Juniata sentinel and Republican. (Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pa.) 1873-1955, November 11, 1896, Image 1
oM tiki- i si THE OON8TITUTION-THE UNION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OP THE UW8. D, F. BOHWEIEB, MIFFLINTOWN. JUNIATA COUNTY, FENN A.. WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER II. 1S96 NO. VOL. L. CHAPTEIt YL Meanwhile two unnsnal things had taken dace in Chetwynd street. John ifanbury, twenty-six years of age, of in' dependent fortune, had entered It with Dora Ashton, aged twenty, to whom he was privately engaged to be married. Dora had never seen any of the poorer parts of Chicago, and he, after much expostulation and objection, consented to escort her through Chetwynd street. At the eastern end, William Sampson, negro and street entertainer, had enter ed the street, prepared to perform, hoping to win a few coppers from the loungers. He was a tall man with round shoulders nd restless eyes, was gesticulating vi lently and addressing loud speech, appar ently to the hrst-floor windows of the houses opposite him It Chetwynd street. The negro turned his face toward Johu Hanbury and Dora Ashton. He bad be side him, on the ground, two cubes of tone, one the size of an iron half-hundredweight, the other somewhat bigger. In his hand he held a small, square, thin board. "Yes, ladies and gentlemen." said he. "like a great opera singer, 1 earn the bread I put into my mouth with the mouth I put it Into. Here is my stock in trade," pattinr his chin and cheek and Jaw. He made a hideona grimace, at which there was a laugh mingled with a cheer. This laugh brought Mr. Williams to hit door, and finally into the street. He glanced at the negro and the crowd with benignant toleration, then, turning bis eyes upward, lie saw Leigh at the win dow, whither lie had been attracted by the noise of the crowd. The window was open, and Leigh was leaning out and watching the proup below. Williams cnllod out to the hunchback. "Come down, Mr. Leigh, and see the fuu. A man who could nfford to give good American money for a dead Egyptian prince would surely be interested In a living African black, whom he could see for nothing." Leigh hesitated for a moment, then called out, "Ail right." and disappeared from the window. Meanwhile the athlete was continuing his harangue. "I carry them stones there about with me to prove to any man, who won't take my word for t. that 1 am the strongest Jawed man in all the world. Ladies and gentlemen, yo have often heard of the Rocky Mountains there," pointing to the tones, "there they are." "What will he do with the stones. Jack?" whispered Dora, with some appre hension of danger. "Eat them," answered Hanbury in a whisper. At this point Oscar Leigh opened the side door of I orbes' bakery and stepped into the street. John Hanbury, with Dora Ashton on his arm, was standing t the enrb. About fifty people, men, women and children, were now gathered. Leigh took up his place by the landlord, without a word, and stood leaning heavily on his stick. He fixed his quick, piercing eyes on the negro. The latter first took up the smaller block, tossed it high into the air, and let It fall on the road, saying, in defiant rolce, "Eighteen pounds." Then he took the larger block, and treating it in the same way. said "Twenty-four pounds. The two together forty-two pounds!" Then Black Sam began a series of tricks with the stones. Before starting, he placed on the ground a square piece of white thin board. Then be balanced stone on the point of the first flnget of each hand, and then jerked the lesser tone from the point of his left forefinger to the top of the larger stone, still bal anced on the forefinger of his right hand, .and kept both upright on the point of his right forefinger for half a minute. The negro stooped carefully, seized the larger stone, threw It a few feet into the sir, and caught and balanced it on the top of the smaller one resting on his shoulder. Something more wonderful than the contortions of black Sam at that mo ment attracted Leigh's attention. He had caught sight of Dora Ashton, and Leigh's eyes were fixed on tie slender form and pale olive face of the girl with an expression of amazement. He looked like an animal that suddenly sees aome thlng it dread t and from which it desires to remain concealed. He seemed stupe fied, stunned, dazed. All the scorn had gone ont of his face. He leaned forward more heavily than formerly on his crook ad stick. He appeared to donbt the evi dence of his sonses. Black Sam lifted his body a couple of Inches, resting his entire weight on his feet; then, passing his bands back, he alid them under the lower cub-v and rais ed both hands from the ground, the lower cube resting on the palms. With back bent like a bow, he thrust oat bis head, holding the piece of board In hi mouth parallel to the horizon; then be tsatng his body, first forward, then backward, and with a prodigious effort and violent thrust of his arms and head between his legs, threw the two cubes np Into the air, straightened himself like a flash, stepped back a pace, and. still noldlng the piece of white board in his enonno.e month parallel to the horizon, caught the two cubes on it as they fell There was a loud cry of exultation. Hanbury forgot the girl by his side, for got everything but the black man and his feat. "What !s he doing now?" asked Dora. "I cannot make out. What does be mean by throwing himself down In that way .nrl lvlns- still? Is he ill? Is be hurtl Oo, see. help him, Jack. Look under his (Bee on the gronnd! That la blood!"- John Hanbury did not move. He, too, bad seen something was wrong. He, too, saw the swelling pool of bright scarlet blood under the black face of the negro now lying at full length. Still he did not move. He had grown deadly pale and cold and limp. "I can't go, Dora. I am not well. I always faint at the eight of blood," and he staggered back, dragging her with him ontll ho leaned against the blank wall of f-v . bakery. H!i legs anddenly bent under him, anl he slipped from ber grasp. At that moment Oscar Leigh stepped , back from his post on the curb, and un- covered his bead, bowed lowly to Dora, I n1 (! T lv. rmip narrinn Will rnu allow me to assist you?" In her haste, confusion, anxiety, Dorm glanced but casually at the speaker, tar ing: "It Is not I who want assistance, but he.' "I would assist even my rival for your sake," he aald humbly, bowing low and remaining bent before her. "I did- not hope to meet you again so soon. I did not thWik it would be my good lock to meet ydu once more to-day nntll I called at Grimsby street. Miss Grace." The girl looked at Hanbury a recum- sent form with anxiety and dread, and then in dire perplexity at the hunchback who had just raised his uncovered head: "Too are mistaken," she said. "I never saw you before. My name is not Grace. My name Is Ashton, and this is Mr. John Hanbury. Oh! will no one help me?" Leigh seised Hanbury and drew bim away from the wall. "The best thing we can do is to lay him flat. So: Pray, forgive and forget what I said. Miss Ash ton. I waa sure you were Mist urace, a lady I know, whom I met yetterday and this morning. Such a likeness never was before, but I can tee a little difference now; a difference now that yon look at me speak." He bad placed the yonng man fiat on his back, and was gazing up Into the face of the girl with a look half of worship, half of fear. In a few seconds Hanbury ahowed signs of life. Hit eyelids flickered, his chest heaved, his color began to return, be sighed and raised his hand. Gradu ally he came to himself, and with the Joint aid of Leigh and Dora tottered toj hit feet. Leigh had no thought of serving Han bury. If the young man had been alone be would havs left him where he atood until the convalescent was strong enough to shift for himself. But he was nnder a double spell, the spell of the extraordi nary likeness between this girt Miss Ash ton, and tbat other girl. Miss Grace, and the spell of Miss Ashton's beauty. As a rule, his thought was clean, and sharp, and particular; now It waa mitty, dim, glorious, vague. Edith Grace had, at first tight, wrought a charm upon him such at he had never known before; Dora Ashton renewed and heightened the charm and carried It to an Intolerable yearning and rapture. He wat beside himself as be harried away to get a cab be bad promised to bring. "Dora." said Hanbury, after a little while and much thought, "will you prom ise me one thing? Bay nothing to a soul about my fainting. Ton will not tell yonr father or mother or my mother? I will be able to keep the other occasions quiet. If this got about I should have to clear out of Chicago. I'd be the laugh ing ttock of the clubs. That man need not know more than he hat teen." "But he will return with the cab. Yon can ask him not to tay anything about It." "Come, Dora," ha said, with sudden and feverish energy, "let nt go. I feel a hor rible repugnance to this place." She took hla proffered arm with a view to giving, not receiving, aid, and be har ried her along Chetwynd street until he met the first cross road leading north; Into thla he hastened, catting a quick glance behind, and finding to bla great relief that he wat not followed. "I wonder," said the girl, looking up quietly at him, "how my name would look In print connected with this miserable af fair and place, and that negro and yon?" He stopped short, dropped her arm and looked at her with an expression of alarm and apology. "Dora. Dora, I beg yonr pardon. 1 moat sincerely beg your par don. There la something wrong with me to-day. I never thought of that. You would not, Dora, be very much put ont if you aaw your name connected with mine in print? Our engagement is not public, but there Is no reason It should not be." It wat in accordance with Dora's wishes the engagement between them had not been announced. She waa intensely independent Why should the world know they were pledged to one another? It waa no affair of the world's. Bat to have her name bracketed with hit in news papers and then their engagement an nounced would be hideous, unbearable to her. "There's a cab at the end of the street,' she said. "8o there it. He started at her voice, and then nailed the cab. "I cannot tell you how much I am ashamed of myself. for the third time to-day," he said to her. "Of tainting?" the asked, coldly, chilli-ly- "I could not help it then, but I should have taken precautions agalnat anything of the kind by familiarizing myself with unpleasant and trying sights. No man ought to be a " "Woman," the aald, finishing the sen tence for him with an icy laugh. Hla want of consideration bad exasperated ber. "Tea," he taid gravely, "no man onght to be a woman." At thla moment the cab drew up. Han- bnry opened the door and handed her in. He wat about to foUow when the stopped Mm with a gesture. "It now occurs to me that yon had better go back and see tbat man who was to good to me, and whom you tent for the cab for yourself." Her eyea were flashing angrily now. "Why?" he asked with the door In hla hand. "Well, I Just recollect that I gave him your same and my own. Yon had better see him If you want to keep our names out of the papers. Drive on." CHAPTER VTL John Hanbury began retracing hit steps. When he reached Cbetwyna street he looked up and down It anxiously. He stood at the corner and drew himself ul to hit full height, with his chin well in, his head back, and a contemptuous look on his face. He approacned one of the little knots of people. "Oocid you tell me where I should b likely to cm a lew-alaed gestle- man who carries a heavy stick? I think he belongs to this neighborhood." said Hanbury to roan in a shabby jacket. "You mean little Mr. Leigh?" said the man. "I gujaa he's in there," and he pointed to the public house. Hanbury looked in, and seeing Leigh, entered. The dwarf was there alone. AH the idle people had been drawn off in the wake of the negro's litter. Even Wil liams, the landlord, bad been Induced by curiosity to make one of the crowd. "Hah," aald Leigh, when be aaw Han bury come in and shut the door. "Ton thoughebette of waiting for that cab. I am glad you came back. I hope you are again quite well? Eh?" nis words and accent were polite too polite, the young man thought. There was a scorn ful glitter in the hunchback's eyes. A huge volume 'ay on the polished metal counter beside him. When Hanbury saw the volume hit face flushed vividly. The book was the city directory. "I am quite well again, thank you. 1 came back on purpose to tee yon." "Greatly honored, I'm acre," said the other man, with a quick glitter In the bright deep-sunken eyes. "May I ask if you are Mr. John Hanbury?" "That la my name." "Hah I I thought so. I had the honor of bearing yon speak " Hanbury looked round as though In feat of hearing his own name, and inter posed: "Please do not. lou will add to the great favor yon have already done me if you say nothing of that kind. I am most anxious to have a little conversation private conversation with you. In the first place, I have to thank you most sin cerely for your great services to me a while ago. Believe me, I am very grate ful, and shall alwaya hold myself your debtor." "xou are too kind. It Is a pleasure to do a little service for a gentleman like Mr. Hanbury, the great orator. If only Chetwynd street knew it had so distin guished a visitor it would be very proud. However, you may rest assured the public shall not be allowed to remain in ignor ance of the distinction conferred upon our district I was Just preparing a littl paragraph for the papers." The dwarl smiled ambiguously. Hanbury started and colored and mov ed bis feet impatiently, uneasily. "Mr. Iigh." he aald, "you have done me a favor already, a great favor, a great ser vice. They say one ia always disposed tc help one be has helped before. Do me an other service, and you will double, you will quadruple, my gratitude. Say noth ing to any one of seeing me here; above all, let nothing get into the papers about it." "Hah," said Leigh, throwing himself back on his chair. "1 see! I understand A woman in the case." (To be continued.) PUMPING EARTH FOR A LEVEE. Interaatinz Experiment Being Mods by Engineer, on the 9U.si.8ipp!, Lieutenant Kocbe of the United States engineer corps, who was In charge of the levee district below New Orleans, has been trying a plan of building levees with a hydraulic pump at a point sixty miles below the city. If the experiment Is the complete sue awns that Is claimed or it it would re duce the cost of levee construction to a minimum. Hurt save the people ot the lower Mississippi valley hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. The idea Is not altogether new, but the difficulty was in holding the mix ture of water and river mud thrown up on the shore by the dredge. This has Anally been overcome by means of planking, which keeps the mixture within a limited territory. The plank ing leaked at first, but the use of wil lows stopped the leaks, and the experi ment Is now a success. The levees In Lieutenant Roche's dis trict are being built not by manual la bor, as all have heretofore been con strncted, but by the mammoth steam dredge Ram. The old system was ob jectionable, not only because lc cost a great deal, although It had fallen 75 per cent, in cost during the last ten years, but also because the levee, be ing made of dirt and not pounded down this has been found impractic able is not compact or solid enough and yields readily to the pressure of the river. Lieutenant Roche tried the system of building a levee by pump ing the water and mud from the Mis sissippi, and now announces that it is a success. Levees can undoubtedly be built in this way, for there Is the Plaquemines levee to show for It, and can be built more quickly. It is more solid and substantial than the levec-s built by hand, the soil being so com pact that the crawfish, the bane of the Louisiana planters, cannot penetrate It, and this alone, Lieutenant Roche thinks, will make the mud levees ex trcmely popular. The matter of cost Is not thoroughly satisfactory as yet. The new pump-built levee costs about the same as one constructed with senp ers of wheelbarrows, but this is attrib uted to the fact that the Rani was not Intended for levee building, but for dredging. A much cheaper boat can be built which will do the levee work far more satisfactorily and will reduce the cost one-half. When this is done the levee-bnllding machine will do nil the levee work along the Mississippi, and get rid of the thousands of labor ers and convicts who now do the work. New York Sun. The man who eelN ica in the sum mer and coal in the winter is about the only fellow who can safely defy the elements. We hear a good deal paid about th dignity of intellect, tbe force of reason and the discrimination of judgment; but man is more remarkable for his whims than anything else. It never was iutende I that the world should live in peace; to stir up the ani mals is the policy of Heaven. Waste of wealth is sometimes re trieved; waste of health seldom: waste of lime never. It is better to have a contented and sunny spirit, than it is to have a pedigree that goes cack to lha May flower. Scandal is described as something which one-half the world takes plea sure in inventing and the ether half in believing. , Nature preaches cheerfulness in he saddest mood; she covers even -forgotten graves with flowers. The man who will not improve his chance is bound to lose it, no matter whether it has to do with seeking sal vation or making a fortune. III . . ..- ts.Ttiir n wr .". k WW ill JAMES liNUi a uuwnrALu. jii M It, JAMES INCH is one of the most ataid and dignified citi zens of Parlor City. He never drinks, be never smokes, and It Is bit firm conviction that Hades la yawning for every man, woman, and child tbat plays cards. He Is a pillar of the local Methodist Church, has publicly de nounced dancing as an Invention of the devil, progressive euchre and pedro parties as greased poles to the realm of Satan, and trolley parties as an even more sinful diversion than any of the other forms of amusement to which be is opposed. One might Imagine from this that Mr. James Inch was an un popular man in Parlor City. Such. however, is not the case. The Inhab itants point him out to strangers as their model citizen, and ' can'- say enough in praise of him. Tbat Is be cause Mr. Inch Is a sterling business man, and so generous and charitable tbat his fellow townsmen are willing to overlook his radical vlewa on things j In the amusement line. Mr. Inch had an experience seme weeks ago that came pretty near knocking down with one blow the splendid reputation be has built up for himself in Parlor City. It was a most uufortunate experience for Mr. Inch, but It provided amusement for bis fel low citizens for days afterwards, and some of them are not through laughing yet One bright euuny morning early In August Mr. Inch boarded a train bound for Parlor City at a small way station some twenty miles from bis home. He bad gone out there the night before on busi ness, had missed the last train back, and a night on a corn husk mattress lu the local tavern had ruffled him about as much as be bad ever been rutUed In bis life. Mr. Inch had not been In the train five minutes when be beard a frlcrhtflll rw rVot- In tliA Mr liAhiml lilln and on inquiring of the conductor what j It meant wns told that both of the rear cars were full of lunatics who were be ing transferred from New York to the State asylum on the hill back of Par lor City. They're In charge of keepers, all right," said the conductor, "but they get excited every now and then, aud I tell you the keepers have their hands full. Lor! but they do curse!" "Do you suppose I could go look at them?" asked Mr. Inch, who Immedi ately made up his mind tbat It was bis duty as a Christian man to go and speak a few words of admonition to tlioo men. "Duuno," was the conductor's laconic response. "You'll have to ask the keepers." Mr. Inch rose from his seat and start ed back. He decided that be would itot auk permission to do what was his plain duty. He felt that the keepers would refuse bim admission to the car, to be made up his mind to slide in un observed, take a seat, and watch his chance to distribute advice to the un fortunate. It was not a difficult piece of work, as the keepers were pretty busy when Mr. Inch opened the door and walked in, and they didn't notice him at all. He gradually worked bis way to the middle of the car unnoticed In the howling crowd of wild-eyed men, and ensconced himself In a seat beside a red-headed Individual who waa swinging his arms round In most reck less fashion and singing in a shrill voice: "Tbls Is my story, this la ray song. Praising the Savior all the day long." Over and over again the man sang the couplet, sandwiching It with strings of oaths, which sent chills chasing each other up and down Mr. Inch's spinal column. He attempted to talk with the man, but he might as well have tried to converse with a log of wood. Others with whom he started converaa- tlons looked at him so blankly tbat he soon realized It was a hopeless task, and settling down In hla seat, he re- solved to say no more When we get to Parlor City." he figured to himself. "I 1 Just wait until they get this crew out of tne car, and then 1 11 go out myself and go home.- Mr. Inch's resolution was the result of a little speculation as to what would happen to him If the keepers dlscov- ered that he had entered the car and mingled with tbls crew of violent and Zn Parlor City on the same morning that Mr. Inch boarded ,i m,i , , n frm th Rt.- .-.mm waiting for the consignment of luna - tics from ew York. With them was young Dr. Blank, on whose shoulders rested the responsibility for the safe transportation of the lunatics from the station to the asylum. Dr. Blank was worried. It was the flrst expedl - tlon of this kind he had commanded. ml ho vena mlirhtllv afraM that anm. thing would go wrong. Only a month I before be bad received his appointment to tbe asylum, and escape or revolt dne to lack of proper precautions would, he knew, mean the loss of his place. Be wns relieved when the train rolled in and a keeper jumped from tbe steps of a car, touched his bat, and announced tbat all was well. -A hundred altogether, I believe," tbe doctor remarked. Yes, sir; fifty In each car," said the keeper. "Well, march them ont as soon as ou can," said Dr. Blank, and he hauled out a notebook and prepared to check off the men as they were hand ed over to his keepers. Tbey took the last car first, and Dr. Blank drew a deep breath of relief when tbe fiftieth man stepped to the platform. "Now for the other car," he said, cheerily, and the keepers commenced te hustle the unfettinatas a. Mr. Inch crouched low la hla teat and was passed by. Mr. Blank, notebook la hand, sang out, "Forty-nine,' Jnet as the keeper escorted a man to the plat form and called: That-, all." "There must be another," aald the doctor, nervously. "You counted wrong." said the keep er. "No, I'm eure I'm right, bat 111 count them again," eatd Dr. Blank, and he did so, with the result tbat hla first fig uring was correct. One man waa missing. There could be no doubt about that. The car had only yielded forty-nine men. "Search the car." called eat the doc tor, and the keeper proceeded to do so. The first man he encountered waa Mr. Inch, who, having made np hla mind that sufficient time bad elapsed to ren der It safe for him to leave the car, had risen and was making for the door. "Hello." exclaimed the keeper, "how did you get here?" I Just walked In from the other car," replied Mr. Inch, with dignity. "Didn't see a man hide himself around thla car anywhere, did yon?" Now It happened that some minutes before the train reached Parlor City the red-headed man who aat next to Mr. Inch had slid to the floor, and cud dled himself up nnder the seat Mr. Inch had seen him do It, and had mar veled at the man's ability to stay In one position so long. To tell of this Inci dent, however, was to admit that he had been lu the car for some time, which would scarcely do, so he simply said In a tone of mild astonsibment: "See a man bide himself? How ridic ulous," and the keeper. Impressed by bis tone, passed by and started search ing at the upper end of the car. Mr. Inch continued toward the door, reached the platform, and stepped slowly down. Mr. Inch's personal ap pearance waa not what It usually was. A night In a country hotel, with neither hair brush nor comb In the morning, showed on him. Contact with the elbow of a lunatic behind him had put a most disreputable looking dent In his derby. His appearance was altogether bad enough to Justify Dr. Blank's ex clamation of: "Ah, here he is. This way, my friend." which he made when he saw Mr. Inch descending to tha platform. Mr. Inch heard the remark, but paid no attention to It Instead of obeying, be quickened his pace toward the other snd of the platforw, but before he bad gone a dozen yards Dr. Blank waa alongside. "Thla way, my friend." said Dr. Blank, swinging Mr. Inch around by the arm. "What do yon mean, sir?" said Mr. Incb. "Keep quiet, now. keep very quiet," said the doctor, soothingly. "It'll be all right if you keep quiet." "Why should I keep quiet when a loafer grabs me by the arm and swings me around ss though I were a log ot wood?" cried Mr. Incb, Indignantly. "Get back Into line," said Dr. Blank. "Get back Into line, and let's end this nonsense," and he grabbed Mr. Inch by the collar and proceeded to drag bim down the platform. Mr. Inch lost his temper then, and swung his right around toward his captor's Jaw with vicious violence. The blow landed, and so did a second and third, sent In with equal precision. Dr. Blank hung on, though slightly dazed. He couldn't hit the man back. There la a State rale forbidding keep ers or doctors to strike an Insane per son, no matter what the provocation. The doctors have but one mode of de- fens. It is the hroodermlc injection. mnd cil doctor carries a syringe load- J witn A special preparation which wm aji the life out of a man in QVe minutes, cause him to sleep for several hours, and bring him around after his slumber In a decidedly weak mental condition. Whlie Dr. inch was banging Dr. B,ank on the now, Md the doc waa maoeuvering with his free f , rf While the strug- went on kept the,r .ye8 on otixer insane men. They couldn't ! to go t0 the doctor's assist, ance The atruggie was apt to excite them and a general outbreak was to be pTcnted above all things. T'Z' T n.h 1 haul It out, and Jab It Into Mr. Inch a neck. The effect of the injection was ! iMtfitaneotia. ' 1 m 8abibed,! f1 Mr Inch, slap mn nauu" " um "uu Pln"- ' "Vm fl-n lad f Dr. Bnk- "You're the toughest one I eve. 1 tackled." and be motioned to a keeper, aa coming toward him on a ran tO COIHe faster. "We've found the other man,1 said the keeper, when he came np. "Of course we have," said the doc tor, with sarcastic emphasis on the "we." "He was under a seat ia the car," went on the keeper. "Yott'Te made a bad break here," he went on in a low tone. "Come up here, and lefs get away." "Great Scott r roared the doctor, "Isn't this one of our men?" "No," said the keeper. "He's a dtl een who wandered Into the car." "Lefs cot thla quick," said the dec tor. "Tell the boys to march around to the north ot the depot and I'll Join you there," and away went the decter In one direction, while the keeper went down the platform. So much interest had been natuitXaat ed In the crowd of tAsane mem that few people on the platform had netJesd the struggle between Dr. Blank sn4 sir. lack. The few whe and sssam It awer wnen the Insane men were marched off, and so a little later, when a station hand came across the re spectable Mr. Inch asleep In a pile of freight, bis clothes torn and dirty, his hat ripped through the middle, and minus his collar and necktie, he threw up his hands In astonishment He called ether station bands, and the men In the baggage room came, too, and their eyes nearly popped out ot their heads at the sight of James Inch, Parlor City's respectable citizen, la so deplorable a condition. They were a heartless crowd, those station men. rot they called n policeman, and the police man hauled Mr. Inch out of the freight and started dragging him toward the station, Mr. Inch the meanwhile sleep ing Innocently on. Half way to the sta tion the policeman gave out and Mr. Inch was allowed to take a short doze en theSidewalk pending the arrival of help, i It happened to be on the main street ef Parlor City that the policeman left his prisoner, and aa the afternoon was as bright and sunny as the morning had been, the Inhabitants were out In great numbers. Any attempt to record here the comments of the people on Mr. Inch and his condition would be futile. Suffice It to say that the downfall of James Inch, the model citizen of Par lor City, the pillar of the church, and the greatest philanthropist In the conn try, was known for miles that night And the next day there was more to talk about Mr. Inch slept for five hoars at the station house, and then went home, and. refusing to recognise his wife, proceeded to destroy the fam ily china. He hurled plates around un til he waa tired, then smashed win dows snd mirrors with n poker for n time. He went to bed after hacking at some furniture with a earring knife, and the next morning woke np with out the slightest recollection of what had ha; ened. He recalled the strug gle at the station, but that was all. His wife pretended to believe the story of his baring been subbed In the neck, but she didn't at all. For several days the cold glances of former friends and acquaintances an noyed him. They all said, "Yea, yes," when be told of his remarkable tem porary aberration, but be could see that they did not believe him. Nevertheless the truth came out in time and Mr. Inch of Parlor City is as respected and honored as he ever was. Dr. Blank made a statement In the local paper of the matter over hla signature, and that more than anything else exonerated Mr. Inch. As for the doctor, he wns suspended, but at Mr. Inch's earnest solicitation the superintendent restored him to duty, and be and his victim are now the best of friends. The doctor doesn't carry his hypodermic syringe except in the asylum wards now, and he has declared that he'll never take It out of the building again. New York Sun. Where Men Fall as Loverm, "It is a question with me," writes Lilian Bell, In Ladles' Home Journal, "whether a woman ever knows nil the joys of love-making who has one of those dumb, silent husband who doubtless adores her, but Is able to ex press it only in deeds. It requires an act of the will to remember tbat his getting down town at 7 o'clock every morning la all done for ycu, wben be hasn't been able to tell you in wotds' that he lores you. It is hard to get a letter telling about the weather and how busy be Is, when the same amount of space saying that be got to think ing about you yesterday, when he eaw a girl on the street who looked like you, only she didn't carry herself so well as you do, and that he loves you, good-by would have fairly made your heart turn ojer with Joy, and made you kiss tbe harried lines and thrust the letter In yonr belt, where you could crackle it now and then just to make sure It was there. Nearly all rice men make gooa lovers in aeons, a great many fall at some Important crisis in the handling of words. "But the last test of all, and, to my mind, the greatest, is In the use of words aa a balm. Few people, be they men or women, be they only friends, lovers or married, can help occasionally hurting each other's feel ings. Accidents are continually hap pening even when peopie are good tempered. And for quick or evil tem pered ones there Is but one ramedy the handsome, honest apology. The most perfect lover Is the one who best understands how and w'-ien Ao apol ogize," Flowr Girl, im Real Liife. The flower girls of Italy are worse than the peddlers. The "girl" Is usu ally a plump and picturesque creature, aged anywhere from twenty-five to forty, and possessed ef nerve even be yond her years. She flourishes best In Venice and Naples, but there Is no cer tainty of escaping her anywhere. Sup pose the stranger seats himself at a table In St Mark's square, Venice, to listen to the evening band concert No sooner has he seated himself than the flower girl advances on him, preceded by the witchery of a beaming smile. She will place a flower hi his button hole. He may prevent her doing so by rising and offering physical resistance, but otherwise he must accept tbe flow er. After the flower has been placed there he may remove It and offer It to her, but ehe will laugh coyly and re fuse to take It back. He may throw It on the ground, bat that would be rude. Suppose that he accepts the Inevitable and decides to leave the flower In hla buttonhole. He puts bla hand Into his pocket and says to the flower girl: "How much 7" "Oh, whata yon please." She knows ber business. If he gives ber fifty centimes or more, he knows that she will regard him an easy victim af her extortion, whereas, If he .gives her only two ee three small coppers she will say, "Set ees not much," and po Htely revile him. The unprotected man has little chance against the large and getermlnod girl. 1 bellsT said the candidate, "that Bay comntry calls me." "If yon are aV IidhV ter that noise yon hears Just now," said the old farmer, "yen ait apses what mistook. Hit wnr nothin tat the ot mole a-prayta' in she hat" REV. DA MAGE, The Eminent Divine's SunJay D.scourse. Subject 'The Pageantry Woods." of the Txxr r 'We Isaiah htiv.. 6. all do fad. as a la-" It is so bard for as to understand religious truth that Ood constantly reiterates. As the schoolmaster takes a blackboard and puts upon It figures and diagrams, so that th. scholar may not only get his lesson through the Mr. but also through the eyo, so Ood takes all the truths of His Bible and draws turn oat In diagram on th. natural world. Champellion, the famous Frenchman, went down Into Egypt to study th. hieroglyphics on monuments and temples. Atter maob labor h. deciphered them and announced to th. learned world th. result of bis Investiga tions. Th. wisdom, goodness and power nt Ood sr. written in hieroglyphic all over th. earth and all over th. heaven. Ood grant that w. may bav. understanding enough to decipher them. There are Scriptural pass ages, like my text, which need to be studied in the very pramno. ot th. natural world. Those know but Uttle of th. maulns of th. natural world who hav. looked at it through th. eyes of others, and from book or eanvas taken their Impression. Thar. ar. soma faces so mobile that photographers cannot take them, and the faoe ot nature has j tuoh a flush and sparkle and lit. that no uu- i man description san gather them. No j knows the pathos ot a bird's vole unless he has sat atsuromer evening tldeat the edge of i m wood and listened to the cry of th. whip- noorwill. There Is to-day more glory in one branoh ot sumao than a painter could put on a whol. forest of maples. Ood hath struok into th. autumnal leaf a glance that none M but those who com. faoe to 'ace the mountain looking uponth. man, and tha man looking upon th. mountain. For several autumns I hav. made a tour to tb. far west, and one autumn, about this time, saw that which I shall never forget. I have seen the autumnal sketches of Oropsey and other skillful pencils, but that week I aaw a pageant 2000 miles long. Let artist stand back when Ood stretches Bis eanvas! A grander spectacle was never kindled be fore mortal eyes. Along oy mo rivers, uu up and down the sides ot th. great b.lls, and j uy tne oanas oi too iaa9 mom wm wi iuiw i sarlDable mingling of gold and orange and : crimson and saffron, now soDenng into arao ml mantra, now flaming Into solferino sua ; scarlet. Her. and there the trees looked as if Inst their tins had blossomed Into Are. In the morning light the forests seemed as if thaw hil hMn transflirnred. and In th. even tear hour thev looked as if the snnet had burst and dropped upon the leaves. In more sequesterea spots, wnere tne iroxis uau umu hindered in their work, ws saw the first kin dltng ot the flames of color in a lowly spritft then they rushed up from branch to branch until the" glory of the Lord submerged th. forest. Her. you would find a tree Just making up its mind to change, and there on. l.oked as if, wounded at .very pore, it stood bathed in carnage. Along the banks of Lake Huron tlire were hills over which there seemed pouring cataracts of fire, tossed up and down and every whither by the rooks. Throngh some of th. ravines w. saw occa sionally a foaming stream, as though it was rushing to put out the conflagration. If at one end of the woods a commanding tree would set np its crimson banner, the whole forest prepared to follow. It God's urn ot colors were not infinite, one swamp that I sawalong the Maumee would ha veexhaust.d It forever. It seemed as If the sea ot divine glory bad dashed its snrt to the tiptop ot the Allegheny, and then it had com. dripping down to lowest leaf and deepest cavern. Most persons preaching from this text And only in it a vein ot sadness. I And that I hav. two strings to this gospel harp a string of sadness and a string of joy in. finite. We all do fade as a leaf." First. Like the foliage, we fade gradu ally. The leaves which week before last felt the frost have day by day been changing in tint and will for many days yet cling to the bough waiting forth, flat of the wind to ; strike them. Suppose you that the pictured leaf that you hold In vour band took on its ' i " ' t I in - irL) color in au uuur, wi .. . No; deeper and deeper tbe flush, till all tha veins oi its lire now seem openeu sou Ing away. After awhile, leaf alter lear, tney fall. Sow those on the outT branches, then those most hidden, i ntil the last spark of the gleaming forge shall have been quenched. So Hraduallv we pa-u away. From flay to day we hardly see tbe change. But tho frosts nave toucnea us. in. won ot ueuiy Is goingjjn. Now a snant com. wow a sea- son of Overfatigue. Now a fever, sow a stitch in the side. Now a n.iraigio wrut. Now a rheumatic twinge. Now a rail. Little bv little. Pain by pain. Less steady of limb. Sight not so clear. Ear not so alert. After awhile we take a start, 'inen, arcer mnnh resistance, we come to spectacles. In stead of bounding into the vehiole, wo are Willing to b. helped In. At last tne octoge narian falls. Forty veatsof decaying. No sudden change. NO fierce cannonading of the batteijes ot me, nut a tauing awHy slowly gradually. As the leaf, as tbe leaf! Again, like the leaf w. fade, to make room for others. Next year's forests will be as grandly follagedas this. There ar. other generations of oak leaves to take th. place of thos. which this autumn perish. Next May the cradle of th. wind will rock the f.a7SS .'r-nZ .'.YVh vnnnip with th. chorus of leafy voices. It the tree In front of yonr house, like Elijah, takes a chariot of nr., its mantie win iau upon Kllsba. If, in th. blast ot these autumnal batteries, to many ranks fall, there are re serve forces to take their places to dofend the fortress of th. hills. Tb. beaters of gold leaf will have mors gold leaf to beat. The crown tbat drops to-day from the bead of the oak will be picked up and -handed down for other kings to wear. Let the blasts oome. Tbey only make room for other life. So, when we go, others tak. our spheres. W. do not grndgo the future generations their places. Wa will have had our good time. Let them oom. on and hav. their good time. There Is no sighing among the-, leaves to-day because other leaves are to fol low them. After a lifetime of preaching. doctoring, telling, sewing or digging, let us cheerfully glv. way for those who oome on to do the preaching, doctoring, selling, sew ing and digging. Ood grant that their life may be brighter than ours has been. As we get older do not let us b affronted If young men and women orowd us a little. Wt will have had our day, and we must let them have theirs. When our voloes get oraoked let us not tnarl at those who can warble. When our knees are stiffened, let us have patience with those who go fleet ss the deer. Beoause our leaf is fading do not let us despise the nn frosted. Autumn must not envy tbe spring. Old men must bo patient with boys. Dr. Guthrie stood up in Scotland and said: "You need not think I am old because my hair is white. I never was so young as I am now. I look Daca to my cnuonoou uaya and remember when in winter nigiita In the sitting room the children played the blithest and the gayest ot all the company were father and mother. Although reaching fourscore years of age, tbey never got old. Again, as with the leaves, we fade and fall amid myriads of others. One cannot count the number of plumes whinh these frosts are plucking from the hills. Tbey will strew aM the streams, they will drift Into the. cavern", they will soften tha wild beast's lair and fill the eagle's eyrie. All tbe aisles or tne rorest win oe covered with their carpet and tbe steps of the hlllf glow with a wealth of color and shape that will defy the looms of Axminsttrr. What urn could hold tbe ahs of all these ead leave? Who could count tbe hosts that burn on this funeral pyre of the mountain?? So we die in concert. The clock that strike the hour or our going will sound the goinjz of many thousands. Keeping step wit n th. feet of those who carry ot out will o. tn tramp of hundreds doing tb. same errand. Between 60 and 70 people .very day lie down in Oreenwood. That place has over 300,000 of th. dead. I said to th. man at th. gatet "Then, If there are so many her., you must have th. largest eemet.ry." Be said there wore two Roman Catholic cmsteries in the eity, each ot which had more than this. w are all dying. London and Pekln are not tht teat cities of the world. The grav. is tht great eltv. It hatn mightier population. longer streets, Dnghter ngnts. inicaer oars Besses. Csssar is there and all his subjects. Tiers Is than and all his victims. City of king and paupers! It has swallowed up in Its Im migrations Thebes and Tyre and Babylon snd will awallow all our cities. let city of sitenoe. No voice. Mo hoof. No wheel. No clash. No smiting of hammer. Noelaok of Hying loom. No jar. No whisper. Great 3ity ot silence! Of all its million million hands not on. ot them Is lifted. Of all its million million eyes not one of them sparkles. Of all Its million million hearts not on. pulsates. Th. living are in small minority. If, in the movement of time, some great question between the living and th. dead should be put, and Ood called up all th. dead and th. living to decide it, as we lifted our hands, and from alUhe resting places of the dead they lifted their hand., the dead would outvote us. Whv, the multituta ot th. dying and dead are as these autumnal leaves drifting under our feot to-day. W. march on toward eternity, not by companies of 100, or regiments f 1000. or brigades of 10,000, but l,00,0O0,000 abreast! Marohlng on! Marching on! Again, as with variety of appearanoe th. leaves depart, so do we. You have noticed that some trMS at the flrst touch of the frost lose all their beauty. Tbey stnnd wither.!, and uncomely ana ragged waiting forth, northeast storm to drive them into the mire. Th. tun shining at noonday gilds them with no beauty. Ragged leaves. Dead leaves. No on. stands to study them. They are gathered in no vase. Thev ar. hung on no wall. So death smites many. There is no beauty In their aeparture. um sharp frost of sickness or one blast 0(j ,h. co, waters ami tney are gonn. No tinge ot hope. No prophecy of buafeiL Th.lr spring was all abloom with bright prospects. Their summer thick fnllaged with opportunities. But Oatoher oame, and their glorv went out. Frosted! In early autumn) tha frosts corns, but ilo not seem to damage vegetation. They are light frosts. But some morning you look out of th. window and say, "fhera wa: a black frost last night," and you know that from that day everything will wither. Bo men seem to get along without religion amid the annoyances and vexations ot lif. that nip them sligutly her. and nip th.m there. But after awhile death comes. It is a black fro tnd all is ended. Ob, what withering and scattering death makes among tbos. not prepared to meet it! rhey leave everything iIeaaot behind them their house their families, their friends. their books, their pictures, and step out of th. sunshine into th. shadow, They quit the present), of bird and bloom and wave to g0 uaneoKonsa ana uuweiaoxnvu. xuv uuw n which tbsy stood and sang and wove ehaplets and mad. themselves merry nai 0n. down under an awrui equinocnca'.. no 0.11 can toll one-nan toe aoietuiueu ui mvir condition. Frosted But. thank Ood, that Is not th. way neo- pl always die. Tell me on what day ot all tbe year tb. leaves of the woodbine ar. as bright as they ar. to-day? So Christian eharastsr Is n.verso attractive as in tus dy ing hour. Such go into the grav., not as a log, with frown and harsh voice, driven in. to a kennel, but they oass away calmly, brlKhtly, sweetly, grandly. As th. leaf! As the leaf! Lastlv, as th. leaves tads and fall only ta rise, so do we. All this goldsn shower of tb woods is making tns ground nensr, au i iu the Juloe and sap and Ufa of tbe tra. tbe j leaves will oom. up again. Nxt May th i south wind will blow th. rewnrreotion ! trumpet, and they will rise. So we fall in I the dust only to riss again. "Tbe hour is I coming wbsn all who are In their grave- shall hear His voice and com. forth.' It would be a horrible consideration to think i that our bodies were always to li. in th. i ground. However beautiful the flowers you plant there, we do not want to make ous ; everlasting residence in such a plaoe. i I hav. with these .yes seen so many ot the glories of the natural world and to. 1 radiant faces of my friends, that I do not want to think that when I oloso them in death I shall never open th-m again. It is sad enough to bav. a hand or foot ampu tated. In a hospital, alter a soldier had bad his hand taken off he said, -'Ooodby, dear old band, you had done me a great deal of good service," and burst into te irs. It is a mora awful thing to think of having th. whole body amputated from the soul for ever. I must nave my oouy agun, io w wltb to hear vith, to walk with. With this h(lnil i mn3t clasp the hand of my loved ones wnen I bav. passed clean over Jor Jan and ih i, th trlnmnhs of mv King. Aba. ws shall rise again' We shall rise again! Aa the leaf! As th. leaf! Crossing the Atlantic the ship may found er and our bodies be eatan by the sharks, but Ood tameth leviathan, and we shall come again. In awful explosion of factory boiler our bodies may be shattered Into a hundred fragments in th. air. but Ood watuhes tb. disaster, ana w. snau com air uu. n drag the dsep, and ransack Ibe tomb, and upturn tne wuuoiu, a y;a tain, nut n.win uwi . nn trt Inlirment and to vi torV. We shall com. up with perfect eye, with Krfect hand, with perfect foot and with per ;t body. All our weaknesses left behind. We fall, but we rise; we die. but we live agalnl We moulder away, bnt we come to higher unfolding! As the leaf! As tha leafl WIVES WANTED. A Chance for Many Hundreds of Eoanff omen to Find Good Hu. bands The mining camps of Trail Creek and Boundary Creek, British Columbia, where there are ten men to one woman, ant wives. Hreadv work with good pay. With the fast i SSint Columbia laws' frO-n sererly on ganiuiiuif sun uiiuiug, - - miners prosperous. The question of getting wivei was r'ea recently as a joke, but tbe outcome has ..wn to thoroughly advenis. tbe fuct that a 1 irg. number of marriageable girls chu find good husbands by emigrating to tbe mining dis tricts of British Columbia. J. O. Devlin, a prominent miner, who went recently to Toronto and Montreal to sell mining property, discussed the matter and got the newspapers to discussing it. H. told the Canadians that if tney would send 1500 nice Eirl9 out to Rowland alone every one would get a good husband. Reports show tbat already the girls ar. taking npth. matter seriously. The minors ar. willing, and th. first lot of would-o. wives will b. arranged for next spring. OUR GREAT INLAND SEAS. A Majority of Oar Vessels Fly on th. Great Lakes. A majority of the large steam vessels of th. United States ar. plying the waters of th. lakes. Through the St. Mary's Falls csnal. between Lakes Superior and Huron, pawid last vear a total of 17,956 vessels, as against 8834 through the Suez canal; an I the total tonnage of vessels passing through the Sues eanai In the twelve months of 1H15 wns but 8,450,000, in round numbers, a-rninstt 16 W0, OuO passing through the "Soo" cuu il in the eight months of the same year during Which it was open for navigation. Child Flays With Hear CnlM. rielma Oerbll, a flva-year-old girl, wan dered awav from her home in Williamp-r, Fenn. Later her parents grw alnroie 1 al her absence and a pnrty of nic:!ibors began a search. The child was dis'iuvered in a mall clearing romping with t to be.ir cubs. Thread of S!ire1leil t-teel ar. nteil in Germany as a sulmtiluto for sandpaper, it is s-H to work moro quickly and uniformly thnn sandpaptr aud dots r.ot clog. Tamp.'', Fla-. is banking cn be coming the metropolis of tiie Stale. It baa now a population of 30,000. Tue lite of IViiliam JI. Sowirl has been ri'ten by Tborn'on K Lothrop for the American Statesman Series. A Mibmnrino uioiintnio raugq has been ticte!cd-in t in southern part of Davis S'rait 1J the l-it;iilt ftea i.er iDgolft which has U-en carrying on deep-sen explorations on the Iceland ana Greenland oatt, (or tbe past two years.