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n. F. SOHWEIER,
THE OONBTITUTION-THE UNION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWS.
VOL. LI I.
MIFFLINTOWN, JUNIATA COUNTY. PENNA.. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 29. 1898.
CHAPTER XX. (Continued.)
Though June had pleaded fatigue, she I
did not go to bed, but, having had her
hair brushed, dismissed her maid, and
waited up to give Tom a lecture and to
acquaint him with her wishes for the fu
ture. He came Into the room In his usual
cheery, rather boisterous manner.
""What! not In bed, little oner h said.
"I thought you were tired."
"No," returned June, rather coldly,
feeling even more displeased now that
her victim bad arrived than before h
came. "I wanted to speak to you."
"Speak away, my dear," said Tom,
with stolid good humor, planting hla
broad back against the mantel-shelf and
thereby damaging the lace and ribbon
with which It was garnished.
"I think." said June, "it was rath
er inconsiderate of you to ask Agnes to
rtny to-night, and. If she had had decent
manners, she would not hare accepted
your Invitation, as I did not second it."
"It would have looked kinder if yon
had." answers Tom, bluntly. "And I
don't quite see that there is any neces
sity for ceremony between cousin and
"Friends!" echoes June, her lrpa begin
ning to quiver and her eyes to blaze. "I
don't think there Is very much friendship
about it. You know she was In love with
you for all I know, she is in love with
you still; and all this pretended affection
for the boy is only assumed with the ob
ject of getting influence over you and
setting you against me."
"For shame!" utters Tom. "I did -not
think my wife was capable of such paltry
feeling. What has the poor girl done to
you? If he did like me, is that a fault
lu your eyes? Do I begrudge any one
liking you? Am I not proud and glad
that every one should admire and think
much of you? And, because there Is just
one creature In the world who thinks
something of me and shows some pleas
ore iu my company, you turn round and
are jealous and rude to her, and want to
put her out of the house. Poor thing! ,
What haa she got in comparison with
you? She dotes on your child, and she '
likes your husband, who Is her own cons- -
In, and that's a mortal offense! I thought
you were a bit above the little spites and
Jealousies of most women."
Things are indeed taking an unexpect
ed turn: her ladyship's pride is up In
arms. Tears more of anger than grief
start to her eyes.
"It shows what she Is," she cries. "All
the time we have been away we have
been as happy as possible; and never had
one word, and the instant, the very in
stant we set foot in this house again, ahe
la the cause of our quarreling."
"She!" echoes Tom, who Is fairly rous
ed by this time. "It is no doing of hers,
poor girll All she wants is to be kind and
friendly. We have been away for months,
and she comes up in the nicest way to
welcome us back, and you are all but rude
to her. No, but the saddle on the right
horse, it is you who make the quarrel!"
In the morning, calmer counsels pre
vail. She does not for one moment be
lieve that Tom cares for Agnes, or that
Agnes has any real influence over Tom;
but she sees that he is obstinate, and that
there will be a struggle between them.
Christmas came and went; there were
guests at the Hall, and the festive season
was spent in a fitting manner. No actual
reconciliation had taken place between
Sir Thomas and Lady Nevll; both bad
found it convenient to let the cause of
quarrel drop; neither had the smallest
Intention of acknowledging to having
been in the wrong. But, like all quar
rels not made up and canceled, it left a
mothered resentment behind.
' Agnes was perfectly aware of the es
trangement she had caused at the Hall,
and Madge's stinging sneers and sharp
reproaches were by no means necessary to
how her the mischief she was doing. She
redoubled her attentions to Tom's heir;
her manner to Tom waa more angelic
than before; her sweetness increased bis
admiration and respect for her tenfold.
Once, after a smart encounter with
Madge, she waylaid Tom in a quiet spot
and confided ber grief to him. She told
him of what she had been accused; ahe
wept before him, not loudly or convulsive
ly, but in a saintly and composed fashion.
She set so little store by the world; she
was absolutely indifferent to the exciting
pleasures which June and Madge loved;
ahe lived for duty.
Poor Tom was deeply mod. He was
Immensely indignant, besides, at this dear,
good creature being persecuted for what
was her highest virtue aid recommenda
tion in bis eyes. He felt extremely In
clined to go to her ladyship and reproach
her in no measured terms for her unkind
noss; but calmer reflection made him feel
that sncb a step would do ten times more
harm than good, and would set the rectory
and the Ila.ll by the ears. So he comfort
ed Agues to the best of hia ability, and
behaved to June with a shortness which
she at once took note of and comprehend
ed. About this time Mrs. Ellesmere sent a
most pressing invitation to her daughter-in-law
to spend a week or ten days at her
house in London, and June accepted.
"And now, dear child," said her lady
ship at parting, "what am I to say to Mr.
Carslnke if I meet him?"
Madge buried her face in her cousin's
"Oh. my darling Juny," ahe almost
groaned, "if you will only bring him back
to me. I will be your slave for the rest of
So Lady Nevll promised to do her best
anything in the world short of humili
ating her cousin.
June enjoyed her visit to London im
mensely. Mrs. Ellesmere was a great
tdmtrer of good looks In both sexes, and
June's beauty, her elegance, her refine
ment, the way in which she attracted peo
ple, were very high recommendations ta
her favor. She was proud of Lady Ne
rU, and her ladyship thoroughly recipro
cated her mother-in-law's good feeling.
Dallas was in town, and added not a
little to the pleasure of the two ladies. He
was always a welcome guest In bis aunt's
house, and, during Lady Nevil's stay, al
nost lived there. He took June walking
and shopping; he escorted her and Mrs.
Ellesmere to the play; If they dioed at
,om.. he Invariably dined w) Sua. th
ing up every other engagegement on melt
Tom was helupless with hia pen. Oom
position to him was labor and sorrow;
ipelling an accomplishment no more to be
mastered than the piano. Bat Jane would
have smiled with fond toleration over hla
lapses in grammar and spelling if his let
ters had only had the right ring if he
had said he missed her and watted, her
bsok. Unfortunately for her ladyship's
frame of mind, he never hinted anything
f the sort; on the contrary, he Impressed
on her that ahe waa on no account what
ever to hurry back, but to stop and enjoy
herself. Everything at home was going
i wimmlnrly. The w
bout little Tom, over whom be invaria
bly waxed rapturous.
During this visit she received a good
leal of attention from Lady Dangerfield.
whom ahe had only known slightly in tht
season. Indeed, some degree of friend
ship sprang np between them, as no wom
an could make herself more agreeable
when she chose than Lady Dangerfield,
ind June was exceedingly amenable to
They met at a luncheon party where
Dallas waa also a guest, and Lady Dan
gerfield at once proposed that they should
do a dinner and play together, and this
led to other meetings of a similar nature.
Dallas was invariably one of the party,
lie waa not a little puzzled, and confided
his perplexity to his friend Mrs. Trevan
lon. "I can't make that lady out," he said.
"For the last six months she has cut me
lead, and now she's everything that's
:ivU and delightful. What is she up to?"
Mrs. Trevanion smiled.
"I have my suspicious," she answered.
"What are they? Do tell me T he cried,
"I dou't know that there is any harm in
say telling you. When yon left off your
attentions to her ladyship, it was be
:ause yon had fallen in love with Lady
"Yes?" inquiringly. "Well?"
"Well, now that she sees you so much
In the society of another lady, she may
think that by assisting to bring yon to
gether she is revenging herself on Lady
Lady Nevil was going back home in the
best of spirits. She was looking forward
immensely to seeing Tom and his heir;
she was full of excellent resolutions al
most charitably inclined even to Agnes,
and in excellent humor with herself and
As the train drew up to the platform
Tom's big form was distinctly visible, and
in a moment be bad kissed her heartily
and was helping her out, for Tom had
no idea that it was indiscreet or vulgar
to salute his wife in public.
Half an hour later, when she went into
her boudoir, June found a note in Madge's
handwriting lying on the table. She had
rather expected that her cousin would be
up at the Hall waiting to receive her.
When she bad read the letter the liveli
est emotion was depicted on her counte
nance. It was rather fortunate that Tom
had gone off to Vis room to see a man on
business. Madge's epistle was almost in
coherent from indignation. Tom had
grossly insulted ber that morning had
called her a spy and a mischief maker,
and finally bad forbidden her the house.
June was still In her traveling attire;
it was scarcely dark. A moment later
Bhe was on her way to the rectory, leav
ing word that one of the footmen was to
come there in half an hour to see ber
She found Madge alone In what nsed to
te the school room; the rest of the family
were out. Madge, her eyes inflammed with
crying, threw herself on her cousin's neck
and began to sob violently. June was
sea reely less moved.
"To think," gasped Madge, "that Tom,
whom I was always so fond of, should
lehave so to me! I will never speak to
him again, never, never! And oh, Juny!
I wouldn't mind a bit about not going to
the Hall if it wasn't for you. But what
shall I do without you?"
"Nonsense, my dear," replied June, su
perbly. "If Tom forbids you the house,
he will have to turn me out too. We shall
soon see about that But you haven't
told me yet what has happened."
"Well, this morning Aggie managed tc
steal off without my seeing her, but the
moment I missed ber I put on my hat and
rushed off: to the Hall. When I got to
the drive, I saw her and Tom talking in a
very earnest manner and standing still
in the middle of the road. Just before I
enme up, Agnes left him and went toward
the house, and he came to meet me, look
ing very red and angry. And before I
liad time even to say "Good moruiug,' 01
anything, he flew at me.
"Look here! he said, I must have ni
end to this sort of thing. I'm not going
to have spies set on me and tales fetched
and carried to my wife!"
June was almost stupefied by this reve
lutiuu. A chill passed through her heart
She had come home so full of plcasan:
uticlpations, and here was Agnes inter
posing more seriously than ever between
her and happiness. Here was fresh cause
for estrangement between her and Tom,
for never, never would she tamely sub
mit to this conduct on his part; never
would she allow her favorite cousin to be
insulted or to suffer for her affection and
She and Tom did not meet until the
gong sounded for dinner. Tom was aware
that his wife had been down to the rec
tory, and felt dreadMlly harassed and
worried at the thought of the Impending
unpleasantness between them. For he
knew enough of June's temper to be quite
sure she would not submit to the events
of the morning In a quiet and peaceful
manner; there was bound to be a storm.
He was not in the least deceived by her
ladyship's affable conversation during dinner-
that was for the benefit of the ser
vants; he knew so well that little com
pany manner and what it portended when
employed to him. She informed him of
his mother's health, of the people she had
seen, the places of amusement she had
visited; she kept up a flow of con1T1er"
tion; but something in her eye said by
and by," and Tom felt ill at ease and mis
When, finally, they were left alon
there was a pause of at least a minute. It
was coming now, and Tom know that as
)uman poway oo"u artrt IL
"I have seen Madge," said ner lady
ship, looking over at Sir Thomas, and her
beautiful eyes, in which be had seen so
many moods expressed, were lighted by
an ominous flash.
Tom met her glance rather sadly, but
was obliged to turn away from it and con
centrate his attention on a walnut and
the nutcrackers, with which he sought to
"And she tells me," pursued June, "that
yon hsve forbidden her the house."
Tom gave his walnut a sudden crack
which reduced it to a jelly, and, throw
ing it aside, he took another.
"She forced me to It," he said, slowly.
"Her behavior has been scandalous; no
one could sat bp with it."
"Reallyl" ottered June, a little red spot
coming into either cheek and ber eyes
growing brighter. "How?"
"How?" Here Sir Thomas raised hit
voice a little. "By always dodging and
spying about In the most improper and
"Is there any reason," asked June, her
voice growing colder as her temper waxed
warmer, "why she should not come up
"Not the least reason," answered Tom,
warmly, "if she came np in a straightfor
ward manner and with some business to
come about; but, when it was only to dog
her sister's footsteps and play the spy, I
.it-w u -j. M?h ' nr her to be told
thai she'd got the wrong person to deal
"Oh!" uttered June. "And if she came
by my wish?"
"Well, then," said Tom, looking up and
meeting her eyes with a steadiness equal
to her own, "the sooner we come to an
understanding the better. Perhaps you
will tell me whst yon suspect me of, and
why yon think it necessary to set a spy
upon me. Heaven knows you must have
changed, or there must be something very
wrong with your mind, before you can
have come to stoop to such a thing."
(To be continued.)
THE CHOICEST COMPLIMENT.
4 nthor of "Little Women" Receive.
It from an Indignant Girl.
One day a very pleasant-faced lady
came in aud asked for something "very
nice and new" to read, says a writer in
Success. A copy of "Little Women"
bad just come in, and I bad it snugly
tucked under niy arm, ready to seud
It out. I liked this woman very much;
there was something about her which
appealed very strongly to me, and I
was moved to give her the best I had.
So I took the little volume from under
my arm and handed It to her, telling
ber that it was the sweetest and nicest
book we bad, and that I was glad to be
able to give it to her. She took it from
my hand, looked it over for a moment,
then tossed It carelessly downsaying:
"I've seen that before."
"Isn't It Just beautiful," I exclaimed,
thinking that my enthusiasm would
meet with the usual response. Judge
of my disappointment and surprise!
"It's a good enough thing, I dare
say," waa the Indifferent reply.
That was too much for me, and !
sprang to the oefense'of the book. For
a wonder I have never been quite sure
how It happened; I think It must bare
been because the editor wished to get
rid of the persistent schoolgirl who wait
bothering him to such an extent I hod
been given the book to review for a
Boston paper and I am afraid. In my
Indignation, that I quoted the entire
review to my helpless victim. She
g rolled sweetly, and then, choosing a
boo without my assistance, turned
away. I went up to the desk to send
my rejected volume to some one wbo
did want It, when the head librarian
spoke to me:
"Do you know -who that was whom
you were serving?"
"No." I said, "I'm sure I don't"
"Well, It was the author of "Little
Women,' Miss Louisa Aleott,"
I fairly gasped.
"And I have been abusing her be
cause she wouldn't take her own book
from the library."
Just then I heard a ringing laugh,
and looking down to the front of the
library, I saw the lady to whom I had
been reading a lecture on her lack of
appreciation of my cherished book, in
close conversation with the proprietor.
Both were laughing, and just as I turn
ed, both looked In my direction, and
the proprietor beckoned to me to come
to him. I was presented to Miss Al
cott, wbo took my band In hers and
said to me:
"My dear, that was the choicest and
sweetest compliment I have bad paid
my little book. I thank you for It."
That was the beginning of the most
cherished friendship of my whole life
a friendship which lasted until the
object of my devoted affection passed
beyond this earth.
What Children Fear.
President G. Stanley Hall of Clark
University has been collecting facts
concerning the fears of children. The
fears of children, be says, are gener
ally created by parents and servants.
He found that 1,701 children had G,
456 feurs, the leading ones being the
fear of lightning nml thunder, reptiles,
strangers, the dark, death, domestic
animals, disease, wild animals, water,
ghosts, insects, rats and mice, robliers,
high winds, etc.
A few of these fears are rational. In
New Jersey no children were found to
be afraid of high winds, but In the
West that fear naturally lends all oth
ers. At Trenton, however, sixty-two
children were found who dreaded the
end of the world, a fear created entire
ly by adult teaching. His tabulation
shows what education can do in this
child was found to be afraid of
the devil. Two hundred years ago and
less that fear would have led all the
rest. Few were found who were
afraid of ghosts, a fear that would
have stood high on the list not long
ago. The fear of robbers and of wild
animals Is a survival, though robliers
have not disappeared as completely as
the wild animals.
Forty-six New Jersey children were
afraid of being burned alive, a mon
strous thing to inculcate in the child
mind Fear will always be one of the
strongest Influences In human life, but
at least It Is possible by teaching what
real danger consists of to eradicate
groundless fears. Chicago Tribune.
Hast thou considered how the beginning
of all thought worthy the name is love;
ami the wise head never yet was, without
first the generous heart? j
A German professor reports he has
'omul living bacteria In wine which had
been bottled twenty-five or thirty years.
Tome naturalists are of the opinion
:hnt the whale was once a land animal,
ind that It was forced to take to water
is a means of protection.
The discovery has been made at
M-.'Oill university that metal filings of
my kind can be compressed Into bars
which will stand as severe tests as the
riginal bars which supplied the filings.
Capt. Perry speaks of the great dis
tance that sounds can be beard during
Intense cold. We often, he says. In the
Arctic regions heard people converse In
i common voice at the distance of a
The greatest scientific gathering ever
witnessed in America Is expected for
the fiftieth anniversary meeting of the
American Association for the Advance
ment of Science, to be held August 22
to 'SI In Boston.
Iiace lias a marked effect In deter
mining forms of insanity. The Teu
tonic aud Scandinavian races are more
subject to the morbid and melancholy
forms of mental disease, while the ex
citable Celts are more liable to acute
On the Mesabl range, in the Lake Su
perior iron ore region, a steam shovel
aud digger is used to mine the ore,
which is worked In an open quarry.
The ore rises along the side of the
quarry In a face fifty feet In height.
The steam shovel is capable of loading
five hundred tons of ore per hour upon
the cars, whose tracks run aloug the
face of the quarry. The cost of min
ing by this method is said to be about
fifteen cents per ton.
When liquid air Is exposed In an opei,
vessel. It gradually vaporizes, and the
vapor thus formed looks like steam,
except that, as Prof. W. C. Peckham
remarks iu an illustrated article in the
Sclent itlc American, It does not rise In
:he air, but flows down over the edges
jf the dish or cup on all sides. This
Calling of the vapor Is due to the fact
Wi.it It is heavier than air at ordinary
pressures. The hand, placed near the
Ueauiy cloud, feels the powerful chill
jf Its presence.
In the attempt to turn "wireless tel
grnphy" to practical account and
make It a commercial success, Mr. W.
I. Clarke, of New York, has produced
apparatus for sending and receiving
telegraphic signals without wires,
which is to be placed upon the market.
Where, for any reason, it is desired
lot to use Morse signals, a special re
ceiver Is provided, which Is furnished
;ltlier with a vibrating bell, or with an
Incandescent lamp, the later enabling
ihe person who receives the message to
read It visually. Inasmuch as Mar
tini's experiments have shown that
telegraphic signals can already be sent
:en miles, or more, without wires. It Is
loped that the new system will have
i rapid development.
A Queer New Knilanrt Betrothal.
Hawthorne found romance on the
ihores of old New England, and there
s a good deal of It unmiiided in the
modern life of the Yankees. The fol
owiug story of love and marriage,
Ur.mgo as it may seem, is known to the
writer to be true:
Years ago a summer boarder at a
;ottage on a point of land which form
al the protecting arm of the harbor of
fishing town in Massachusetts was
shown a girl baby only a few months
jld. He looked at the babe and ad
mired, then said to the mother:
"Will you give me that babe for my
The mother had known the young
nan for several summers; she liked
liini, and therefore answered prompt
"Will you promise never to tell her
tbat you have selected me as her hus
The conditions of the singular be
trothal were observed. The girl baby
srrew up, and summer after summer
the young man courted her. When she
was eighteen he married her, and not
till then did she know that she had
been' betrothed to ber husband while
In her cradle. Can old romance be
aiore romantic than this story of a New
Kngland fishing town? Youth's Companion.
Thnnder and Llghtninjr.
Thunder and lightning, though nat
ural operations, are a cause of grent
alarm to many. It Is seldom any pcr
lon Is injured who keeps away from
considerable metallic substances and
avoids Immediate contact with the
walls of the bouse. The middle of the
room Is In general perfectly safe, and
the lower rooms are safer than the
npper. A led removed a slight dis
tance from he walls of the room Is In
perfect security, even if the bouse
were struck. When load Is used on the
roofs of buildings particular care
should be taken that it communicates
with the spouts, and by these means
with the ground. To determine the
distance of the lightning, count the sec
onds between the flash and the thun
ier, and reckon less than a quarter of
l mile for every second. New York
Canaries in Great Britain.
It Is reported that 400,000 canaries
;hange hands every year In the United
Kingdom alone, the value of them be
ng about 100.000.
Cities Named After the Qneen.
J. A. Baines, in a lecture delivered
recently at Toynbee Hall, London, on
"Two Generations of Great Britain,"
gave a list of towns and districts
named after the queen. At the ex
tremity of Vancouver there la a city of
Victoria, and crossing the Pacific to
Hong Kong one finds another.. In
Labuan and in the Cameroons there
are Victorias and In Africa there Is the
famous Victoria Nyansa. The richest
colony for Its size in Australia la Vic
torlaland In the antarctic and another
ft, tbs axctie region.
A TASTE FOR READING.
Benefits Derived from a Fondness of
Ask any hostess of your acquaint
ance what type of guest she has found
the hardest to entertain during a pro
tracted visit, and she will answer, "The
woman who never rends," says a writer
in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Probably you know her yourself. She
slips into your guest room some day,
with the promising assurance, "Now, I
don't want to be made company of. Just
let me be one of the family and look
out for myself."
You are a busy woman, and you con
gratulate yourself that your hospitality
Is to be extended to one of your sex
who Is capable of making her stay
something beside a nervous strain on
the part of yourself as hostess and your
household in general.
You have fitted up that guest room of
yours with especial reference to the
hoped-for bookish tastes of Its occu
pants. There Is a goodly assortment of
current literature scattered about. Be
ing a reader yourself, you can imagine
nothing more delightsome than an op
portunity for cosy companionship with
the latest magazine or novel.
You delicately allude to your thought
fulness In providing the, to you, liter
ary feasts, and suggest to your guest
tbat she take her pick of all that the
family library contains, and then well,
then comes the disillusionment.
Never while that woman is in your
house do you catch her with a book or
paper In her hand. Days when you
run short of amusements for her she
wanders aimlessly about from room to
room; Is plainly despondent over bad
weather aud sets all your hospitable In
stincts on edge by the ill-concealed fact
that she is bored.
"Oh!" you sigh. "If she would only
read. Just to see her fifteen minutes
of the day with her eyes fastened Inter
estedly upon some bit of printed mat
ter." A taste for reading may be as surely
cultivated as any other taste, and a
healthy appetite for good literature Is
ns necessary for ineutal nourishment
as good food is for physical well-being.
To get right to the root of the mat
ter, the rending habit needs to be cul
tivated In the nursery. As soon os
children are able to pick out the words
In their primers they should lie taught
to consider that more enjoyment Is to
be found between the covers of a book
than among all the toys and gimcracks
that clutter up the playroom. No need
to make bookworms of them, but a
tactful mother may implant the read
ing idea Into the Juvenile mind and so
carefully nurture it that in after years
it will bcrr Intellectual fruits of Incal
Laziness Is usually the foundation for
the childish request, "Please read to
me," provided the youthful petitioner is
able to read to himself. The same oblig
ing grandmother or gracious aunt who
Is always ready to do the youngsters'
bidding in this direction Is also respon
sible for the fad of spinning nursery
yarns to listeners who are old enough
and schooled enough to cull their own
tales from books.
When there is no personal application
on the child's part how can there be any
mental stimulus? No wonder we find
so many insipid, vacillating minds
among grownups when we remember
how little thought concentration is ex
acted from the average child.
There would be fewer restless men
and certainly fewer discontented wom
en if the reading habit was made a fea
ture of nursery training.
Fortunate is the man or woman who
has discovered In books that world
which will widen the most contracted
sphere and glorify the most common
place existence. Boston Herald.
Violets Chemlca'ly Perfumed.
As violets are much in evidence along
the London thoroughfares, writes a
correspondent, the following Incident
may be of Interest: I was in a chem
ist's shop when a coster girl entered
with a large basket of violets and set
it on the floor. I bought a bunch, and
then noticed the chemist's assistant
pass a small glass phial to the girl, the
contents of which she emptied Into the
basket. "Tricks of the trade," said the
chemist, with a smile, while the mer
chant gave him a look of Bly humor
from under her hat. "What was that
she bought?" I asked. "A penn'orth of
wood violet." he replied. "Those Frnch
violets don't smell. They rest on moist
moss In the basket, aud the moist moss
alworbs the perfume. That penn'orth
will sell the basket." Then iie told mo
that a "penn'orth" of musk perfume
was used to Improve the selling quality
of pots of musk, and that he had had
a hawker similarly ask: "A penn'orth
of white rose, guv'nor." As I went
away I figured to my mind an old lady
bending over that basket In response
to the merchant's observation: "Fresh,
ma'am? Just smell for yourself." Lon
Columba Statue In 1702.
Perhaps the earliest Columbus monu
ment in the United States was that
erected at Baltimore by a French resi
dent In 17U2. Many persons believed
In accordance with a current tradition
that it whs erected to the memory of
a favorite horse, but the monument
bears this Inscription: "Chrs. Col u in
bus, Octr. 12, MDCCVIIIC."
Ths United Kingdom consumes 000,-
000 pounds, or about 4,000,000 gallons,
of tea every day, which is as much as
Is used by the rest of Europe, North
and South America, Africa and Aus
Silver coin loses 1 per cent, of its
weight in twenty years, gold 1 per
cent. In fifty years
The battle of Borodino Is reckoned to
have been the bloodiest since the use of
gunpowder. It was between the French
and Russians, now so mysteriously al
lied to each other. One authority gives
the Russian loss as 30.000 killed, wound
ed, and prisoners, and the. French as
about 20,000. Another gives the num
bers as 50,000 French killed, wounded,
and prisoners, and 45,000 Russian. Th
Fnench army numbered 133,000 me
and tfM RpmUa 132400. -
in an appearance in June. It is a very
annoying pest to strawberry growers, and
once it gets a hold seems never to leave.
It is very difficult to destroy after it
mil Kf a m ufMl aiai i iiu .- -
growth, but when very young it is de-
iirovea oy simpiy stirring m3 w.
nly way to get ahead of crab grass is to
work the land well after each rain.
Corn is a plant that will utilize all
kinds of manure, even of the coarser
kinds, but success with corn depends
largely on the cultivation given. A suc
cessful prower of corn states that he he
gins to cultivate before the seed is plant
id, meaning that he gives extra care to
the first preparation of the land, which
ihould be made as fine as possible;
and after the corn is above the
ground the top soil is kept loose and fine
in order to retain moisture and destroy
To Huston the wort of melons work the
young plants and then apply about a table
spoonful of nitrate of soda around them,
raking it into the top soil. As soon as
a shower comes and dissolves the ni
trate, the plants will at once take a new
it- 1 WnA,, ...... lit., nn ilia a. ,11
iu grow ttti s3 -
that limo gave better results on beets than
.. . ... ... i ..: i : .... .-.i
inl some oi me uesi prcpaieu iciiui,
i i.;. .i. .j n..t .....Iff tn riiifitr lieets. hut
those grown for stock and for the table.
As liiii is chean. farmers should give it a
trial on beets.
fiw. (I. f. Twitehell recommends as a
r i c..w l.uinn ffiu-ls it mivturn of 25
pounds of oats, 25 pounds of wheat bran,
r iHMinds of wheat, ground together, to
Wllicn lie ailUS IU pouiiua ui imsixu mci
...j c m.unrid if mtnt Reran. He mixes
three quarts of this in a ten-quart bucket
ful of cooked vegetables, or of clover hay
chopHVI anl sieaniwa. a nts
morning meal, and for the other two
meal- h- gives wkole corn or wheat.
In addition to the value of a quits
rowth on trees, it is a well-known fact
that hugs and worms have less effect on
uch trees than on slow-growing ones. As
a general truth it may be said that most
newly-planted trees and shrubs, and gar-
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nourishment than they are capable of
appropriating to advantage. Even good
gardeners olten aasi in mis repccv.
x- n1nvoi ami rraa mn lie Imrf
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for t'.ie pigs it wil pay to turn them out
to help themselves. With a mess of bran
and skim milk at night, they will require
no other help and will grow more rapidly
than if penned and fed on corn.
Plots of crass infested with weeds are
unsightly. The best remedy is S mow
the grass and use it for liedding. The
mower cuts down the weeds anil destroys
manv of them, but the grass will make a
new "start. By doing this once or twice in
the year the grass will crowd the weeds
iv on1 radishes for successive crops
should not be overlooked. lo not be con
tent with only one crop in a garden. As
loon as any crop is fully harvested pre-,
pare the ground and plant something elae-
A garden can oe Kepi in iuii ktviw un
til frost appears.
The potato beetle will leave a potato
vine for that of the egg plant, and it will
attack the tomato unless potato vines
are numerous . Its favorites are in order
with the egg plant first, potato next and
then tomato. Paris green is the remedy,
but must be used as soon as the beetles
put in an appearance.
Results from spoaying trees in winter
with whitewash to save the buds, as was
advised by the director of the Missour'
station, show marked benefit. Where tree
were sprayed four times they were full of
blossoms, while those not sprayed at all
have but few or none.
Viennese Chocolate. A cup of hot, Well
mad.; chocolate, served in comp.iny witt
a ci-oUsant or roll, forms a breakfast or
emergency luncheon not to be despised
from any point of view, for it is as delio
ious as it is wholesome and satisfying.
To make a perfect cup of chocolate the
first necessity is to procure the chiel
ingredient pure- If it is powdered choco
late, mix it to a smooth paste with a little
of the milk; if it is cake chocolate, first
melt it in a cup stood in boiling water in
the oven or over the fire, wil the milk,
add the chocolate, sweeten if necessary,
and boil for five minute, beating it all
the time with a wire egg whisk. Pour into
the cups, and on the top of each float a
teaspoonful of whipped cream
Strawberry Pudding Beat half pound
butter and half-pound sugar till quite
light in a basin; add yolks of eight eggs
and three-quarters of a pound bread
crumbs, which have been previously
soaked in milk and passed through
sieve; add to this one quart ripe stra
berries and six whites of eggs beaten still
steam in mold for one hour; serve will
Russian Coffee Roll On baking day
take two cups of the bread sponge and add
to it ono half cup each of buttpr and
sugar well creamed, one egg and a scant
teaspoonful of ground cardamon seeds.
Add flour till it is as stiff as can be
stirred with a spoon. Let rise and then
roll it out into a thin sheet, spread with a
small handful of currants, a dozen raisins,
two dozen almonds, chopped, and a few
strips of citron. Roll up like a music
roll, place in a well greased pan and
when light bake slowly. Cut in thick
slices, and, eaten with coffee, it is
A clothespin bag made of bedticking ot
something stout, in the form of a pocket,
with a slit on the front side, is much
easier to get at than a common hag. A
licltickiiig apron, with a large pocket
across the bottom, is ltter than either.
A basket exposes the clothespins to dust
and th.i clothes suffer accordingly.
Wash silk handkerchiefs oy laying
them on a smooth board and ruldiing Willi
the palm of the hand. I'su either borax 01
while Castile soap to make the suds; rinse
in clear water, shake till nearly dry, fold
evenly, lay between lioaids, put a weight
on them. No ironing is required. Silk
ribbons may be treated in the same man
Cut flowers can lie. tinted almost any de
sired color by means of aniline dyes,
which are absorbed with the water.
An ngreeable variation of the eus cu
tard is to flavor it with coffee in lieu of
chocolate or vanilla. The proportion is
three tablespooiifuls of clear, strong cof
fee to every pint of milk and three cj!g
There is nothing list fan compensate
you for doing a lliiug llat you will le
ashamed of after it is done.
He who fears 1 inj, era jeered is sure
of deft at.
In 1704 the habitual users of the F.ng
lish language did not number more than
.tu.li'lii.onii; in 1S!(7 their numlier was esti
mated at loo,Miu,ont.
Incisure hours are the best or the worst
part of our lives.
No fraud is more wicked than cheating
in a love game.
My friend, if you just give other peo
ple "the san-e privileges you claim for
yourself, you will be surprised to see how
smooth and still the old machine
Reverence is the sonl of religion. When
that is gone, there is little left with which
God can be pleased. Where nothing is
sacred, everything becomes common, even
SERMONS OF THE DAY!
Subject: "A Helpful Religion" Reforms
of Worahip Urged Koine Practical
SmcKCBtlans For tlrlnging It About
81ns the Ol.l, Old Hone.
Text: "Kend Tbee help from the sano
tuary." Psalm 20: 2.
If you should ask fifty different men
what the church is, they would give you
fifty different answers. One man would
say, "It is a convention of hypocrites."
Another, "It as en assembly of people
wbo feel themselves a great deal better
than others." Another, "It Is a place for
gossip, where wolverine dispositions de
vour each other." Another, It is a place
for the cultivation of superstition and
cant." Another, "It is an arsenal where
theologians go to get pikes and muskets
and shot." Another, "It is an art gallery,
where men go to admire grnnd arti'.'les,
and exquisite fresco and musical works,
and the Dantesque in gloomy imagery."
Another man would say, "It is the best
dace on earth except my own home." "If
forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right
hand forget ber cunning."
Now, whatever the church is, my text
tells you what it ougnt to be: a great,'
practical, homely, omnipotent help. 't-end
tbee help from the sanctuary." The pew
ought to yield rest fulness for the body.
The color of the up.holstery ought to yield
pleasure to the eye. The entire service
ought to yield strength for the toil and
i-truggle of every-day life. The Sab
bath ought to be harnessed to ail
the six days of the week, drawing them
In the right direction. The church
ought to be a magnet, visibly and
mightily affecting all the homes of
the worshipers. Every man gets roughly
jostled, gets abused, ..ets cut, gets in
sulted, gets slighted, gets exasperated.
By the time the Kabbath comes he has an
accumulation of six days of annoyance,
and that is a starveling church service
which has not strength enough to take
that accumulated annoyance and hurl it
Into perdition. The business man sits
down In church headaoby from the week's
engagements. Perhaps he wishes he bad
tarried at home on the lounge with the
newspapers and the slippers. That man
wants to be cooled off, and graciously di
verted. The first wnveof the religious ser
vice ought to dash clear over the hurricane
decks, and leave him dripplp;; with holy
and glad and heavenly emotion. '"Send
thee help from the sanctuary."
In the first place, sanctuary help ought
to come from the music A woman dying
In England persisted in singing to tht) last
moment. The attendants tried to per
suade her to stop, saying It would exhaust
her and make ber disease worse. She an
swered: "I must sing; 1 am only practicing
for the heavenly choir." Music on earth is
a rehearsal for music in heaven.
Kut I am not spending of the next world.
Rabbath song ought to set all the week to
music. We want not more bariuony, not
more artistic expression, 'jut more volume
In our church music. The English dissent
ing churches far surpass our American
churches in this resiect. An English au
dience of one thousand people will give
more volume of sacred song than an
American audience of two tnousand peo
ple. I do not know what the reason is.
Oh, you ought to have heard them sing in
Bur rev chapel. I had the opportunity of
preaching the anniversary I think the
ninetieth anniversary sermon in Row
land Hill's old chapel, and when they
lifted their voices in sncred song it was
simply overwhelming; and then, in the
evening of the same day, lh Agricultural
Hall, many thousand voices lifted in dox
ology. It was like the voice of many
waters, and like the voice of many thun
deiings, and like the voice of heaven.
We hear a great deal of the art of sing
ing, of mnsic asan entertainment, of music
as a recreation. It Is high time we heard
something of music as a help, a practical
help. In order to do this we must have
only a few hymns. New tunes and new
hymns every Sunday make poor congrega
tional singing. Fifty hymns are enough
for fifty years. The Episcopal Church
prays the same prayers every Sabbath, and
year after year, and century after century.
For that reason they have the hearty re
sponses. Let us take a bint from tbat fact,
and let us sing the same songs Sabbath
after Sabbath. Only In that way we come
to the full force of tbe exercise.
Again I remark, that sanctuary help
ougbt to come from the sermon. Of a
thousand people In any audience, how
many want sympathetic help? Do you
guess a hundred? Do you guess five hun
dred? You have guessed wrong. I will
tell you just the proportion. Out of a
thousand people in any audience there are
i'ust one thousand who need sympathetic
lelp. These young people want It just as
much as the old. Toe old people some
times seem to think they have a monopoly
of the rheumatis n and the neuralgias, and
the headaches, and the physical disorders
of tbe world; but I tell you there are no
worse heartaches than are felt by some of
the young people. I have noticed among
all classes ot men that some of the severest
battles and tbe toughest work come be
fore thirty. Therefore, we must have our
sermons and our exhortations In prayer
meeting all sympathetic with the young.
And so with these people further on in life.
What do these doctors and lawyers and
merchants and mechanics care about the
abstractions of religion? What they want
is help to bear the whimsicalities of patients,
tbe brow-beating of legal opponents, the
unfairness of customers who have plenty
of fault finding for every Imperfection of
handiwork, but no praise for twenty excel
lencies. While all of a sermon may i.ot be helpful
alike to all, if it be a Christian sermon,
preached by a Christian man, there will be
help for every one somewhere. We go in
to an apothecary's store. We see others
being waited on; we do not complain be
cause we do not immediately get the medi
cine; we know our turn will come after a
while. And so wbilo all parts of a sermon
may not bo appropriate to our case, if we
wait prayerfully, before the sermon is
through, we shall have tbe divine prescrip
tion. I say to young men who are going
to preach the Gospel: we want in our ser
mous not more metaphysics, nor more
imagination, nor more logic, nor more pro
fundity. What we want in our sermons
nnd Christian exhortations as more sym
pathy. I say to the young men who are entering
the ministry, we must put on more force,
more energy. and into our religious services
more vivacity, if we want the people to
come. You look into a church court of any
denomination of Christians. First, you will
II ml the men of large common-sense and
earnest look. The education of their minds,
the piety of their hearts, the holiness of
their lives qualify them for their work.
Then yon will tlnd in every church court of
every denomination a group of men who
utterly amaze you with the fact that such
semi-imbecility can get any pulpits to
preach lnl Tnose are the men who give
forlorn statistics about church decadence.
Frogs never croak in running water; al
ways in stagnant, but I say to all Christ
Ian workers, to all Sunday-school teachers,
to all Evangelists, to all ministers of tbe
Ooepel, i' we want our Sunday-schools, and
our prayer-meetings, and our churches to
gather the people, we must freshen np.
The simple fact is, tbe people are tired of
the humdrum of religionists. Religious
humdrum is the wont of all humdrum.
You say over and over again, "Come to
Jesus," unMI the phrase means absolutely
nothing. Why do you not toll them a story
which will mr.ke them come to Jesus in five
Again I remnrk thnt sanctuary help
ought to come through the prayers of all
tbe people. The door ot tbe eternal store
bouse is bung on one hinge, a gold binge,
the hinge of prayer, and when tbe whole
audience lay hold of tbat door, it must
rome open. Tnere are many people
(pending their first Sabbath after soma
treat bereavement. What will your
firayer do for them? How will It help the
omb in that man's heart? Here are peo
ple who have not been in church for ten
years; what will your prayer do for them
by rolling over their soul holy memories?
Here are people In crises of awful tempta
tion. They are on the verge of despair, or
wild blundering, or theft or suicide. What
will your prayer do for them in ths way ef
siXUm them strength to resist?
In most or our churches we have three
prayers the opening prayer, what U
called the "long prayer." and the closing
prayer. There are many people who
spend their first prayer in arranging thoir
apparel after entrance, and spend the sec
ond prayer, the "long prayer." in wishing
It were through, and spend the last
prayer In preparing to start for home.
The most insignificant part of every re
ligious service Is the sermon. The more
important parts are the Scripture lesson
and the prayer. The sermon Is only a man
talking to a man. Tbe Scripture lesson Is
God talking to man. Prayer is man talk
ing to God. Oh, If we understood the
grandeur and tbe pathos of this exercise
of prayer, instead of being a dull exercise,
we would Imagine tbat the room was full
of divine and angelic appearances.
But, my friends, the old style church will
not do the work. We might as well now
try to take all the passengers from Wash
ington to New York by stage coach, or all
the passengers from Albany to Buffalo by
canal boat, or do alt the battling of the
world with bow and arrow, as with the old
stvle of ohnroh to meet the exlgoncles of
this day. Unless the church In our day
will adapt Itself to the time. It will become
extinct. The people reading newspapers
and books all tbe week, in alert, pictur
esque and resounding style, will have no
patience with Sabbath humdrum.
But while halt of the doors of the church
are to be set open toward this world, the
other half of the doors of the church must
be set open toward the next. You and I
tarry here only a brief space. We want
somebody to teach us how to get
out of this life at the right time
and In the right wav. Some fall out of
life, some go stumbling out of life, some
go groantng out ot me, some go
cursing out of life. We want to go
singing, rising, rejoicing, tnumpning.
We want half the doors of the church set
In that direction. We want half the pray
ers that wav, half tbe sermons that way.
We want to know how to get ashore from
the tumult of this world Into the land of
everlasting peace. We do not want to stand
doubting nnd shivering when we go away
from this world; we want our anticipation
aroused to tbe highest pitch. We want to
have the exhilaration of a dying child in
England, the father telling me tbe story.
When he said to her, "Is the path nar
row?" she answered. "The path is narrow;
It Is so narrow that I can not walk arm in
arm with Christ, so Jesus goes ahead, and
He says. 'Mary, follow.'" Through the
church gates set heavenward how mnnvof
your friends and mine have gone? The
inst time they were out of the house they
came to church. The earthly pilgrimage
ended at tbe pillar of public worship, and
then thev marched out to a bigger and
brighter assemblage. Home of them were so
old thev could not walk without a cane or
two crutches; now they have eterunl
juveneseence. Or they were so young
they could not walk except as the ma
ternal band guided them; now they bound
with the hilarities celestial. The last time
we saw them they were wasted with mala
rial or pulmonic disorder; but now they
have no fatigue, and no difficulty of res
piration In the pure air of heaven. Howl
wonder when you and I will cross overl
Some of you have had nbont enough of the
mumping ami nailing or in is inc. a
draught from the fountains of heaven
would do you good. Complete release you
could itand very well. If you got on the
other side, and had permission to come -back,
you would not come. Though you
were invited to come back and join your
friends on earth, you would say, "No, let
mo tarry here until they come; I shall not
risk going back; if a man reaches heaven
he had bettor stay here."
Oh, I join hands with you In that uplift
In Freybourg. Switzerland, there is the
trunk of a tree four hundred years old.
That tree was planted to commemorate an
event. About ten miles from the city the
Swiss conquered the Burgundians, and a
young man wauted to take the tblings to
tbe city. He took n tree branch and rau
with such speed the ten miles, that when
he reached the city waving the tree
branch he had onlv strength to cry, "Vic
tory!" and dropped dead. Thetree branch
that he carried was planted, and it grow t J
be a great tree twenty feet in circumfer
ence, and tbe remains of it are there to
this day. My hearer, when you have
fought your last battle with sin and death
ami hell, and thoy have been routed In the
conflict, It will be a joy worthy of celebra
tion. You will fly to the city and cry
"Victory!" and drop at the feet of the great
King. Then the palm branch of the earthly
race will be planted to become the out
branchiug tree of everlasting rejoicing:
When shall these eyes Thy heaven-built
And pearly gates behold,
Thy bulwarks with salvation strong.
And streets of shining gold? '
WHAT WE SHOULD DRINK.
Our Instincts Are Usually the Heat
We should drink from one-third to
two-liftbs as many ounces as we weigh
in pounds, declares Prof. Allen In a
luedicul exchange. Therefore, for a
mn n weighing' It iounds would be re
quired from flxty-six to sixty-four
ounces dally, or from one nnd one-liulf
to four pints. This we regard as a very
indefinite answer, says the New York
hedger. The amount of water required
depeuds on the season of the year, the
amount of work done and the kind of
food oaten. In hot weather we require
more than Iu cold, because of the great
er loss through the skin, though this Is
in part made tip by the lessor amount
passed nwny through the kidneys. If
a limn labors very bard he requires
more tlinu if bis labor is light. A man
working in u foundry where tbe tem
perature is high and the perspiration
profuse not Infrequently drinks three
or four gallons daily.
If the fiMiil is stimulating and salty
more water Is required than if It Is not.
Vegetarians and those who use much
fruit re i-iire less water than those who
eat Failed fish and pork, and often get
along with none, except what is in their
In most eases our Instincts tell us
bow much water to drink far better
than any hard or fixed rule. Tor ages
they have been acquiring a knowledge
of how iiiicli to drink and transmitting
that knowledge to descendants, aud If
we follow them we shall not go far out
of the way. It Is of more use to u
tu know that pure water Is essential
and that impure water Is one of the
most dangerous of drinks than to know
how much of It Is required dally.
If one lives in a region where the wat
er Is bad It should be lioiled and put
away In bottles, well corked, iu an Ice
chest, and in addition one should eat
all tbe fruit be can, if fruit agrees.
Fruits toiituln not only pure water, but
salts which are needed to carry on
healthfully the functions of life.
We should never make enemies, if
for no other reason, la-cause it is so
hard to behave toward them as we
The greater the diflicnltv tin" more
glory in surmounting it skilful pilots
gain their reputation from storms and
Be patient with every one, but alsive
all With yourself. I'o not le dis
turbed Is-eause of your iniierfeetioiii,
and always rise up bravely from a
Envy is a passion so full of cowardice
and shame that nobody ever had the con
fidence to own it.
The reward of a thing well done is to
have done it.
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