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ft. P. aOHWEIER,
THE OON8TITUTION-THE ONION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWS.
MIFFLINTOWIS, JUNIATA COUNTY. PENNA.. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 13 1897
With ft feeling of relief Urtiilntry walk
ed rapidly away. The last wnnls of I.eigli
had stirred within him onoe nure th
trouble which had innde him shirk meet
ing his mother that morning. The burn
ing down of Leigh's place and the destruc
tion of the wonderful clock would afford
a story to be told when he sot home, and
he might interpose that history between
the first words of meeting and the ulti
mate announcement that the engagement
between Dora and himself was at ar
When he got back home he beard, with
great relief, that Mrs. and Miss Grace
were at luncheon in the dining-room with
Mrs. Ilanbury. The presence of tho two
Tisitors and the general nature of the
conversation necessary to their presence
, and the meal would serve as an admirable
softener of the story he had for his moth
er's private ear.
Some reference brought in Leigh's
name, and then Ilanbury told of the fire,
the destruction of the clock, his meeting
that morning with the dwarf and the con
viction of the latter that he would not
long survive the destruction of his in
comparable machine. He noticed as he
went on that Miss Grace first flushed and
The giri had hardly spoken up to this.
She sat silent and timid. She did not
seem to hear quickly or to apprehend ac
curately. She had hesitated in her an
swers like one afraid. The table was
Email, and laid for four people. Ilanbury
sat opposite his mother, Edith opposite
her grandmother. The heat was intense.
There was a buzzing and beating in the
girl's ears. AH at once she hastily put
one hand to her left side and the other
to her forehead and rose, swaying softly
to and fro.
"I I " she whispered, but could say
Ilanbury caught her, or she would have
fallen. The two ladies got np.
"She is not well," said the old woman,
excitedly. "She has eaten nothing foi
The girl reclined, cold and pale as mar
ble, in the young man's arms. Her eyes
were half closed, her lips half open. He
half led -her,- half lifted Tj to a couch.
Restoratives such as sto, . ft hand were
applied, but she did not .aite recover.
She was not exactly unconscious. This
was no ordinary faint.
The ladies were terrified, and Ilanbury
ran off for a doctor. When he came back,
tha girl had been got upstairs. She was
J still in the same state, not quite con
! scious, and not quite insensible. The doc
tor made a long examination, and heard
all that was to be told. When he came
down to the dining-room, where Ilanbury
was excitedly walking up and down, he
said the case was serious, but not exactly
dangerous, that is, the patient's life wae
in no Imminent peril. She bad simply
I been overwrought and weakened by want
I of food, and jarred by suppressed and con
i tending emotions. There was no organic
i. -disease, but the heart had been function
ally affected by the vicissitudes of the
f" past few days acting on an organism of
; exquisite sensibility. Quiet was the best
medicine, and, after quiet, careful
strengthening, and then tho drugs men--s.
tiontd in his prescription. But above all,
Ilanbury took up the prescription and
hastened off with it. On bis way back
from the druggist he reverted to the past
"Yes, I owed the introduction to him.
I freely forgive him now. He, too, was
tho means of breaking off the Ash ton af
fair. I must write at once. I have
behaved badly in not doing so before. I'll
Write the moment when I get back home;
Tea, I must write when I get back, and
then I'll put the affair out of my mind
altogether, for good and ever."
When lie had finished a letter to Dora
he closed it without reading it over.
"When one reads over a letter like this,'
he thought, "one grows nice about
phrases and tries to alter it, and finally
tears it up. 1 am satisfied that if 1 tried
all day long I should do no better than
this. I shall post it myself when I go out.
That letter is a great weight off my mind.
and- now I am much less disinclined to
break the matter to my mother. When
that is over I shall feel that I am free."
The next morning he received a mes
sage requesting him to call upon Leigh,
at his new lodgings. lie found the dwarf
In bed. A woeful change had taken place
In face and (rame.
"I sent for you because I have some
thing on my mind; and, as you are the
only man who knows all the secret of
Mystery Gold, and my deputy winder, I
want you to do me a service. Will you?"
were Leigh's Erst words.
"Anything that an honest and honor
able man may do, I will do for yon with
pleasure. If I can possibly," said Han
bury, shocked and subdued by the change
In the clockmaker's appearance.
"Are 70a going to see the Ashton's
"No." Hsnbury reddened, but he was
standing with ia back to the light. "The
family are leaving town suddenly."
"Are you going, too?"
"No." Hanbury was anything brit
pleased with all this, but who could be
angry with a dying man, and such a
dying man, too?
"If 70a were going I should like to send
a message. But of course you cannot be
going if they are leaving town. I told
yon I have some money oi my own. I
hare made my will since I saw you.
After my mother's death all will go, I
mean the yearly interest of all will go in
equal share to any hunchbacks that
apply for shares. The conditions will be
advertised ia the papers."
-t UiinK yon could not have done bet
ter with it," said Hanbury, cordially.
"Yes. When you see her next, tell her
I gave np all thought of mr.king Miracle
Gold, because she said she wished .me to.
I know it ia not fair of me to keep you
-where. Ton want to go. Say good-by to
r before she leaves town. Yon must
rt atay here any longer. Will you say
giod-by to me also? Two good-bye in one
aay. One to her and one to me."
Hanbury rose and held out bis hand,
'sayuw "XJooi-bz." I
l keigU did not stir.
"Are we not to shake hands?"
I "Yes, in a moment."
j Hanbury waited a while. "I am going
, now. You have nothing more to say?"
He had not.
j He had nothing more to say. He would
! say no more to any one. He was dead.
Ilanbury had, during the past few days,
carefully avoided meeting friends or ac
quaintances. He went near no club and
kept in the house a good deal. When he
j went abroad he drove. He did not wish
I to be asked questions of the most ordi
nary kind respecting the Asntons.
That morning he had seen i:i a news
paper that Mr., Mrs. and Miss Ashton
Were leaving for a tour abroad. That
was all the paragraph said.
At the very moment Hanbury was
speaking to Oscar Leigh the Aslitou tam
lly were leaving the city. When Dora
Ashton sat that afternoon in her own
room, after writing to her lover, she
knew the engagement was at an end, and
realized the knowledge. But she had not
said anything of it. When she got his
answer all was over beyond any chance
whatever. He had apologized amply for
his offense and accepted her decision.
His letter had a bracing effect upon
her. She had been perfectly sincere in
writing her letter, and she had never
wavered in her resolution of breaking off
the engagement, yet deep down in her
nature was a formless hope, which she
would not acknowledge to herself for a
moment, that he might disregard her re
quest and insist upon her re-consideration.
But with the advent of his letter
that hope vanished wholly, and she felt
more firm and secure. The letter had
been a tonic. If he were so easily dis
missed, he had not been very much in
John Hanbnry thought that now, all
being over with Leigh, he was bound in
common rectitude to disclose the source
of the gold which Leigh had intended
passing off as the result of his imaginary
discovery in chemistry or alchemy. The
simplest course would be to go to the
police and tell all he knew. He was not
bl.us to pass through streets in which
be was known, and he was glad of any
thing to do. How better could he em
play an hour than by trying to Cud out
if any such man as Timmons existed?
He did not like the whole thing, but he
couli not rest easy while he had the
name of a man whom Leigh said dealt
largely in the fruit of robberies and thefts.
At all events, supposing the whole story
told hira by the dwarf was fiction, no
harm could come of a visit to Timmons.
He jumped into a cab and was rapidly
driven to the address Leigh had given
him. Y'es, sure enough, there was the
name and the place, "John Timmons.
Marine Store Dealer." But how did one
get in. supposing one wanted to get in?
The place was all shut up, and he could
see no door.
A man was busy with one of the many
up-ended carts. He had the wheel off and
was leisurely greasing the axletree.
"Has Mr. Timmons left this place,
please?" he asked of the man.
"I think so. Ay, he has."
"Do you know how long?"
"A few days. Since Monday, I think.
Anyway, the place hasn't been open since
Monday, and I hear that he is gone since
"Have you any notion where he's
4 The man stopped greasing, the wheel
nd looked up curiously. -"Are you from
the police, too?"
"No, I am not. Have people been here
from the police?"
"Ay. And if yon was in with Timmons
and that crew, you'd better show a clean
pair of heels. There's something wrong
about a dwarf or a cripple that's missed;
burned up in a fire. Timmons and a
burglar was seen hanging about that
place, and they do say that if they're
catched they'll be hanging about some
where else. So if you're in with thst
lot, you'd better clear out too. They say
Timmons has got out of the country.
The man resumed his work upon the axle.
Hanbury thanked him and turned away.
He bad nothing to do here. The police
had information already.
"Well," he said, "what is the matter?
Oh, breakfast." He pnt down his pews
paper. "I see," he added, "they have
given this fellow Timmons five years, and
served him very right."
"John, yon have forgotten something.'
she said, stopping him on'his way to the
breakfast table and laying one of her
delicate white hands on his shoulder.
"Eh? Forgotten something? Have I?
What? I have a lot of important things
on my mind," said he, looking down on
the dear, sweet, oval face, turned up to
"Whatever Is on your mind, air, you
ought not to forget the dutler of your
lips. I have not had my gocd-morrow
"I never had anything so important 011
my mind, or on my lips, Edy, as your
kiss, dear." lie took her in his arm
and kissed her fondly.
"Yon grow better at compliments as tho
days go by."
"No, dear, deeper in love."
"With sdeh a commonplace kiud of
thing as a wife?"
"With the most nncommonplace sweetheart-wife
in all the world."
"John, I am already beginning to feel
quite a middle-aged wife, and my ring
where it touches the guard is getting
"That's a desperately serious thing-
about the ring, I mean. Gold was too
easily-worn a metal to marry yon with,
Edith. It should have been a plain band
of adamant, and even that would not
last long enough, dear."
"Are you practicing a speech to win a
"No. I am speaking out of my heart
to keep what I have won."
"Do yon know I envy yon only for one
thing ?L' .
- "And what ib that?"
"All the love that yon give me?"
"But we are quits there, for I give all,
yon give all."
"But youra seems so much richer than
"But I am with yon, and always shall
be. You are not afraid of my leaving
"In the vulgar sense? Ob, no! Afraid
of your going away and caring for some
one else? Oh, no. That could not be."
"No. indeed. No, indeed."
""For I should call you back and show
rou my heart, and how could you leave
me when you saw that there was nothing
in all my heart but you? Your nltv would
not let you do that. You might take
something else away, but you could nit
m5 away au mat 1 naa in my heart."
"YOU dreamep rtt hnlv ilMim.
have come from some blessed place, you
. nave come 10 us rrom some place that ia
better than this."
"No," she said, aoftly, "no. There is
no ueuer piace ror me. 1 am where Uod
placed me in my husband's arms."
They had been married a couple oi
months, and it waa June once more. Not
a cloud had arisen between them for
these two months or during the months
before. John Hanbury's mother said that
Edith Grace had the same witchery in
appearance as that village beauty of the
olden days, and that some quality of the
blood which flowed in his veins made him
succumb at once to her, for otherwise
how- could it be that he should almost im
mediately after parting from Dora Ash
ton fall helplessly in love with a girl so
extraordinarily like Dora Ashton as
Edith? How else could the fascination
be accounted for?
"I do not believe," he would say to
himself, "that I was ever in love with
Dora. 1 do think we should never have
got on well together, and I am certain
when she and Whinfield are married thert
will not be a happier couple in America,
excepting Edith and -me. When I heard
that Dora was to be on of the party on
the homeward cruise of Whinfield's yacht
I knew all would be arranged before they
saw Chicago again. They are most ad
mirably suited to one another.
"With Edith an inspired accord aros
between us. She leaned upon me, and I
grew strong enough to support the bur
den of Atlas. I Hung myself aside, so
thnt I might not be impeded in my services
to her. And I was welcomed in the spirit
I came. She would take what I had tc
give, and all I had, and I had no care in
my mind of myself or any of the gifts 01
graces which had been mine and now
were hers. So I had enough time to think
of her and no care to distract me from
That was his wav of nnttlnir It tn htm.
self when he was in a very abstract and
figurative humor. When he was not quit
so abstract or figurative he would say to
himself: "It is sympathy, nothing more
than sympathy. That is the Miracle Gold
we should all try to make in the crucible
of our hearts."
There la a widespread belief that the
Ave senses of savages are extraordin
arily sharp and acute; and In the mat
ter of vision especially, popular opin
ion would award the palm to the In
dian. The popular notion Is, however
clearly in the wrong.
An English traveler in South Amer
ica recently bad occasion to test the
question. He waa greatly surprised
to find that bis guides could distinguish
objects which he could not make out
at all. -
Thus, when a tiny speck appeared on
the landscape of the pampas, a native
could tell by the sight and movements
what manner of thing It was. He sub
sequently discovered that this extra
ordinary range of vision was due more
to long experience than-to the actual
possession of keen eyes. For when be
took two of bis guides off their native
heath, and gave them unfamiliar sights
p.nd scenes in a city, neither could see
any better than an ordinary person.
As a matter of fact, the five senses of
the Indian or savage are dull com
pared with the five senses of civilized
man. A competent authority says that
a savage sees but few sights, hears but
few sounds, tastes but few flavors,
smells but few odors, and that bit
whole life is narrow and blunt.
The lobster's legs, all told, are ten
In number, but only eight of these
are largely used for walking. The
front pair, or big claws, have been
specialized, as In the crab and most
other of the higher crustaceans, into
prehenslve organs for catching and
crushing the prey. Their use Is ob
vious. Lobsters feed largely off mul
lusks of various sorts and other hard
shelled marine animals; in order to be
able to break or crush the shells of
these, and so get at the soft fish with
in, they have acquired such large and
very muscular nippers or pincers.
Late Hoars and Old Age
A German doctor who has been col
lecting Information about the habits of
long-lived persons finds that the ma
jority of those who attained old age
Indulged In late hours. Eight out of
ten persons over 80 never went to bed
till well Into the small hours and did
not get np again till late in the day.
Two million dollsrs ha len
bequeathed to the Chnrcn of England
and the bociety for he Propagation oi
the Gospel by Uawsbury cotton
Professor Villard, of the Paris
Ecole Normsle, has at last sncceeded
in combining rgou and water. It re
quired a presore ot 200 atmospheres to
Warrensburg, Mo., has a street car
line, the rolling stock of which consists
of one car that makes a t ip once a
month, merely to preserve the fran
chise. A new species of giraffe has been
discovered in Atricu
The growtn of the Argentine
Republic fcince 1861 has been remark
able. In tbatvear the population was
placed at 1,350.000, while at present
it is sail to he 4,000,000.
While the deatb rate of the Ana
nan cities averages twenty-five per
thousand, the rate of thirty .three great
towns in .England and Wales is only
The annual number of births i
about 36,79-7.000 an average of 100,
800 a day, 4200 an hour and seventy a
Generally spoakiig, wa say that
the curvature of the earth amounts to
about eeven inches to toe statute mile;
it is exactly 6.99 inobes, or 7,962 inches
for a geographical mile.
- Paris has 70,000 sewin? girls.
Gompera was born in London.
North Dakota hay is f 7 a ton
Nashville plumbers organized.
Duluih baa a Union Label League.
Uncle Sam cares for 75,000 paupers.
8priogfield is to have a co-operative
Charleston knitting mills employ
Americans use 2,000,000 tons of
sugar a year.
Albany printers kick sgainst convict
Some New York gold beaters gel
17.50 a week.
Wisconsin has an Anti-Convict La
Minneapolis now boasts an allied
Printing Trade Council.
Fall River weavers will ask millo to
furnish filling at the looms.
A New York cigarette manufacturer
has voluntarily increased wage.
Grand Rapids furniture workers'
wages have been cut 10 to 20 per cent.
Des Moines street railway must pay
the city 5 per cent of its net receipts.
There are over 2,003 enrolled mem
bers in the new American 'Longshore
Kansas City Council has ordered the
eight-hour day to be introduced in city
The International Union of Ship,
Dock and River Workers has a mem
bership of 150,000.
The work of organisation among the
railway employees of Ireland ia making
A Swansea, Wales, firm sued i i
striking employes for damages and the
strikers were all fined.
The National Union of Custom
Tailors has adopted a button to be
worn by members of that organization.
A Chicago Painters' Union will bold
open meetings hereafter twice' tacb
month for the discussion of economic
The Social sts claim to have figured
out that l he F. deration of Labor hn
only 240,000 members, instead of the
700,000 claimed by Simuel Gompera.
The Knights of Labor have given a
charter to a new union of waiters at
Minneapolis, despite the protest of tbf
original uniou and other bodies.
Conneaut, O , has perfected an or
ganization whose tole purpose is to
patronize union-made goods only. The
organization has oeeu named "Labor'
The Building Trades' Council, o.
Cleveland, has decide 1 to demand aa
eight hour day for all trades connected
with that organization, on and
April 1. -
If the eight-hour-a-day idea c. a a
be established it would, so says the
Toledo Bee,- probably help more tc
solve the labor, problem than all t.i
act of legislation that can be enacted.
The State Legislative Committee ol
the Boston Central Labor Union hai
been instructed to assist all tradei
having a label tu securing an enact
ment by the Legislature of Massachu
setts of the Minnesota law.
New York bricklayers have asked
Mayor Strong to make provision in the
city budget for additional building in
spectors, and they suggest that it would
be well to have an aux liary force of
inspectors taken from the union.
The members of the Silver Workers
Protective Association of New York
are much opposed to the electrical
clocks in the shops, which tell the
exact time every employe enters and
The Independent Shirt Ironers and
Laundry Workers' Union reports hav
ing secured an increase in wages ol
10 and 15 per cent, in a n urn tier ol
shops in New York.
A member of the Michigan Legisla
ture at the coming session will intro
duce a bill for the establishment of
the referendum and one for siigle tax.
He say manufacturers and real estate
men favor the latter.
The annual report of the Order oi
Railway Conductors shows that over 20
percent of the death and disability
claims paid were for accidents. Of tiie
$2 500,000 paid by the order the past
ytar, over $1,000,000 was for accident'
To shovel coal and sift ashes a new
shovel has a series of tines, which are
curved downward in the centre and
meet at the ends, a shaking motion
sifting the ashes through into a re
ceptacle, whin the good coal can be
thrown back on the tire.
A new battle is blown with a solid
neck, the opening being In the bottom
of the bottle, through which it can be
filled, but from which no liquid can
be drawn, it being necessary to break
the neck to remove the contents of the
To prevent refrigerator pans from
running over, a New Yorker a taches
one end of the pan to a lever having
a sliding weight, which can be set to
give the alarm at any quantity ol
water desired, the raising of tha lever
touching off the alarm.
An auxiliary bicycle seat is fastened
to the rear hub by two rods long
enough to raise it to the level of th
other sadd'e, a flat spring being
clamped to the bicycle frame near th
front seat to hold it in the position de
sired, the other en i of tho spring curv
ing over 60 that the back caddie ca 0
be attached to it.
The largest electrio power trans
mission tnceessfullr in use is said to
be at Fresno, CaL The distance
is tmrty five miles, 'lbe power is
derived from a waterfall furuishing
1,500 horse power.
The salmon peek in British Colum
bia for 1896 exceeds 6G0.000 cases.
For ten dava after the departure
of its mistress. Miss Turner, on a visit,
a pet png dog in the family of A. V.
Turner, of Thetford, Vt, made atiip to
the railway station every day but
A LONG BEIPGE.
A bridge 41 miles long would cer
tainly be a novelty, and yet that is tb
kind of a bridge they are talking oi
building across Polks strait, to connect
the island of Ceylon with the mainland
of India. The strait is 41 miles scroti
at its narrowest point, but is very shal
low in some places. Surveyors have
been at work and the c Bt of construc
tion is estimated at some 28,000,000
rupees. The plan of the work con
templates the connection of the ends
of the bridge by 145 miles of railroad
with Co'ombo, the great harbor of Cey
lon, and by 90 miles of road with Ms
dura, the nearest point of the Indian
Railway syst- m.
THE STRANGEST tCEL OH RECORD.
Probably the most remarkable duel
on record took place in France in the
year 1808. As usual it was all about a
lady a certain Mile. Tirevet, who was
unable to decide between two lovers.
She finally di cided to accept the one
who could dispose of the other in a
duel. Tl a lovers agreed to fight in the
air. Two balloons were made exactly
alike, an upon an appointed day each
one soared aloft, accompanied by a
second and armed with blunderbusses,
the arrangement being that they were
to tire, not upon each other, but upon
the balloons. When they were half a
mile high the signal was given. One
of the duelists fired and missed. The
other followed suit, with such disas
trous effect that the occupants of the
car were dashed to earth and killed
STRANGELY PRESERVED HUMAN BODIXg.
They were good eiubalmers in tbe
old days. Only a few years ago tbe
brains of James I., of England, were
discovered enclosed in a little leaden
case io a hospice in Paris. Four hun
dred and sixty-three years after Edward
I. died be was found to be littte, if at
all changed, so far as co temporary pic
tures could be trusted. The flesh of
the face was a little wasted that was
all. Canute died in 1017; in 1766 hie
body was found to be still quite fresh
looking. In the tenth century the
bodies of several Roman soldiers were
exhumed from an AberJeen peat bog,
snd after 1,500 years were as fresh
and as plump as if they had only been
interred a few months. -The remains
of William the Conqueror and his w'fe
were found absolutely perfect ia the
sixteenth century. Lady Kilsyth and
her infant were emb timed in 1717, and
close upon 80 years afterward were dis
covered to be as perfect as at the houi
in which the burial took place. Tbe
bodies of Tnoma Gray, one time
Marquis of Dorsetshire, and Robert
Bray brook, Bishop of London in the
fourteenth century, were also strangely
preserved for cen 1 urles.
SOME ROYAL AMERICAN'S.
There aie a good many of onr cele
brated Americans who can boast ol
royal descent. '-Old Hickory" Jack. (
son was a descendant of King Robert
Bruce, of Scotland James Buchanan
could trace his lineage back to King
Fargallue, of Ireland, while two ol'uei
President! (the Harrisons), it is alleged,
are descended fronr. King Powhattao
by the marriage of Pocahontas with
John Rolfe. The Lees, of Virginia,
trace their ancestry to King Robert
Stuart, of Scotland; Amelie Rives to
ill.. James I., of Scotland, and Edwaid
of England, and the Burkes, of New
York, to Charlemagne and Alfred the
Great. Charles Chauncey, once Presi
dent of Harvard, was descended from
Louis IV., of France; General Meigs
from David I , of Scotland; the Mc
Intosbes, of Georgia and New Jersey,
from William the Conqueror, an I ths
Calverts, of Baltimore, from Charles
II., of England. The list might be
continued almost i definitely.
AS AWFUL PENALTY.
There is no death penalty in Belgium,
but few criminals would choose the
punishment substituted for it that ie
if they had a choice. The condemned
man is placed in a dungeon so con
structed that from the moment he en
ters it he will never hear the sound of
human voices nor see a human being.
His food is passed in through a sliding
paoel in the door of his cell. Not one
prisoner has ever been known to sur
vive this punishment more than three
years. The authorities have striven in
vain to piolong their lives by varying
tin lr food as much as possible, but
those who are moderately or lightly
nourished gradually waste away, while
those who are fed generously go mad
and die raving maniacs.
Secrelary Mor'on continues to ineis
that the free distribution of seeds by
tbe Government is all wrong. Still,
there is no reason why Brother Morton
should - worry over the mat'.er. II
won't have to hand out the pumpkin
seed after ihe 4ih of March. Mail and
Ex-Qmen Liliuokalani intimates
that it will be time to explain her mis
sion when she reaches Wasiiiogloo.
Meanwhile tho only Thurber is taxe 1
with the delicate task of finding out
whether she comes bearing an olive
branch or a headsman's axe Mail
V takes 72,000 4ons of paper to
make - the postal cards osod in the
United Stites each year.
The art of making paper from fib-ons
matter reduce I to a pulp in water
appears to have bee:i first discovered
by the Chinese eighteen hundred
Henry Van Nostran'f. a New York
retired merchant, who died r cently, 1
was one 01 tne most nototl conchologists
n th world, and leaves a collection of
lhells of great value.
Fourteen car loads of seal tkins
passed east over tbe Ucion Pscific
recent! v, which i' said to be the
most valuable shipment of freight
over the road in several years.
Mexico pays f.12,000,000 interest a
year on that portion of her debt held
in foreign countries.
An ostrich liv s about thirty years,
and the av- rage annual yield of a bird
in captivity is from two to four pounds
Coo'ked turnips are good for daces.
Mix a little charooal in the soft
Langshans do better if permitted a
large range. ,
Half a dozen chicks are a fair hatch
from thirteen eggs.
Never get your stale eggs mixed
with your fresh ones.
If you wish your eggs to sell well,
sort them as to color.
Ii is better to give the milk to lbs
chickens before it sours.
Light Bran mis, like all great
scratchers, are a hardy fowL
Spray the poultry house occasion
ally with tha Bordeaux mixture.
It will pay to thoroughly fit the
ground before you put in the seed.
Draughts are very apt to bring on
attacks of roup in the poultry yard.
Fowls need as careful and intelligent
breeding as sheep or any other kind of
Give your poultry plenty of fresh
air and clean, cool water during the
It costs just as much to keep a poor
animal (and sometimes more)1 than it
does a good one.
Do not attempt to raise chickens i
a breeder unless you are going to sea
to the temperature regularly.
Fowls are very fond of mustard,
which is one of the best and cheapest
green foods thai can be grown.
A person does not get rich very fast
by running in debt for everything.
Cents make the dimes and dimus make
If you want eggs yon must not per
mit your bens to get fat, neither must
yon keep them hungry. Keep to the
Ducks allowed to swim in cold water
become stiff and rheumatic. Pekin
ducks are considered peculiarly sensi
tive to cold and dampness.
The greatest loss of young turkeys
is due to the large gray lice, which
work on the heads and throats, but
which cannot be seen except by a close
It is not necessary to have a palatial
residence on the farm, bat it is neces
sary in more ways than one to make
your house and home as pleasant and
attractive as you can.
There is a kind of sh-ep that the
move a man has of them the worse oil
he is. It is a pity that a man can't
buy a share of shuup sense as easily as
he can buy some good sheep.
If yon are so made that you have to
have a dog on the farm, take pains to
have the sheep so well acquainted with
it that they will not be scared .at the
presence of a dog in the yard.
There are lots of sheepmen that are
"not in it" when progressive breeds
and methods are sought for. . They
talk progress and look for progress in
other men, but do not practice it
' There h ts been an unusual activity
in importin-r Dorset sheep into this
country this season. The importers
are all men of high character, and
their selections are exceptionally good
in every respect.
It is found that the finest fleeces
grow in the warmest climates as often
as otherwise. This is in marked con
trast with the old theory that cold ia
essential to the growth of fine wool.
and that warm climates are unsuited
to any but the coarsest fleeces.
To keep oranges an! lemons in per
fectiou, hang them iu a wire net in
cool and airy place.
Cut-glass should be washed with hot
suds and a brush to cleanse all the
small divisions of the pattern.
Silk nil lerwear should bo washed in
topid wati'r with atnmouia, thoroughly
riused and hung up to dry with per
fectly cleau clofbepius.
To sweep oarpet thoroughly, wet a
pint of corn meal slightly with water.
Sprinkle it over the carpet and sweep.
It lays the dust and is a good cleanser.
Crude oil is an excellent polish and
cleanser for both floors an I furniture
of all sorts, except 1 ' finished
wood, such as mahogau. bird's-eye
Windows which have broad sills can
be utilized as book-shelves, places for
the family work-basket or for writing
materials, and in suitll rooms they
prove useful spaces.
For an evening entertainment the
Vienna method of serving coffee is a
.new departure. Tha coffee is sweet
ened and croamed to taste an 1 left to
cool. Before serving, a heaping table
spoonful of ice-cream is put into each
cup. Small glasses can be usad for tbe
For a party of fifty little boys and
girls there should be 100 chicken and
tongue sandwiches, cake of all kinds,
cut iu thin slices, and small cakes,
iced and plain. About three gallons
of btrawberry and vauilla ice-cream
will be sufficient. There should also
be eight pounds of assorted candies, a
few dozen mpttoes and plenty of fruit.
To make good sardine eandwichei
remove the skin and all traces of bone
from a sufficient number of sardines.
Then cut to a paste with an equal
quantity of the yolks of hard-boiled
eggs. Season with saltj pepper aud
lemon juice. Spread on thin slices of
bread from which all crust has been
cut, and fold in triangles. Wrap in
buttered paper until ready to serve.
Seventy two races inhabit the earth
and ue 3004 different toDgU' s. There
and about 1000 religions.
Tr.ide competition in Chicago has
become so tremendous that coffin are
now offered at actnal cost.
Spain an 1 Turkey were once great
nations. Both are to-day on the
verge of utter collapse.
There is a white bearded race of
savages among the forests of tbe Mar
nnn in South America, supposed to be
descended from desetters and stragglers
from the Spanish onquerors, anu
believed to be cannibals.
REV. DR. TALIGE,
The Eminent Dlvinr's Sunday
Subject: A Prluee's Career."
Text: "Ye know Ihe trraca ot our Lord
Jesus Chrifet, that, though Ha was rich, rat
tor your sake Ue became poor." II Cor
inth.ans viii., 9.
That all the worlds which on a cold win
ter's niuht make the heavens one great glit
ter are without Inhabitants is an aburaity
Scientists toll U9 that many of these worlds
are too hot or too cold or too rarefied of at
mosphere for residence. But, tf not tit for
human ehodn, they may be fit tor bntnKa
lifTerent fnm and supt-rior to ourselves.
We ar told that the world of Jupiter ta
chantiDit and becoming lit tor creature like
the human race, and that Mars would do for
tha human family with a little change in the
structure of our respiratory organs. But
that there is a great wor.d swung some
where, va-it beyonJ iniax'iuatioo, aud that It
is the headquarters of tbe universe and the
metropolis ot immensity and has a popula
tion in numbers vast beyond all statistics
and appointments of splendor bevond the
capacity of canvas or poem or angel to de
scribe is as certain as the Bible is authentic
Perhaps some of the astronomers with their
big tolescopes have already caught a glimpse
of it, not knowing what it 19. We spell it
with six lotters and pronounced It heaven.
That Is where Prince Jesus lived nineteen
enturifs ago. Ha was th K'Qg's Son. It
was the old bomtiil of eternity, and all Its
castles were as old as Go I. Not a frost had
evor chilled the air. Not a tear had ever
rolled down the cheek of one of Its Inhabi
tants. There had never been a headache or
a side ache or a teart ach. Thers had not
been a funeral in the memory of the oldest
Inhabitant. There hart never in all the land
been woven a black veil, for there had never
been anyi hing to mourn over. The passage
of millions of years had not wrinkled or erip-
pieu or Deaimtnea any 01 its citizens. All
the people tbera wera in a stale of eternal
adolescence. What floral and pomonlc rich
ness! Gardens of perpetual bloom and or
chards in unending fruitage. Had soma
spirit from another world entered and asked.
What Js sin? What Is bereavement? What
Is sorrow? Whut is deatb? the brightest ot
the intelligence would have failed to give
definition, though to study the question
there was silence in neaven for half an hour.
The Frinoe of whom I speak had honors,
emoluments, acclamations such as no other
prince, eelestial or terrestrial, ever enjoyed.
As He passed the street the inhabitants took
off from their brows garlands of white lilies
and threw them in the way. He never en
tered anv of the temples without all the wor
shipers rising up and bowing in obeisance.
In all the processions of the high days He
was the one who evoked the loudest welcome,
sometimes on foot, walking In loving talk
with the humblest of tbe land, but at other
times He took chariot, and among the 20,0 0
that th psa'mist spoke of His was the swift
est and most flaming, or, as when 8t. John
described Him. He took white palfrey, with
what prance of foot, and arch of neck, and
roll of mane, aud gleam of eye Is only dimly
suggested In the Apocalypse. He was not
like other princes, waiting for the Father to 1
die and then take tbe throne. When years
ago an artist in Gurmauy made a picture for
the royal gallery representing the Emperor
William on the throne and tbe Crown Prince :
as having one foot on the step of the throne, !
the Emperor William ordered the pioture 1
changed and said, "Let the princekeen his J
foot off the throne till I leave It. 1
Already enihron d was the heavenly j
Trinoe side by side with the Father. What a ,
circle of dominion! What multitudes of ad- :
mirers! What unending round of glories!
All the towers chimed the Prinoe's praises. 1
Of all the inhabitant?, from the center of the
oity on over the hilis and clear down to the
beach against which the ocean of Immensity ;
rolls its billows, the Prince was the acknowl
edged favorite. No wonder my text Bars
that "He was rich." Hat all the diamonds
of the earth In one scepter, build all the
palaces of the earth in one Alhambra,
gather all tbe pearls ot the sea In one dla- .
dam, put all tha values of the earth in one
coin, the aggregate could not express His
affluence. Yes, 8t. Paul was right. Solo
mon had in gold 60,0i)0,000 pounds,
and in silver 1,0-29,000,377 pounds. But a
greater than Solomon is here. Not the mill
ionaire, but the owner of all things. To de
sciibe His celestial sxrroundings the Bible
uses all colors, gathering them in rainbow
over thi throne, and setting them as agate in
the temple window, and hoisting twelve ot
them into a wall, from striped jasper at the
base to transparent amethyst in the capstone, I
while between are green of emerald, and
snow of pearl, and blue of sapphire, and ,
yellow ot topaz, gray of chrysoprase, and 1
flame of jacinth. All the loveliness of laud- 1
scape in foliage and river and rill and all
enchantment aquamarine, tha sea of glass
mingled with Are as when the sun sinks in
the Mediterranean. All the thrill of music,
instrumental and vocal, harps, trumpets,
doxologies. There stood the Prince, sur
rounded by those who had nnder their wings
the velocity of millions of miles In a second.
Himself rich In love, rich in adoration, rich '
in power, rich in worship, rich in holiness, i
nch in "all the fullness of the Godhead bod- :
But cne day there was a big disaster in a !
department of God's universe. A raoe fallen! '
A world in ruinsl Our planet the scene of
catastrophe! A globe swinging out Into
darkness, with mountains and seas and is!-
ands, an awful centrifugal of sin seeming to
overpower the beautiful centripetal of
righteousness, and from It a groan reaeked
heaven. Such a sound had never been beard '
there. Tlenty of swert sounds, but never an
outcry of distress or an echo of agony. At
that one groan the Prime rose from all the
blissful cirsumiacence and started from
the outer gate and descended into the i
night ol this world. Out of what a bright
harbor into what a rough sea! "Stay with
us," cried angel after angel and potentate
after potentate. "No," said the Prince, "I
cannot stay. I must be off for that wreck of
a world. I must stop that groan. 1 must
hnsh that distress. I must fat hom that abyss. I
must redeem those Nations. Farewell,
thrones and temples, hosts cherubic, se
raphic, archangellc! I will come back
again, carrying on my shoulder a ransomed
world. Till this Is doae I choose earthlv
scoff to heavenly acclamation, and a cattle
pen 10 a king s palace, frigid sons of earth
to atmosphere of celestial radiance. I have
no time to lose, for hark ye to the groan
that grows mightier while I wait I Fare
well! Farewell!" "Ye know the graoe of
our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though Ha was
ncn, yet ior your sakes tie became Door "
Was there ever a contrast so overnowerlnir
as that between the noonday of ChriBt's
celestial departure and the midnight of His
earthly arrival? Sure enough, the angels
were out that night In the skv. and an
especial meteor acted as escort. But all
that was from other worlds, and not from
this world. The earth made no demonstra
tion of weloome. If one of tne great prlnses
of this world steps out at a denot. sheers
resound, and the bands play, and the flags
wave. But tor the arrival of this mission
ary Prince of the skies not a torch flared.
nor a trumpet oiew, not a plume nuttered.
Ail the music and the pomp were overhead.
Our world opened for Him nothlnx better
than a barn door. . . .j
The Rajah of Cashmere sent to Queen Vio-
toria a bedstead of earved gold and a oanonv
that cost 1 750.000, but the world had for tha
ranee 01 neaven ana earth only a litter 01
straw. The crown jewels In the Tower ot
London amount to 15,000,000, but this mem
ber of eternal royalty had nowhere to lay His
head. To know how poor He waa ask tbs
camel drivers, ask the shepherds, ask Mary,
ask the three wise men of the East, who after
ward came to Bethlehem. To know how
poor He was examine all the records of real
estate in all that oriental country and see
What vineyard or what field He owned. Mot
one. Of what mortgage was He the mortga
gee? Of what tenement was He the landlord?
Ot what lease was H the lessee? Who ever
paid Him rent? Not owning the boat on
which He sailed, nor the beast on which Ha
rode, nor the pillow on which He slept. Hs
had so Itttle estate that in order to pay His
tax He had to perform a miracle, putting th?
amount of the assessment In a fish's mouth
and having it hauled ashore. And after His
dearths world rushed In to tftk "'
lory of His goods, and the entfre aggregate
was the garments Ho had worn, sleeping In
them by night and traveling In them by dav,
bearing on them tbe dust ot the highway
and the saturation of the sea. St. Paal In
my text hit the mark when he said ot tha
missionary Prince, "For your sakes He ba
The world could have treated Him better
tf it had chosen. It had all the means for
making His earthly condition e mfortable.
Only a few years before, when Pompey, tbe
general, arrived In Brindisl, he was greeted
with arches and a cosily column which
celebrated the 12,000,0iO people whom hs
bad killed or conquered, ami he was al
lowed to wear his triumphal robe In tha
senate. The world had applause for lm-
Ferial butchers, bat buffeting for the
rince of Peace; plenty of golden chalices
for the favored to drink out of, but our
Prince must put His lips to the backet of
the well by the roadside after Be had begged
for a drink. Poor? Born in another
man's barn, and eat in? at another man's
table, and cruising tbe lake in another man's
fishing smack, and buried in another man's
tomb. Four inspired authors wrote Bis bi
ography, and innumerable lives of Christ
have been published, but He composed His
autobiography in a most compressed way.
Ha said, "I have trodden tha wins press
Pour in the estimation of nearly all the
Erosperous classes. Tbey called Him Sab
ath breaker, wine bibber, traitor, blas
phemer aud ransacked the dtotionvy of op
probrium from cover to cover to express
their detestation. I ean think now of only
two well to do men who espoused His oanse
Nicodamus and Joseph of Arimathea. His
friends for the most part were people who, In
that climate where ophrhulmia or infl Anima
tion ot tha eyeball sweefis ever and anon
as a scourge, had become blind, slok
people who were anxious to get well, and
troubled people In whose family there was
some one dead or dying. If Ha had a purse
at all, it was empty, or we would have heard
what the soldiers did with the contents.
Poor? The pigeon in tha dovecot, the rab
bit in its burrow, the silkworm iu Its cocoon,
the bea in its hlva is batter provided for,
bettor off, better sheltered. Aye, the brute
creation baa a home on earth, whiib Christ
bad not. A Doet says:
If on windy days the raven
Gambol like a dancing skiff.
Not the less he loves his havuu
On the bosom of the cliff.
If almost with eagle pinion
O'er tbe Alps tbe chamois roan,
Yet he has some small dominion
Which no doubt ha calls his home.
One of John Bunyan's great books Is en
titled "Graoe Abounding." "it is all of
grace that I am saved" as has been on the
lips ot hundreds of dying Christians. Iha
boy Sammy was right when, being exam
ined for admission into church membership,
he was asked, "Whose work was your salva
tion?" And he answered, "Part mine and
part God's." Then the examiner asked,
"What part did you do. Sammy?" And the
answer was, "I opposed God all I could and
He did tbe rest!" Oh. tbe height of it, the
depth of it. the length of It, the breadth of
It, the grace of God! Mr. Fletcher hav
ing written a pamphlet that pleased
tha king, the king offered to com
pensate him, and Fletcher answered,
"There is only one thing I want, and that
Is more grace." Yes, My blood bought
hearers grace to live by and grac9 to die by.
Grace that saved the publican; that saved
Lydla; that saved the dying thief; that
saved the jailer; that saved me. But the
riches of that grace will not be fully under
stood nntil heaven breaks In upon the
Soul. An old Scotchman who had been
a soldier in one of the European wars was
sick and dying in one ot our American
-hospitals. -His one desire was to see Scotland
and his old home and once again walk
the heather of the highlands and hear
the bagpipes of the Scotch regiments. The
night that tbe old Scotch soldier died
a young man, somewhat reckless, but
kind-hearted, got a company of mualolans
to come and play under the old soldier's
window, and among the Instruments there
was a bagpige. The Instant that the mu
sicians began the dying old man In delir
ium said: "What's that? What's that?
Why, it's the regiments ooming home.
That s the tune yes, that's the tune.
Thank God, I have got home onoe more!"
''Bonnie Scotland and Bonnie Donn!
were tbe last words he uttered as he passed
up to the highlands of the better country,
and there are hundreds homesick for heav
en, some because you have so many be
reavements, some because you have so many
temptations, some because you have so
many aliments homesick, very homeslok
for the fatherland of heaven, an I the musio
that you want to hear now is tbe song ot
free grace, and the musio that you want to
hear when you die is free grace, and
forever before the throne of God you will
sing of the "graoe of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who, though He was rich, for your sakes be
Yes, yes, for your sakes! It was not on a
pleasure excursion that He came, for it was
all pain. It was not on an astronomical ex
ploration, for He knew this world as well
before He alighted as afterward. It was not
because He was compelled to come, for He
volunteered. It was not because it was easy,
for He knew that it would be thorn and spike
and hunger and thirst and vociferation of
angry mobs. "For your sakes!" To wlj.e
a way your tears, to forgive your wrongdo
ing, to companionship your loneliness, to
soothe your sorrows, to sit with you by tha
new made grave, to bind up your wounds
in tbe ugly battle with the world
and bring you home at last, kindling
up the mists that fall on vour
dying vision with the sunlight of a glorious
morn. "For your sakes!" No: 1 willchanga
that. Paul will not care and Christ will not
rare if I change it, for i must got Into the
blessedness of the text myself, and so I say,
"For our sakes!" For we all have our
temptations and bereavements and conflicts.
For our sakes. We who deserve for our sins
to be expatriated Into a world as much
poorer than this, than this earth is poorer
than heaven. For our sakes! But what a
frightful coming down to take us gloriously
When Artaxerxes was hunting, Tlrebazua,
who was attenclng bim. showed tha king a
rent in his garments. The king said, "How
shall I mend it?" "By giving it to me,"
said Tirebazus. Thon the king gave him the
robe, but commanded bim never to wear It,
as it would be inappropriate.
But see the startling and comforting fact
while our Prince thraws off the fota Urn
not only allows us to wear it, but commands
us to wear It, and it will become us well, and
for the poverties of our spiritual state we
may put on the splendors of heavenly regale
ment. For our sakes! Oh. tbe personality
of this religion! Not an abstraction, not an
arch under which we walk to behold elabo
rate masonry, not an ice castle like that which
the Empress Elizabeth of Russia,over 100
years ago, ordered to be constructed, winter
with its trowel of crystals cementing the huge
blocks that hid been quarried from the frozen
rivers of the North, but our Father's house
with the wide hearth crackling a hearty wel
oome. A religion of warmth and inspiration
and light and cheer, something we ean take
Into our hearts and homes and buslnedS,
recreations and joys and sorrows. Not an
unmanageable gift, like the galley presented
to Ptolemy, which required 4000 men to row,
and its draft ef water was so great that It
could not oome near the shore, but some
thing you can run up any stream of annoy
ance, however shallow. Enrichment now.
Tapai hns forty one cities of over
Will a n B. Phillips of New Madrid,
Mo., is credited with a total of 1,350
squirrels in three days' hunting on
K'tcs wer4 recently sent np at Bin
Hill ODservatory, Sew Jersey, to the
height of 9383 feet. Tbe instruments
pent upr gistered a fall of t.mpera
ture eqnal to t enty-eix degrees at an
altitude of 8750 feet.
The earliest record of cavalry is
on the Assyrian monument of 1000 B.
The Lord Mayor o! London wears
a badge of omoe which contains dia
monds valued at $600,000.
To be a lion is to have a lion's ea