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THE CONSTITUTION THE UNION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWS.
MIFFLINTOWN. JUNIATA COUNTY. PENNA.. WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 2.1898.
VOL. LI I
The next day Lord Itothwell called on
me mid said that on consideration be
thought it best that my affair, should be
"We will go to Torwood to-morrow and
tell your father," he added.
"Will you come?" I asked, surprised.
"Of course I will. You will want my
testimony. Besides, that paper never
leaves me until I give it to Laurence Kat
niere." We started as he suggested by the early
train, and having at last reached Mine
head, took a carriage and posters to carry
as as near to Torwood as they could.
Then dismissing them, we struck across
the moor straight to our destination.
We reached the gate and passed up the
steep garden. There was a light burn
ing in the library, and the curtains were
not drawn. I looked through the window
and saw my father at the table reading.
"Stay one moment," said Itothwell,
who was beside me; "don't disturb him
for a little while."
Perhaps he spoke louder than he in
tended; perhaps my foot grated on the
gravel. My father raised his bead, and
rising from bis seat, came to the window.
He opened it. "Who is there?" he said.
"It is I, father."
"I'hilip, my son! Who else 7"
I was close to the window, my hand
was in my father's as I spoke. I was
looking eagerly into hit face, and won
dered at the strange expression which
crossed it as I told him who my compan
ion was. He drew his hand from mine.
"You are both welcome," he said. "1
will open the door."
In a few seconds I was in his arms.
Then he held out his hand and grasped
Lord l.othwell's. Any fear I might have
felt us to my companion being welcome
was dispelled. The greeting between the
two men was almost affectionate.
Mrs. Lee, as soon as she had recovered
from her surprise, was ordered to prepare
the best meal she conld. Then we went
to our rooms to remove the stains of
The meal we sat down to was a silent,
sorry affair. My father had already dined,
and Itothwell, in spite of his protestations
of hunger, soon appeased his appetite. 1
had scarcely spoken a word. He sat
stroking his long gray mustache or his
pointed beard. I felt sure that my advo
cate's hastiness had damaged my cause.
At Inst my pangs of hunger were satis
fied. My father pushed the claret to Lord
Itothwell. His guest declined it.
"Will you smoke?" asked my father.
"In your library with yon," replied
Itothwell, with meaning.
"You are resolved?" , ,
" ""You -Cannot Insult me,
It is no tl ea
My father rose, with a dark frown Vu'
his brow. I could scarcely believe him
to be the man who a few minutes before
had pleaded, as it were, for the love which
was his by right and gratitude.
"Come, then," he said, shortly and im
petuously. He turned on his heel, and in
a discourteous manner passed out of the
I half rose from my chair. "I had bet
ter be with you," 1 said.
Itothwell pushed me back.
"Stay where you are until I want you
and, I'hilip, listen: If ever you say your
prayers, pray that nothing may make this
night a fearful memory."
lie left the room, leaving me in a state
of wonder. There was an excitement and
agitation about both him and my father
which the circumstances of the case could
cot account for. Lord Itothwell had now
gone to plead my cause, but I was begin
ning to think diplomacy was not his lorte.
He had commenced by putting my father
in a rage. Well, I must trust to myself
I lit a cigar. Then, tired with the day's
travel, I fell asleep in my chair and slept
for two hours. It was well I did, for I
was to get little sleep that night.
The dining room door was open, so when
some one turned the handle of the library
door I awoke. I beard Lord Rothwell's
deep voice it seemed to come through a
"You promise on yonr honor?"
"Till you return I promise on my boo
I started to my feet. I heard the li
brary door shut and found Itothwell
tanding before me. The eyes of the great
six-foot man were positively full of tears.
The laughing reproach for hi. lonir li
cence died on my lip. I gazed at him
and knew that his emotion was due to no
He took both my hands in his. but he
spoke not a word.
"What is it?" 1 cried. "Is anything the
Still he said nothing, but looked at me
with his true, loving eyes.
"He mnst have believed you," I said.
"The evidence was unimpeachable."
"He did believe; he was overwhelmed,
"He is a just man," I said. "He blames
himself for lending too eager an ear to
common report. He is grieved, of course,
but glad that a wrong is righted."
Still Lord Itothwell held my hands
still he looked at me.
"He is convinced, Philip. Laurence
Estmere knows that his wife is Innocent."
"Laurence Estmere? My father, yo"
"Your fatner, I mean. Thilip, Philip!
Do you know why I have loved you as a
on? Why I knew that it was your des
tiny to work out this thing? Why I bade
you spare nothing even honor; stop short
of nothing, save crime, to learn the truth''
Shall I tell you? Can you bear it?"
I could scarcely breathe, much less
peak. My eyes were riveted on his.
"Because," he said, "you are the eldest
on of her I loved of him I loved. Be
cause your father, William Norris, is the
man you have condemned and blamed
The truth came to me; it came like a
flood such a flood as no brain could hoM
it withstand. In one second, or tenth o.
a second, the whole of my life senile'
jostled together. I saw and knew every
thing. My state was not one of aston
ishment. It was simDly that of one upon
wiwai a sudden revelation bursts. Xlouot
I had none. I saw, knew and remember
ed everything. The truth and the train
of thought which rushed after it was too
much. Physically, and, I believe, mental
ly, I was a strong man; but this was more
than body or mind conld bear. For the
(first, and, I hope, the last, time in my
life I fainted.
I struggled back to consciousness and,
jupd lord Rotitwcj) atajidlnf over ma,
iiCitila; tny fu.ehead. SecliAg my eves
open. he tilled a glass with Wine mil
brought U to m. I drank itin a me-
cbaaicaj way, than by aa effort s'ood up
right. The paramount idea in my nu:id
was that Lady Estmere was my mother.
I walked toward the door. Itothwell fol
lowed, and seized my arm.
"Where are you going?" he asked.
"I am going to my mother at once."
"Sit down, Philip; don't be unreasona
ble. You are bewildered, naturally. Try
and collect yourself."
"i u I am going to my mother. T" -
are you, sir," I continued, scarcely re
sponsible for my words, "who are you,
who dares to stand between njy mother
and her son? For more than twenty
years we have been parted by fraud. No
one shall part us again." I
"Y'our mother can wait. It is your
father you must think of now. .Come to
"Not to-night; I cannot, wilt not, see
him. Let him first repair the wfmg.'
"Come to him at onoe, I sayl IVVho are
you to judge him? Kemembe
saw. Put yourself in his pla
with me; we have been away
My father was at his desk
brary. All I could do was to r
fu to his
side. His arm stole ronnd my
was preternaturally calm.
"I need only ask my son if li
me, he said.
"I have nothing to forgive!
But my poor mother the yean
lug. Father, you were cruelly
He was calm still; but I fel
run through him.
looked at the portrait before hijij It was
that of his wife, young, fair anil happy.
Presently he moved his arm from my
shoulder. He rose, and, I notice !, placed
the portrait next his heart.
"I am tired," he said. "I have much to
think about. Good night, my sou. Good
night, my friend."
I scarcely knew what to make of his
manner. He was changed in some way;
but spoke quietly and calmly.
"By-the-by," he said, "where is Ches
ham?" Now, running under all my thoughts
and agitation was the one idea that, in a
few daya I should have the pleasure of
trying to kill Chesham. Not for a king
dom would I have consented to forego my
chance. As I heard my father al'k the
question, and moreover, meitin the
man's name without apparent fcrt or
emotion, l replied as If I were BJi.-.er.ng
a most commonplace inquiry.
lie has gone to Monaco.
Itothwell darted a fierce look
I saw the folly of which I had
, en in ning we were before him. Mrs.
ot WJkMxe in to know if we would wait
orenkfast for him. He t.ust have over
slept himself she fancied, aa he had not
yet taken in the can of hot water left
outside his door. My heart grew sick,
and I could see my fears reflected in Roth
well's face. We said nothing, but simul
taneously went upstairs to his room. I
knocked; there waa no answer. 1 tried
the door; it was unlocked! The room
was peaceful and undisturbed, but it was
untouched. The bed was as smooth as
when Mrs. Lee mnde it yesterday morn
ing. It had not been slept in. My fathei
We stared at each other. Had it not
been for the undisturbed bed we might
have comforted ourselves by thinking that
he had taken an early walk, as was some
times his custom. But his not having
rested at all gave hia absence a much
The idea which at once occurred to me
was that he had gone In search of his
wife. I made this known to Rothwell as
we returned to the dining-room.
"No," he said, with a frown; "he is
gone where your foolish words of last
night pointed at. Unless we can over
take him first, we shall find him at Mo
naco. He has gone to reckon up with
We traveled with all speed to Monaco.
It whs night when we arrived there. We
found we should just have time to engage
beds at a hotel, and reach Monte Carlo
before the hour struck at which that well
conducted establishment insisted that
winners and losers should postpone their
struggles until another sun rose high in
the heavens. We felt sure that so long as
the tables were open it would be vain to
seek Chesham elsewhere; and win-::-Chesham
was we should find traces of luy
We walked from table to table and in
spected the ring of eager faces surround
ing each battle-field of fortune. Neither
at roulette nor at trent et quarante could
we discover Chesham nowhere could we
see my father. We were turning away
to pursue our researches in other and
more innocent adjuncts to the building,
when we were accosted by a man well
known to both of us.
"Come to tempt fortune?" he said.
"Not to-night we are only looking
round," answered Rothwell.
"Looking round," said our friend, who
was a small wit in his way, "I expect I'm
looking round. My pockets are crammed
with notes and gold; I never had such a
night! Y'ou ought to have been here just
now. It might have done your heart good
to have seen your old antagonist Chesham
cleaned out of everything."
"Chesham cleaned out! How war
"Cleaned out of every rap. He's jus;
left as bare as the palm of your hand.
sat next him, and backed his luck til! it
began to change. A man came in and
stood opposite him, and looked at him.
Then he seemed to go to pieces. Tall,
good-looking man, short beard and mus
tache. I fancy I've seen some one likt
blm yvn ago, but can't remember where
He stood for hours just opposite Chea
ham, staking a fiver every now and then
as if for appearances. But he changed
"Did he speak to him?"
"Not a word; Chesham must hare lost
all his winnings, and five thousand be
sides." "How long ha. he been gone?"
"Not half an hour."
"And the man you spoke of?"
"He went, too, I suspect. I did not no
tice him again."
Rothwell pressed my elbow, r.nd hav
ing with some trouble shaken off our
fortunate friend, we prepared to go in
search of Chesham. The man we had
been talking to told us the name of his
Chesham was not in. He had been in,
settled hia hotel bill, and taken a carriage.
He had not left the place altogetht r, as
hia luggage still remained. He waa rare
to ratwn that night Sa had aixa tie
dri7er Instructions to take him along the
"We moat follow at once," I cried. "Not
a mcment mnat be lost" We found a
carriage and Instructed the driver to go
with fall speed along the Nice road until
we bade him atop.
We drove onnn. five miles withont
meeting with anything to give as Infor
mation. Then we heard the sound of
wheels, and a carriage passed as. It was
going in an opposite direction, and seeing
it was empty I called to the driver and
bade him atop. He told us he had driven
a gentleman some half a mi'e further.
A fair English gentleman, who walked
with a halt. Nevertheless, this gentle
man had expressed his intention of pcr
! forming the remainder of hia journey on
j foot. Hia destination waa a Tillage some
: few miles off.
j Now it was that Rothwell seemed to
' emerge from the gloominess and silence
! which had sat upon him since we started.
! Now he took, so to say, the lead in the
! expedition. It waa be who discharged
the drive when we reached the indicated
spot, and told him we should require his
I services no longer. He paid the man lav
ishly, and, holding my arm, stood still
until the retreating wheels had vanished
from our sighV
"They met ere," he said, "and have
gone down to te coast. We must lollow
them." We dicVso, but only in time to
see the two combatants and hear tue re-
Dort of their pistok
Simultaneously -ith the report Richard
Chesham staggered a pace forward, then
fell on his face. My father did not even
glance twice at the result of his shot.
He threw the pis toll from him, walked
straight to the cliff and commenced the
ascent. We saw thatvhe must pass close
to us. We hid ourselves. In a minute or
two my father passed Vlose to us. He
walked leisurely and calmly as one who
might be enjoying a ramble by moonlight.
We watched him nntil we knew he must
have nearly reached the high-road.
I ran to Chesham, and raised him Id my
arms. Rothwell. who knew as much
I about gunshot bounds as t ie best sur
' geon, felt his pulse and thee pointed to
: a hole in his clothes, which were wet with
! "Right through the heart," he said
i "We can do nothing for him. He died
! at once."
We walked back to Monaco. It was
too late to -Jream of finding my father
that night. I went to bed, praying that
I no terrible sequence might be the result
i of the night's work. My hajuting fear
waa that my father would be arrested
' fur the murder of Richard Chesham. In
i law he would be guilty.
j The next morning we inquired for any
I one answering to the deseriptlo-n of my
l father. We found that a gentj
i gave the name of Norris had t
few hours at once of tne una
He had dined there, and after
rnne out. About eleven o'cW
returned, and said he wanteC.to hire a
norse. as ha intended to ride to Vice. He
i would send it back by someone) he next
day. He had fastened his si" port
manteau in front of him, ' his bill,
. - r.k
ana aeparit-u. .
We wa'ted for the tvsi
- then hear-
Ins- uotLing, made . r (Wi w?' '
spoke for Itsetl. A loneiy piace ou uic
coast. A ruined gambler ded a bullet
through his heart a pistol, his own, in
his hand. Such occurrences, when hinted
about, are apt to bring M. Blanc's admirably-conducted
establishment into ill
favor. When such things happen, they
are hushed up with as little inquiry as
possible. Richard Chesham was dead
and buried, and no further questions
(To be continued.)
A Queer Club in Paris.
The painters, sculptors and poets of
Montmartre, the boheniiun quarter of
Paris, are In the habit of hitting upon
novel Ideas. A number of the members
of this free-and-easy community have
devised a mode of solving the problem
of existence which could only have oc
curred to the eccentric Inhabitants of
the "butte sacree," as Sails of Chat
Nolr fame was wont to term the
heights of Montmartre. These Inge
nious, but out-at-the-elbows gentlemen
have founded a society which Is pom
pously styled the Royal Bohemian As
sociation. To belong to it you must be
able to prove absolute Impecunloslty
and to furnish evidence that for at least
five years you have "eaten mad cow,"
or, in plain English, been chronically
In want of a dinner. You must owe
rent to not less than two landlords,
have plausible pretensions to literary
or artistic culture, and have establish
ed your reputation as a boon compan
ion. You must be a sworn hater of the
Philistine and must prize woman, wine,
tobacco, work (!) absinthe, and clean
linen, above all else In the world. The
association has been formed to receive
donations, to be distributed among Its
members, from persons anxious to
count as patrons of art and letters.
Once a year the associates will hold an
exhibition, and distribute the exhibits
among their benefactors by lot. Tho
founders of the society are quite In
earnest, but it may be doubted whether
their association will be taken serious
ly beyond the limits oin Montmartre.
Princess Elvira, daughter of Don Car
los, who eloped with Sig. Folchi, an
Italian painter, appears to be living
with her husband in great contentment
at Washington. She is engaged in a
bonnet shop, where she makes bonnets
from 9 in the morning till 7 in the even
ing, to the unbounded satisfaction of
the customers. Sig. Folchi seems to be'
flourishing on numerous commissions
Fefore a'fire brigade can start for a fire
in Berlin the memliers must all fall
line in military fashion ami salute their
captain. This proceeding wastes at least
Evil thoughts swarm only in unW
cimied minds. Be busy about noble
things, if you would be saved from the
When men learn to do good for the sake
of the good, and not for the sake of self,
they will come to know it is possible to
All great men are bravo in initiative:
but the courage which enables them to
succeed where othei-s dare not even at
tempt is never so potent as when it leads
to entire seH-torgetfulness.
It is estimated that greater quanti
ties of gold and silver have been sunk
in the sea than are. now in circulation in
the whole world.
I In l!S01 the price of the quartern loaf
' in England reached about 37 1-9. cents.
This was in the time of the Napoleonic
WhiMling i practically unknown
among the Icelandei'S who regard it as
irreligious, and a tiolatior. of the divine
ed for a
k he had
A glass alate will return to Ita exacx
jriglnal form after being kept under
pressure In a bent condition for twenty-five
years. Glass la the most per
fect elastic substance In existence
Steel ranks next.
Bertbelot, the French chemist, finds
that the copper objects found at Nega
dah and A by do., in Egypt, are of pure
copper, not bronze. They are believed
to date from the first dynasty or ear
lier, and tend to prove the past exist
ence of a copper before the bronze age.
A Dutch chemist In Java claims to
have discovered a process by which
Karen may be converted Into sugar at
half the present cost of sugar. The two
substances are composed of the same
chemical elements, yet It remains to
be proved that one can be profitably
turned Into the other.
Sawdust building bricks are coming
Into use In many parts of this country,
where the r-w materials are plentiful.
The sawdust. Is dried and screened, to
remove the coarser particles, and then
mixed with cement, lime, and sand.
The mixture Is pressed into blocks as
hard as ordinary bricks.
A microscopic examination of mother
at pearl shows the shell to be made of
very fine lines so closely put together
that the white light Is broken up Into
Its prismatic colors and we get the so
called "play of colors." Taking a care
ful cast of uch saell. the wax cast will
yield the .line prismatic effects.
Prof. Efaret of Washington baa la
vented a system for cooling rooms In
(iiiaimer. It is simply a tall cylinder
of galvanized Iron resting in a large
b:iH'.n or pan, and connecting at the
ion with the ordinary stovepipe or
with a tube leading out of tho window.
In the top of the cylinder's Interior Is
a perforated tubular ring, and on a
cock being turned on this ring aa arti--cial
shower Is caused Inside the cylin
der. The water thus flowing down the
sides takes a rapid spiral motion,
which sucks the air down through the
cylinder at a rapid rate, a One spray
Inside cooling thealr thus entering, re
ducing Its humldityV to normal and
taking out all dust amd bad odors; the
water collects In the baiP below, from
which It Ig drained off, thcool air t?s-
caping through openl
water surface ot th-1
In the Black hW
telephone line o;a(.e Hill
pole or receivIlf..eutB
valley twely "
tall peaka,,fche9orj. Hon
rnd so roci farm, tmpie
ascent, and tney divtaea into two par
ties, one for each peak, taking .helio
graphs with them for the purpose of
signaling to each other across the val
ley. The ascent waa made, and one of
the party on the north mountain was
surprised to bear voices, which appar
eotly came out ef the air. He moved
bis position, and the sound was no
longer heard. By changing his posi
tion soveral times he discovered that
the voices were those of his friends on
the other mountain. When the atten
tion of the opposite party had been at
tracted It waa found that an ordinary
conversation in aa ordinary tone of
voice waa plainly heard from one
mountain top to the other, over a dis
tance of more than twelve miles. Scien
tists say that the cause is to be found
lo the form of the mountains, which
serve as elliptical reflectors of sound,
a vast whispering gallery made by na
ture. VILLAIN AND LADY.
De.pit. Her Remonstrance. He Per
sisted ia Palling; the Trirser.
Rapidly closing and locking the door,
the Villain turned to the Fair Lady.
"At last!" be exclaimed.
She looked around In dismay. The
room vas at the top of the house, and
It was useless for her to scream for as
sistance no one would have beard her.
"I have been long waiting for this."
he said. He chuckled sardonically; his
band grasped his deadly weapon.
"This la cowardly. You have en
trapped me. You told me that from
this room waa to be obtained the finest
view In all England."
"The finest view In all England," he
replied, with a profound bow, "la actu
ally in the room at this moment."
"If you think that I have beauty,"
she faltered, "why destroy that beauty?
I am too young to die."
He laughed again, as though she had
spoken in Jest. "I long," he said, "to
gloat over the inanimate features
"Coward! Coward !" she cried, and
once more looked for some means ot
escape. Ah! There was another door,
immediately behind her. She opened
It, and hesitated, for within all was ab
"Enter," he said, "by all means. It
la but a small room, with no window
to It, and no door but this. You can
not escape you are In my power. En
ter If you will, but be careful lest In the
darkness you knock against anything
and hurt yourself.'
"Would you care?" she asked, bit
terly. "I could never forgive myself
"How dare yon say It -you you,
with your band already on the trig
"It Is stronger than I. I cannot help
myself I must do it. Prepare."
With a long sigh she sank on a low
couch and burled her face In her hands.
"Do net do that." said the Villain, al
most tenderly. She mnde no reiMv
mere was silence in tne room ror sv
noment, and then he spoke again:
"I cannot do it unless you take your
lands from your face."
"Then I will keep them there for
"In that case," he replied, coldly, "I
will wait" He took a cigarette from
lis case and proceeded In a leisurely
s-ay to light It.
To do this be had pt down his weap
m. ' Watching nlm narrowly between
nr lingers, she saw her chance and
Kiade a sudden rush. But it was of no
avail he had snatched up the weapon
again before she could seenre it. Once
more she f ting hcnelf en the couch
and cove: her face.
"You know." she said, "that I detest
the smeil of tobacco."
"A thousand pardons." he replied, as
he flung the cigarette through the opea
window. "I had been misinformed,
a ad certainly you carry a silver match
"That Is only for my bicycle lamp."
"They always say that," he said, med
itatively.; "However, I can wait Just
as patiently without smoking. I am
not a slave to the habit."
There was once more a moment's si
lence. She changed her position rest
lessly. Suddenly she sprang up and
stood erect, letting her hands fall by
"Go on." she said. "If it mnst be
done, let it be done quickly. Get It
over. Do your worst"
She looked superb as she stood there
a graceful figure in the sunlight. In
her eyes there was an Infinite kindli
ness, as though she bore no malice
against her persecutor. Now, Just at
the end, she smiled.
He saw It all unmoved, without wa
vering for one moment from his fell
"That's magnificent," he cried, as,
raising his camera, he pulled the trig
ger and photographed her abominably.
Black and White.
Not a Bit Superstition.
.?o, I am not superstitious
I consider it pernicious
If not absolutely vicious
In a man
To admit himself so small that he must
Every little sign and omen
A. the menace of a foeman.
Still, I'm free to say that Friday
Nev.r, never would be my day
For a venture, for I'm sure 'twould nevi
Though I am not superstitious, not a b'
Really, I've no toleration
Of that nervous hesitation
Ari3 that irksome perturl ation
Which I've seen.
When a dinner party chanced to be t'.if.
Why, I've seen that arrant folly
Make a whole crowd melancholy.
With their whining and their flimsy,
Foolish reasons for the whimsey.
Still, I own I hate to be the last to sit.
Though I am not superstitions, not a bit
Certain things msy be propitions,
Tiii-heT seem but adventitious.
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Though I am not superstitious, not a bit.
Surely nothing can be clearer
Than that evil marches nearer
By the breaking of a mirror,
And it's true
That a howling dog in night-time make,
For his keen scent makes no error.
And he smells the King of Terrors.
Here's another thing. Take heed, sir.
If your nose should start to bleed, sir.
And should bleed only three drops and
then should quit!
Though I am not superstitious, not a bit.
It is sad to see what ones
Some folks make of vain excuses
Itatber than admit abuses
Of the mind.
When they're rather superstitiously in
Just t. put it in plain English;
It would seem they can't distinguish
Between false and foolish cases
And the few which have a basis
In experience, which even I admit.
Though I am not superstitious, not
New York Sun.
Man M ho Headed the' Indlanapolit
Former Senator George F. Edmunds,
whose name heads the list of the mem
bers of the monetary commission, is a
man of pre-eminent reputation among
American statesmen. He is able, as
tu, Sjuiok In apprehension, strong in
conviction and one of the most success
ful lawyers of the land.
Mr. Edmunds began the practice o
law In 1849, when a young man of 21.
Five years later be entered political
life by becoming a Representative In
the Vermont Legislature, where be re
mained until 18C9. In 1861, while be
was president of the State Senate, ho
was appointed by the Governor to fill a
vacancy In the United States Senate.
With this began an unbroken service of
thirty years as a Senator. After his
etectlou to fill the unexpired term, he
was four times ra-elected, and when
his official life came to an end in 1891 W
was through his voluntary resignation.
Mr. Edmunds never gave up entirely
bis legal practice, but for a long time
he has confined It t the Supreme Court
of the United States. Among the most
prominent cases be baa handled have
been those of the Interstate commerce
commission and the Federal incomr
Wisdom of Man.
The man who choice language command
May talk on all subjects at will:
But his wisdom excels if he understands
Just when and whera to keep still.
London has 8S26 barrooms.
There are 550,000,000 sheep.
Ecuador hasn't a glass factory.
Washington has a shingle trust.
Soap is made from grasshoppers.
United States has 60,000 oil wells.
Montreal has two sugar refineries.
Norway has American machinery
Arkansas boasts 60 kinds of wood.
Rothschild paid $1000 for a butterfly
Arkansas has 2,000,000 acres of coal.
England uses 600,000 pounds ot" tea
Uncle Sam ate 2,096,262 tons of sugar in
London cab drivers must pass an exam
ination. . .
IIufTalo has one saloon for every 178 in
habitants. Telegraphers earn on an average ftSO a
year iu China. .... .
Missouri has the greatest bodies of lead
ore in the world.
Central Africa natives mine, smelt
and fashion iron very skilfully.
About $2,000,000 in gold was taken oat
of Tuol limine county, L'al., in 1897.
Ninety per cent, of floor mats exported
. . . ITHial C F tl 4 ...
trora japan come y uuiu
Swo counties in jvansus rnuw-u er
9 mm non bushels of wheat each last year.
Tho output of coal in Maryland last
year exceeded that of ls by 220,000 tons. of SOplal intercourse and conceive it as an
lVnsacola ,Fla., imported from Spain ,.R,entiai eimPnt of all goodness, divine or
i,7!tl,9!fi pounds of pyrites the last m. nth. humllnj ani comprehended under God's
In 1897 Kansas produced lo2,140,9;3 bi sh . jw o( ilumBn 1Ife, i nkindness, like any
ls of corn, the market value of which other transgression of moral law, is wiok-H-as
$2S,555,293. j edness. Nor is it enough to try and not
At Cohees, IN. i ., nny peojuc win uo
emnloved bv Ellis Bros., who
nl -ioo,l muchinerv to weave towels
Raking powders containing alum, if
solil in Minnesota or Wisconsin, have to
be conspicuously labeled "alum."
The reorganized Laconia Car Company,
of !.aeonia, N. H-, will resume operations
February 1, after a two-year shut down.
The Chicago Board of Trade recommend
that Congress imposes a license of $500
upon tho sale of adulterated wheat fiour.
A wealthy merchant of Mexico says that
dm linen industry of that country now
aiirpasses inai oi ireuum in i
It is estimated that the mills in Snoho
mish countv, Wash., about forty in num
ber, cut 100,000,000 feet of lumber annu
ally. The flour exports from San Francisco
for December were only 63 613 barrels,
against 134.569 for the same month last
Over $5000 have been raised toward a
new knitting mill for Attica, N. Y. Mr.
Sanford, of Buffalo, may operate the mill
I.en it is built.
,I.)hn McCanlev, of the Beaver Knittirg
Mills, Little Falls N. V., is interested in
n movement to establish a new knitting
mill at Polgeville, N. Y.
At Frankton Ind.. the Quick City
Glass Works will build two more large
continuous tanks and will run day and
niclit. One hundred men will be em
forethan half enough capital has boon
secured to build a 5000-spindle cotton
mill at Bessemer City, N. C. J. A. Smith
will probably be president of the com
pany. An effort is being made by members of
the Baltimore City Councils to compel
the street railway companies to pave (he
streets entire where they lay new tracks.
streets entire where they lay new iracKs.
I . . ,uj Ju,r. i. tho record
. . , f ' cal.Iesrram. that price
cablegram, that price
or a Biessaje sem ut
'.iti " hnhalf of
n for $1.50.
bvn on spring gnrnin. Order havn als
received lor henvy -weight gods.
Ueneral Sporting Notes,
Peter Jackson and Peter Maher av
said to bo matched to box six rounds al
tiaeiiger Hall, Philadelphia, on February
There is a possibility of a match bein)
arranged within the next few days be
tween Jim Franey, the Cincinnati light
weigiit, and "ivid" Lavigne.
It the weather continues open, work
will bo begun at once on the building of
the Coney Island Jockey Club's new club
ho.iso at the Sheeshead"Bay race course.
Since E. H. Ten Eyck will row at the
Henley regatta again this year, he will
ba unable to take part in the National
ltegatta, since both events occur in the
month of Julv.
-Manager Watkins, of the Pittsburg
Club, has ordered the team's uniforms for
next season, but has not given out tho
color they will be. There is a suspicion
that the "Pirates will wear green stock
ings. Parson Davies has written to friends
that he has about completed plans to run
a largo athletic club just ouiside of New
Orleans, and that he will make bids for
big tights, with no limit to the number ol
George Slosson, champion billiard play
or of the world, is hard at work practic
ing for the championship match with
Jacob Schaefer.which is to be (.Jayed in
the Madison Sluare Garden Concert Hall
on February 5- The conditions are 6"(
p lints, 18-iiich balk, for $500 a side and
the championship trophy.
"Parson" Davies has wired $10ftH for
feit to Al Smith on behalf of Joe Choyn
ski. who is anxious to meet "Kid" McCoy
in the roK-d arena.
Cornell will go ahead with the arrange
ments for the races with Harvard, Penn
sylvania and Columbia without further
reference to Yale.
Fred Titus, who is now traveling with
his wife, who is a member of the "Belle
of New York" Company, says it is proba
ble ho will spend the coming season in
E.ig'and. . ,
Peter Maher will try to get on a match
with "Kid" McCov. ''I am looking for
easy things, and this is the easiest that
h;is"ever come mv way. It is like picking
II j S5IHJ0," says Peter.
Henry Martin was liadly kickXi at the
post, bilt is improving rapidly in a re
cent Ingleside race.
Humor has it that Ed. A. Tipton will
manage a two weeks' meeting at Overland
1'ai k, Denver, in June.
Kagle Flanagan, 2.12 1-4, and the pacer
King. Egbert, "2.09 3-1, will be in Scott
Hudson's stable again this year.
Out in California Charlie Quinn is re
ported to be loser to the extent of $12,000
within the past three weeks.
The Ittawa Trotting Club has joined the
National Trotting Ass.M-iatiun and will en
gage a professional starter.
The Oueen City Jockey Club, at New
port, Ky., has decided not to open any
stakes for the spring meeting.
Fred Littlefield has resigned his posi
tion as regular jockey in the stable of
Messrs. A. H. A D. H. Morris.
Dan Honig has received an offer of
$35o for that well-bred, sterling race
horse Magnet, but holds out for $50u0.
Will Wallace, the young Kentucky
horseman, is backing his entries with con
siderable success at New Orleans.
Adam Beck, the Canadian horse owner,
has purchased from "Virginia" Bra...ey
the much-used 2-vear-old Judge Wardell.
Judge John J. Carter, associate judge al
the Oakland, Cal.,track, is to officiate next
season as judge on the Canadian cir-
CUj!'m. Murphy, owner of Buck JIassie,
has been offered $4500 for a yearling by
imp. Top Gallant, dam Kitty Gun, by
Charles Marvin has arrived at Ashland
Farm with the Prospect Hill Park trotr
ters and will soon begin the weeding out
process. ... .
Sol Gilbert, one of the old-time horse
men of Norristown, formerly owner of
Bay Thornwood, is seriously ill with pneu
W. B. Fasig's promising young horse
War Whoop, by Simmocolon, 2.13 3-4,
lam Keokee, 2.20 1-2, by Ambassador,
. , n . n I and llrnlAf
A gelding, by btanioni, -,-" -
Moscova, i. -IX I-, oy Deiniou-, -- " ; -
r-.ii L t. tinnxH a. a coming aeusa-1 young
SERMONS OF THE DAY
I "Tlie Law of KtnilnriM 1. the Title vt
the NewVork Herald. Tenth Competi
tive Sermonlr. Talmace Preaches
a Sermon, to the Feminine Toiler.
Proverbs xxxi., 26.
There are two superficial and somewhat
prevalent notions of kindness which over
look the truth of a law of kindness and
hinder tho fulfilment of that law. The
first is that kindness is a happy accident
of temperament. When Charles Lamb died
Henry Crnbh Koblnson went to visit Mary
Lamb, and she said to him: "Now, I call
this very kind of von, not good natured.
i but very, very kind." Hr distinction is
! just. Kindness is more than eonstitutional
! good nnturedness. It implies discipline
' and culture.
The second notion associates kindness
with Christinn etiquette and deportment,
: with something amiAhle and desirable,
I perhaps, but rather ornamental than essen
j tial. Consequently many religious and
devout people are unkind In wor.l.i and
actions without any feeling of sinfulness
I An tl.nt ..in.ilil.t I .1 bwbv ,ha nn.inn nf
, kindn(W!, w,feh regards it as merely an
I external grace of character or a useful
lH-i,tant vhararvith t , nl una t h A fri.iMnna
bu unkind, for unless one tries to be kind
he not only fails of duty, but will be un
able to guard himself from actual unkind
ness. Kindness has its root in kinship. It im
plies relationship and affinity. Men are
children of a common Father, and there
fore brethren. Therein lies the signifi
cance of all that the Scriptures tench con
cerning the essential, exceeding and ever
lasting loving kindness of God. There Is
kinship between Him and men, created in
His image. Therein is grounded our hu
man kinship and the law of brotherly kind-
ness lor an men. man wnicn no law oi
human life has higher authority or sacred-
As no one can be as good as he should
and may be, so no one can do good as he
should and may without striving to ful till
this law of the cultivation and manifesta
tion of kindness. There is nothing else so
powerful for good unless it be love, and
love as St. Taul fays. Is kind. It disarms
prejudice and hatred, it converts distrust
into confidence, it overcomes all manner of
evil with good. It brings out as nothing
else can the latent and potential good
things in people. Men hnvecome to recog
nize and act upon this principle in their
treatment and training of animals. How
much more effective will be the training ol
children and the treatment of all humnn
beings wMch is based upon kindly sympa
thy! The safest assumption that can be
made in all such matters is that kindness
Will meet all such response.
Kindness has insight and can detect signs
of promise in the unpromising, while under
its genial Influences and delicate ministra
tions these signs become manifest and the
things they promise begin to be fulfilled.
What else gives so great encouragement to
the many who are struggling with advers
ity or temptation, correcting and changing
Just those depressed feelings of loneliness
and neglect wherein the power of evil finds
its most favorable conditions? Wordsworth
That portion of a good man's life
Wis little, nameless, nnremembered acts ol
amjof love. A
!-5vi ihalSMSamJat is possi
ble in this war of kindness, wnh. wort
with magio power t. transmute
trifles into priceless treasures as
cup of cold wiVr given to a dur'
weary pilgrim prVved to be, as he drsaic it.
a cup of precious wine. Kind words onen,
as Dante says of Ileal riee's words. 'moro
Smiled than spoken!" Kind actions, cost
ing little, but bestowing muclil How easily
they might be multiplied to the immeasur
able cheer and comfort and enrichment of
life! They make the gloomy smile, the
angry grow meek, the suffering to cpase
from groaning; they light up hope, sweeten
bitter thoughts, console sorrow, strengthen
the faint aud turn from siu; and they reach
and move those whom no other good influ
ences affect and conquer such as have re
sisted all other powers of graee.
Bitter and all too frequent are our re
grets and repentances, as we recall, per
haps too late for aught but regret and re
pentance, the unkind things saidordone.
by us, or the kind things we might and
should have said and done, but left unsaid
aud undone. In our cups of recollection
overflowing with divine tender mercies
and loving kindnesses there is no bitterer
ingredient than this. But seldom, if ever,
i'o we recall nny error of ours on the part
cf kindness or llnd any oecn-ioii for regret
ting nieri'iful allowances, favorable inter
j retations or whatever a spirit of kindness
may have prompted. We have never stood
by a coffin or a grave and repented of any
utmost or even unrequited kindness shown
to the person at rest there.
The Gospel of Christ Is precious because
it isa gospel of the "exceeding great kind
ness of God toward us" in Christ, and be
cause It Is all the while aiming to touch
and waken the chords of human sympathy
in our hearts; and, In bringing us under tha
law and into the spirit of brotherly kind
ness, to make us know and rejoice together
in the loving kindness of our God, Of this
gospel we can all be ministers, and tha
best and most useful portion of our lives
will be our "little, nameless, unremembered
acts of kindness end of love." a
Oh, then, since the time is short, "B(
wift to love, make haste to be kind!"
Enwis Bosn Parker.
Pastor of the Second Church in Hartford
LEARN PRACTICAL THINCS.
Talmage Preaches Illrectly For ttlff
Benefit of the Women.
"Every wise woman buildeth he.'
-l'rov. xlv., 1.
Woman a mere adjunct to man, an ap
pendix to the masculine volume, an appen
dage, a sort ot afterthought, something
thrown in to make things even that is the
heresy ent?tiue' and implied by some
men. This is evident to them, because
Adam was first created, and then Eve.
They don't read the whole story, or they
would find that the porpoise and the bear
and the hawk were created before Adam,
30 that this argument, drawn from priority
of creation, might prove that the sheep and
the dog were greater than man. No.
Woman was an independent creation, and
was intended, if she choose, to live alone,
to work alone, act alone, think alone, but
never fight her battles alone. The Bible
says it is not good for a woman to be alone;
and the simple fact is that many women
who are harnessed for life in the marriage
relation would be a thousand-fold better
off if they were alone.
A woman standing outside the marriage
relation Is several hundred thousand times
better off than a woman badly married.
Many an attractive woman, of good sound
sense In other things, has married a man
to reform him. What was the result? Like
when a dove, noticing that a vulture was
rapacious and cruel, fcet about to reform it,
and said: "I have a mild disposition, and
I like peace, and was brought up in the
quiet of a dove-cot, and 1 will bring the
vulture to the same liking by marrying
him," so, one day, after the vulture de
clared he would" give up his enruivorouf
habits and cease longing for blood of hoes
and herd, at an altar of rock covered wltl
moss and lichen, the twain were married
a bald-headed eagle officiating, the vulturi
saying: "With all my dominion of eartl
and sky, 1 thee endow, and promise tc
toveand cherish till death do us part."
But one day the dove In her fright saw the
vulture busy at a carcass, and cried:
"Stop that! Did you not promise me that
rou would quit your carnivorous and filthy
habits if I married you?" "Yes," sa'.d th.
vulture, "but If you don't like my way,
jrou can leave," and with one angry stroke
af the beak, and another fierce clutch, tha
vulture left the dove eyeless and wingless
woman who has bad the band of
Inebriate offered, but declined it,
was as sea to enain ner uie to a
man selfish, or of bad temper, and refused
hackles, w"' Ma OM t--""viout all
eternity that she escaped that earthly parJ
In addressing those women who have tf
battle alone, I congratulate you on you
happy escape. Eejolee forever that yo;
will not have to navigate the faults of tlf
other sex, when vou have faults ennngrf
your own. Thiilk of ths honv
you avoid, of the risks of nnaJf.. -.
temper which you will not have to run; o.
the cares you will never have ti carry,
ind of the opportunity of outside useful-
ness from whieh married life would havej
partially debarred you, and that you art
free to go and come as one who has Jth
responsibilities of a household can selcij
e. God has not given you a hard i '
sompared with your sisters. When"
women shall make up their minds,
itart that masculine companionship A . '
t necessity in order to happiness, aJd
ihero isa strong probability thai J hoy" .
have to fight the battle of iifejfone. '
rill be getting the timber ready for
5wn fortune, and their saw and
plane sharpened for its construct
lince "Every wise woman tuildtlu
As no boy ought to be brought
jut learning some business at wui
sould earn a livelihood, so no girl ougi
e brought up without learning the SL-ii
if self-support. The difllculty isthat man;
ft family goes sailing on the high title o
luccess, and the husband and father de
pend.3 on his own health and acumen i
:he welfare of his household, but one da
he nets his feet wet. and in three dr."
aneumonia has closed his life, and
laughters are turned out on
to earn bread, and there is notnjff
:nl that thev can do.
now is i ins evil to ue cuix-iix - e.
riack in the homestead and xeaoid.
laughters that life is an earnest tliin?"v:
that the. jls a possibility, if not a simna
probability, that they will hare to light the
battle of life alone. Let every father and
mother say to tlieirdiiughters: "Now, what
would you do for a livelihood if what I now
own were swept away ly financial disaster,
or old age. ordeath should end my career?"
My advice to ail girls snd uli uuuinriaiM
women, whether in affluent homes or in I
homes where most stringent economies are"
grinding, is to learn to do some kind ot
work that the world must have while tha
O, young women of America! ns many of .
you will have to light your own battles!
alone, do not wait until you meet with!
disaster and your father is dead, and all
tho resources of your family have been j
scattered; but now, whilo in a good lionsa t
and environed bv all prosperities, learn ,'
how to do some kind of work that tho
world must hnve as long t.'.w worJJ-1
stands. Turn your attention from the em
broidery of line slippers, of which thero -
a surplus, anil nia'ie u useful shoe, f
pend the time iu which you luloru a 'v
case In learning how to make a good,
honest loaf of bread. Turn ycur atten
tion from the making of flimsy nothings to
the manufacturing of importaut some
things. "But," you ask, "what would my Tithcr
and mother say if they sav. I ;inmg .
uch unfashionable work?" Tiiron-fjui
whole responsibility upon us. tlie pastors,
who are constantly hearing of youi,: wo
men in all these cities, who, UTiqualiiicd
their previous luxurious siirrouiiiliiigs fo'i
the awful struggle of life into which tlie
have been suddenly hurled, sccuoid to iiav'
nothing left them but a choice l.ctwet
starvation and damnation. They p
along the street at 7 o'clock in the wintry
mornings, through the -lush and storm,
to the place win-re they shall earn only
nan enougn lor subsistence, the ilaiigu
ters of once prosperous merchants, law
yers, clergymen, artists, banknrd a-
capitalists, who thought up their ehi
dren under the Infernal deli:-!' n 't'
It was not high toni for a woimii t'C
profitable calling.' Youug worn
. I this a"'-'r in vom, o.vn ban '
families on the pivST .
this day, demandirSfocK""?)-"'""
pation and styles of , tL0,
may be their own duu
support if all fati
and brotherly hundij Xt.Ves.
seen two sad sights, t
all the glory of her
by disease, and in a we
of which she had been .
hands were folded over
her eyes closed for the '
the was taken out amid
of kindred and friends, I
a sadness Immeasurable. -,
something compared wti
scene was bright and soy.
young irom.m who had hi
amid wealthy surrounding
of death and bankruptcy tc
turned out on a cold wor
lesson about how to get h
and into the awful whlrlpoo.
where strong ships hajjirjjono .
for twenty years mjT one word lias kw
heard from her. Tesscls went out on u -s
Atlantio Ocean looking for a shipwrecked
craft that was left alone and forsaken on
the sea a faw weeks before, with the idea
of bringing it into port. But who shall
ever bnog ii.to the harbor of peace ana
hope and heven that lost Womanly im
mortal, driven in what tempest, aflame In
what conllngr.ltion, sinking into wlia
abyss? O Ood, helpl o Christ, rescue!
My sisters, give lot your time to learninir
fancy work which the world may dispense
with in hard timet, but connect your skill
with the indlspens.bles of life. B1"
Let me say to all women who hrvot al
ready entered upon the Imtrl.HOt i,Vk,
the time Is coming wuen women shal'
only get as much salary and wages as .
get, but for certain styles of employm
women will have higher salary una m.
wages, for the reason that for somo stv;
of work they have more adaptation. b
this justice will come to women not throug,
any sentiment of gallantry, not becausa
woman is physically weaker than men
and, therefore, ought to have more con
sideration shown her, but because through
her liner natural taste and more grace ol
manuerand quicker perception, and morQ
delicate touch, and more educated adroit
ness she will, in certHin callings, be to het
employer worth ten per cent, more, oi
twenty per cent, more than the other sex.
She will not got it by asking for It, but hj
earning it, and it shall be hers bX lawful
Slung by Cactus I'lant
Se-.'vul mcu employed ayfJt "
cultural li.-.'.'- in i'.-ilrniiyii
nursing very w' ,'iA
tlieni is just sure tiiatH PA
ger from blood jMiisotii
received In handling 1 Tj!-Va,
plants. All summer the7
cacti have stood with soIdiwly'SV..
ness In a bed at the east end of the lm II.
When frost threatened the lipud gnr
ilciier pave orders for their removal In
to winter quarters, and the men having
the job went ulxilit it without the usual
precaution of wearing buckskin gloves.
Tlu-y were stung In many jflact-s by
the neiilles that bristled from the
sta'ks, but as the- pain at the time whs
not great, they kept at work until nil .
the cacti had been housed. few ircstTq,
later their bands Ix-g.-ui to purr up, an
soon swelled to ungainly pro) xirt ions,
as the poison of the stings took effect,
They suffered Intensely for several
days, and even now, after a week hns
elapsed, have to use their hands In a
very gingerly manner Indeed. Phila
Sir Charles Not understand llie dif
ference bet Weill convex and co:m:i v?
I will try and explain. Convey. 1 ; n.-
he suns mat old hymn "I Would Not N
Live Alwuy" in church last Sunday?
(ireen Yes. I remember It. I
Brown Well. I saw hlra in a drug
store Monday morning buying a bottle
of cough medicine. v
Most of us in our apprentice days feel
mighty enough to bear the biinlen of
success, but how many have the strength
to fail? j