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THE CONSTITUTION THE UNION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWH.
MIFFLINTOWN. JUNIATA COUNTY, PENNA.. WEDNESDAY. JULY 20. 1S98
Lady Nevil had been in London three
weeks; the season was in full swing. She
had presented Madge to her sovereign,
nd Madge was in high spirits and enjoy
ing her gayeties immensely. June had
been home once, and Sir Thomas had
pent two nights in Ixmdon, on the occa
sion of his wife's giving a dinner party at
which it was thought desirable he shonld
preside as host.
The season advanced, and rumors be
gan to fly about of an expedition to Egypt
In which the Guards were to take part.
At first the idea was ridiculed, but grad
ually it came to be entertained more se
riously, and then to be recognized as a
fact. Dallas' battalion was for service,
and as soon as this was known to the
ladies in Grosvenor street It had a most !
dampening effect upon their spirits.
Madge, it is true, affected to share the
enthusiasm of 1 Dallas, and talked gayly
of the distinctions be would earn the pos
sibility of medals and Victoria crosses.
Mrs. Ellesmere was seriously depressed
at the thought of the hardship and dan
ger her favorite nephew might Incur, and
as for June, each time she realized It, a
knot rose in her throat and a mist came
before her eyes, and she felt as if life had
suddenly become blank. She would look
furtively at him as he was laughing and
talking in the gayest of spirits, and then
her vivid imagination would see him lying
dead, with livid, upturned face, on a bat
tlefield, or worn and wasted by fever in
some retched hospital.
Late one July afternoon June and Mrs.
Ellesmere left the carriage at the top of
the Itnw and took chairs under the trees.
Dallas was to joiu them there. Madge !
was spending the afternoon with a friend.
Mr. Carslake passed, then stopped, turn- ;
rd and asked permission to sit down by
Ialy Nevil. Presently a friend of Mrs.
Ellesmere joined her, and the first pair
were left to each other. Naturally
enough, the conversation turned on the
coming campaign, and June, who was al- j
ways trying to get comfort on the sub- ;
Ject, asked Mr. Carslake his opinion of j
tne cuances or nguung.
June tried to draw consolation from
d be I
Carslake. lie did not think it would
very serious affair; he was not impress
ed with a belief in the fighting qualities
of the Egyptians; a change of "masters
would make very little difference to them;
they would still be oppressed under any
rule. The climate .was Jtha worst part
of it, though the Bedouins and the Nile
might seriously impede our operations.
Then Mr. Carslake, not looking at Lady
Nevil, but trying to make his voice in
"I suppose Miss Ellesmere feels Broke,
going very much?"
In a moment his meaning dawned on
June, and she saw that a golden oppor
tunity was before her.
"I do not think so," she answered. "Not
nearly so much as my auut and I. She
only thinks of the brilliant side of war,
and not of of the danger."
"She will feel it more when he is gone,
bo doubt," said Mr. Carslake, traeffig"' a
pattern in the gravel with his stick.
"I do not know," replied June. "Peo
ple never think anything is likely to hap
pen to their friends unless it is a matter
of vitally absorbing interest to them."
"But I thought such was the case."
"Certainly not," exclaimed Lady Nevil,
with great animation. "There is nothing
of any sort or kind between Madge and
Mr. Broke, except the most ordinary
"Oh:" and Mr. Carslake looked up at
her. "I was told that if not actually en
gaged they were next door to it."
June felt that her opportunity had come.
"What do not people say " she remark
ed. "Do you believe every report you
"Only when It is borne out by appear
ances." "You are Quite mistaken," said Lady
Nevil. "Madge has never been in love
Lnt nnr.a in hr life ii nd then s6 seriously
that I think it will quite prevent hei
ver caring much for anyone else."
"Tell me frankly," said Mr. Carslake,
"are you speakiiig of me? I should not
venture to ask, unless "
"Yes, I am," replied June, with equal
"And and do you really believe she is
not indifferent to me?"
"I am quite sure that you are the only
man for whom she has ever cared seri
Tn f f rnrlnke's infinite chagrin. Dal
las came up at this moment. But June
felt that enough had been said, and that
xr.Hu'n future at all events, was safe.
Dallas saw June aud Madge off by the
train next day; he took coraiai leave 01
v, i n T.rt cli wished him a eay fare
well, and' bade him bring her back the
scalps of numerous Egyptians ana return
"I shall see you again," he said to June
as the train was starting, keeping a long
hold of her hand ana tor oure uoi
mr,ti tn r.wvpnt his eves from betray
ing to her all he felt. As for June, she
was deathly pale; her lips were quiver
ing; there was a look almost of agony in
haw asA Tim a- histlp sounded, the train
moved off, their eyes were fixed In one
i . oi then thev were Darted.
June leaned back in the carriage and
closed her eyes. Madge made some gay
i. v.... ,.. .nnilii did not answer.
rruiain, uufc " ' - -
and Madge took the hint and left her
alone. Her own pleasant tnougnis were
.,,.., b tnr her: the misunder-
standing between her and Mr. Carslake
was at an end, and be had asked her to
The time was drawing on, inn """"
hid not yet found courage to tell her hus
band of her intended visit to London: he
felt instinctively that he would not fx
pleased. And, whatever happened, she
could not, no she could not, give up that
cherished idea. She must see Dallas once
One morning, four days before the an
nounced departure of the Guards, she said
to Tom, as he was about to leave the
"I am going up on Saturday to stay
two nights with Mrs. Trevanion."
"Oh!" he uttered, and stopped short.
"IIave you not had enough of London
There was something unusual in his
voice; it had a ring of distinct displeas
1'here was no miolnke about his dis
pleasure, lie scarcely spoke to his wife
during the days that preceded her Jour
ney to London. He half hoped she would
understand that he did not wish her to go
and would give up the idea. But, though
June was most acutely conscious of his
displeasure, she felt that, unless he for
Wde her in so many words, go she mnst.
And now the evening, to which June
had been looking feverishly forward, had
arrived. She was sitting opposite Dallas,
who appeared to be in the highest spirits,
and thinking every time she looked at hie
handsome, cheery face that it was for
the last time. Her heart was like lead
within her breast; she knew she should
never see him again. She tried to smile
and talk, but when she opened her lips n
choking sensation rose in her throat and
made her feel as if she must burst into
tears. There was a wistful look in Dal
las' eyes, as though he were asking her if
he was really sorry he was going if she
would miss him.
Mrs. Trevanion made superhuman ef
forts to talk brightly; she would not allow
lierself to dwell on facts, but insisted on
putting the most cheerful face on the cx
jjiedition and on making the very best of
everything. It was quite likely the whole
thing would be over before they got out,
she said; but Dallas indignantly protested
against the idea of their being made fools
of for nothing. What should he bring
them back from Egypt? he hardly knew
what the specialties of the country were.
But Mrs. Trevanion bade him bring him
self back safely, and they would be quite
satisfied. His sword belt had arrived just
as he was starting for dinner, so he had
brought it with him to try on. And, with
the help of his hostess, he proceeded to
equip himself in it, while June, Icy cold,
with burning cheeks, sat looking on. Dal
las, however, seemed pleasurably excited.
He drew his sword from the scabbard,
and, flourishing it iu the air, wondered
laughingly how many Egyptians he
should slay with it. Then June shut her
eyes, and a horrid picturecame across her
imagination. She saw him, still grasping
his sword, but falling, staggering under
his death wound, his now smiling face
convulsed with agony. Oh, it was noth-
ng short of murder to send out a boy like
that! And in what a cause! Overwhelm
ed with agony, a great sob rose in her
throat a sob that would not be stifled;
and then, struck with sudden horror at
1 Jg UmS-ktt&yy" herself, an. row and
lied from the ro'm
Dallas stopped short, as if paralysed;
the color left cheeks, and he stood
staring at Mrs. 1 revanion, who affected
not to notice wTt had happened, and
went on arranging the belt.
But Hallas (nit one nana on her arm
and said, in a voice stammering with emo
"Do you really think she cares about
Do we not all carer returned Mrs.
"Yes, but I wish I had known before!"
uttered Dallas, leaning against the chim
ney piece and putting one hand over bis
"Why do yon wish yon had known be
fore?" said Mrs. Trevanion, reproachfully.
"Would yon like to go away nursing a
dishonorable passion m your heart? Do
you think it would be any comfort to you,
supposing," and ber voice faltered "sup
posing you had to look death in the face,
to remember that you had brought nnhap
piness and doubt Into the home of an hon
est man a man whose peace of mind you
have every right to respect? And, be
sides, yon are wrong in attaching any im
portance to Lady Nevil's agitation. She
is very sensitive; she has seen a great deal
of you lately; even if she had only the
most cousinly liking for you, she might
well feel upset to-night. Do you sup
pose," the tears standing In her eyes,
that I do not feel bad about your go
ing?" "Heaven bless yoa, my dear, I know
you do. But but," opening his blue eyes
rather widely at her, "you you don't
think I sha'n't come back?"
"No, no," cried his friend. "I am quite
nre vou will. But I should like to think
you went out with a free heart and a clear
Then there was a long pause, broken
at last by Dallas.
"Do you think," he ottered very wlst
fnllv with an imploring glance, "that I
might see her for one moment alone be
fore I go, just to wish her good-by?"
"No, no, no! answered Airs, trevan
ion, with the utmost resolution. "Not for
anything In the world; not for both your
sakes. Y'ou know there is nothing I would
not do for you. But not that."
When the wheels had rolled away, the
two ladies sat down and wept greviously.
And"theirs were not the ouly hearts that
ached that night.
ived his wife with
coldness on her return,
sooke during dinner, and.
when it was
over, went aw
n his own room. He
did not mention Dallas' name, or ma
any inquiry about his departure. June
was perfectly conscious of these signs of
displeasure, but a sort of apathy had
stolen over her; it seemed as if nothing
mattered very much. In a few days, per
haps, she would feel differently, and then
she would set to work to propitiate her
In reality Tom felt himself deeply ag
grieved. It took a loug time to get an
idea into his head, but once it was there,
.;n i.,.rr time was needed to dislodge
it. Why should June have wanted to go
i , London to bid Dallas goou-u,
r . 1,1.1 d.IIri good-by again,
Ion to bid Dallas gooo '
he took a much greater ,tePA
than she had any right to i a
I! II less
ill 11 1111 UlOU . .
for him, of course, he had been at hi
infernal tricks again; ana i.
teeth. Oh, how mistaken, how mistaken
he had been in June.
Well, he must put np with it now he
supposed; anyhow, the boy was , left to
him. and they two would be all in .11 to
each other, please God! There would be
no one to come between them for the next
twenty years or so, at all events,
bay followed day, and still that apathy
in j,,,'. veins. She who was wont
active sat listless and Idle and
to tie so
. . Mm
took scant Interest in n?mne tl
1 ai mf-1 nre . . , 1 rim
! of the Guard, at AJxjnr
that, June looscu yw - -
news. She was not, as a rule, given to
reading the papers, but now, the moment
ihey came, she seized upon them eagerly.
This also Tom remarked with displeasure.
Kit husband's altered demeanor was by
no means lost on June; she began to feel
that their estrangement was a serious
Agnes, who came occasionally to the
Hall, had every opportunity of seeing the
estrangement between husband and wife;
indeed. Juue took special occasion to be
-iiptious aud frigid to Tom iu the presence
of ll.at sainted creature.
Win 11 Madge returned from a visit she
hud iiaid to Mr. Carslake's sister she ex
erienccd a oense of consternation at see
ius the state of affairs.
"Juny, darling," she exclaimed, "what
on earth is the matter with you and Tom?
This sort of thing will never do. You
are more like two strange cats than the
two devoted people you used to be."
"Oh," returned June, bitterly, "that is
the way with married people. You and
your Mr. Carslake will be just the same
in a few years time."
"Never!" cried Madge, with Immense
"He will tire of you," said June. "I
don't believe men have any affection. At
all events, it does not last."
"Juny," uttered Madge, wistfully, "do
you know, I don't think it can be all
Tom's fault? I think you must have done
something to change him."
"What have I done?" flashed ont June.
"Yon will be angry, I'm afraid, if I tell
you what I think," said Madge, slightly
June looked at her expectantly.
"I think," faltered Madge, "I know it is
absurd, but I do think Tom is jealous of
Then Lady Nevil fulfilled Madge's pre
diction by evincing great anger at such
an utterly ridiculous and unwarrantable
assertion, and Madge was compelled to eat
her words and express the sincerest con
trition for having suggested anything so
impossibly and wickedly absurd. Madge
was so extremely happy herself about this
time that she had little or no leisure in
which to occupy herself with her cousin's
concerns. Mr. Carslake was at the rec
tory, and was to spend a week at the Hall
The marriage was fixed for the middle
of September. Sir Thomas and Lady
Nevil were to go to their place In the
North the second week in October. .-There
had been no visitors at the Hall this sum
mer. June had felt scant inclination to
play the part of hostess, and Tom was
never very keen about having guests in
the house. Mrs. Ellesmere was at Horn
burg, aud had been there ever since they
gave up the house In Grosvenor street.
Mrs. Trevanion was the only person who
had been bidden. She, however, had oth
er engagements, but promised to come for
Madge's wedding and to stay a fortnight
after it. To this visit June looked for
Meantime, things went on much in tht
same way. Agnes, Indeed, took advan-'
tage of June's apparent indifference to
come more frequently to the Hall, and.
in one way or another, managed to see a
good deal of Tom aud to manifets a great
deal of sympathy for him. He did not
actually complain of his wife, but it was
easy to see he was a disappointed man,
and Agnes was able to aay a great many
words in season.
Madge was far too much occupied" with
her own affairs to continue her system
of espionage over her sister, and June
had grown not to care only to feel a sort
of contemptuous indifference. "If it
amuses them to be together and to abuse
me, let them! What does it matter?"
Her soul was harassed by what she read
in the papers the hardships the troops
were enduring, the privations, the beat.
(To be continued.)
The wheel weighing the lea? 01
neeessarilv the lightest running; a weil
hni it wheel, amolv strong enough to
carry the rider, with saddle and handle
bars at tne proper neigui, win irijuin
The four-lap track at Indianapolis is
completed. Only the work on the grand
jtumU is to be finished, and then the
Newby Oval will be equal to any in the
A match of one hundred kilometers be
tween M. Cordang, the holder of the
iwf ni v-four hours' world's record, and
hi oront rival. Huret. the previous hoi
der, was decided June 12 at the Tare des
Princes. Paris, when Canlang easily an
fontwl lii 4 fiononent bv nine lalis.
The fifty-kilometer prize of Munch
race at Munich on June 12 was won in
1.35 2-5 by ilouhours. l.esna finishing
When Bald defeated Cooicr from
scratch in the handicap race at Glens
Falls, N. Y., ho defeated his great rival
for the first time on the. National Circuit
this season. Ifalil anil Cooper have now
i in finals on the circuit eight tunes
and Coulter has won seven of the eiirht
nifPlim's. Itald defeated Coolter in thi
mutch race at Walt ham, so that their
ru'i.nl is eiirht for Coolter and two for
ltald in ten meetings. 1-ust season at ihif
lima th exact reverse was true in the
record of the men. Coolter was suffering
from boils and has a few to remind hiiu
at at the ureseitt time.
Applications for bicycle patents at tl.c
natont no,. Washington, reouire the at
tention of one exanfiner, nine assistant
amminnni iinrl five clerks.
When starting on a ride, a moment
spent in testing nuts and bolts may save
great annoyance. Loose nuts have been
known to result in wholesale wreckage.
Many riders who are habitually careful
to keep oil away from tires still allow
it to collect one the frame adjacent to the
head and crank hanger bearings, uiinund
f.,l of the fact that it will permanently
destroy the lustre of the enamel.
If the wiry effect is desired when laun
dering black Swiss muslin gowns, souk
laundresses dissolve a quantity of gum
trabic of the size of u walnut in twt
juarts of cooked and blued starch. The
gown is turned wrong side out and dipped
in starch, then wrung out, and shaken
hard iiefore ironing. It is also best to nor
it on the wrong side.
When it is necessary to keep a meal hoi
for a belated comer, do not set tho plate
holding tho food in a hot oven, thus difr
....i..rinir the china as well M drying the
food; instead, place the plate upon lite
hre over a pan of lw,'nKJk:?ft'
the edge of the plate. The food wi II keep
the eUge 01 tne piaie. hkh"i ,
, there wm Im, ,-nuugh steam f r. ur
?heioiling water in the lowr pau to keej
. mitf, ami prevent the content
To splice out a chafing-dish service
of creamed fish, some left-over asparagus
will be found particularly useful. A
cream dressing is made for the fish, and
the cold asparagus cut in two-inch lengths
and added with the cold fish. The two
can be heated through, and served on
vblongs of toast.
of almost any soo
cies m.y.be pr.Hl..ce,l in tl.
the belief of a
c upon that
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species a nearly allied form hawng col
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SURGEON GENERAL STERNBERG
tie Will Carefully Look After Our Sick
an4 Wounded Foldiera.
The medical service of Uncle Sam's
irmy Is brought prominently Into pub
lic notice now that our soldiers are In
the field. This s the branch that must
took after the sick and wounded and It
Is of prime Importance that the head of
the department should be well fitted (or
the enerous duties that, fall upon hla
boulders. Surgeon General George M.
Sternberg Is CO years old, but doea not
look his age. He served during the
civil war as a surgeon and won great
distinction. Since then he has been
continuously serving with the army,
both in Indian campaigns and yellow
fever epidemics. He has studied the
best methods for preventing yellow fe
ver In different countries where !t has
been prevalent, has represented this
country at International sanitary con
ferences and Is a member of leading
medical organizations here and abroad.
He has published many works princi
pally on the cause and cure of disease
from climatic Influences.
In accordance with Gen. Sternberg's
plan for the caring of sick and wound
ed during the occupation of Cuba, every
army division will be provided with
leu's for a field hospital for the dlvi-
BCIIOFOV GENERAL STKRirBBMk
gton; also with nn ambulance corps,
consisting of enlisted men of the hos
pital corps of the United States army,
whose duty It will le to remove the
wounded from the battlefield as
promptly as possible. The hospital ship
relief will go to any port which may
be occupied by our troops, to serve as a
floating hospital and also as an am
bulance ship to bring the sick and
wounded to the nearest port In the
I'nlted States where hospital accommo
dations are available.
A large general hospital has been fit
ted up at Key West, as this will be the
most convenient point of landing the
sick and wounded of an army In Cuba.
A hospital train consisting of tourist
sleepers and a dining cur, with medical
officers and attendants And nurses, will
be held in readiness to transport the
sick and wounded from Tampa or any
other convenient point In Florida, to
the general hospitals located farther
north: " The "first "of ' thee""l at Fort
McPherson, (Ja.. where accommodn-
t:ona have been provided for 500 sick.
:iid upon short notice these hospital no-;
ommodatlons can lie considerably ex- ,
t-uded. The barracks at Fort Thomas,
Ky., have also been converted Into a
general hospital," and (iOO or more men
, . . . ....
can be provided for at this point. The: j
barracks at Fort Mycr, Va., have also J
been taken for hospital purposes. Ad- ,
ditional hospitals will be established !
as soon as the necessity for them arises.
Hen. terunerg nas uuu nowu regu
Sternberg has laid down rcgu-
lations for the soldiers to follow while
In Cuba. They will receive the best
of enlightened medical treatment and
If fevers break out among them It will
not be for want of vigilance on the part
of the medical corps.
THE WHEEL tN WAR.
How Bicycles May He of Service to
the Ambulance Corps.
The bicycle as an aid in war is a
much discussed subject. Here it Is
shown as used by the British soldier In
carrying the wounded off the field.
Every year a royal military tournament
is held In London, and at the one held
the Dorm.E AMnrri.AxcE.
recently this ambulance was a feature.
Four bicycles are used to each litter,
one at each corner, but only two riders
are required. Whether or not this idea
would be of any use In Cuba with Its
sandy soil Is a question.
Died a Pauper.
Samuel Tetlow, who died a pauper
recently in San Francisco, was one of
the earlier settlers on the Pacific coast,
and in the good old days of Frisco's
babyhood was known as "Prince
Prodigal," because of the facility with
which he won and lost fortunes over
the green baize, lie built the old Bella
Union Theater, having as a partner In
Its management William Skaneantle
bvrry, whom he shot to death during a
quarrel. Tetlow was sentenced to death,
but "social" Influence brought about
his acquittal at a former trial. At one
time he owned the property now known
as Sutro Heights, which he sold to ex
Mayor Sutro for 130,000.
Wnat Comtltato Good Btehrn.
I Simplicity and efficiency are the main
requirements of the modern beehive.
The hive produces no honey, but It Is
an Indispensable instrument In bee cul
ture. The best Implement is often a
failure In Inefficient hands, while an ef
ficient operator can make a partial suc
cess even with poor tools, but for a
nrst-class jod we look for a good raa
chanlc with the best tools. In the pro
duction sif honey, like the production
of anything else, at this time, competi
tion Is very strong, and If we would
make a profit on the goods produced
we mnst cheapen the production. We
must produce the very finest goods at
the lowest possible figure. This we can
accomplish only by baring the beat
bees, the best hlvea and topUwneirt,
i4 faMuUt imiwtoak&t, Tfr
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man who rides "hoWbtes and runs as
ter "fads" In bee culture will have a
lean bank account, American Garde
What IHtlasrtth Tkesa frosa the
Blows Ire Camaeau
Rapid lire cubs are J oat now much
talked about, but meat people have onlj
a vague Idea of what they am. Prob
ably the general Idea Is baaed on the
Gatllng gun. People who take the Gat.
ling gun as a type of "rapid fire" sup
pose that all guns called by that nam
are merely machines for showering rlfl
balls. But this is a complete mistake.
There are rapid fire guns with a diam
eter o six laches that throw sheila
weighing 100 pounds. The Engineer
ing News explains the matter as fob
The essential difference la In th
method of loading. Instead of opening
the breech and Inserting the project!!
nd the powder separately, the lattei
Is In a bunting bag, ammunition foi
rapid fire guns Is now prepared as fox
email arms, the ball, powder and firing
primer are united, the powder In a me
tallic case atached to the shot, and the
primer in the center of the base of this
case. There are a number of types of
rapid fire guns, differing In the way
this fixed ammunition Is fed to the gun
and fired. The slx-pounder (2.24-lncb
caliber) rapid fire guns of the Hotch
klss, Drigga-Schroeder, Maxim, Nord
enfeldt and Sponsel types can discharge
100 shots in 4 minutes 26 seconds. J
minutes 85 seconds, 4 minutes 41 sec
onds and 4 minute CG seconds, re
spectively, or twenty to tweuy-live
shots per mlanta, with accuracy of aim.
Without attempt at accuracy of aim
the rata can be Increased to thirty to
thirty-five shots per minute. With
five-inch rapid Are guns, or fifty-pounders,
thlrty-adi shots have been tired 1;
Feeaadlty or t:ie Sparrow.
Sparrows are the rabbits of the feath
ered world In point of multiplication,
frequently producing more than twent j
young ones In a season, three or four
broods of six or seven being not unus
ual. In six years the progeny of ona
single pair of sparrows will amount to
millions, ns evidence the nlnrmlng
rapidity with which the United States,
New Zealand aud Australia are now
Infested, the number originally taken
over by emigrants being very small.
Complaints from American, Australian
and New Zealand agriculturists of the
ravages committed by the bird are even
more bitter than those of English farm
ers. The total numbers of sparrows nre
out of all proportion to those of other
species of birds.
Siberian J lot sen Manes and Taila.
Three hundred bales of horses' manes
and tails, to be used for upholstering
furniture, have been landed here by
tho British steamships Maine mid
Michigan, from opdo.nv . Th-y ,coni!
from far-away Siberia, and are tak?n
from horses used by the Cossacks after
the animals have outlived their useful
ness. Horses are cheap in Kiissia, and
! after having seen better days their
manes and tails are the only things left
t "t a ftAminikriilnl raltio Vurr nffin
these hirsute nppendnnges are taken
from sound animals, and the beasts
left to their fate. Here the upholster
ers use the hair for stuffing chair-backs
and other articles of furniture, anil the
1" ' - - ." - - r.
and consequently the best- Philadel
The MUiini Heart.
Jack Totts I might have won t
couple of hundred from old Chlpps last
night in a little game of poker, but I
didn't hare the heart to take his money.
Will Betts Conscience wouldn't per
mit It, eh? -
Jack Potts 5o; merely a case of
heart failure. .
Will Betts Why, how's that?
Jack Totts Well, you see I needed
Just oue more little heart to make a
From Bad to Worse.
Dixon I'd give anything I possess it
I could only get rid of this gout.
Hlxon Oh, that's an easy matter.
Just move around to our boarding
house and I'll wager that liver com
plaint will soon take the place of th
Dixon Liver complaint! Why, how'i
Hlxon Well, the landlady feeds
liver every other day and the boarders
are all complaining.
Dickens Not Goo 1 Enough.
Of the remaking and unmaking 01
books there Is apparently as little end
as of their making. We have already
seen the expurgator at work on "Oliver
Twist," and now It Is the harmless
looking "Sketches by Boa" which Is to
be torn to pieces. The authorities at
Darlinghurst jail, in Sydney, Australia,
declare that thirty pages of this book
are unfit for prisoners to read and have
accordingly cut them out of the copy In
the Jail library.
A Blight Mleunderatendinsr.
Mr. Guyer I suppose you ride s
wheel. Miss Antlquate?
Miss Antlquate Tea, Indeed: I com
pleted my first century yesterday.
Mr. Guyer Really? You don't loo
It, I'm sure. '
N. B. Friends they were, but stran
Sir Henry Irving has one peculiarity
that only those brought Into Intimate
contact with him recognise. This Is In !
regard to the number of spectacles and
glasses of various sorts that he always
has In hand, both at the Lyceum Thea
ter and at home. At the Lyceum he
has quite two dozen pairs of one kind
and another, and no employe about the
pltfce ever dreams of removing them,
for when Sir Henry Is busy with some
production be Is perpetually losing his
rpectacles, and. as he la tar more do
pendent on these than moat people
r" v e . IZ I .
know, he flies to the nearest point
where he Is sure he may find a pair.
He Is constantly buying new pairs of
lasses, and when he Is good naruredly
rallied about this he pleads guilty )
laving quite sixty pain either she
beater or at heme
QUEEN OF HANOVER.
fhe Is 80 Year of Ace and the Second
Oldest overetjcn in Kur.ipe.
The Queen of Hanover, who cele
brated her eightlsth birthday not Ions
since. Is the second oldest sovereign iu
Europe, the Queen of Denmark bein
:he elder by nine months. The Quen
i' Hanover, who Is the Princess Marie
f Saxe-Altenburg, was married on
Feb. IS, 1S13, and became a widow on
lime 12, 1878. The great Interest at-
TH8QCEKX OF HANOVER.
aching to her Majesty Is the clrcnm-t-r.ee
that her husband. King Ce uge
V. of Hanover (who l!s biirled :it
Windsor), was the l;:st of tl.e Enl:.-!i
sovereigns of that realm, which he lht
In lSiifl by taking the side of Anstrhu
The Omen of Iinuover has two dauh-
leis, the Prlnc'ss Frcderica and the
I'rincPKS Mary, both of whom are Prin
cesses of Great P.ritain and Ireland,
end one son. the Duke of Cumberland.
The nccomuanyins rort,alt, which U
her Majesty's latest, shows the Queen
wearing the famous '-Cumbirlaud"
PUNCTUAL DUXE S CLOCK.
Cont-trnctei Ko that at th- Hour of 1
It strikes Thirteen 'limes.
The clock is fixed In a tower at Wors
ley, in Kngland. The originator of the
famous Uritlgewater canal Francis,
first Duke of Bridge-water was In the
habit of constantly visiting his yards
and workshops and overseeing his
workpeople. He was Invariably the
first to reappear after the dinner hour
was over, which was Just after '1
IT STIIIKKS THIRTEEN.
o'clock, and noticed that many of the
workers were most uupuurtuul, return
ing often considerably after the 2
polnted time. Cpon remonstrating
with them, however, ho was told by thu
men that they could not hear the clock
strike 1 the signal for their return.
Thereupon, to rob them of this excuse,
the Duke ordered n clock to le con
structed which should, at the hour of
1, strike thirteen times, and from tiie
time of Its fixture this excuse was nev
er given ns a reason of unpunctuality.
. - -
thorlock in Si ring- Gr.iln.
If there appear yellow flowers o:it
ered here and there through Holds of
oata or barley, when these cereals have
grown a few Inches high, It Is a sign
that the field needs attention and wevd
lne. This yellow flower belongs to
the mustard family, and Is an Intoler
able pest in spring grain. It only grows
oa ground disturbed In spring. Each
plant bears hundreds to thousands of
seeds, and as these will lie In the ground
for years, and only grow when the
ground Is spring plowed, they soon
make the growing of spring grain Im
possible. Wherever this pest abounds
seeding should be done with 'winter
wheat or rye, and no spring cultiva
tion of these grains can be allowed, as
this will start the weed to growing,
just as It would in spring grain.
His Master Was as Yorksh r man.
A tourist, stopping at a tunail country
hotel In England, seeing the hostler ex
pert and tractable. Inquired how loug
he had lived there and what country
man he was. "I'se Yorkshire," said the
fellow, "and ha' lived sixteen years
here." "I wonder." replied the gentle
man, "that In so long a period so clevet
a fellow as you seem to be have not
come to be master of the hotel your
self." "Aye," answered the hostler,
"but malster's Yorkshire, too."
Couldn't Spit in Church.
A bishop of a church conference Is
Georgia told those delegates who used
tobacco not to expectorate on the floor
or on the handsome new carpet, which
had recently been put down. He told
them that If they must chew tobacco to
go outside and they would find a nice
new curbstone and plenty of fresh sand
to expectorate upon, or they could bring
their cuspldorea, and In case of an
emergency they could use their hats.
Dose that Never Bark.
There are three varieties of the do
that never bark the Australian do:,-,
the Egyptian shepherd dog and Vn
"Uonheaded" dog of Thibet
Dexterity of Clgarettc-Mak rs-
So great 1? the dexterity of the em
ployes In cigarette manufactories, ac
quired by long continued practice, that
ome workers make between 2,000 ar.d
J,000 cigarettes dally and being paid
i b7 Piecework tl so much ptr 1,0(KJ eatu
I The First Cbar:ereJ City,
The first city incorporated in th!s
country with a charter and privileges
ras New York, which was granted its
H9n la 1604.
SERMONS OFTHE DAY
Sul.j.Tl: "Wiiiiim Wriiiiffir'-LHKom
Drawn Kr m rlin Ctmiluct of Vtitl,
the Vnilu.i file filory of Thou Who
Sta-im-li tV lli'lli Wounds. As
Floieuro NllitillHl0 !i(l.
Text: "Rritiir V.ishtl, tho queen, before
th kiug wit ii 1 1 1 crown royal, to show the
people and thn princes her huauty: for she
was fair to Ion's upon, but thn Queen
Viishti refuse.! to come." Kstber I., 11, 12.
We stand timid Uih palaces of Shushan.
The pinnacles nro iillmmi with the morning
light. Tlie columns rise festooned and
wroathed; the wealth of empires flashing
from the grov. s; the veilings adorned with
linages of bird and betiRt, and scenes of
prowess and cniHii.-st. The wails are
bung with shields, and emblazoned until It
to-ms that tlitt whole round of splnndors Is
rxliHURted. Mncli arch is a mighty leaf of
architectural achievement. Golden stars
shining dona on glowing arabesque.
Hangiugs of embroidered work in which
mingle the Muciiess of the sky, the
greenness of the grass and the
whiteness of tho sea-foam. Tapestries
hung on silver rings, wedding together
the pillars of inarlilo. r.ivlllnns reaching
ont in every direction. These for repose,
filled with luxuriant couches, in which
weary limhs sink until nil fatigue Is suh
merge.l. Those for carousal where kings
drink down a kingdom at one swallow.
Amazing spectacle! Light of silver drlp
I'lng down over stairs of ivory on shields
of gold. Floors of stained marble, sunset
red ami iiii'lit black, and inlaid with
g eamin-; pearl. In connection with this
palace there. Is a garden, where tho mighty
men of foreign lands are seated at a ban
quet. Under the spread of oak and linden
aiil acacia the tables are nrrange-i. Tiie
breath of honeysuckle and frankincense
(Ills thn air. Fountains leap up into the
light, fie sprav struck through with rain
bows falling into crystalline baptism upon
fl-wering shrubs then rolling down
tiirough channels of marble, and widening
out here and there into pools swirling
with thn II nny tribes of foreign aqua
riums, bordered with scarlet auemones,
Hypericums, and many-colored ranunculi.
Meats of rarest bird and beast smoking
u; amid wreaths ofuromatics. The vases
filled with apricots and almonds. Tbe
baskets piled up with apricots and figs and
oranges aud pomegranates. Melons tnste
fully tvrinnd with leaves of acacia. The
bright waters of Eula-us filling the urn? and
dropping outslibi the rim in flashing heads
amid thn traceries. Wine from thn royal
vats of Ispahan and Khira2, in bottles ol
tinged shell, and lily-Minped cups of silver,
and flagons and tankards of solid gold.
The music rises higher and the revelrj
breaks out iuto wilder transport, and the
winn has flushed tbe cheek and touched
the brain, and louder tliau all other voices
are the hiccough of the Inebriates, the gab
ble of fools. and t!iesong of thn drunkards.
In another part of ttm palace. Queen
Vashti is entertaining the Princess of Persia
at a banquet. Drunken AJinsuerus says to
his servants: "You go nml fetch Vashti
from that banquet with the women, anil
bring her to this banquet with the men, and
let nin .lisplay her beauty." T'io servants
immediately start to obey tho king's com
mand; but there was a rule in Oriental
society that no woman might appear in
public without having her face veiled,
Yet here was a mniiilatn that no one dar
dispute, demanding that Vashti come in
unveiled betorn thn multitude. However
thern was in Vnshti's soul a principle mor
regal than Ahasue rus, more brilliant than
the gold of Shushan, of more wealth than
the realm of Persia, which commanded hei
to obey this order of the king; and so all
the righteousness and holiness and modesty
of her nature rise up into one sublime re
fusal. Hue says: "I will not go into the.
banquet unveiled." Ahasuerus was in
furiate; and Vashti, robbed of her position
and her estate, is driven forth In poverty
and ruin to suffer the scorn of a nation,
nud yet to receive the applause of artet
generations, who shall rise up to admir
this martyr to kingly Insolence. Well, the
last vestige of that feast Is gone; the last
garland has faded; the last arch has fallen:
the last tankard has been destroyed; and
Shushan is in ruin; but as long as the
world stands there will be multitudes ol
men nud women, familiar with the Bible,
who will comn into this picture gallery ol
Ood and admire the divine portrait ol
Vashti the queen, Vashti the veiled, Vashti
the sucriliee. Vashti the silent.
In the lirst place, I want you to look
u;ion Vashti tho queeu. A blue ribbon,
rayed with white, drawn around her fore
head, indicated her queenly position. II
was no small honor to be queen in such 8
realm astiiat. Hark to therustleof hei
robes! See the blaze of her jewels! And
yet it is not necessary to have place and
regal robe in order to he queenly. Whet
I see a woman with stout faith In God
putting her foot upon till meanness and
selfishness ami godless display, goinil
right forwara to servo ('luist and tho rac
by a grand and glorious service, I say
" flint woman is a queen," and the rank!
of Heaven look over the battlements npoi
I ho coronation; and whether she comes uf
from the shanty on the commons or tht
mansion of the fashionable square, I greet
her with the shout, "All hall, Queer
i What glory was there on the brow ol
Mary of Hcotland, or Elizabeth of Eng
land, or Margaret of France, or Catherint
of Russia, compared with the worth ol
some of our Christian mothers, many ol
: them gone into glory? or of that woman
mentioned In the Scriptures, who put hei
all into the Lord's treasury? or of Jeph
thah's daughter, who made a demonstra-
I tion of unseltlsh patriotism? or of Abigail.
wno rescueu me nerua ana hocks oi nei
husband? or of Kutb, who toiled undei
a tropical sun for poor, old, homeless
Naomi? or of Florence Nightingale, who
went at midnight to staunch thn battle
wounds of the Crimea? or Mrs. Adouirait
.Tudson, who kindled the lights of salva
tion amid the darkness of Tturtnah? or Mrs.
Heinans, who poured out her holy sou)
in words which will forever be associated
with hunter's born, and captive's chain,
and bridal hour, and lute's throb, and
I curfew's knell at the dying day? andseoref
I and hundreds of women, unknown on
j earth, who have given water to the thirsty,
' and bread to the hungry, and medicine tc
j the sick, and smtles to the discouraged
j their footsteps heard along dark lane and
, in government hospital, and in almshouse
. corridor, and by prison gate? There may
j be no royal robe there may be no palatial
- surroundings. She does not need them:
: for all charitable men will unite with the
crackling lips of fever-struck hospitals
and plague-blotched lazaretto in greeting
her as she passes: "Hail! Hail! Queen
Again. I want you to consider Vashti the
veiled. Had she appeared before Ahasue
rus and his court on that day with her face
uncovered she would have shocked ail the
delicacies of Oriental society, and the very
men who in their intoxication demanded
. that she come, in their sober moments
! would have despised her. Assoms flowers
seem to thrive best In the dark lane and In
J the shadow, and where the sun does not
! seem to reach them, so God appoints to
aiost womanly natures a retiring and un
. obtrusive spirit. God once in a while does
' call an Isabella to a thronn, a Miriam to
strike the timbrel at the front of a host, or
! a Marie Antoinette to quell a French mob,
or a Deborah to stand at the front of an
I armed battalion, crying out, "Up! Up!
! This is tbe day iu which the Lord will de
liver iSisera iuto thy bands." And when
the women are called to such outdoor work
. ind to such heroic positions, God prepares
th cm lor it; and tney Save iron in tneir
soul, and lightnings in their eye, and
whirlwinds in their breath, and the bor
rowed strength of the Lord Omnipotent in
:heir right arm. They walk through fur
naces as though they were hedges of wild
Bowers, and cross seas as though they were
shimmering sapphire; and all the harpies
f hell down to their dungeon at the stamp
9f womanly indignation.
But these are the exceptions. Generally,
Doroas would rather make a garment for
the poor boy; Rebecca would rather fill the
trough of thecamels; Hannah would rather
make a eoat for Samuel; the Hebrew maid
would rather give a prescription for Maa
man's leprosy; tbe woman ot Sarepta would
rather gather a few sticks to coo a meal
for famished Elijah; Phebe would rather
carry a letter for the inspired apostle;
Mother Lois would rather educate Timothy
In the Scriptures. When I see a woman
going about her dally duty, with cheerful
dignity presiding at the table, with kind
and gentle but firm discipline presiding la
the nursery, going ont into the world with
out any blast of trumpets, following in tbe
footsteps of Him who went about doing
good I say: "This is Vashti with a veil
But when I see a woman of unblushing
boldness, loud voiced, with a tongue of In
finite clitter-clatter, with nrrogant look,
passing through the streets with the step
of a walking-beam, gayly arrayed in a very
hurricane of millinery, I cry out: "Vashti
has lost her Tell!" When I see a woman
struggling for political preferment trying
to force her way on upto consplcuity, amid
the masculine demagogues, who stand
with swollen fists and bloodshot eyes and
pestiferous breath, to guard the polls
wanting to go through the loaferisin and
defilement of popular sovereigns, who
crawl up from th saloons greasy and foul
and vermin-covered, to decide questions of
justice and order and civilization when I
see a woman, I say, who wants to press
through all that horrible scum to get to '
public place and power, I say: "Ah, what
a pity! Vashti has lost her veil!"
When I see a woman of comely features,
and of adroitness of intellect, and endowed
with all the schools can do for her, and of
high social position, yet moving In society
witn superciliousness and hauteur, as
though she would have people know their
place, and with an undnllned combination
of giggle and strut and rhodomontade, en
dowed with allopathic quantities of talk,
but only homoaopathio Infinitesimals of
sense, the terror of dry-goods clerks and
railroad conductors, discoverers of signifi
cant meanings in plain conversation, prod
igies of badinage and innuendo I say:
"Vashti has lost her veil." -
Again, I want you this morning to con
sider Vashti the sacrifice. Who is this that
1 see coming out of that imlaee gute- of
Shushan? It seem9 to me that I have seen
her before. She comes homeless, house
lass, friendless, trudging along with a
broken heart. Who is she? It is Vashti
the sacrifice. Obi what a change it was
from regal position to a wayfarer's crust!
A little while ago, approved and sought for;
now, none so poor as to acknowledge her
acquaintanceship. Vashti the sacrifice!
Ah! you and I have seen it many a time.
Here is a home empalaced with beauty.
All that refinement and books aud wealth
can do for that home has bena doue; but
Ahasuerus, the husband and the father. Is
taking hold on paths of sin. Ho is gradu
ally going down. After awhile he will
flounder and struggle like a wild beast In
the hunter's net further away from God,
further away from tho right. Soon the
bright apparel of the children will turn to
rags; soon the household song will become
the sobbing of a broken heart. The old
story over again. Brutal Centaurs break
ing up the marriage feast of Lapithn?. The
house full of outrage and cruelty and abom
ination, while trudging forth from the
palace gate are Vashti and her children.
There are homes In all parts of this land
that are In danger of such breaking up.
Oh, Ahasuerus! that you should stand in a
home, by a dissipated life destroying the
Ceace and comfort of that home. God for
id that your children should ever have to
wring their bands, and havn peopln point
their finger at them as they pass down the
street, and say, "There goes a drunkard's
child." God forbid that the little feet
should ever have to trudge the path of
poverty and wretchedness! God forbid
thai any evil spirit born of the wine-cup or
the brandy-gloss should come forth and
uproot that garden, and with a lasting,
blistering, all-consuming curse, shut for
ever the palace gate against Vashti and
One night during our Civil War I went to
Hagerstown to look at tho army, and I
stood ou a bill-top and looked down upon
them.- I saw the camp-time all tlirc-jgh
tbe valleys and all over the hills. It was a
weird spectacle, those camp-fires, and I
stood and watched them; aud the soldiers
who were gathered around them were, no
doubt, talking of their homes, and of tbe
long march they had taken, nud of the bat
tles they were to fight; but after awhile I
saw these camp-llrcs begin to lower aud
they continued to lower, uuiil they were all
gone out, nud the irmy slept. It was Im
posing when I saw the camp-Hres; It was
imposing in the darkness when I thought
of the great host asleep. Well, God looks
down from Heaven, and H sees the lire
sides of Christendom and the loved ones
gathered around these llresi-les. There are
tlin camp-fires where we warm ourselves at
tlio close of (lay, and talk over thn battles
ot life we have fought and the battles that
are yet to come. God grant that when at
last these tiros begin to go out, and con
tinue to lower until finally they nre ex
tinguished, and the ashes of consumed
hope strew the hearth of t ho old hoaie
stead, it may be because we have
Gone to sleep that last M ;ep.
From which none ever wuko to weep.
Now we are an army on the march of
life. Then we shall be an army bivouacked
in the tent of the grave.
Once more: I want you to look at Vashti
the silent. You do not hear any outcry
from this woman as sue goes forth from
the palace gate. From the very dignity of
ber nature, you know there will be no vo
ciferation. Sometimes III life it Is noces
sary to make a retort; sometimes iu life it
is necessary to resist; but there are crises
when the most Important thing to do is to
keep silence. The philosopher, coiilbtent
in his newly discovered principle, waitiug
for tiie coming of more intelligent genera
tions, willing that men should iaugli at the
lightning rod and cotton-gin and steam
boat aud telegraph-waiting for long
years through the scoflliig of philosophical
s.-hool. in grand and maguillcent sileuce.
Galileo, condemned by mathematicians,
mid monks, and cardinals, caricatured
everywhere, yet waiting and watching
with his telescope to see the coming up of
stellar reinforcements, when the stars in
their courses would light for the Copernl
ean system; then sitting down in complete
blindness nud deafness to wait for the
coming on of the generations who would
build his monument and bow at his grave.
The reformer, execrated by his couiempo
raries, fasteued in a pillory, the slow fires
of public contempt burning under him,
ground under tho cylinders of the printing
press, yet calmly waiting for tiie day when
purity of soul nml heroism of character
will get the sanction of earth and t lie
plaudits of Heaven. Affliction enduring
w.thout any complaint the sharpness ot
the pang, and the violence of the storm,
and the heft of the chain, and the darkness
of the night waiting until a divine hand
lmll be put forth to soo he the pang, and
hush the storm, and release tlte catitive.
A wife abused, persecuted, and a p'-rjiefnal
-.vile from every earthly comfort waiting,
waiting, until the Lord shall gather up
His dear children in a Heavenly home, and
no poor Vushtl will ever be thrust out
from thn palace gate. Jesus, In silence
in-1 answering not a word, drinking thn
?all. and bearing the Cross, in prospect of
:he rapturous consummation when
in gels thronged His chariot wheel,
Aud bore Him to His throne;
Then swept their golden burps and sung,
"The glorious work is done!"
Surveying by photography is paining
ground. Ivor fsi.Onn square miles have lieen
photographically platted and surveyed by
the Surveyor General of Cm.iula.
A curious fact has born noted by Arc
tic travelers snow when at a very low
temperature absorbs moisture and dries
A recent landslide in China revealed
a pile of money equaling in value r.h'"b
iloo eopji- rs. The coins were made about
the middle of tho eleventh century.
It is a grout ::ei-rmplis nn lit to know
J-w to make the lsittof life its il ei.nies.
The Government of WucrtMiilieip. has
ji.st authorized the n otion of a hy
gienic lultoratory i.i connci-tiou iith the
medical depaitiiK nt of the Uiiivetny of
The biggrst rope ever use 1 for h -til
ing purHis. s has yit Is en made f..r a dis
trict subway in Glasiw. Seoilaid, it
being seven miles long, four anil om-hnlf
inches in dii'.mctcr end n iji'is marly
The highest waterfall In the world is
Cholock cascade, at Yoseniiti'. Cal ,
which is 2635 feet high, or just half a mile