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ft. F. BOHWEIER,
THE CONSTITUTION THE UNION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWS.
VOL. LI I.
MIFFLINTOWN. JUNIATA COUNTY. PENNA.. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 15,1898
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Tli is is what hnppoued to Dallas. In
the afternoon, as be was tutting in his
own rooms inditing a letttr to the licloved1
of his heart, the door opened suddenly
and a veiled lady entered with some lit
tle noise. There was no need for her to
remove her veil to make Ilallas aware
that his visitor was Lady Dangerfield.
"What is the matter?" he cried, spring
Ins to his feet.
"His lordship knows all. I have left
borne forever, and I have come to yon."
I (alius grew white under the bronze
with which the sun had dyed him. lie
went through a moment long and compre
hensive as that of the drowning man.
His love lost forever, himself saddled with
a virago whom he had certainly never
loved and whom be abhorred to-day, bis
position ruined, bis life done for this was!
the tax on the pleasant and fashionable
amusemeut of making love to one's neigh
He stood staring at her; his face, al
ways expressive of the emotion of the
moment, wore a horror-struck expression,
which could scarcely be flattering to her
ladyship under the circumstances. She
flew at bim with bitter reproaches. That
was the way with a man! a woman sacri-fii-ed
everything for him, and then, the
moment things went wrong, he wanted to
Pallas Ion nod against the chimney piece,
gnawing his under lip, and incapable, in
this desperate situation, of saying any
thing, lie only felt an unutterable hor
ror, a sickening sense of a lost life, of
ruin, misery, wretchedness.
"What does he know? How does he
know?" he gnsped at length.
"I pave that wretch Amelie. warning
last night, and she went to him after
luncheon to-day, and he came straight to
me and made the most violent scene. It
seems she found one of your letters and
kept it the fiend!" .
1 "alias racked his brain to remember
whnt he could ever have written to her
ladyship. He did not believe himself fool
enough to have sent her a really com
"What was in the letter?" he asked.
"I don't know. lie would not let me
see it: but he threatened me,- and I
blm I should leave bim, and I have." ,
"But yon can't stay here!" cried Dal-
-with more energy than be had yet
displayed. "Any moment some off may 1
come in and see you. I
"What do I care?" cried her ladyship.
violently, bursting into a passion of sobs.. I'' u Ior a" niina
"You have got me into this, and you must ' Jnne tad already arranged a marriage
pet me out of it." I the pair, as Mr. Carslake was ...
Dallas felt himself a brute. ne ought eYer ie exception
to soothe the grief of this distracted lady; 1 of perhaps rather too old. It
the circumstances required expressions wol'ld h"Te 7T" ,th very
of tenderness on his part, and he felt f ve and qiiirt a man should attract and
nothing but anger, impatience and general '? , ra-ted by a madcap like Madge,"
despair. He must move heaven and earth dMl n"t the Ter-V. "" experience teach
to get her away from his rooms-to pre- i l'."e thnt PPos',e f"l similar quuii
vail on her, if possible, to go back home; Vfb frel,leutIr draw th xes
but it was hopeless, knowing her moods fc'e,n,'r-
as well as he did, to say a word until she A. w ,,,er Carslake and Dallas
had calmed down a little. And, perhaps, "rived. Mrs. Irevanion was to have
after all. the worst would happen, and c,""e, on tIie "f ay. but her son had
he would have to take and keep her for- ci'u"I a s"ere cul" uuu naa 10 "
ever. What in the world had he even " 1,ome- , it
seen in her? And then he thought agon- lhrce das WPI't , J three pleasant
Izingly of the girl he loved, whom be nmn" 'r dars; ? nl 'u.e sk,es. " hot
looked upon as an angel, and who would !' tempered by delicious breezes. Mr
now perhaps be lost to him forever. The ( a rsluke- ValUa. June and Madge made
door opened again-very quietly this very happy quartet. 1 hey rode and
time: Dallas had not heard the slight pre- dro"- Plarfd hi wn tenms, strolled .n the
Ilminary tap-and Mrs. Trevanion came f"d"'. "nd" blf, tree, went on the
In. She was well in the room before she lt-always together and yet sum
saw Lady Dangerfield crouched in a low c""n1 af.art t0 e able l? """y.00. th-'"
chair, sobbing violently. Then she cvn.versations out of each other s imm
paused, looked at Dallas' pale, distracted d,ate h.:BrlnK-. Tm WaS tremendously
fare, and grasped, in part at least, the sit- busj' wl h various bucolic operations, and
nation. She prepared to retreat, and smul KnVZr?r ,h,s P''d f
made a beckoning sign to him, which he thPh'?lnn7vnd,anTnr tW
. , such handsome young people together as
T.ii-u . ...t, a. ,: v. u his wife and Dallas. June was his; to his
hat on earth does t h s mean?- she thinking, the marriage ceremony
s.ked liking at h.m with fngh ened ,ocd the doors of a woman.8 heart an,i
eyes. Mj dear boy, bow can you be so the kpy ovpr t her bushaad-s kepp.
in.Iir.Klent r . There were only two sorts of women
Imprudentr he gasped. "I expect I tbe rigUt sort and the wrong sort. June
am about rumed! the rj ht then.fore for hor
He .eaned against the framework of the existe(, one mau . the wor,
d....r looking the picture of des,,a.r. jtnJ thpre wa9 no earthIy ooca8iou fur hill,
'She has left Dangerfield and come to (,h that no oue ese had desi on
me nays he knows everything; and whnt? , . t
. . , , - . , his property.
In the name of heaven am I going to do Sq faf hjs conndence was perfectly jus-
I'.'.. , ., . tified. June loved her husband, and was
1 hat is nonsense! said Mrs. Trevan- ,ike t have , tholIgllt about
Ion, sharply. 'She must be mad. She (ith(.r , t perhaps, that he was
cannot slay with you. Does she want to t ,ook at ad Raod company aml
mm you.' Dallas was full of his unfortunate pas-
I suppose so, uttered Dallas, despair si(J) an(, aUhoIlph never unapprecintive
'"K y- of a pretty woman, had no thought or
"We must get her away from here wish that mgit endanger his host's and
somehow." said Mrs. Trevanion, who was lWIHin-B peare of mind,
as anxious about Dallas as she woul.I i,lliner wns over. June was about to
have been hnd her own son been placed riso fr,m) tbe ta),iP-
in a similar predicament ( ..j ,,t Ilg RO witn you: may wer said
"I don't know how," he answered. 1alln, j a iw voice. "We don't want
hen she is in one of her tempers, she (() )rink any more and tnis nit;ht g t(M,
won t listen to reason heavenly to be sl.t indoors."
I shall go nud talk to her, said Mrs. ( Tom n Agnes remained sitting; the
Trevanion with determination. ! hl.r f((r ,,ad ris(.n.
Impossible!' cried Dallas, in a smoth- j ..j wi s,ay with yon Tom," said Ag
ered voice. "She would never forgive , ..Mny i jnP I have several things
uie. Besides, awful as this business is, I ; ( ' , i,;,, nI11 tiIPU we tan go and
can't shirk it." . ! look at darling boy."
"ou must go away and leave her to Jiin(f WU8 Bellsil)ie nf Umt irrltatior
nlP-" I which her cousin Invariably produced In
Dallas was so much in the habit of do- ' u r sie nad remarked bow Agnes bad
ing what his friend told him, that, in spite i straining every nerve to amuse and
of dreadful misgivings, he obeyed he, j utpri,Ht xom during dinner. The embryo
and when the street door closed upon him 1 -nt 1 n 1 pvpn herself little coquettish
M rs. j revanion w eni 10 inierview ihi
Dangerfield. feeling about as uncomforta
ble as she had ever done in her 'fe.
Mrs. Trevaniou's manner is so quiet,
and her tone so cool that they have a
mesmeric effect on Lady Dangerfield;
and every worJ is so true that it goes
home. She stands with ber face averted
from the speaker, and a new light begins
to dawu upon her. After all. she has
'fomiiiitted this escapade in a fit of pas
i..r.wli:M lisis been verv angry.
.ut he said nothing nboiii leaving her or j
turning ner out or tne nouse; she left it
in an access of passion; he is not to know
where she has been, unless Mrs. Trevan
ion betrays her, and that (with a pang of
rage) she is not likely to do, for Dallas'
sake. But her head is not cool enough tc
reason, so she simply does what the im
pulse of temper prompts.
"I have not the least intention of sncri
Going anything for Mr. Broke," she said,
contemptuously, behaving, figuratively !
speaking, like the ostrich, who puts its .
kead in the sand. "I came to say some- I
thing to him, and he ran away like a cur, 1
so I can't say it. But I suppose," with j
sarcasm, "if you can come and see hint
there ia no reason why I should not da
M rs. Trevanion smiled.
"You flatter me very much," she said.
"But what a woman of my age can do ia
not what is permitted to a young woman
Lady Dangerfield curia ber Hp apercU
lousbj, as though to say:
"You neea not think yon take me In by
"Well," she remarked, "we ma as well
go out together, and I will get into a
Mrs. Trevanion turned to her with
; "Just thia once," she said, "make a
friend of me and trust me. Let me drive
yon home: it will be better for yon. And,"
looking Lady T'angerfield straight in the
eyes, "think what you will of uie, but
when I give my word it ia sacred; no one
shall ever know a syllable of this."
"I don't care whether they do or not,"
said her ladyship, recklessly. "And I
would not trust any woman in the world
on her most sacred oath. Hut I think
It quite possible, for the snke of your
dear Dallas," scornfuly, "that you will
hold your tongue. All right; you can
drive me home if you like, and then come
back to be thanked and blessed by him."
The following morning Dallas received
letter from Lady Dangerfield, which
was a choice specimen of Invectives, mal
ice, and sarcasm, but It was dated from
( ner nusnana s nouse, and contained no
i hint of spending the future or any part of
: it in the society of Mr. Broke. Indeed,
; she went so far ns to caution him against
'. presuming to call at her door or approach
ing her in public. With a deep sigh of
relief, Dallas tore the letter into fifty
pieces; she was his enemy for life.
j CHAITEU XVIII.
j June wns delighted to return home. An
for Tom, his joy at recovering her was
exuberant; be could hardly take his eyes
j off his darling, and returned for the nonce
to the lover-like demonstrations of the
first part of their married life, which June
i in later days had so sorely missed.
Madge came up to the Hall every day,
j and the cousins talkej with much inter
j est of the incidents of their stay in town.
looKeu iorwara exceedingly 10 ine au-
venr. or some or meir ixnaon iricnus at
the end of the month. Mrs. Trevanion
was coming; Dallas was to spend a week
w!th hem..,and also Mrarslake in
. . . . . . " '-
leTt?.,xi wno naa decided
airs, and Tom nau mugneu auu iuiu
more than usual, and seemed in the besi
K tempers and spirits.
"By all means stay and talk to Tom,"
returned June, with a perceptible chang
nf tone from that in which she had jurf
liccn speaking. "But please," with
cision, "do not go up to the nursery. 1
particularly dislike having Tom disturbed
in his sleep."
"Why, Jnny," cried her husband, you
. . 1 1 1 1 1 .
every night of your lire youreen,
mid the hov sleens like a top; noiuiu
ever wakes him."
June would have reiterated her prohibi
tion, but, not wanting to be made to look
unamiable before her other guests, she
turned and went out of the door, which
Dallas was holding open.
"Let us go in the boat; shall weT je
.....too ri Kh- nenniesced readily. The
moon was coming out, and both thought ,
as Dallas pulled lazily at the scuiis, 01
the last time they were there together.
"What a night!" she said. "I wonder,
smiling, "what has become of those young
"It is going to be a match, ia It not?"
iked Dallaa. "Well belli thorough
good chap; bnt I should have fancied blm
a little bit too old and serious for Misa
Madge. But one can see that she does
not think so."
"ilow I wish," said June, drawing her
slim fingers through the water, "that
Lady Jane was here! Then you would
le happy, too."
"I am very happy," he answered, with a
long sigh which a little belied his words.
"I wonder," pausing to rest on his oars,
and looking very earnestly at June. if
it will ever come right?"
"I hoie so," June uttered, kindly.
Dallas bent still nearer June, and garej
at her even more intently.
"Do you rtally think," he said, "thai
marriage is a good thing?"
"A very good thing," she answered,
"But," said Dallas, "whnt is one to do?
Most likely a man can't marry the first
woman he falls in love with yery lucky
too for him, generally and is he to go on
being faithful to her memory? And
then," a little smile curling bis lip under
his fair mustache, "there are so many
cnarming ladies going about the world,
one would have to be made of marl not
to fall in love with them. Do you remem
ber," resting on his oars and looking at
June, "this time three years ago? I was
most awfully in love with you. I was
miserable for a long time afterward."
June smiled; the time is past and gonr
when the memory of Dallas' short love
making and sudden night could wound
her amour-propre; she has even got over
the dreadful humiliation of having bees
kissed by him.
"Were yon awfully in love?" she asked,
archly. "Yet you went away and made
no sign. - By tbe way," as if stimulated
by sudden curiosity, "why did you not
wish uie good-by or send me a message
before you left? It was not at all civil
"Don't you know?" said Dallas, with
some eagerness. "Did Tom not tell youi
It was he who sent me off and made me
promise not to see or speak to you again.
And" here Dallas was aliout to reveal
how Mrs. Trevanion had dissuaded him
from writing to her. when it occurred to
him thnt Lady Nevil, however much she
liked the other lady, would not care to
have been discussed by her and himself,
and paused abruptly. "It was rather a
shame of you.? he went on, changing
his sentence, "to let me think you did not
care for Tom."
June leaned back against the cushions
and looked up at the dark-blue sky.
"It was quite true," she said, thought
fully. "I did not love him then; I felt
quite sure I never should; and yet,"
bringing her eyes slowly down again to
the water, "a year later I adored him,
and have gone, on adoring him ever since.
I suppose," smiling a little, and letting
her eyes meet Dallas', "a woman's heart
is a very curious and complicated thing."
(To be continued.)
A Song of Ecstasy.
In the Century there is a paper ol
the "Songs of American Birds," by
John Burroughs. Mr. Burroughs says:
A very Interesting feature of our blrd
fcugsi is the wing-song, or song of ec
stasy. It Is not the gift of many of
our birds. Indeed, less than a dozen
siiecies are known to me aa slnirlnz on
fore intense excitement and -eetffllum-'
donnient than the ordinary song deliv
ered from the perch. When the bird's
ioj reaches the point of rapture it is
literally carried off its feet, and up it
goes Into tbe air, pouring out its eong
as a rocket pours Its sparks. The sky
lark and the bobolink habitually do
this, but a few others of our birds do It
only on occasions. Last summer, up
In the Catskllls, I added another name
to my list of ecstatic singers that of
the vesper-sparrow. Several times I
heard a new song in the air, and
caught a glimpse of tbe bird as II
dropped back to earth. My attention
would be attracted by a succession of
hurried, chirping notes, followed by a
brief burst of song, then by the vanish
ing form of the bird. One day I was
iucky enough to see the bird as It was
rising to Its climax In the air, and
identified Is as the vesper-frpa rrow.
The burst of song that crowned the
upward flight of seventy-five or on
hundred feet was brief; but It was bril
liant and striking, and entirely nnlik
the leisurely chant of the bird while up
on the ground. It suggested a lark, but
was less buzzing or humming. The
preliminary chlrpiug notes, uttered
faster and faster as the bird mounted
In the air, were like the trail of sparks
which a rocket emits before Its grand
burst of color at the top of Its flight.
Keeping large quantities of dynamite
nnd gun-powder In a wooden store in
a thickly settled portion of an Incor
porated town, in close proximity to
many buildings and persons. Is held. In
Kudder vs. Koopman (Ala.) 37 L. R. A.
489, to constitute a nuisance which will
render the proprietor liable for dam
ages caused to other persons In case
of an explosion, even If this Is due to
a lire which originated without his
fault on the premises of a third per
son. Do not read while lyinir down.
Training is the art of gaining.
Quietness is 1l:e magnet of ea-e.
(!ood works ai-e the voit e of faith.
Patience, is the magnet of character.
Education is a mental mariner.
Vanity is tho yeast cuke of pride.
Heading is planting seoil thoughts.
Character is tho mirror of thought.
Effort converts the ideul into the
Moderation is a check to presump
tion. The past is the schoolmaster of the fu
ture. Keuson is the dissecting knife of
True politeness is kindness politely ex
The one colored meinlier of Congress
is named White.
Postage stamps came Into existence
about sixty years ago. In lsiW there were
atiout 1U0 varieties in existence
The Massachusetts militia will dis
pense with the bayonet.
Ant hills in West Africa sometimes
reach the height of fifteen feet.
Five feet is the minimum height of
the ltussian ami French conscript.
The marine lamprey's adhesive
power is such that 121 ounds may be
raised without forcing it to lose its hold.
It is so tenacious of. life that its head
remains for hours attached to a stone
when its body is severed.
Roentgen rays have been found to
act on vegetation like very weak light
in experiments by Signor G. Tolemei.
Kvery language contains such names
as cuckoo, pewit, whippoorwill and
others, in which the sound emitted by
the animal is imitated as the name.
Regardless of the differing views as
to our ultimate disposition of Island
territory taken from Spain, It Is
thought by uiaay that the United
States will hold Porto IMc. By doing
so we will acquire one of the garden
spots of the tropics, for In many re-
mai snowixa PORTO bico
pects rorto Rico Is tbe real gem of
the Antilles. Men who have lately trav
eled in this beautiful Island agree In
expressing surprise that so little Is
known concerning its many wonders
About 1,000 miles due southeast from
Havana, 500 from Cape Malst the east-
FORTIFICATION AT SAX JUAI.
ern tip of Culm, opens northward the
magnificent harbor of San Juan de
Puerto Rico Saint John of the Rico,
or Noble Port, distant from New York
about l.Gt.O miles, and from tbe Danish
Island of St. Thomas but sixty miles,
the last-named lying that much farther
to the eastward.
Porto Rico was discovered by Colum
bus, In 14113, on his second voyage,
when on his way from the southern
West Indies to his original landing
place on the coast of Ilaytl. Fifteen
years after the passing of Columbus
came another navigator, one Juan
Ponce de Leon, the governor of a prov
ince of Santo Domingo, sixty miles dis
tant Tbe Indiana of this section told
him wonderful stories of the rich Island
j tIr ear 1508
ne landed at Agnadllia with a force 01
men and a pack of bloodhounds, bent
upon Its conquest Ponce de Leon lives
In history as the noblest and the gen
tlest of those gall lard adventurers. And
he was that Is, speaking relatively
he was noble and gentle for a Spaniard
of that day. But he saw nothing wrong
In putting to death the Indian chieftain
Agueynaba. who first showed him the
rivers with sands running gold, nor In
Betting on tbe trail of Inocent women
and children his famous bloodhound,
Berezillo, who drew the pay of a bow
man for his service, and who tore to
pieces every Indian he ran down and
overtook. He was the terror of all tbe
Iudiuns, whom he drove to the hills In
troops, but was finally slain with a poi
soned arrow sent after him by a Carib.
Ponce de Leon and his mail-clad sol
diers finally settled on the present site
of San Juan In 1511, and the most In
teresting relic to be found there to-day
Is the ancient building called the "Casa
Blauca," which was built by the con-
. - J '
HARBOR AND FORTIFICATIONS OF SAN JUAN.
qulstador and occupied by him while
governor of the island. Equally ancient
with the Casa Blanca are the fortifica
tions surroundlug the city of San Juan,
for their foundations were laid during
the reign of Ponce de Leon. The capi
tal city, with a population of some 25,
000, occupies an island, connected
with the main by a bridge and a cause
way, and Is completely Inclosed within
massive walls of stone and hardened
mortar, with a height In places of from
50 to 100 feet Like Havana, It has its
morro, or citadel (literally a round or
Moorish tower), and the fortifications
are on a comprehensive scale, with
bastions and drawbridges, ornate sen
try boxes hanging over the sea, and
grim, gray walls towering threatening
ly. One may find their counterpart, on
a smaller scale. In the old fort at St
Augustine; and they are similar to
those of Havana before her walls were
torn down. The peninsular upon which
the morro and the lighthouse stand Is
thrust out Into the sea, on one aide
breasting the thundering surges of the
Caribbean, and on the other guarding
the placid waters of a beautiful and al
most land-locked harbor. This harbor
ts one of the finest In the West Indies,
large, sheltered, and capable of accom
modating any number of the largest
ships, giving anchorage In from three
to six fathoms.
Though the main portion of San Juan
"I havehearda good deal about people
who borrow trouble, but I think my
wife hi a champion In that Hne."
"Why, I thought she was alway
cheerful and contented wtth ber lot?"
"She was until our baby wns born,
six weeks ago. Now she la worrying
because he may marry some girl ttta4
wa win not like."
Is Inclosed within the walls, through
which entrance la only obtained by
well-guarded gateways, yet there is a
small town by Itself In the Marina, be
tween the fortifications and the
wharves. Ilere Is a fine public garden
and pleasure palace, with booths and
and NEIGHBORING WATKKS.
restaurants, as well as the public cock
pit, where battles royal are frequently
waged. The bu'MIngs of the Inner city
are of atone, massive and substantial,
like those of Havana and tbe City of
As to local couditlons, San Juan Is
not an attractive city, uuder its present
management, owing to its filthy streets
and lack of attention to sanitation. It
Is likely to have a visit every year from
Yellow Jack, when, owing to Its situa
tion, he might aa well as not be kept at
distance. But San Juan Is only one
port of the Island, and there are some
harbors that are aa fine, if not as large
One other on the north coast Is Arre
clbo; on the east are numacao and Fa
Jafdo, on the west Aguadilla and Maya
gues, as beautiful as the heart of man
could desire, with their gushing springs
and background of pointed mountains,
and on the south coast are Arroyo
Ouayanllla and Ponce. This last Is the
largest the city having a population of
about 35.000, with a vast export trade,
chiefly In sugar and molasses. A fine
post road connects It with San Juan,
running diagonally across the island,
with a daily diligence between the two.
A system of railroads Is In course of
SCENE IN SAN
construction that will soon connect all
the chief coast towns and open up por
tions of the interior.
The Island is about 95 miles In length
by 85 or 40 in breadth, and as nearly
rectangular as nature will allow In its
coast line. The interior Is one vast
group of mountains. The socl every
where Is very fertile and cultivable,
even to the mountain crests, the hill
pastures of Porto Rico being celebrated
for their succulent grasses, upon which
feed cattle and horses, which are favor
ites throughout the islands south.
These are shipped In large numbers.
and constitute the chief wealth of a
great many people engaged In the busi
ness. Among the hills also are thousands of
cafetales, or coffee estates, for here the
coffee finds congenial soil and climate
for Its perfect development, and Is a
source of profit to many planters who
prefer a life of comparative leisure to
the bustle of the town and city. In tbe
valleys grow the sugar cane, cacao,'
bananas, plantains, and. In fact all
sorts of tropical fruits.
With Its beautiful scenery. Its almost:
perfect climate. Its boundless exuber-
Mr. Van Metre I hope you received
the volume of my poems that I sent
Miss Flckley Yes, I was lawfully
glad to get It I have placed It on a
table In the drawing room, y
Mr. Van Metre Indeed I ;i feel high
ly honored. V
Miss Flckley I think the binding to
a real work of art -v . - .. .
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MUM TT i Ti?sn-Jf?f3jS
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''rEEM srs ik sajt toa'
ance and range of vegetable products,
and consequent facilities for subsist
ence with the minimum of labor, Porto
Rico may well be termed an earthly
paradise. If that were all; If Its people
were Intelligent and compalonable; If
its government were as mild and equa
ble as ita climate; and If there wer
united effort here tending toward the
improvement of society and the amelio
ration of political burdens, then It
might be so regarded. But while na
ture has done everything for this Isl
and, while a great portion of Its 3,000
square miles can be put under cultiva
tion, and there ought to be enough to
subsist many more than Its 700,000 In-
1uil.it. ni. in 'A ...
habitants In comfort, the men and the
race whom accident of discovery
placed in power has done worse than
nothing for its development. Poverty
exists everywhere, since the taxes are
so oppressive, administered, as the gov
ernment la, by alien office-holders, as
sisted by foreign soldiery.
As In Cuba, the people have been for
centuries trodden under foot They
have groaned beneath the weight of
their burdens, have In vain protested
against their numberless outrages. If
Cuba has been long regarded as Spain's
milch cow. so also has Porto Rico, and
that the later has not already risen In
successful revolt Is owing, not to the
temper of the people, but to the impos-
-si m. . J.
sibllity for a revolution to succeed.
ABOUT HAY FEVER.
Season Ia Approaching- When Iotn of
People Will Suffer.
"The season Is approaching," said a
prominent physician to the writer re
cently, "when a great many people will
suffer from what is known as hay
fever, and as but few who are suscepti
ble to the complaint know how to
avoid, much less to cure, tt, a few re
marks about the nature and treatment
of tbe ailment may not be uninterest
ing. "Hay fever Is a nervous affection usu
ally, most prevalent during the spring
nnd early summer, from which the
poorer classes and more especially
those living lu populous towns rarely.
If ever, suffer. It Is known only to the
educated, whose nervous systems are
highly developed, and, though not In
any sense dangerous. It Is at all times
very Irritating and troublesome. The
smell of hay, grass, the pollen of flow
ers, the odor of fruit dust or draught
will generate the complaint or excite
an attack In persons subject to It, but
rain or damp weather Invariably
brings relief. At one time It was gener
ally supposed that the odor of hay
when being mown or carried could
alone Induce the affection, which is
closely analogous to asthma, but recent
olservatIon shows that its prevalence
Is entirely independent of the existence
of hay fields and Is really a nervous de
rangement "A visit to the seaside, a trip to sea
or residence in a populous town will,
however, remove the asthmatic ten
dency, but one of the best remedies is
tobacco smoke, retained In the mouth
as long as possible and then ejected
through the nostrils. The inhalation
of the iteam of ten droi of creosote
In a pint of hot water is also good, or
twenty drops of spirits of camphor to
the same quantity of water makes a
very effective inhalation. But the affec
tion being a nervous one, tonics and
nourishing diet are more essential than
any of these palliatives, which merely
afford temporary relief." Washlngtor
A Curious Hog Pen.
W. T. Harmon, living on the Days
Mill turnpike near Tllton, ban In use a
very curious but convenient hog pen.
The pen is nothing more than a huge
sycamore tree, which Is hollow, and
furnishes sleeping quarters for at least
twenty large-sized porkers. The treo
hits been used for its present purpose
for over ten years, and during that time
over 1,000 hogs have been raised In it
Flemlngsburg (Ky.) Gazette.
Misinformation in Anstralia.
The following account of the propet
way of reaching the Klondike Is taken
from an Australian newspaper: "The
real starting point, for the Klondike Is
Spokane. There the traveler takes n
canoe, by which he voyages to Van-
couver, B. C. At the latter point he
takes a sailing vessel direct to Dawson
The TLieft Side of the Face.
Photographers, In their constant
study of the face, find that the left side
makes the more pleasant picture, and
that the profile as seen from tbe left
gives a more correct likeness than
when viewed from the right
In the British Museum there are
books written on bricks, oyster shells,
bones and fiat stones, and manuscripts
on bark, ivory, leather, Iron, copper and
A man who has a diamond wonders
every time he looks at It why he paid
so much for It
Too Lonesome for Theas.
Tenant You'll have to reduce the
rent or get the authorities to assign a j
new policeman to our district
Landlord What's the matter? I at
ways supposed It was a very quiet !
Tenant It's quiet enough, but the po
liceman on that beat is a married mau
and we have to pay our girls extra
high wages on tStat account to get then
SERMONS OF THE DAY
atdoets "Sprinkled and Clffansod," In
Which the Story of the Shedding ol
Blood For the Removing of Sin. Is
Dwelt Upon Christ and the Soul.
Txt: "And the priest shall command
that one of the birds be killed in an earthen
vessel, over running water. As tor the liv
ing bird, he shall take it, and the cedar
wood, and the scarlet, and the hyssop, and
shall dip them and the living bird in the
blood of the bird that was killed over the
running water; and he shall sprinkle upon
him that Is to be cleansed from the leprosy
seven times. and shall nrononnoe himelenn.
I and shall let the living bird loose into the
, open neld." Levitiens iiv.. 5-7.
open field." Leviticus xiv.. 6-7,
The Old Testament, to very many peopln.
Is a great slaughter-house strewn with
blood, and bones, and horns, and boots of
butchered animals. It offends their sight;
it disgusts their taste; it actually nauseates
the stomach. But to the intelligent Chris
tian the Old Testament is a magnificent
corridor through which Jesus advances.
As He appears at the other end of tbe cor
ridor we can only see the outlines of His
character; coming nearer, we can descry
the features. But when, at last He steps
upon the platform of the New Testament,
amid the torches of evangelists and apos
tles, the orchestras of heaven announce Him
with a blast of minstresly that wakes up
Bethlehem at midnight.
There were a great many cages of birds
brought down to Jerusalem tor sacrifice
sparrows, and pigeons, and turtle-doves.
1 ;?",eT T now' w V r"11?
; and singing all around about the Temple,
when a lunar was to b cured of hu len-
1 can near tuem now
rosy, ia order to his cleansing two of those
birds were taken; one of them was slain
over an earthen vessel of running water
that Is, clear, fresh water, and then the
bird was killed. Another bird was then
taken, tied to a hyssop-branch, and plunged
by the priest Into tho blood of the first bird;
and then, with this hyssop-branch, bird
dipped, the priest would sprinkle the loper
seven times, then untie the bird from the
I hyssop-braneh, and it would go soaring
into the heavens.
j- Now open your eves wide, my deaf
, brethren "and sisters, and see that that first
1 bird meant Jesus, and that the second bird
1 meant your own sonl.
j I notice also in my text thnt the bird that
I was slain was a clean bird. Tlie text d
1 manded that it should be. The raven was
j never sacrificed, nor the cormorant, nor
: the vulture. It must lie a clean bird says
. tbe text; and it sui;ests the pure Jesus
i the holy Jesus. Although Ha spent Hli
! boyhood in the worst village on earth,
' although blasphemies were poured into
; His eareuough to have poisoned anyone
. else. He stands before the world a perfect
I I ro-n irlc, also. In rosr ir.l to this first
1 bird inentlone 1 in the text tliHt it was a
ueienseiess oir.i. nen tlie eagle is as
saulted, with its iron beak it strikes like a
bolt hgninst Its adversary. This was a
dove or a sparrow, we do not know just
which. Take the dove or pigeon in your
hand, and the pecking or its beak on your
hand makes you laugh nt the feebleness ol
None to help! The murderers have it
all their own way. Whore was the soldier
In the Itoman regiment who swung his
sword in the defense of the Divine Martyr?
Did they put one drop of oil 011 His gashed
feet? Wns there one in nil that crowd
manlv and generous enough to stand out
for Him? Were the miscreants at the
cross any more interfered with in their
work of spiking Him fast than tbe carpen
ter in his shop ilriving a nnil through a pine
board? Tbe women cried, but there was
no balm in their tears. None to help!
None to help! O mv Lord Jesus, none to
un, this dove of the text, in its last mo
ment, c' inched not with augry talons. It
rduQiE not a savage beak. It wns n. itnvn
m TI-!c " tMI:nseless. None to help!
as, atra s-jvnre storm In the morning,
you go out and And birds dead on the
ground, so this dead bird of the text makes
me think of thnt awful storm that swept
tbe earth on Crucifixion day, when tho
wrath of Uod ami the malice of man and
the fury of deviLi wrestled beneath the
But I come now to speak to this second
bird of the text. We must not let that fly
away until we have examined It. The priest
took the second bird, tied it to the hy.son
branch, and then plunged it In the blood of
the first bird. Ah! that is my soul, plunged
for cleansing in the Saviour's blood. There
is not enough water in the Atlantic anil
Pacific Oceans to wash away our smallest
sin. Sin is such nn outrege of Qod's uni
verse thnt nothing but blood can atone for
it. You know the life is in the blood, nnd
as the life bad been forfeited, nothing
could buy it back but blood.
As this second bird of the text was
plunged in the blood of the first bird, so we
must be washed in the blood of Christ orgo
I notice now that ns soon as this second
bird was dipped in the blood of the first
bird, tbe priest unloosened It and it was
free free of wing and free of foot. It could
whet its beak on any tree branch it chose.
It could peck the grapes of any vineyard
It chose. It was free; a type of our souls
after we have washed in tbe blood of the
Lamb. We can go where we will. We can
do what we will.
If a man has become a Christian, he is no
more afraid of SInnl. The thunders of Sinai
do not frighten him. You have, on some
August day, seen two thunder-showers
meet. One cloud from this mountain, and
another cloud from that mountain, coming
nearer and nearer together, and responding
to each otber, crash to crash, thunder to
thunder, boom I boom I And then tbeclouils
break and the torrents pour, anil they are
emptied perhaps into the very same stream
that comes down so red at your feet, that
It seems as if all the carnage of the storm
battle has been emptied into it. So in this
Ilible I see two storms gather, one above
Sinai, the other above Calvary, and thev re
spond one to the other flash to flash,
thunder to thunder, booml boom! Sinai
thunders, "The soul that sinnetb. tt shall
die;' Calvnry responds: "Save them from
going down to the pit, for I have fonnd a
ransom." Sinai says: "Woe! wot?!" Cnl
vary answers: 4,Merc! mercy!" and then
the clouds burst, and empty thelrtreasures
Into one torrent, and it comes flowing to
our feet, red with the carnage of our Lord
in which, if thy soul be plunged, like the
bird in the text it shall go forth free
free! Why, Is not a man free when he gets rid
of his sins? The sins of the tongue gone;
the sins nf action gone; the sins of the mind
gone. All the transgressions of thirtv.
forty, fifty, seventy years gone no more in
I he s?al tuan tl,e malaria
tnat noatea in
the atmosphere a thousand years ago; for
when my Lord Jesus paraons a man lie
pardons him, and there is no halfway work
Here I see a beggar going along the
turnpike road. He is worn out with dis
ease. He is stiff tn the joints. He is ul
cered all over. He has rheum in his eyes.
He is sick and wasted. lie is In rugs.
Every time he puts down bis swollen feet,
he cries, "Oh! the pain!" He sees a foun
tain by the roadside under a tree, and he
crawls up to that fountain and says: "I
must wash. Here I may cool my ulcers.
Here I may get rested." He stoops down
and scoops up in the palms of his hnntls
enough water to slack his thirst; nnd that
is all gone. Then be stoops down and be
gins to wash his eyes; and the rheum is all
gone. Then he puts in his swollen feet,
and the swelling is gone. Then, willing no
longer 10 be only half cured, he plunges in,
nnd his whole body is lnved in the stream,
and he gets upon the bank well. Mean
time the owner of the mansion up voudet
comes down, walking through the ravine
with His only Son, and Ho sees the bundle
of rags, aud asks: "Whose rags are these?"
A voice from the fountain says: "Those are
my rags." Then says the Master to His
Son: "Uo up to the house and get the best
new suit you can find and bring It down.
And He brings down thee lothes, and the
beggar is clothed in them, and
be looks around and says: "I
was filthy, but now X am clean. 1
was ragged, bnt now I am robed. I was
blind, but now I see. Glory be to the
owner of that mansion; and glory be to
that Son who brought me that new suit
of clothes; and glory be to this fountain
where I have washed, and where all who
wUI may wash and be clean!" Where sin
nboundod, grace doth much more abound.
The bird has been dipped, now let It fly
The next thing I notice about this bird,
when it was loosened (nnd this is tbe main
Idea), is, thnt it flew nway. Which way
did it go? When you let a bird loose from
your grasn. which way does it fly? Up.
What Brewings for? To fly with. Is there
nnything in the suggestion of the direc
tion taken by that bird to indicate which
way we ought to go?
"Rise, my soul and stretch thy wings.
Thy better portion trace;
Rise from transitory things
To heaven, thy native place."
We should be going heavenward. That
Is the suggestion. Hut I know that we
Lave a great many drawbacks. You had
them this morning, perhaps. You bad
them yesterday, or the day before, and
although you want to be going heaven
ward, you are constantly discouraged. But
I suppose when that bird went out of the
priest's hands it went by Inflections some
times stooping. A bird does not shoot di
rectly up, but this is the motion of a bird.
80 tbe soul soars toward Ood, rising up
ia love, and sometimes depressed by trial.
It does not always go in the direction it
would like to go. Iiut the main course is
right. There is one passage in the Bible
which I quote oftener to myself than any
otber: "He It no wet h our frame, and He
remembereth that we are dust."
There is a legend ia IcelanJ which says
.hat when Jesus was a boy, plavlng with
His comrades one Sabbath day, He made
birds of clay; and as theso birds of clay
were standing upon the ground, an old
Hadducee came along, nnd he was disgusted
at the sport, and dashed the birds to pieces,
but the legend says that Jesus waved His
hand above tho broken birds.and they took
wings and went singing heavenward. Of
course, that is a fable among the Icelanders;
but it is not a fable that we are dust, and
that, the band of divine grace waved over
us once, we go siuging toward the skies.
I wish, my friends, that we could live In
a higher atmosphere. If a man's whole
life object is to make dollars, he will be
running against those who are mnking dol
lars. If his whole object Is to get applause,
he will run against those who are seeking
applause. But if he rises higher than that,
he will not be Interrupted in his flight
heavenward. Why does that flock of birds,
floating up against the blue sky so high
that you can hardly see them, not change
its course for spire or tower? They are
above all obstruction. So we would not
have so often to change our Christina
course if we lived in a higher atmosphere,
nearer Christ, nearer the throne of Ood.
Oh ye who have been washed in thehood
of Christ ye who have been loosed from
the hyssop-brancb start heavenward. It
may be to some of yon a long flight.
Temptations may dispute your way; storms
of bereavement and trouble may strike
your soul; but God will see you through.
Build not on the earth. Set your affections
on things in heaven, not on things on
earth. This Is a perishing worid. Its
flowers fade. Its fountains dry up. Its
promises cheat. Set your affections upon
Christ and heaven. I rejoice, my dear
brethren and sisters in Christ, that the
flight will, after a while, be ended. Not
always beaten of the storm. Not always
oiug on weary wings. There is a warm
lovecot of eternal dust whore we shall find
place of comfort, to the everlasting Joy
f our souls. Oh, they are going up all the
:luie going up from this church going up
from all the families and from all the
hurches of the land tho weary doves
looking rest in a dovecot.
Oh, that In that good land we may all
meet when our trials ore overl We can
not get Into the glorious presence of our
ieparted ones unless we have been cleansed
n the same blood tnat washed their sins
lway. I know this is true of all who have
rone in, that they were plunged in the
3lood, that they were unloosed from the
lyssop-branch. Tnen they went singing
Into glory. See that ye refuse not Him
:hat spenketh, for If tbey escaped not who
refused Him that spake on earth, how
such more shall not we escape If we turn
iway from Him that speaketh from heaven?
A hybrid "strawberry-raspberry" it
said to have originated in Jipun, is ol
easy culture, can Iks prupufuf t il readily
by seeds, ami grows to the height of two
feet, lteiiig also ornamented as well as
useful. The hybrid is 110 doubt a curious
one, ami should it reach this count rv
will probably be well received should it
IMissess the advantages cluiim-d; but as
all new acquisition" to the list of fruits
are higl.lv praised some of the faults may
not have been given.
There are two met hods of growing
I.imas. One is to grow then, on poles, and
the other on wires. Where the lurpesl
crop is desired and oles are ejisilv ob
tained it is the liest plan. When poles
are not at hand, ami one c ares for I lie or
namental apiiearance of I he garden, a
very good crop- can lie grown by using
wires to support the vines. When grown
in this way one row 40 or Ml feel long w ill
supply a family, l.in.as, like all the good
things from the garden, require a rich
soil. My extei-ienee is thai I can grow
the lest crop with stable manure.
It may surprise the general rentier to
know that four different sM-cies of tajie
worm attack chickens, four other kinds
attack geese, seven attack ducks and live
attack pigeons. The remedy for tape
worms is one ieasHionlul 01 alisinthe to
5u fowls, mixed in warm bran iiiah mh
a day for three or four davs. t'lean up
and sprinkle premises with four fluid
ounces sulphuric acid mixed in tine gal-
ton 01 water, ror other intestinal worms
give one tenspoonful of turpentine to 25
""ir iiiixcu in oran n.asn.
Some weeds are valuable, snrli H.o
wild lettuce, which is readilv eaten by
sheep, anil the butl'ulo pea. well known in
the West as Is-inc evi-elletit fi.i ..um.
and hnrst-s. The pig weed, w hich is found
011 nearly all farms, is one of Hie im.vi
valuable of plants for swine. Even that
nuisanc e, purshiin. is highly nppicciafi d
by ducks and goose, and the m-rsislent
rab grass makes l-ooiI nasi 111 ace when
young. Kyeiy plant is a weed that prows
I. here it is not tlt-sireil. and some of toir
most valuable plants (among thein the to
mato) were once considered weeds. Mus
tard unit dandelion, which are weeds in
this country, are cultivated in Kuroie
One of tbe Itest of the Russian apples
is the Tetofsky; but it require to 1
manured only with mineral fertilizers
t'. 1m- liroilm-t i VP. If is in rii-h si.il u
ritlno:ilil itniu'i-f Mtt.l .u..... I........... It . ..t a
its fruit on spurs coming out from wood
of Hit- previous year's grow th, as does I lie
l" r- 11 ine iree lias even a sliiMit appli
cation of stable manure, it is likely to
itarl these fruit buds into leaf, and' the
result u-i 1 1 lui a 1........ 1. ..r 1
..... .- u ,,.. i in i in in v uuu
aud no blossoming or fruiting.
A recent landslide in China revealed .
a pile of money equaling in value 7,oo0, Uod
cop!er8. The coins were made about the
middle of the eleventh century.
The skin of the reindeer is so inip -r-vious
to the cold that any tine clothed
in such a dress, with the addition of a
blanket of the same material, may Im-m-the
intensest rigors of an Arctic winters,
A new kind of rubber plant has been
discovered in the Congo region. The sup
that liecon.es converted into rubber is
contained in its roots.
Professor Holbear says that what is
called stupidity is simply the indication
that a certain brain area is not prtqierly
nourished or is without communication
with the nerve fibre.
The ltoimms used a circular fan on
occasions of stale and the Greeks made
fans of the flat leaves of the lotus.
An average star of the first magni
tude is one hundred times as bright as oue
of the sixth magnitude.
During the year 1895 as many as
22,407 French soldiers were admitted to
military hospitals for influenza. About
WJ.OoO were treated without admission,
and 484 deaths were attributed to this
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