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THE CONSTITUTION THE DNION-AND THE ENFOKOEMEN'T OK THK LAWS.
MIFFLINTOWN, JUNIATA COUNTY. PENNA.. WEDNESDAY. SEP! EiiHER 2. IS.
NO. 3S 1
CHAPTER X. Coutmnu.,
It had taken long in the telling, anil
the twilight of the summer night hud
come before he finished aud she haJ
"That is what I came to tell you, Ida.
Speak to me. and any that you forgive
me (or having kept it from your knowl
edge when Inst we met 7
"You said an hour ago," she replied,
taking no heed of his prayer for forgive
ness, "that dreams were idle fantasies of
the brain. What if miue was such?
What If, after all, I hnve seen the form of
the man who murdered bim, have spoken
to him and let him kiss me. and have not
"Ida!" he said, "do you say this to me,
to the man to whom you have plighted
your love and faith? Do you mean that
yon suspect me of being my brother's
"You did nothing." she answered, "to
find out his murderer; you would have
done nothing had that will not been dis
covered." "I obeyed his behest," he said, "and
what I did was done also through my
love for you."
Again she paused before she spoke, ami
then she said:
"It Is time that you should po now, Ii
to time that there should be no more love
spoken between ua. But, if a time should
ever come when It will be fitting for me
to hear you speak of love to me once
"It will be when you can com to nie
ad say that his murderer is brought to
"And until that time shall cotne, you
cut me off?"
"If you take it in that light yes."
"I have sworn," he said, and she could
ot but notice the deep intensity of hi
Voice, "upon his grave that my life shall
be devoted to avenging him. and no pow
er on earth shall stop me if I can but fee
my way to find the man who killed him.
Even though I had still another brother.
4rom I had loved all my life, an 1 he had
me this deed. I would track him and
briag him to punishment. I swear it be-
Sre Ood swear that I would not spare
last And my earnest and heartfelt
prayer is that the day may arrive when,
as you and 1 desire. I may be able to rome
and tell you that he is brought to justice."
"Only." he continued, still with a deep
solemnity of voice that went to her heart,
"when I do so com I shall come to tell
you that alone - there will be with that
news no pleading of hue upon my
tongue. You have doubted, but just now.
whether you have not won my brother's
murderer standing before you, whether
the kis of Cain has not been upon your
lips. You have reproached nie for :ny
silence, you hnve cast nie off, unit's I can
prove myself not wn assassin. Well, so
be.lt! By the blessing of heaven. I will
prove It but for the love which you have
withdrawn from me I will ask no more.
You suy It is to be mine again condition
ally. I will not take it back, cith-r with
r without conditions. It is restored to
you; It would be best that henceforth ton
hould keep it."
Then, with but th. slightest inclination
of his head he left her, and went out
from the bouse.
And Ida, ufter once endeavoring to
make her lips' utter the name of Ucrvase,
fell prostrate on the couch.
"He will never come back to me," she
wailed; "he will never come bark. I have
thrown his love away forever. Heaven
forgive and pity me."
CI I APT I'll XI
Hotel et I'afe Restaurant de Le
panrbia is oue of those many places near
and In the neighborh I of Leicester
square, where foreigners delight to so
journ when In London.
As a rule this establishment is patron
ized by Spanish and Portuguese gentle
men of a commercial status, persons who.
more often than not, are connected with
the Wine trade of those countries', and it
Is also frequented by singers and .lancer
and other artists w ho may find themselves
by what they regard as a stroke of for
tune fultilliug an engagement in the me
tropolis. To them the Hotel Lepanto is a con
genial abode, a spot where they can eat
of the oily and garlic Ihivored di-hes par
taken of with i h relish when at home
In Madrid. Lisbon. Setille or Craiiada.
and here they can converse in their own
tongues with each oilier iin.l with Diaz
Za rates, the Spanish landlord of the
house, to whom half m do.cn Southern
'.anguagc and many patois are know :i.
And sometimes, a has la-en the case
of late, much to the disgust of Diaz
Zarates. an Kuglish dcteclite has made
bis appearance, and, essaying an I Is-rni.in
DieaL hus ciidcatored to tunni scen ts out
of him alnit his patrons ntnl guests.
To the disgust of Diaz .irate of late,
because he knows la-rfecily well who li.b
aon is (although that astute in.lit i.lual is
Bot aware of the landlord's I n ow le.Ige of
his callingl. and because, honest It, he has
never beard of any one bearing the name
of Corot In his life.
And It is of such n person with that
same, that Dobsou ha U--n in-iking little
luqulries whenever lie has dropped in to
try a Spanish luncheon or a Spau:h dm
Seated, a few da after the murder of
Walter Cunduli. o e of the ti.ic.
chairs 111 the passage, atid no .lit at i c! v
smoking cigarette out of w h. ch, as is i!i
Cms with Spanish uiade ones, the tolac
Would frequently fall in a lighted iu.i-s
on the marble table. it as S.-.-.r Miguel
(juft'anta. as he was inscribed in ltiax'a
Had the S.-lior been as c.-ircfnlly ivi-hr
a the lip P- r cla.-'c of Spam il ls c-i:i.!
are. ha. I his linen l.eeu as white an 1 ri. jj
mt the lllMll ll-.l.lllV Weill l. ll.e lippd
classes of S,.at.i.trd. an I. ha I Is- l.-eii
freshly h It. I b. W.elM. Ill i!i plob.l
bllll.V. tone pi. . ..led the .1. .peir.i I
S hue. Iiau t-.li. In.lll
B.:l I., had '..v. n -ta r. thl- i -oru
llig I.I slll.-Se III- . ll''tt.'. i.;i. .a i'
btu.g to nil!. - t . '.-i:.' 1 1 1 i ' -' on I.
yesiei l.i.k ' ! ir . i'
abl.:!i..;i.. v ,.. . -- ,n ail. .ml .';i a
thick h. n - 1 ..f I . : i -r !. i -glowil,
u,.-:i I. - h. '.i ii..! . h o.
il ill ! t '. c i
Miguel (iiiffatita was a hauls.. nie man.
As he sat there thinking and smoking
the laudkud came dowu the passage, and
bowing and wuhit.g him "ilood morning"
fa Spanish, enter. I his Lv. and pro
tceded to make s-.u.e entries in hi books.
The Sctior nodded in return, and then
(nade another cigarette and went on with
bis meditation, but, when that one was
smoked through, he r..e and leauej
faiast the d..r post of thr bureau. auJ
"And save any more guests arnrrJ
since last night," he asked, "and ia thr
hotel yet full?"
"No more, Senor, no more as yet," the
landlord answered him. "Dios! but there
is little business doing now."
"That is not well! And he who loved
lo much our Spanish luncheons and din
uers, our good friend Dobsou (he pro
nounce. 1 the name Dobesonn) with the
heavy, fat face and the big beard what
"He is a pig, a fool!" Diaz said, its he
ran tn unclean finger up a column of
accounts. "lie believes me not when 1
tell him that of his accursed Corot I know
nothing, and that I believe that no such
man is in London."
The Senor laughed gently to himself
t this answer, and theu he said: "And
he has not yet found him?"
"Found him? No. Of that name I
never heard Is-fore, no, never! There is
no such uume!"
"For what does he say he wishes to
ee this Corot? Is it that he has a legacy
to give him, or has he committed a crime
for which this fat man, this heavy Al
guazil, wants to arrest him?"
"tjuien sabe! He says he has a little
friendly question to ask him, that fa all.
He says if he could see him for one mo
ment, he would tell him all he wants te
I know. And then he says he must find
. him. Rut I do not think, now, he will
' ever find him."
"Nor do 1." the Senor said. Then ht
looked up at the clock, and seeing it was
past twelve, went to his room, saying
that it was time he prepared himself for
Hut when he reached that apartment,
which was a small room on the second
floor, flint looked out on to the back win
dows of the street that ran parallel with
the one in which the Hotel la-panto was
situated, it did not seem a if those pre
paration stood in any great need of
hurry. Throwing himself into an liriu
chair that stood in the corner of the room,
again gave himself up to meditation.
"Corot," he said to himself; "t'orol.
ll. w is it that that man has ever heard
the name what tines he know about it,
why should he want to find him? 1
thought that, outside of Los Torros and
Puerto Cortes that name had never been
heard. Walter knew it, anil .luauua
knew it, and I knew it, but of others there
was no one alive who knew it. Yet here
is this big. stupid man, in this big, stup'd
city (where one may be stabbed to death
ntid none liu.l the slayer!, with the name
upon hi lips. How has he ever heard it.
how has la ever known of it':"
He could find no answer to these lines
t tious w hn-n he asked himself, and gra.ln
'; ally his thoughts went oft' into another
"So. nfter all," he continued, "liis iiamt
was not Cuudnll, but Occicvc, and be it
was who was this lord, this IVnlyn.
though that other bear the name. And
he, who inherited all that wealth from the
old man. had no right to it. no! not so
much as .luauua --poor Joanna ! - and 1
had. And now he is gone, and it is with
the living that I have I.. do. Well, it shall
be done, and by my father's blood the
reckoning i-hall be a heavy one if this
lord Joes not clear himself:"
lie rose from his seat, and, going to a
cupboard, took from it a suit of clothes of
good, dark material, and after brushing
them carefully, laid them out upon the
From a shelf in it he took out a ver
Hood silk hat. which he also lirushed nml
I a pair of nearly new gloves.
1'fe.n he rang the bell, and bade the ser
vant who answered it bring hito sulli
ci.at hot water for shaving and wirxhiug
As he went through his toilette, which
he did very carefully, and putting on now
linen of dazzling whiteness, with which
the most scrupulous ihtsoii could have
found no fault, his thoughts still ran upon
the subject that hail occupied his mind
entirely for many days.
"There is danger in it. of course," he
muttered to himself; "but 1 am used to
danger; there was danger when li.oizalcz
provoked me, though it was not as great
as that I stand in now. These Kuglish
are stypid, but they are crafty also, and
it may Is that a trap w ill be set lor inc.
perhaps is set already. Weil, after all.
I have one damning proof in my favor,
one card that, if 1 am forced to play,
must save me! What I have to do, shall
le done to-day. 1 am resolved!"
His toilette was finished now. he was
;lenn shaved ami well dressed from head
to foot, and the Senor Migual liiitTauta
St. Nid in his room a very different looking
man from the one who had sat, an hour
ago. smoking cigarettes iu the hotel pas
He started forth slowly, making !ii
I way through Leicester square and down
Picaililly. and. at nearly the bottom of ttu
latter, turned off to the right and puss-.v
Then, v. hen he had arrived at a house
w hich st..l at a corner, he stopped.
The big house outside which he wat
standing formed the angle of two struts,
4ind ran down the si b one that the Scant
'had now turned into.
At the ha. k of it was a garden, fairly
liticd with tree, that ran some di.tauce
'farther down this street, and into which
am ojieii-work iron gate led. a gate through
which aiu passer ly could look.
It was not a well kept ganleu. and ill il
there wa some undergrowth, and it was
uit this iiii.lergrow Ih. on the farthest right
hand side, that Seln.r (iilftalita tec re I
for sonic few iiioliieuts through the inc.
'It s.-cins the same." he muttered I.,
himself: "nothing appears disftirls-.l since
1 nas lal there." Then he ret. true. I t..
the flout of the house, and. mounting th.
St. -os. knocked nt the liail l.or.
Ttie f....lliao who opened it lool.oiie.t
him t a scar, and p it the cud iip..n .
s.illir te lake t,, his in.-ivT. r " ' ' I'
Fcii.T sai.I, "Stay, I will pot a wold upon
it." and, taking a pencil from his pocket;
he wrote underneath his name, "From
The man bowed and went away, return
ing a few minute afterward to say that
Lord Pciil.wi would see him, and thai
Scior f..lloi'd him Info the room la
w !m !i so many other interviews had tskea
l...r. P.oiivn r. and bowed, and Senor
i ; nii aiita returned the Iwv gravely, while
he tivc I hi. .lark -yc intently oa the otb
"Vo-i si ite on your csrd. Senor (Suffan
la. t) i' .. i sr.- from Honduras. I Imag
ine r. : .a-, ih it you have rome about a
in. .it. r ii.,i at the present moment is of
tl ii.... i importance to me?" Lord
P. -a ...nl
i r.-f.-r to the late Mr. CundallT"
l.e s. n..r a.ked
"c. I do. Pray. 1-e setted." ,
"I knew him lo(imat)y." Ssqor Qfr
r.mta said; "it is about him and his mur
der that I have come to talk."
These were the words with which he
Lad responded to Lord Penlyu'a recep
tion of him; and, as be uttered them, a
ho.'te bad sprung up into the young man's
breast that, in the handsome Spaniard
who stood liefore him. some one might
have been found who, from his kuowledgo
of his brother, would be able to throw
some light upon, or clew to. his deaih.
"I cannot fell you," he said, "how wel
come this information ia to me. We have
tried everything In our power to gather
some knowledge that might lead toward
liuding first, some one who would be
likely to have a reason for his death; and,
afterwards, the man who killed him. If
you knew him intimately it may be that
you can assist us."
The Senor had taken the seat offered
him by Penlyn, and from the time that he
had first sat down nntil now he had not
fe moved his piercing eyes from the other's
Hut, as he continued to fix his glanc
ipon Penlyn, there had come into his
own face a look of surprise that seemed
to express a baffled feeling of consterna
tion. "What mystery is there here?" he said
to himcalf. "I have made a mistake. I
have erred in some way; how have I de
ceived myself? Yet I could have sworn
that I was sure."
Then, when Ixird Penlyn had ceased
speaking, he said aloud:
"You will pardon me but I am labor
ing under uo mistake? You are Lord
The other looked at bim for a moment,
wondering what such a question meaut
Then he answered him:
"There is no mistake. I am Lord Pen
lyn." The Spaniard passed his hand across his
eyes as he heard this, but did not speak;
and Ixird Penlyn said:
"May I ask why you inquire?"
"Hecau.se because I had thought be
cause I wished to be sure of whom I was
"You may rest assured. And now, sir,
let me ask you what you know about this
unhappy Mr. Cundull and his life?"
"1 know much about him. To begin
with, 1 know that he was your brother
your elder brother and that you have
come fo possess his fortune. But it is not
of that that I have come to talk."
"Of what have you come to tulk, then?"
"Of his murderer."
"of his murderer!" the other repeated.
"Oh! Senor (Juffanta, is it possible that
you can have any clew. Is it possible that
you think you will be able to fiud the man
who killed him?"
"I am sure of it."
Iinl Penlyu stared at him as he spoke.
Mured at him while in his mind there was
a feeling of astonishment, mixed with
something like awe, of the strange vis
itor. This dark, powerful looking stranger,
sat before him erfeetly calm and un
moved, looking straight nt him as he
spoke these words of import. "1 am sure
of it," and spoke them as though he was
speaking of some ordinary incident.
And ill hi calmness there wa some
thing that told the other that it was born
"If you can do that, Senor Cuffantu,"
he said, "there is nothing that you can
ask from me, there is nothing that I can
give that - "
"There is nothing I want of you," the
Spaniard snid. interrupting bim, and mak
ing a disdainful motion with his long,
brown hand. "1 am not a puid police
"I beg your pardon." the other answer
ed. "I liaj no thought of offense. Only,
sir, it i the wish of my life to see him
"And It is the wish of my life also. Will
you hear a short story?"
"I will hear anything you have to say."
(To be continued.)
The Calf St.xxl His tirouii.l.
A little farce, lu which u young lady,
a bicycle and a calf were the actors, ia
reported by the Utica Press. A young
lady, bowling merrily along on her
wheel, came to the top of a hill which
offered a fine opportunity for a coast.
Accordingly her feet went upon the
rests, and the wheel started for an un
trammeled cruise down the lut-line.
The coast was clear, with the excep
tion of a culf standing Inoffensively in
the road a I .out half-way dowu the hill.
lia.l It been a mouse, in all probabil
ity the fair cyclist would have at once
dismounted and gone around by an
other route, or stepped Into some house
for assistance; but as It was only a
h.-ii iiiles-i calf, that would In nil proba
bility in ike room at once at the ap
proach of the wheel, the young; lady
kept steadily on.
The calf, however, h:i(l different
views concerning the right of way, and
calmly stood his ground. The wheel
bad now gained a great Impetus, and
ilespite the frantic efforts of lis rider
It struck the astonished calf, and in
some iina.s-oiintable manner the young
l.-iitv brought up on her hands ami
knees, with her head between the calf's
Tills was too much for the calf, ns it
was also for the fair cyclist, and he
moved off in a double-quick time, leav
ing the wheel and its owner to reorgan
ize and continue.
Those who think the Itaruutii white
elephant story of a few years ago a
fake may Hii.l a record In the Nov.- York
"tistoin In. use. where Hon. P. T. nwon
!h:.t the .-iuiiii.il was worth ?'-''k .(h X I.
Wild lioises have increased to such
au extent in Ciiieenslami that the ani
mals are lieiug shot, with a view to
reduce ttie nu in Iters.
It is with wits as with rs.ois,
which are never so apt to rut tlioe
they are nijdoyeii on as when they
have lost (heir edge.
It is only by labor Unit thought
can he made healthy, and only l.y
thought that labor can be midrf
Mayor Itaxter i f Cortland, Me .
has on his desk a clock cased by the
put.il of the .Manual Training school
in an cxait model ol the old City
-!!; re of pn jutiirr;ihi y are rats,
and men's minds am like traps, l're
iudic s creep i:i easily, but it is doubt
ful if they ever get out.
--It is estimated that one crow will
destroy 7Hi,0 insects every year.
A North Mitentiri p)T hss adop
ted the plan of running the names of
delinquent ubcribeM up-id down in
the utper whenever it has occasion to
rtivT to them.
The perilousness of an army sur
geim's life it Illustrated by the fact
that out of tweoty surgeons on the
haltle-lielil of Abta Carina in Abyssin
ia, seventeen were killed ia action.
AN ORIGINAL POPULIST.
(cynoor F. Norton, Whom Bryasi
Defeated at t. Louts.
The only competitor with any consid
erable following whom Bryan had tc
Tear in the St. Louis couventlon of the
t'opulists was Mr. Seymour F. Nor
ton, of Chicago. Mr. Norton is n pic
turesque character anil bis handsome
face and soldierly air would command
lilinlrntion and attention In any as
lemblage. He Is tall and evinces a
kindly manner. His mustache Is nearly
white, and bis bushy balr Is streaked
with the gray that comes with fifty
rears of life. He always wears a slouch
His life tins been a struggle ngaiiift
the favored few and lu behalf of tha
people. What either of the great par
ties advocated he opposed, believing
that they, were not at bottom in sym
pathy wltfi the people. Mr. Norton wag
a leader at tho greenback Idea before
Peter Cooper arose to prominence In
the Greeifback party. On several oc
taslons Sfr. Norton had been the par
ty's nominee for high office. In the
hope of advancing the Interests of the
Greenbaekers he wrote a book entitled
"Ten Men of Money Island," In which
money Is made very easy to get. Ill"
party gradually dissolved and its rem
nants gravitated Into the Populist
movement at Its Inception. Mr. Norton
In credited with having given the Pop
ulists their creed. He la said to be tha
author of their financial plank. For ten
years past Mr. Norton has been the
publisher of a weekly paper In Chicago.
Mr. Norton Is not a wealthy man, but
he has given freely of his time and
money to what he believed to lie the
rausa of the people. He Is a native of
Vermont, but has spent the greater part
of bis life In the West
c-T Li ,
iitmovb r. NORTON.
BETWEEN THE CANDIDATES.
Baicd Two litres In One Day.
Feidinand Trentman performed two
acts of heroism at Halley, Idaho, Wed
resd.iy morning. One was the saving ol
human life, and the other placing his
own life In Jeopardy. The warm weath
er having caused a very pivceptlble rise
to the v.nter lu the river. It became
necessary to remove the brush that had
accumulated on the edge of the dam at
the toot of Bullion, street. James Klg
geu rnd Fred Trentman, a youug black
smith, were carried out to the dam in
n clciir, secured to ropes drawn down
by pulleys. Havlns an ax apiece th-c-j
fcoon cut the brush adrift.
Kiicon then caught hold of the life
rope and was drawn to the shore.
Trent man did not, however, even try to
catch the rope. Taking hold of the
axes bi floated on the brush to the
bii-Jtre, about 100 feet away. As ho
i-cared It, he yelled to those on the
bridge to get out of the way. He then
threw the axes on the bridge, and
Jumped ou the bridge himself as he got
lu reach. The brush must have been
niov'ng at the rate of twelve or fifteen
miles an hour. If he bad failed to Jump
just w'hen he did he would have been a
The sam morning Joseph Yetzer,
Trentman and others tried to d if lodge
a Luge tree which had lodged against
tire central pier of the main bridge at
Bullion street. Yetzer, who was stand
ing on the bridge, attempted to basso
the trunk, but lost his balance and was
pulled Into the river on the upper Bide
of the bridge, but reappeared on the
lower side In a second or two. Trent
man Instantly Jumped Into tfe raging
torrent, swam to his drowning partner,
nnd succeeded in pushing him ashore,
about 200 feet below. Portland Ore
gonlan. Nobody hears half yon say, and It i
a good thing for you that they don't.
A lonely spot on a dark night
Would tho gentleman bo kind, enough
to assist a poor man? Besides this
loaded revolver I have nothing else iu
tha wide world to call my owu. Tid
Bits. Judge "Why didn't you call a po
licemau when the man assaulted you
with a. club?" Citizen "Call a po
liceman I Good praeouH, your Houor !
Wasn't I thnmpod enough as it waaV"
New York Herald.
"That was an awful mistake Madge
made at theTwigB's reception." "What
was it?" "She sat and talked for
twenty minutes to a cluster of chrys
anthemums, thinking it was one o
the euesta." Inter-Ocean,
TV robw bijr) lrr merry ooT
Tbf d.rtl? jffK (he rlv'fr'bri
fitxl faodmg', cool ff)eir pIohv coaf
In thIpt rnii1 ac hlArh- . mU '
'yjbed ) tbf murmur oT the rill t
.i'tv- ii ivfvrij iwirp i) wara no mor
lr rrr binrr f" Fis ,.ll.
cricKPfj rbirp i hoard no more
Tne boys all jeeK ttajwiranioj' jberc
"e old watch do? done do? 5tay.
flod on ftf air nt$ jad voice rinjfj.
ne's chained and cannot ?et avay
So Anions the Moat Kxctuslve an4
Aristocratic of liird.
The season for shooting woodcock ia
Cow open in all or nearly all the States,
ind the real enthusiastic sportsmen
will try to bag this wary bird, that la a
migrator, here to-duy and there to-morrow,
as uncertain in his likes and dis
likes as It Is when ou the wing. Many
i man has seen numbers of woodcock
(long some favored spot and gone tber
In a day or two with dog and gun only
to find the birds had vanished." Their
habits are peculiar, their surroundings
unique, aud their capture the most
Cirtlcult of any of the game birds la
As a game bird the woodcock bas n
tipial for the table and In autumnal
roloring. the rich browns, yellows, aud
flark reds, he Is beyond doubt Ihe hand
somest of the birds the sportsman seeks.
It Is a very fair day's work to bring
iti eight birds, for they never go In
Socks, and are scarce and harder to find
than any other game. They live In the
brushy thickets, near wet grounds. In j
llder bushes, along little "runs," or j
brooks, and on Islands along river bot-. ;
loms. They must have soft soli to live j
on, and plenty of It, for they are enor- j
mous feeders. They reed mostly at
night, and can stow away about half,
their weight in auglcworms In twenty-
WOODCOCK AND ITS TOOSO.
....m K.im K.nitusAl f twm Mnlna tA
Mexico, tho woodcock is rouna in tn
Fastern. Southern. Northern, and West
ern States, and no particular locality
claims him as Its own. Good shooting
Is obtained In Canada, and Louisiana
has Its favored grounds.
COLT WITH TWO LEGS.
Property of Mr. Oenrte Ward of Sit
Mr.George Ward, of Mount Vernon, j
fll., was the owner of a two-legged colt. '
The colt by rearin tip on Its hind legs
would propel Itself along tn a short
pimp aud while It had not strength to'
continue this form of locomotion long
nt a time would h.'ive soon gained!
ktreugth enough to have gotten along i
A TRICAR COI.T.
well. The animal would take nourish
ment freely aud gave every Indication j
of living a long life If assisted some at
ttrst, but Mr. Ward fearing Hfo might ;
prove a burden to It, and having no eye I
for freaks or the show business, had It j
killed, bellev.lng that to be the kindest !
and be, thing be could do for It. A I
farmer oast of town has Its hide an j
intends to mount It.
Grant's Tomb Is Capped. j
Grant's tomb Is slowly nearlng com- :
pletlon. Tho lorae bas received Its 1
topmost rap, which la 105 feet from :
flRI NTS TOMB WITfT ITS CAPSTOJTF.
the ground. It was thought that tha
( monument would bo ready to receive
i Cen. Grant's body on the anniversary
' of his birthday. In April. Ground was
I broken for the foundation In 1S9I, but
i It Is safe to predict that another year
1 will not see the tomb completed. New
i York WorbL
Eilent of trt Knavish Iianiaags,
English Is sp "ken by 4.r,0ti0,0U0 per
sons In the r.ritish Isles, by probably
67.0s).oi of T'l.tmo.Oiio Inhabitants of
the I'nlted Stnt.-s. by 4.000.000 persona
In Canada, by S.imhi.uoo in Australia, by
8.700 (0 West Indians, and by l.noo..
fXs) la India and other IVrtth colon
lea, bringing the total of the Engliso.
speaking race to over liW.000.0ti0.
Mam I hope you didn't let that
Mr. IIugtrtns put his arm about you!
Maldc Why? Is there anything the
matter with bis arm? lookers States),
Soaklelgh-Why did you quit drltk
tout Hardiip I luive saren reasons for it
Posklelgh-Whst are they!
Hardup A w!f and six ehildrsa.
After a man Is a widower, he beglna
! so discover that for the sf fl Ua4) l
lie life he la a eweet UlBaV
WOODCOCK AND ITS TOBXO.
REV. OB, TALMAGE.
The Eminent Divine's Sun Jay
S bject: The (ireat Trial.'
Trxr- "Wo have an advocate with the
Father, Jus Christ ttts riKbteous." I John
RtiiiidiDg ia a court roo-n, you say to your
self! "At this bar criuia hni often been
arraiimod; at this Witness stand Ihe oath has
often been taken; at this jurors' bench the
verdlot has been reu.lero.i; at this ju. lire's
desk rentenee has been pronounced." But I
have to tell you to-itny of a trial higher ttutu
any Oyer and Teruuimr or Circuit or Su
preme or Chaueery. It is the trial ot every
Christian niau for the lire of his soul. Thts
trial is different from auy other in the fact
that it is both oivil au.l criminal.
The issues nt stake arn tremendous, and 1
shall In my sermon show vou. first, what are
the grounds of complaint; then, who are tha
witnesses in the cause, and tartly, who tiro
When a trial is called on the first tliinu Is
to have the Indictment read. Stand iii then,
O, Christian man, aud hear the Indictment
of the court of hich heaven against thy soul.
It Is s.u indictment of ten counts, for thou
hast directly or indirectly broken all the ten
commandments. Vou know how it thun
dered on Siuai and when tlod came down
how the mountaia rocked and the smoke
ascended as from a sin.il.lHrini; furnace, an. I
thedarkunis leathered thick, aud th loud,
deep trumpet uttered the words: "The soul
that siunnth, it shall die!" Are you ituilty,
or not guilty' Do not put In a negative plea
too quick, for I have to announce that "all
have sinned aud come short of the glory of
Ood. There Is none that doeth good; no,
not oue. Wlios.ever shall keep the whole
law, yet offend in one point, lie is Kuilty of
all." lo not. therefore, be too hasty la
pronouncing yourself not guilty.
The lawsuit before us also charges you
with the tireiikiuit of a solemn contract.
Many a time did we promise to lie the Lord's.
We ot down on our knees aud said: "O.
Lord, I am Thine now and forever." Did
you keep the promise? Have you stoo I up
to the coutra ;t? Have you not sometimes
faltered wbeu you otli;ht to have tteeu true?
Have you ant lieen proud when yoa ou-ht
to have been humble' Have you not pluyed
the coward when you oai;ht to have been
the hero? I charge it upon you aud 1 charge
it upon myself we have broken the con
tract. Still further; this lawsuit claim damaijes
at your hands. Tne irri'iitest slau ler ou the
the Christiuu religion is au ini-olnist..nt pro
fessor. The Hible says re'iijiou Is oue thiuir;
we. by our inconsistency, sav religion is
some other thiug, and what Ih more deplora
ble ultoiit it is that people can see faults la
others while thev cun not sei. any tn them
selves. If v ol shall at llavtlme tlud soma
miserable old gossip, with imperfection
from the crown of her hea 1 to f he s jle of her
foot, a p-irfeel libit. -Il ot sill herself, she Will
no tattlinir, Milling, Inttlim:, all the years of
her life about the inconsistencies of "otieirs.
having no idea that she is iiicoimi-teut her
self, (in I save ill, world from the ifossip,
female mt.l male! 1 th nk the males lira the
Now you have heard the indictment read.
Are you rea ly to plea I guilty or not guilty?
Perhaps you are not ready yet to plead.
Then the trial will go ou. The witues.es will
be called, au 1 we shall hsve the matter de
cided. In the name i f (tod I now make pro
clamation: Oyw.! Ove7.! Oyez' whoever
hatn anything to offer in this trial lu which
Ood is the ilaiutlfT au.l the Ohri.stfnn oiU
the de'en lint, lot him now step forth aud
give test y in this solemn trial.
Tie first witness I call upon the stand ia
buhKlf o tin. prosecution is the world all
critical and observant of Christian char
acter. You know that there are people
around you who p.-rpetually tau.uet on the
frailties of Hod's ohildreu. Vou may know.
If you have lived lu tne country, that a crow
cares tor nothing so niu.!ti as carrion. There
are those who imagine that out of the faults
of Christians they can make a bridge of
boats across Wie st reii'n of death, ami they
are going to try it; but, alas for the mistake!
When they get mid-sdsiim away will go tho
bridge and down will go their souls to perdi
tion. O world of the greedy eye au.l tha
hard heart, come ou the stand now aud tes
tify In behalf of the prosecutiou against this
Christian soul hi trial. Wuat do you know
abont this Christian man? "Oh, says the
world, "1 know a great deal about him. He
talks about putting his treasures iu lieavcu,
but he is the sharpest man lu a trade 1 ever
ku-nv. He septus to waut us to believe that
ho is a child of Hod, but he is just full of
Imperfections. I .-j not knew but I am a
great deal betier than lie is uow. Often
times he is very earthl, and he talk so lit
tle about Christ nu I so much ahout himself.
1 am very glad to testify that this Is a bad
Stop, O World, with the greedy eye an I
hard heart. I fear you are too much Inter
ested iu this trial to give Impirtial evidence.
Let all those who hear the testimony of this
witness know that there is au old family
quarrel between these two parties. There
always bas beeu a variance between the
World and the Chur.-h, and while the World
ou the wltuess staud to-day has told a great
deal of truth atsnit this Chrt-tinu man, you
must take it all Willi much allowance, re
nieinberiugthat they still keep the old grudge
good. O, World of the greedy and the hard
heart, that will do; you must sit dowu.
The second wilin-sss I call in this easels
Conscience. Who art thou, O Con..eu;e?
What is your business? Where were you
born? What are you doing here? "Oh,"
says Conscience. "I was born in heav-Mi. I
I came dowu to h 'friend this iiiho. I have
lived with him. 1 have iustructe.1 him. I
have warned bim. I showed him the right
and Ihs wrong, advising him to take the oue
and eschejv the other. 1 have kindled a
great light in his soul. With a whip of
scorpion 1 nave scourged hi wickedness, and
1 have tried to oheer him when doing right,
and vet I am compelled to testify on the
stand to-day that he nas sometimes reject I
my in sslon. Oh, how many cups of II le
have 1 pressed to his tips that he dashed
down, and how ofteu has be stood with his
bard heel ou the bleeding bf art of th- Sou
of (lod! It pains nie ver much that 1 have
to testify against this Christian mau, aud
yet I must, lu behall ot Hun who will iu uo
wise clear the guilty, sav that this Christian
man has done wrong. He has been worldly.
He has been neglectful. He has done a
thousau.l tilings be ougtit not to have doue,
and left uodoue a thou-an t things be o.ght
to have done." That will do, Cou.'icu-'t.
Vou can sit down.
The third witness I call In the rase is a a
angel of God. Bright and shining one. what
il. .est thou beref What hast thou to say
agaiostthis man ou trial? "Oh." says the
angel. "I hare been a messenger to aim.
havegiiarile! him. I have washed him. With
this wing I bava defended bim, and often
times, when be kuew It not, I led him into
green pastures ant beside still waters. I
snatch! from hun the poisoned chal
ices. When bad spirits came upon him to
dstrv him, 1 fought tbem tack with infinite
fierceness, and yet I have to testify to-.av
that he bas rejected my inlseiwu. He has
bot done as he ought to have done. 1 hngh
I came from lh sky, he drove me
Though with this wing I defended him, and
though with thu voice I wooed tilui, 1 Lave
to announce his multiplied imperfections. I
dare n..t keep back the testimony, t-.r then I
should not dare to appear again amongst
the sinless ones before tbe great white
1 hre is i.n'y one more witnnwto t.e called
on behalf ..t tha prosecution, and that is tbe
gteat,tt-e holy, tbe august, the ommpleut
Spirit ot Ood. We bow down before Hun.
Holv Spirit, knoweet To .u this man? "Ob
yes.'' savs the holy one. "I know bim. I
have striven witb turn ten thousand tires,
aud ihougb soiuf times be did seem fo repani,
be fell t.a. k again as utt'l. from his flr-t es
tate. Tea Ihousand times ten thousand ba.
be grieved Me, although tha Bl bis warooj
tltm, Having- irtve b'-t the rl iv On e.
Quench n d the Spirit.' Ves. h- has drivo
Me hack. I bougrt lam the Thtr I I'-r n of
Ihe Trinity, he has trampll n Mr M.s-l -a.
and tbe I.I ol of the Atonement that I
brought with which to clean hi soul, he
somettma despised. I earns tron the throns
of Ood to ooavarf, and eomfort an 1 a noti
fy, sad r look at that au and what 6
Is compared with what, unreMstet. I would
have made him."
The evidence on the part of the prosecu
tion ha, closed. N-iW let the defense bring
on the rebuttal testimony. Wti.it liav- v.m,
O Christian soul, to bring in repiv to t!ns ev
idence of the world, of tin ns-icn c. ..! the
angel and of the Holv (1'iosiV V -v .1 ...
Are all these things true' "V.-. I n i- -.n,
unclean," says every Christian r-onl. Wn it.'
Do you not begin to tremble it t!o tti . int
Wehave now come to the m.-t int-'re-t in
part of this great trial. The evidence nil in.
The advocates ssak. The pr. .fc-i.-n .c an
advocate is full .if resp.msililii. In lin.r
land and the United Stales there ha . ni i--n
men who In this calling have I i Ii n. c d
by th-lr race aud thrown contempt up-.ii
those who In the profession have be -u g.ultv
of a great many meanues-.s. That prct.-s
sion will be honorable as long as it ba-- at
tached to it such names as Man-tb-l I. and
Marshall, and Storv. an 1 Kent, an I South
ard, and William Wirt. The court room bas
sometimes been thesceno of verv in u-v I m-i
and thrilling things. S cue ot v-.ii r- n u
ter the famous Oirnr.l will ."i..-, wii -p- . i: '
of our advocates pleaded the cause ..t t.
Bible and Christianity iu m.isteriv Vi .:.
' Baxon, every paragraph altiun-lei t. .It.
j But I turu from the recital of this meui. tr
iable, occasion to a grinder tria', an I I h iv
; to tell you that in this trial of the i'nri-,i n.
i for the life of his soul the advocate are
mightier, wiser and more clo..iien. Tlia
I evidence all being in, severe and -t-rn
i Justice rises ou lielialf of the proec'iiin to
make his plea. Willi the liiln. open in bis
j hand, he reads the law. stern and infl-v. Lie.
i and tho penalty " l lie soul that - ii "'th.
: it shall die." then ho says: "il. I n i
Judge and Lawgiver, tins i- Tim. .
; statute, and all the evi.l 'iiee inca-i'i an I
i heaven agree that th" man In- sum I
' against theso enact tneiits. Now l" iti '
i sword leap from its scabbard. S'tall -I'n tn
go through the very flames of Sinai n .
singed? Let the law be ex-cut-1. I. t
I udg'iient he pronounced, let Ilia .tic. 1
demand that he die'"
O. Ctirstian, does it not tool, very -l-ir's ' r
thee? Who will plead on tliv si I-In I t
lorn a onus -f Sometimes a ni'in wi'l ba
1 brought into a court ol law, and lev will
have no friends and no niii", an 1 tho
Judge will look over the bar andsiv: "Is
there any oue who will volunteer i . ta:,o
this man's case and defend him.'" Am I - 'n
young man rises up and says: "I w.W t o
I his counsel ;" perhaps starting ..u from th it
very point to a great and brilliant car i
I Now, in this matter of the soul, as yu b .v '
; nothing to pay tor couu-do y.u think
that any one will volunteer.' Ye-. .--: I s.-e
One rising. He is a youug man, ..ulv Ihltlv
i three years of age. I see II is c.nul --nan
suffused with tears and eoverc I with bb- I.
and all the galleries of heaven are tbril'.-d
; with the specui-Me. Thanks be unto ii ..I,
"we have an advocate with the ratter,
1 Jesus Christ the righteous."
I Oh. Christian soul, your case begin- lo
t look belter. I think, p'rliap-, utter all. ."i
may not have to die. Th" be-t A lv .i-ite in
ths nnlverss has taken your able No one
Ira ever so qualified to defend you. II
ktlows all the law, all Its demand, all n
penalties. He Is always rea lv. N ' " v
torn ot the case can surprise ifnn, an 1 lb
will plead for you for nothing as e.irn --tu-as
though yoa brought a worl. I of tic. mi.
to His feet Besides that. II lias im ! r
taken the case of thousands who n i a
torlorn as yon. and He bus never l-l " '
Courage, O christian soul! I tlunU tic.
after all, there may be some chan-.. I -i -i.
for the great Advocate rises to un'.- Hi.
plea Hs says: "I admit all that ha l -.-n
proved against-My client. I admit all lice
sins, ay, more; but look at that w nn 1 .
hand ox Mine and look at thai otle-r wound
ed hand, and at My right foot an I at Mv I It
toot. By all thee wounds I pici ll .r bn
elearanon. Count all the drops ..f Mv t - us
Count all the drops of My hi I. I'-v tic
humiliation of Bethlehem, by th s. ai
i OsOiMmans, by tho ilT..rOrH ,.f in.- I
demand tbatv he go free. Un tins tir u ho
hath leaned; to this heart he hath tl vn in
My tears he hath washed; on Mv right i-
ness he hath depended. Let bim go free, i
am the ranscm. Let him escape tie- la h I
took the soourgings. Lt the .-up pi-s ir
him; I drank it to the dregs. 1'. II or. In -n
tho nrowu of life, for 1 have worn th" --p-a j
of thorns. Over against my throne of -ham-,
set his throne of triumph!"
Well, the counsel on bold -i It's bavi
spoken, and there Is ouly one in..r- thing
now remaining, and that is th nwnr-tiu ' i
the judgment. If you have ever .oh inn
; oourt room you know the silen.-. an I s-.l
- enmity when the verdict is about to be r--n
: dered, or the judgment nb mt to l...gi n
, About this soul on trial shall it !- - iv. I -m
! shall it be lost? Attention! ah ..v.. ar
I beneath. All the universe ei i-. "I ..!'
1 The Judge rises and give- tin- -1" i-i-n.
1 never to be changed, never t 1. i--v 'k t
Tliere is, therefore, n.iw ii- -ii t.-:tn. iti .n
' to them who are lu i hrist .l.-us. "
j But. my frieii ls, th 'r i is enlu ; a I iv .(
trial In which not only the s unt but th.- -in
; ner must appear. That day ..f ir. il w.li
I oome very sudileiilv. 'I he farmer will b- at
I the plow, Cie merchant will be In th.- .-..nut
j Ing room, ths woodman will ringing tn-
ai ou the hickories, the we iter w .l n .- "
his foot on the treadle, the niannta tuf -i
will bo walking amid the bur - ,f Ion .. . 1
the clanking of flying ma -Inn -i y, I1."
sel may 'e at the bar pleating th- Irv.i'i
minister may lie In the pu pil :-i l.u ti.
I gospel, the drunkard in tv le p--i g .i.iii I
his cups and the hlaphoui'-i with tn '(
GnUght between his teeth
Lo! The sun hid.. Niglil .-..in -s I -'..n
at mid noon. The -tars ui-p-.n at ii . oi t -day.
The earth stiiid lr-an I Ho -'-. 1 ' -t -au
eartti-piake open, and a -ii, -i..k. . a
cr-co.Ille would -run -h a --hit I M .n' o
roll In their s:kels and sen I ! v,. -!. -n
granite clltfs In aviilan-he of r . '. b.w-.
tiause In their chase f-.r ihs -.. .. ! .
upreariug, cries to ttie ItMni .-'
alava. tleasts oellow auo llc-an an :
the darkness. Clouds fly b..
swift eagles. Oreatthnn I- r- '-at an . i
au.l burst. Stars -I t an I tad . ic
mighty rising ou Hi ttir-.u-. I no
time shall be no longer, an I th- ar I .i
trump resats it till all tli- lion: t.- c
the continents of d-ad -pring io t'.-.r
crying: "Tuneshall I I :ng-r '
on that day will y u le- rea i :
I I. .--'. n -will
g t 'T In In-'. "1 '
tt-.-ll in y .ui I r.a' ' tt i i I ' t t .
Side or ag nil t n .' ''. . "
III the last g.eit a- i' -. .f t .'
against you. a u I I n e . . I i ' t -and
the angels ..I h-.i n . : -
anl the Holv Spirit I- aga n-i
Lard II . I Alinigli'v i- a a a- . . . I
tbla day secure all A 11 .1-.
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w ben we bat.- i ci -io i . I
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girl in a -tr- t . .it i- a : a a - '.
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