. Then I had a curloiu
epistle, bidding me x'.-.rewell, and ixpres
sing deep regret for any pain he might
have caused me, but that marriuge wa?
out of the question for him. I never re
plied. I felt that chapter was closed for
?ver. That was just nfter I went to liv
with Miss Webster an engagement Mrs
Auherley got for me."
"I could never have believed that sue!
i man as Mr. Winton would have acted
to basely," exclaimed Norn, her liearl
beating, her eyes lit up with indignation
"How can you "
"But, Nora," interrupted Mrs. IEl
(range, quickly, "it was not lied Mark
whom you know, who behaved in tl -'i
way! I do not fancy he ever was in h-vi
In his life. Oh, no! It was his cousin
Our friend was always true and steady
I well remember when, owing to tli
similarity of came, some knowledge' ol
his cousin's engagement to me reached
him, he warned me against throwing
away a certainty for a will-o'-the-wisp
as, no doubt, 1 did. Ah! that was i
dreadful time. Its bitterness and morti
ficarion sting me still! My life, under it!
new conditions, was dreary and tryir.f
enough to make me very grateful to you:
father for giving me the chance of leavuii
it and you know the rest."
"Then " Nora paused, and, chang
Ing her sentence, observed, "Do yoi
know. I fancied, at one time, that yo'
would marry Mr. Winton?"
Mrs. L'EstraDgd laughed softly.
"That is curious," she said, "for
fancied you and he were taking to eact
rlhrr, until after the Evesioigh bnll
when a sort of change came to both o
Thero was a pause of a few minutes
The light died out of Nora's eyes thi
color from her cheek. ' At length sh
aid :
"Then you would not marry Mr. Win
ton ?"
"It is extremely "unlikely he would evei
ask me," said Mrs. IEstrange, laughing
"And as to me, all ideas of love or matri
raony are over forever. Ilea is, and will be
my only love. I want no more."
A dull sense of despair numbed Xorn't
heart; it was a few seconds before sh.
could collect herself to say:
"Do you think Clifford Marsden knev
ill this?"
"Yes; I imagined he did. He was ver.i
friendly with Mark anil continued to l.
after our friend, Ked Mark, went out R
India. My fiance, as I fancied him to be
did not go till after. He was appointee
to a regiment stationed at Delhi, and,
t.elieve, wn-, very unfortur-nte nn:i weak.
Mr. Winton gave nr.e en account oi la
liiti-r life. He died two years ago. I lnu:
not heard anything of him for a r,nz time
and I was grieved to think of his wasted
life! How weil it is that the fntmr ii
hidden from 'is! There, dear, is t!u
whole history."
The whole history! Mrs. L'Estrange
littie dreamed what a sting it left in hei
step-daughter's soul. Was Clifford Mars
den's memory really defective? Or, had
he misrepresented facts? Surely he net
too much of a gentleman to do so? At
any rate, she (Nora had been jugglec
O'tt of the be?r chance of hnppiuess evei
iffered her; for she now feit convinced
Murk Wiiitoii had loved her from tb
5rt. "Dear Helen," she said, rising with ai
?ffort, "I have kept you up too late; let u
go to bed. What au extraordinary jum
hie life is!"
"Yes! Is it not incomprehensible?"
returned Mrs. E'Estrange, kissing Iut
"You lock dreadfully pale and tired
"Incomprehensible!" the word kept re
peating itself iu fiery syllables all night
long; strive ps she would, Nora could hcai
nothing else, think of nothing else. What
an incomprehensible destiny that whicl
doomed her and the man that loved he:
well, as she now believed, to separatiot
Was she deceived or only inadvertentl;
misled? If deceived she would nevei
never forgive. And she must find out.
The balmy air of Torquay did wonder!
for Mrs. Kuthven, and her own resoluti
eagerness to regain health and strengtl
still more.
The attentions and inquiries of variou
noble and distinguished invalids, sojourn
ing, like herself, in that famous resort
soothed and satisfied her. Lady Dorting
ton had written glowing eulogiuius aui
recommendations of her friend and guest
and all things promised fair for the en
suing spring campaign. But thougl
sweet and placid to those few favoret
visitors who were admitted to her pres
ence, the real vivifying influence whicl
was bringing back energy to her systeii
was the hope, the prospect of revenge
To lose Clifford Marsden, by whom sh
had been so fascinated, was bad enough
to lose the lord of Evesleigh, the he.o ol
a hundred conquests, wss wnre; o ioi
him to a simple, inexperienced girl, whin
he had herself praised and patronized'
was worst of nil.
Already society had begun to talk oj
Clifford Marsden being about to mari'j
lome country nobody; but as yet there wni
no certainty iu the report, and, deep ii
her heart, Mrs. Ruthven swore the r.ai
riage should never take place.
It was part of her scheme to prevent
Evesleigh from goii. inti strange hands
even for u season. She was determined
to rule there herself. Captain Shirley 'i
visit was a stimulating tonic; but sl:i
was not too confidential with her rihi
land man.
She listen. -d to his accounts of M:ir:
lens devotion t. NoV:t. the -st -n 111. -
id sobriety ..f hi-; life in ctii.-.ei-ii, e
if the early date fix.il tur their nimi ljiu.
the rumors tht he in'i-ijd. il to seti'e :ii
he possibly could upon his bride-elect, etc.,
to all of which Mrs. Uuihven listened al
most In silence, with downcast eyes, and
slight, inscrutable smile.
In vain, Shirley tried lo draw some ol
serrations from her, which might indicate
in what direction the carreut of her feel
ings was setting. Ho tuh! not even
oiuke up his uiind if she bail resolved to
renounce Marsden. The only senter.ca
which escaped rer lips on the subject was
when Shirley reiieruted the report that
the marriage was to take place immediate
ly; then Mrs. Ruthven said, languidly:
"If it does not take place soon it will
probably not take place at all."
"May I ask your reason for saying so?'
"Well, chiefly because Mr. Marsden h
not a man of very fixed purpose and
t.jmething may occur to change his views.
Talking of change, did I tell you that I
nave got rid of that place at Twickenham":
It seems that a rich stock-broker took a
violent fancy to It, and he has given m
a thousand oounfe for my tajgaiii." . .
"Did you tire of it so soon?" asked Shir
ley, in surprise.
"Yes; sickness and seclusion havt
wrought a radical change in me. I now
feel I must be in London and in the com
plete country, alternately."
"I am afraid, Mrs. Kuthven, that J
have unconsciously done something, ot
left undone something, that has induced
you to withdraw the confidence you ones
placed in me," said Shirley, with a wound
ed air, looking straight into her eyes.
"Then you are mistaken; I give you ex
actly the same amount of confidence I al
ways did a good deal, but by no means
all. Y'ou have been useful to me, and I
have been useful to you. I am still dis
posed to be your friend, but do not sup
pose you have the smallest power to injnrt
lit. The day is long gone by for that."
"Injure you! Do you suppose that such
an idea ever crossed my mind? My in
clination is only to be your best devoted
wrvant more, if you would accept me!"
Mrs. Ituthven laughed softly.
"I quits believe you," she said,
still "
"You have never been quite the same
ince you were robbed of your rubies," be
interrupted. "Y'ou seem to have grown
doubtful of every one."
"I am," she exclaimed, with sudden
fire. "Utterly, completely distrustful;
and you mutter feeble complaints because
I will not tell you the vague hope I have
of recovering them. Leave that alone;
I may confide even that to you one day,
but never if I find you presuming to try
discovery on your own account. I alone
have a slight clew, and I will have no one
Shirley looked at her so completely
startled and surprised that she laughed
strange, almost hysterical, laugh.
"You must not excite yourself," he
exclaimed; "you might bring on auothet
"That would never do," she returned, ir
an altered voicp. "I want to be well
soon; 1 have a good deal to do. Tell me,
Shirley," she went on, "why did you not
make love to Nora L'Estnnge? She
wouid have been a suitable wife for you."
"I wss quite willing to do so, but some
how it was impossible. I could uevei
get beyond the weather, or the last new
ivaitz. with her."
"What is there different iu her from
i other women? she assert, scornfully,
', "you have been tolerably successful with
-ther women.
"I don't know; Miss L'Estrange is
frank and pleasant, and all that sort of
thing, but she is the most inaccessible
ivotr.an 1 ever came across.'
"Shirley, yorr are a fool: A yonr;
creature fresh from the school room and
educational irons, is the easiest game ol
nil! Man, have you so little experience
as not to know you can always count ou
U least one traitor within the trenches?"
"Perhaps the game was not sufficiently
exciting; anyhow, Winton did not give
i fclK w a chance."
"Winton! Yes, that Is a man I should
enjoy mortifying. I think he was fond
of Nora L'Estrange, and I suspect she
Ti;ed him. But who would refuse Mars
V:i of Evesleigh?"
"He is not so great a catch."
"Listen to tr.e," cried Mrs. Ruthven,
not heeding him. "I want to go to Lon
don pt nie spp I think I could bear the
journey next week. 1 want yon to take
inr.n-.s for me at the Alexandria Hotel;
I hall keep them for awhile. I like this
place, and can go up to town as I like.
Ymu must secure good rooms, and have
everything made comfortable and warm
ibove all things, warm."
Captain Shirley took her directions with
profound attention, and then their tails
flowed in ordinary channels.- Mrs. Idith
ren, was quiet, and in rather a more cheer
fill mood; she was more civii and friendly
than usual. Yet Shirley left her with an
impressiou that there was danger iu thi
(To be continued.!
Mushrooms as Food In Europe.
A5 an article of food mushrooms are
bpoonjing more widely and favorably
known each year. Irarnensa quanti
ties are jrrown for market in caves near
r.nis, some of ths bed being seven
I miles long. One grower has twenty-
ono miles of ransarooms growin? at
Mory. In Italytiie truffle beds are so
valuable that they are guarded 33 cure
fully as are frame preserves in England.
But the poachers, quite equal to the
ncpsslty, train their dog3 to go among
thp bods, dig tip thoso mnsliroom3 of
marketable value, and brinst Uietn out
to the edite, where they are waiting to
roeeive them. Mushrooms bring in a
rovontte of 4,000 a year to Rome, and
M. Roquc? calls the despised toadstools
the "manna of the poor."
Mr. Julius Palmer, our own authority
ou mushrooms, says: "Were the poorer
classes of Russia, Germany, Italy or
France to see our forests during the
autumn rains, they would feast on tile
rich food there going to waste. For
this harvest requires no seed-time aud
asks for no peasant's toil. At the same
time the vaiuo of mushroom diet ranks
second to meat alone. America Is one
of the richest countries in mushroom
food." St. Nicholas.
The Gorilla's Long Power.
Recent investigations bave brousht
lo light the fact that the gorilla is
eTaipppd with .1 sort of air bag In tba
chest over the lungs, and connected
with the trachea or wind-pipe. By
striking this organ the animal Is en
abled to emit his terrible shrieks nnd
-oa rs.
News in Brief.
A Sandnsky (Ohio) grocer sells eggs
by the peck.
Aluniiuum ia being used in making
bodies cf cabs
Emrlish clergy adopted silk gowr.8
for church use ia 1534.
Electricity is now employed in tho
bleaching of all textile fiorea.
Ceylon una 302.0HO Christians,
240,000 of whom are Catholics.
Tho "got trot" is something new
in nltrafashionable locomotion. -
As a rule, a man's hair tnrns gray
five years sooner than a woman's.
In Ottawa, Canada, a city of 40,000
inhabitants, there are 50,000 electric
The Paris Exposition of 1900 is to
cost S.'O.i MiO.OiKl, and will cover an area
of nearly 2000 acres.
A mastodon skeleton nneerthed in
Border County, Texas, in August,
)8il4, bad tusks attached to the skull
which were teu feet long.
It is proposed to include an inter
national exhibition of aeronautical ap
paratuses among the features of the
Paris Exposition of 1900.
Dr. Kanaon, one of Professor Behr
ing's assistants, has discovered a serum
remedy against cholera which has
proved successful on animals.
A BULLDOG In an express wagon,
clinging with a death grip to ths
arm of a ragged man who stand
close to the vehicle, the thief too scared
to cry out and in too much pain to at
tempt to escape; a fast gathering crowd,
which looks on with excited Interest,
ane of the spectators crying, "Hold
him. Tone": the return cf the express
driver, the summoning of a policeman,
the noisy clatter of a patrol wagon, the
release of the ragged man from the
painful custody of his canine captor, a
hurried explanation between the ex
press driver and the officers, the depar
ture of the police wagon, the murmurs
of approval by the now enormous crowd
these were spirited little Incidents in
Chicago the other day, says the Trib
lue. "What's the matter?" asked a breath
ess young man who had arrived too
late to spe the performance.
"Fellow tried to steal a package out
f the express wagon and the bulldog
nailed him and held Ulm till the police
Mine," he was told.
Incidents such as the above are rare,
ant dogs In wagons are nut n novelty,
ven in the heart of tue city. People
ee them and often hear them bark, bui
few persons pause to think why liiey
ire In the wagons. These wagon dogs
ire pets and companions of the drivers
ind are treated with respect, for mot-i
them are worth tiie-ir weili; In gold
to the owners. Take, for lustance, the
bulldog that captured the thief. His
support costs only what he eats and
that is inexpensive. lie Is fidelity Itself
absolutely trustworthy.
As a general thing small dumb com
lanions are the choicu of wagon driv
ers. Coal haulers and freighters of
heavy materials affect large dogi, chief
ly Newfoundlands, but the terriers and
even the pugs are chosen by the drivers
nf delivery wagons, a grocery man
'whose store is pretty well south on Wa-.
bash avenue has a pug to accompany
the driver, and a good selection It is.
The black snouted, p'.g tailed little fel
low is as proud as a peacock and de
lights to attr.-ict attention to himself
ind the gaudy wagon by barking al
most continuously while be is iu sole
tiargo of the rig. Furrhernir.ro. the
lug is on terms of most lutimaie friend
ship with the horse, and while the driv
r is away amuses hanself on the anl
n.il's back, running from his b!g
rlend's mane to tail and dancing all
ver hiru. The horsp seems to bo prond
f his little chum, but when the pug's
'pet tickle his back he turus his head
ind shows h.'s teeth In a display of
nock anger. The boy who drives that
wrtlcular wagon was asked what ser
Ice the pug could perform.
"None that I know of, lie said, " 'cept
o make a noise and keep de klJs away
roiu de wagon when I goes Inside. He's
ompany fur de hore, dough, and I
iln't uever scared of a runaway so
ong's do dog stays wid 'em."
There are dogs, however, that do aid
n the delivery of goods, aud many a
veary step they save their masters. A
ertaiu North Side milkman has such
n nsslstant, a big red Irish settpr that
s at once a beauty, an aristocrat In
ledigree and a treasure In service. A
raluable part of this milkman's trade Is
:he supplying of pure Jersey milk from
lis own cows to families In which there
ire babes and small children. This
haby milk" Is put up In quart jars,
jvith screw tops and wire bales or han
lles.. The dog can easily carry one of
hose jars and really seems to take
leasure In doing his part of the work.
o apartment building stairs are ton
dgb, steep or slippery to baffle hint,
jid, having been taken twice over the
aby route, he Is perfection Itself in
tie delivery of the packages.
What can scarcely be called a wagon
log and yet cannot be otherwise classi
ied is a coach dog owned by a North
lde furniture mover. The animal Is
sxtremely ordinary la appearance, but
'pays for himself" many times over In
habits. Spot actually smokes and
1 rink s. He will hold a pipe In his mouth
ind let the smoke curl Into his throat
led nostrils and seemingly find pleas
ire In the habit He carries a
mrprlslng variety of household articles
vithout injuring them bundles of bed
ling, small rolls of carpet, light chairs
.nd knick-knacks of -various kinds
.nd in this way does much to help his
kos and the other workers in denud
ng a flat house.
"That dog," said Mr. Ritchie, "will
aka an ordinary light chair down three
iftirtt of stairs without biimnln? fix
ating or anybody, hurting himself or
scratching the varnish. A peculiar fea
rure of hla work is that he almost al
ways selects for himself the articles ha
to can. Another oddity Is that
with bulky but light articles he goes
down stairs head first, but with com
pact, heavy packages he goes tall first
backs down with them. He seems to
feel that !f he drops a heavy package it
were best to drop It as short a distance
HpojalSle, 1? ' wortk ihojll ba)Li.
man in this business. Here, Spot! G
and get me the whisk broom!" And tht
dog trotted into the office of the estab
llshment and returned -ith the whisl
broom in his mouth.
Fox terriers are favorites as wago.
dogs. They are easily trained, cute
companionable, affectionate and will
Ing. Many butchers, bakers, grocen
and laundrymen have them and fim
them useful, especially in guarding tht
wagons while drivers are deliverinj
parcels. They are of service, too, ai
watchdogs, for their ears are keen ant
their tongues sharp when strangen
approach at night. Frequently the
are made to work when they think thej
are playing, and not Infrequently thej
prove of real value In preventing mis
chief. A laundrymnn on Wright wood avenat
has a pair of the brightest of fox ter
riers and has taught them to haul small
baskets of bundled ciothlne from the
wrapping room into the office, where
the packages are arranged alphabetical
ly on the shelves for the convenience of
the delivery clerk. The same dogi
frun wld de machine," accompany the
tvagon, and once when a sneak thief
matched a big bundle of linen from
:he open rear of the wagon they left
Jielr posts, overtook the culprit and so
lupeded bis progress t'aat he was still
n s'.ght when the driver returned. The
Inen was recovered and the thief let
ff with a booting for which he will loug
emember that driver.
Not less valuable as wagon dogs an
ull torriers. Skye terriers and what
re generally known as Scotch terriers,
"he latter Is a variety that seems to In
lude all dogs that are small, shaggy
nd yellow. Sometimes they prove pos
esed of really wonderful Intelligence,
s was the case of the "wagon boss,
wned by a butcher whose place of bus
toss is on West Madison street.
The dog had ridden no long besidv
he driver of the two-whpeled cart that
o know whore every customer lived
nd would show impatience of the Hve
e?t kind if the driver, for reasons he
mid not impart to his brute comrade,
Ul not stop at each familiar gate. FI
.t'ly the ('.river, au observant sort of
eniu-4. adopted the plan of making ex
innatlons. For instance. If Mrs. Smith
id said yesterday that she would not
. at home to-day and that the butcher
;ed not call, the driver, reaching Mrs.
l uith's gate, would turn to the dog
id say aloud, "She's not at home to
j ly." The dog got in the habit of
Poking for explanations and when they
r. ere forthcoming would accept them as
'ue aud satisfactory.
A Critic of Von Molt k A.
I'nder the title of "Tweuty-fonr
Sours of Moltke Strategy ," Fritz Hoe
lig has compiled some very interesting
letalls of the events of the period which
licluded the battles of Gravolotte and
St. Privat. .Mo!tke's"name has hitherto
joen regarded as such a synonym for
raccess that the casual readpr will be
ltiitp unprepared for the strictures so
Doldly formulated, which. In their gen
ral scope, charge the celebrated gen
ral with neglect of personal reconnois
jance prior to the action, with Injuii
;lous selection of a site for hl.s personal
aeadquarters, and with consequent
failure to retain due control over the
subordinate leaders In the progress of
the battle. The failures In these re
spects are in the main attributed to the
extreme age of the great chief and the
obvious deference paid to consideration
f his Infirmity. Some of the particu
lars will be new to many and are de
cidedly startling In their novelty, or
perhaps In the boldness with which
they are for the first time treated.
His Call Too Early.
John Kernell, the Irish comedian,
llosed his season on the road early, last
year, and went Into New York City to
spend the summer. He put up at a
hotel there, and one night, through
ii)me mistake, the clerk put opposite
the number of Kernell's room a "call"
for slx-thirry a. m. The hotel had In
ts service one of those vigorous por
:ers who will break in a door rather
:han allow a man to oversleep on a
all, and this man was so persistent
:hat Kernell finally arose and dressed
tlmself in order to put a stop to the
acket. When he went down-stairs, he
taw by the clock that It was Just seven.
'See here," he said to the clerk In angry
ones, "why do you wake me up at this
lour In the morning when I bave notb
ng to do until August?"
Von Blumer (earnestly) old man,
fou have no idea how much it costs a
nan to send his wife away for the
iummer. Dauklngton I suppose not.
Von Blumer No, sir! Since my wife
ias been away I've ht $25 a night on
.he average. New York Herald
He Was Proud.
Sir John nopklns, admiral of the Brit
ish fleet which came here on the occa
sion of the Columbian celebration of
1SC3, appeared on deck In a fine new
unlferm, and said to Julian Ralph:
"win vnn look at me? I boa: you to
do me the favor to look at me." I
"Sir John," said Ralph, " I should
think you would feel proud." i
"Pr-roud, me boy!" said Sir Jehn;
"I'm as pr-rond as as a puppy dog with ;
a gladiolus In his mouth."
Couldn't Atand It.
"It's no use arguing, my dear, I am
going to give up our pew in church. I
can't stand that uew preacher any
"But, John "
"Bc nothing, Maria. I haven't s'epi
a wink for the last three Sunday mom
4:1 B&oUynJJfft -
Pleasant Incident Occnrrlnat thi
World Over Baying that Art
Cheerful to the Old or Young Fan
ny Selections that Ton Will Eqfojr.
Hard Lack.
Bangs What a remarkable memor)
your wife has!
Hangs Yes. I should say so! Sht
remembers everything that I have beet
lying desperately for years to forget
i-Xew York World.
"Real Bavin-.
"Look!" twittered the new man; "lsn'i
is just a lovely waistcoat? I made
It myself out of one of her old sleeve
Ain't I saving?
Ind the other new man gazed at the
garment in voluble admiration. IndV
uapolls Journal.
Lodk and Short of It.
ITorr Knopf is so small and his book
teeper so large that they are compelled
communicate in the office through s
i.jeaking tube. -Fliogende Blaetter.
An Ase that Never Withers.
'I suppose you know in what age peo
.lo got the most stuck on themselves?
he pretty girl said.
Young Mr. Youngiy, in his new sum
mer clothes and moustache, said that
really, you know, he hadn't he didn't
tnow as that is, he
"It was In the mucilage," the prettj
.irl explained. New Yorl. Recorder.
Sorry He Spoke.
He Great heavens, woman! Do yoi
Link I am made of money?
She I wish you were. I could ge.
,oti changed then. Indianapolis Jour,
The kettle began to sing.
The pot was left alone - with hi
.hough is.
"I may be black
He slyly winked his l!d
"Hut my life soots me." New York
Curry Why did the legislature decldt
.o close barber shops on Sunday?
Vokes Because being shaved by th
ordinary barber Is so apt to put a man
Into a profane and Impious mood or
iunday mornings. Truth.
Not Soothing
no Is this the first time you've evet
joen In love, darling?
She (thoughtlessly) Yes; but It's so
lice that I hope it won't be the last!
The nostess Please sing, Mr. Tenor.
The Tenor Really, you know, I have
10 voice. I
The Hostess Oh, that won't matter
rhey are all talking and they won't
iiear you. Texas Slftlngs.
By the Judge.
'I hear you were complainant In
-ourt last week. What was the trou
ble?" "Daunem split paint over my troiis
rs and I wanted t j collect damages."
"Did you win?"
'No, the case was thrown out o
.ourt. The Judge said lie didn't see
how I could make a suit, out of a pair
of pants." New York Recorder.
New Use for the Iaao.
Getting ready.
New York Advertiser.
Overheard at the Horse Shffw.
"That horse Is full of ginger aai)
seems well bred."
"Yes; he's a sort of glngerbreae
oorse." Philadelphia Record.
A Ktasable Compllmeatt.
Jack I am coming to the conclu
sion that I must be something of an
idiot. May Dear me! Why? - jack
I bave noticed that the - most idi
otic fellows woo and win the loveliest
;irls and here I am after winning
the loveliest girl in the world. Maj
On, Jack! (Ecstatic alienee)-
The Brooklyn Divine's Sunday
f.iTt-jecti "Opcu Windows.
T mt . w:n lows b:n:r open in V
.'RtiiSar low.iid Ji-rimile r." Duniftl vi., 1 '.
The SfonndrHlr nrinH nf Persia, urinl
:a by political j-nlou?y aninst Daniel, have
vicexe led in cMting a hnr passed that w'-o.
aim-nrprnrs to Go I shnll Im rut nnder tlx
lws sn-t tiwHti of th lions who are lashing
t)ieirslv ia nttre ami hunser up and down
the won cape or putting their lower jaws
ca tho uronM, bellowiac till the earth
tre-nbl-n. Kut the leonine threat did
hot h:t tier the devotions of Daniel, the
ur de Lion of thn Bges. His enemies
Ihey cculd lot snre him with the red hot
farnitces, and tbey cannot now scare him
wi:h the lion?. As soon as Daniel hears of
mieht as well bave a lawthstthe snn should I "? 'PKa .out; pnotoCTnpns are xnwn
not draw water, or that the south wind 1 ' "ose in standing or s.tting po,t ,ir. I
should noi sweep across a garden of mag- j jow rememtar hut one picture of a man
nolios'. or thtt God should be aboliZd. kneeling, and that was Oavld Lmntwtone.
" J en "t m fnt he Iaavm hia . . flt , nt ennrA-
steps and goes to his own house. He opens
his window and puts the shutters back an-!
pull" curtain aside s., t lint he can look
,rw i the sacred city of Jerusalem and
heu .-y3.
I snppose the people in the street gathered
under and before his window and said:
uici see that man uefyintt the law. H
otipht lobe arrested." And the constabulary
of the city rush to the police headquarters
and report that Daniel is on his knees at the
wide open window. "You are my prisoner,'
tays the officer of the law, droppinz ti
heavy band on the shoulder of the kneelinc?
Daniel. As the constnbles open the door ol
the cavern to thrust in their prisoner the'
lee the glaring eves of the monsters. But
Daniel becomes the first Hon tamer, aud
they lick his hand and fawn at his feet, and
that nitrht he sieeps with the shaggy mane
of a wild beast for his pillow, while the king
that night, sleeplesj in the palace, has on
him the paw and teeth of a lion he cannot
tame the lion of a remorseful eonseiem.
What a pi-ttire it would be for some artit'
Darius in the early titisk of morning not
waiting for footmen or chariot, hastening tf
the den, all flushed and nervous aud in dis
habille, and looking through the crevices ot
the e,ige to see what had become of his prim
minister. "What, no sound:" he savs.
Taulel is surely itevoured, and the Hon.-urn
tleepicg after their horrid meal, the bone,
otthe poor mm scattered across the floor ol
the cavern." With trembling voice Dariitn
rails out: 4,laniel? " No answer, for thu
prophet is yet in profound slumber. But a
lion more easily awakened, advances, and
with hot breath blown through the crevice
seems angrily to demand the cause of thi
interruption, and then another wild beast
lifts his mane from under Daniel's head, and
the prophet, waking up. comes forth to re
port himself all unhurt and well.
But our rt stands us at Daniel's window
opened reward Jerusalem. Why in that di
rc:ion r.pen? Jerusalem was his nativ
land, Knd all the pomp of his Babylonish sue
ewses could not make him forget it. Hi
raine there from Jerusalem at eighteen years
cf agu, and he never visited it. though he
lied to be eipl-ty-flve years. Yet when he
wanted to ar use the deepest emotions an I
rrandest eaptrations of hia heart he had hU
window open toward his native Jerusalem,
i'here ure many of you to-day who under
Mrnd that without any exposition. This is
getting to le a Nation of foreigners. They
bave come into all occupations end profe.
Mou-i. They sit in all churches. It may
be twenty years ago since you
tot your naturalization papers, and
you may be thoroughly Americanized, bui
you can't forget the land of your birth, anc
your warmest sympathies go out toward it.
Your windows are open toward Jerusalem.
Your father and mother are buried there.
It may have been a very humble borne i i
which you were born, but your memory oS
teu plays around it, and you hope some day
to go and see it the hill, the tree, the brook,
the bouse, the place so sacred, the door fron
which you stinted ofT with parental blessin.:
lotnekeyojr own way in the world an.
Hod only j.nt ws how sometimes you havi
longed to 6ee the familiar places of you'
;hildhood, and how in awful crises of life yoi
would like to bave caught a glimpse ofthe'olt
Wrinkled face lhat bent over you as you laj
cn the gentle lap twenty or forty or flftT,
roars ago. You may haveon this side of th)
H risen in fortune, and like Daniel havt
become great and may have come Into pros
iierities which you never could have rcachei
If you had staid there, and you tnav hav
many windows to your house bay window!
ind skylight windows and windows of con
servatory and window-ton all sides but yoi
bave at least one window open toward Jeru
talem. When the foreign steamer comes to th
wharf, you see the long line of sailors, with
houldered mailbags, coming down the
planks, carrying as many letters as you
might suppose to be enough for a year's
correspondence, and this repeated again and
again during the week. Multitudes of them
are letters front home, and at all the post
offices of the land people will go to the win
dow and anxiously ask for them, hundred!
of thousands of persons finding that win
dow ot foreign mails the open window
toward Jerusalem. Messages that say
"When ate you coming home to see us?
Brother has vone into the army. Sister if
dead. .Father and mother are getting very
feeble. We are having a great struggle to
ret on bere. Would you advise us to come
to you, or will you come to us? All join in
'eve and hope to meet you, if not in thii
world, then in a better. Goodby." I
Yes, yes. In all these cities and amid the
r -i Bui -imenc no leaves nts otnee or secre- 1 i , , r, . . C '
lory of state, with its upholstery of crimson b0X' heal1 iB ,h.'8 n,,s 'T"n he nil
and Bold, and enmea Hnirn .he -hit- LTl. I to " ."""d OI hls here a
Bowering Western prairies and on the sloiiej tooms sixteen feot s.puare for ea :h asceudina
of the Pacific and amid the Sierras and ob ,oul. though this world should lose ltni,00l,
the banks of the lagoon and on the ranchet XM) yearly. But ail the rooms vi heaven will
of Texas there ts an uncounted multitude : ours, for they are family rooms, and af
who this hour stand and sit and kneel witb
Iheir windows open toward Jerusalem.
Home of these people played on the heathei
ui ine scouisn mns; some oi mum jwere j
driven out by Irish famine; some ol '
them in early life drilled in the German
army; some of them were accustomed at
Lyous or Marseilles or Taris to see oo
the street Victor Hugo and Gambetta;
some chased the chamois among the Alnin i
fireci pices; some plucked the rioe clusters
rom Italian vineyard; some lifted theii
faces under the midnight sua of Norway. It
is no dishonor to our laud that they remem
ber the place of their nativity. Miscreant?
would they be if, while they have some o
their windows opeu to take in the free ail
and the sunlight of an atmosphere which nc
kiugly despot has ever breathed, they forgot
sometimes to open the window towarJ
No wonder that the son of tho Swiss, whet
far away from home, bearing tne National
air of his country sung, the malady of home
sickness comes on hin? so power! ally as tc
cause bis death. You have the example o:
beroiij Daniel of my text for keeping earij
memories fresh. Forget not the old folks at
home. Write often, aud if you h ive a sur
plus of means and they are poor make prac
tical contribution, aud rejoice that America
Is bound to all the world by ties of sanguin
ity as in no otter Nation. Who cau doubt
but it is appointea for the evangelization o:
other lauds What a stirring, melt.ug, gos
pelizing theory that ull the doors oi othei
Nations are opeu toward us, while our win
lows are opeu toward tiieml
But Dauiel in the text kept this port hole
or iiis domestlu fortress unclose 1 because
J "rusaletn was the capital of saerei indu
ces. There had smoked the sacrifice.
re was the holy of holies. There was tht
; o.' the voveuaut. Tnereat-jod the te:n--.
We are all tempted to keep our w.a
..vs oien ou I lie) opposite side lowari I ii
'id, iniu we may see and hear ii . . c
, reprint-) ils advauiagj-i. What noes ; .i
i-l fayr uiat noes the world thin-;
at UO'-s the world do? Worshipers o
i- -ri i in-, i i of w i -'i pers of Go I
i Win Ion
etv-.tto'i'Srl Corinth. Windows cpeis !c m.rc
Athene. Windows open towar rtodom. Win-
dowaapee. toward the nats ir I cvl of w.u- j
aowa open tow.liu ine iiius. a; a hiwhki. ior
this world JLA a go I is like something I saw
iu the m fser.m of Strasburg, Germany 'he
flgmeefa virgin in woo l and iron.
victim la olden time was brought there, an t
this flgme would open its arms to re'--v-bim,
and once en.'olded thu figure closej
with a hiinMre I ta'Tn an i lun uooo ,
nd thB lt hi n clr.jp iSl rwt hV-t -'o -. i.
So th world fit t o;- .r:t.Ms t'- i-to:-i
thn ofosofl -apon ti.-.-t with man v tori ur --.
nd thnn ):s tliwi -'r jt forever io n. 'J V
highest honor th WotM couii i-onf- r !:
maltoit man i:noiu omi..', Wu- it i
:xty-thw mr.ero.- it nttowea only, x ;c
di peacefully in il-oi- Imu.
The dominion of tins worl- ovH'-mu''".
I tides is illnsi ratei l tlx : nam-s o:n I
many countries. Xlicy have t r p'- s ol
mom'y which they call s.jvec... . '-r .'
snd half crowns, Nnoleons mil lia'f Vi
poisons. Fruderii-ks aift ilouH- r-
and fluents and JMbeMiu".-, tt'l or - i
names zrean not so min-h u-'ulne-s u
dominion. Thetnost of our window oi -,i
toward the ex.'hanifx, toward the snlun f-1
fashion, toward tuo n l of this w..rM. I t
olden times the Hnifth of the EdkmsIi yard
jwas flxed by the length of thx arm of King
Henry L. and we are apt to men-iire thin-
J iv a variable standard and by tiie human
arm that in the great crises of .life can itive
us no help. Vi e neei, like Danil, to open
our windows toward Ood and reliition.
Bui. mark you, that eood lion tamer is not
standing; at the window, but kneeling whi!-?
snoriflned himself, and in the heart of Africa
his servant, Majvara, found hini in the u'nt
by the light of a candle Muck on l lie top ot
(treat lion t&mer living under the
dash ol the Hi-lit, and his hnit
disheveled by the breeze, praying. The fact
Is that a man can. see farthi on h s knees
than standing on tiptoe. Jerusr.'cm wasaout
KO statute miles from Babylon, and the v.i-l
Arabian desert shifted its :,-!, nctwee-i
them. Yet through that open windo-v Dan
iel saw Jerusalem, saw nil bet- ;-..;, saw
beyond, saw time, saw eternity, saw earth
ind saw heaven.
Would you like ft see tho way through
four sins to pnrdo,i. through your tro'ilile.a
:o comfort, through temptaliiui t-- rt.Si-.ie,
:hroughdire sickness to immortal health,
hrough night to day, through things terres
Tial to things celestial you will not s.-w
hem till vou take Daniel's posture No oaf
f bone to the joints of the lingers , no cap d
Kne to tit" jcinU of the eilmw. out cap ol
lone to the knees, made so because the tioil
if the body was the God of tho soui, ait'!
special provision for those who want t.
ray anil physiological structure joius wit:
piritiml necessity iu btditiug Ui pray atv!
t'ray uud pray.
In olden time the Earl of Westmcirelan I
laid he had no need to pray because he ha !
tuottgh pious tenants on ids estate t pray
; 'or him, but all the prayers of the chun-i
luiversul amount to r thiug unless, lik"
Daniel, we pray for our elvi-s. O men and
iromeu, iHintided on one si'l't by Miailraclt'd
redhot furuace anil tho ot'vr side by dr
rouring lions, learn the secret of courage
ind de'iverauee by looUin;: :.i that Haby.
lonish window open towar.l t'ae southwest.
"Oh," you so.y, ''that is the direction of tin
Arabian desert." Yes. but on tne other sid
bf the desert is Go.l, is Christ, is Jerusalem
's heaven.
Homer's berven was an elysium which ht
describes as a pifiiu at the end of the earth
or beneath, rfilil no snow nor rainfall, aud
Ihe sun never goes down, and Kliadoman
Ihus. the justes: of ni- u, rules. Hesiod's
heaven is whet ha calls fie islands of tlie
blessed, in tfce midst of the ocean, three
time9 a year blooming W'th most exuisiM
Howe's, and the air is tinted with pur pic,
while gams aad music Hnd horse races oiv
trupy the time. The Scandinavian's beaveu
was the hall oi Walhalln, where the go I
Odiu gave uuen.lltig wine suppers to eartliK
heros and heroines. The Mohammedan'
heaven passes its disciples in over the bridge
Al-Sirnt, which is finer than a hair ano
harper til. in a sword, and then they are let
loose into n riot of everlasting sensuality.
The Atneii-an ni -rigines look forward to
I heaven of iiltw'taMe. hunting ground,
partridge and deir c . I wild duck more than
plentiful, aud the hounds never off the scent,
mdthftguus never missing fire. But the
geographer fcas fo'.:o.ved thu earth round
ind found H-:;'er's elysium. Voya-
lers have traversed the deep in all direc
Sous and found no Hesiod's islands of
:he blesseifc Tne Mohammedan's celes
aal debauchery anil .: e Indian's eternal
Hinting ground for vust multitudes
lave nocharm. Bbt h-r.- rolls in the Bible
leaven. No more s -a that is, no wide sep.
iration. No more uic-b' 'hat is, no insotu
li a. No mora tears that is, no more heart
Jreak. No more pa:r t!ta is, dismissal of
ancet au I bitter dm ft and miasma and bate
sbment of neuralgia.-, and catalepsies an.'
tonsumntions. All rulor iu the wall except
tlootny bla.-k. AM he uiusio in the majoi
ley because .-e'ebratiK.' .ind jubilant.
River crystalline, ga e crystalline and
ikies crrstal'int- beai:'-. everything is cle.-n
ind without divibt. White robes, and that
neans sinlssness. Vials full of odors, ami
that means pure regui.,ne":t of tho senses.
Rainbow, and that means the storm is over.
Marriage supper, uud tuat means gladdot
lestivity. Twi.lve I'niiinsrof fruits, aud that
neans luscious u:.d unending variety.
Harp, trumpet, gr:"td inarch, uutlieni.
''neu and ItaMeluiali iu the same orehes-
.rii. i.nurni meeting soio, anil overture
meeting atitiphon. and strophe joining dithv.
ramb, as they roll into the oceau of doxolo
lies. And you and I have all that, and hav
t forever through Christ if we will let Una
Fith the blood of one wounded baud rub
mtoursin, and with the other wounded
land swing open theshiniug portals.
Day aud night keep your window open to
ward that Jerusalem. Sing n'toat it. Praj
ibout it. Think about it. Tal.; aoout it.
Dream about it. D. not be ine cisolnbU
Ibout your friends who have j-1 into It
Do not worry if something iu your .leart in
iicates that you are not far olT from iti
scstasies. Do not think that wjeu a L'liri-.
:iau dies he stops, for he goes ou.
An ingenious man has l.iiicu the heavenly
'urlongs as mentioned in Uevelation and uas
:alculuted that there will be in heaven 1U!.
ao room In your house Is too good ior youi
:hildren, so all the rooms of all t!to palace;
Df the beaveuly Jerusalem wiii be free u
Uod's children, and even tho h.-oneroou
will not be denied, and you may ruu up thi
ieps of the tnrone, and put y'onr '....r.d oi
the side of the throne, and sit do .. ncsi Ii
the King according lo the promise, "f bin
that overcometh will I grant to si. with Aii
In My throne."
But you cannot go in except as con(ncr-,rs
Many years Hgo ih.i l urks and Curistiau;
were in battle, and the Christians we.-a ue
feated. and with their commander Stephen
He 1 toward a fortress wnere the mother o!
this commander was staying. When ?!
saw her son a:i I his army iu I'lsgraceru,
retruut. The had the gate., of the fortres.
rolled -ant, Bnd th-Jli trom the top of til--battleiiii-ut
cried out to her sjn, "Vou can
not enter hen except as conqueror.''
Then brephen rallied ills forces and re
turned tne l-attle and gained tue due,
20 ((W driving back 201,0 '. For thc3e win:
are defeated iu battle w.'h sju uud lea:':
and hfcii nothing but siia ;e und conte-iiiit.
1 ut for those who gaiu tins victory througt
our Lord Jesus Christ tin-.'ates of liieNi-A
lerusuleiu will hoist, tum tvere shall oe ai
llouuilaut entrance ill the everiastini
kingdom of our Lord. to-... r which you U
well 10 keep your window.-) o n u.
Tnluiltuei Siarci.
Tomatoes are very .. ir . in too North aiiO
-o iu great demand Ior iu,r."
The Bumetenev of t.ie merit is
tnow that tby merit is -lot sttfliciont
If a girl is a good mutch it B e-y
for her to kindle a fit tne in a man's
The man who lives or ly for himself
will not have many n'ouruers at lin
Money talks, l-nt wi . nia'
at t' e present ti... ' .
an impediment :n
Wind is s verv nh. V'
propulsion of IuLhii i id s;
you can't buii.l ruilrou a on it,
nanv of us
" '' have
lonr trn-her : if v
that on u i " ; .r :
all tri' g'TtiiLe..
a i nrt
wno in tne cause oi uou ana civiiizntioii
il .
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