Juniata sentinel and Republican. (Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pa.) 1873-1955, December 14, 1898, Image 1

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VOL 1.1 II
NO. 1
By Marion V.Hollis:
CHAPTER VII. (Continued.)
Among the other guests who were
Hint Christmas so happy at Selwyn Cas
tle was Lord Balecarres. Many people
wondered he should he there at all, for
his lordship had not the best of reputa
tion where pretty women were concerned.
He was nothing worse than a flirt, but
he was a flirt of the very first wacer.
Christmas found my lord at Selwyn Cas
tle, and the charm that kept him there
was the sweet, simple, naive beauty of
l-ady Violante.
He gloried in paying her homage. No
light on earth was so pleasant to him as
to watch the rich crimson flushing hei
face, to watch the beautiful blushes
mantling to the very edge of the golden
hair, to watch the eyes thnt would fain
have Sashed indignation, but took in the
end a beseeching, piteous expression.
One evening, dinner wits' over, and the
visitors had all assembled in the drawing
room. Lady Talmis was singing, and had
irawn together a charmed audictice. Some
it the elders were at whist, others nt
chess. Lady Violante, only too happy it
see every one engaged, and to find herself
it leisure, had taken up her station ly the
ide of a small table.
She was joined there in a few minutes
by Beatrice Leigh, who wished to ar- ; "
range about some dancing. Kerore tney
had been talking two minutes Lord Bale
carres joined them.
"I hope I am not intruding," he 6:iid,
"but I remained at the other end of the
room until I could bear it no longer. May
I ait here. Lady Selwyn':"
A woman of the world would have bad
her answer ready: a few bright, quick,
witty words, a slight exchange of repnr
e, and all would have ended. Violnnte'a
face flushed. She was at a loss what to
Then my lord drew from his pocket
book a small folded envelope.
"See, Lady Violante." he said; "I have
copied these verses for you."
She would have liked best not to notice
!t, but he held up the paper, and she was
compelled to take it.
"They are love verses," he said, senti
mentally; but Lady Violante put an end
to his sentiment by tearing the envelope
in two, and throwing it away. It was
not perhaps very well bred, it was cer
tainly not rolite, but it was the action of
ao honest-hearted girl tired of silly com
pliments. I-ard Balecarres looked up suddenly,
with a gleam of animation on bis hand
some, inane face.
"That is too cruel," he said. "What
have my poor little verses done, l-ady
Violante? Ah! I see, I am intruding. You
will be kinder to me to-morrow, per
haps." He turned away, and Beatrice, with
haughty, cold face and curling lips, looked
down on the flushed features of the young
"For Vivian s sake, iaay loianie.
He tr ire said, "it would be as well to re-
fm,in from such exhibitions of temper. :
You expose your husband as well as your- .
self to ridicule."
"What is it?" asked Vivian, who had :
joined them, unseen, and was looking in j
amazement from one to the other.
Up rose Violante and told her story. 1
Tr.l Balecarres was always either talk- '
ing nonsense or writing it, and she was
tired of it. Although Vivian sympathized
with his wife, he was rather scandalized
at the outbreak, as Beatrice described it.
With a look that rankled in his mind,
one of deep pity for him. Miss I-eigb went
away, leaving them together.
"My dearest Violante," he said, "if you
would but try a little more if you would
but abandon some of your old-fashioned,
old-world notions and do as others do.
you would make me so happy."
"I shall never allow any man to forget
that I am a married lady, or to make love
to me!" she cried.
His face grew dark.
"How can you mistake me so, Vio
lante?" he said nngrlly. "If any man
dared to do as you say, I would thrash
him like a lashed hound. You mistake.
Lord Balecarres is, in plain English, a
fool.' Pray pardon the word. Women of
the world know how to keep such mn
in their place, without any such exhibition
as this."
He was vexed with her that she did not
understand the difference between this
merely fashionable nonsensical trifling
and reality.
She was angry with him, thinking that
he was indifferent on a subject on which
she felt strongly. She turned away, the
dark tender eyes full of tears, and so the
first cloud fell between them.
The bells of Thornleigh Church pealed
out merrily their sweet chime seemed to
cheer and gladden the air; they rang out
quant old melodies, they clashed as
though in triumph, they made merry, they
dropped down sweet music, they repeated
over and over again ths self-same glorious
harmony, and all because the heir of Sel
wyn was born.
It was a bright May morning, the sun
shining on land and sea, the birds all
singing of their love for each other, the
gguers all blooming, the chestnuts bud
ding, the hawthorn in full perfume; all
nature smiling and bright; and to Lady
Violante, holding her little son in her
arius, it seemed as though the world had
never been so bright before.
The May sunbeams peeped into the
room where she lay with the little boy in
her arms, and Lord Vivian Selwyn, as he
looked, thought be had never seen so fair
a picture as she, with ber pale, sweet face
and white hfee .draperies, presented. All
the love he felt for the fair-haired young
girl was as nothing to the warm, deep
devotion that filled bis heart for bis wife
the mother of his child.
She had asked to see him, because she
had something so especial to say, and
Lord Vivian bad gone up into her room,
the clash of the gay bells ringing In his
"Vivian," said a sweet, low voice, "1
want to ask you something about my
"What lm the favor. Violante ? h ask
ed. "I am like Kiag Ahasuerus; ask for j
-w . wi!lth half of my kingdom is '
yours, wnat more ao you am ;
"Mr own way, in this instance.
aaid. "over baby. I should like io mucn
to cafl him Horace, after my father. Hor
ace Selwyn would be a beautiful name, I
think. If anything could make me love
my baby better it would be calling him
by my father's name. Are you willing,
Bat the tend, hik Ifirt had died from
Lord t'ivian'a face, and
a grcitt lot.k "i
perplexity came there.
The clear eyes
looking into his noted it.
"It would please papa so much," she
said; "he would think it both a compli
ment and an honor that the heir of the
Selwyns should be named after hi:0."
She spoke this time in pleading voice,
hard to resist.
"My darling," said Vivian gently, "yon
know that we have certain names that
belong to our family Huldibrand. Viv
ian, Rupert, Hugh; we never care to in
graft new DJUDM ob Um jamllx tree."
"But cjr father's name there could
surely be no objection to that? Horace!
it sounds well, and there have been
some grand men of that name in the
world. Can you not promise me, Viv
ian?" "The fact is, darling," he said gently,
"that Beatrice and my mother have al
ready talked about this matter. Bea
trice declares that this wonderful boy of
yours resembles one of our ancestors. Sir
Rupert Selwyn. a cavalier in King
Charles' time, who was famous for his
loyalty and his chivalry. Our boy could
resemble no better man."
She was but a simple, loving child, pure
and tender of heart, slow to think evil,
inclined by the goodness of her nature to
all that was noble; but at those woras
something like a pang of jealousy came
to her.
"My baby is my own," she said. "It is
not Miss Leigh's Promise me. Ai'hat
have Mrs. Selwyn or Miss Leigh to do
with my baby? what have they to do
with it? Surely, Vivian, we can please
ourselves. You could not lightly put
aside my wish to gratify Miss Leigh."
But, as many another man has done
before him. Lord Vivian parried a ques
tion he could not decide. He was brave
by nature, kindly of heart, this hand
some young master of Selwyn Castle; but
he was weak and impressionable, easily
led, and somewhat apt to be ruled by
women of strong will, as brave men often
So he kissed Lady Vlolante's flushed
face and sweet, questioning eyes. He
would not see that they were half filled
with tears. He kissed the soft cheek nes-
tied like a tender little bird. !
"Do not trouble, Violante," he said; "1
will see about it."
So be went away, and in some vague
manner all the sunshine of the May morn
ing went with him. The gay bells do
longer seemed full of music, the harmony
bad gone from them. Lady Violante
turned to the little one lying in her arms,
and, bending her face over him, wept
bitter tears.
Lord Vivian found his mother and Miss
Leigh in the picture gallery, Beatrice
looking imperially beautiful in a long,
sweeping dress of black velvet made af
ter a picturesque fashion all her own.
"I have just been to see Violante," he
said, "and she wishes very much to give
our young heir her father's name. What !
do you think, mother.'
Horace Selwyn
would not sound badly.
Beatrice Leigh turned to him with
Sinning eyes.
"If I were you. my child should be call-
ed after the herors of his race." she said.
"I quite agree with Beatrice," said Mrs.
Selwyn slowly. "Mr. 'leniple is a most
respectable man, I am sure, but I do not
think your eldest son should bear his
name, Vivian."
"I should like to have pleased Vio
lante," he said, somewhat wistfully.
In the drawing room of Thornleigh i
House, in Belgravla, London, a group of i
three ladies stood, holding anxious con
sultation over a magnificent diamond
tiara. Mrs. Selwyn held it in her hands.
Lady Violante shrank as though half
illarmed at it, and Beatrice Leigh stood
by with a smile on her face a cold, hard
smile, in which there was nothing of
friendly interest.
"I think it very beautiful, Violante,"
said Mrs. Selwyn; "I cannot imagine why
you object to it."
"Lady Selwyn would probably prefer a
wreath of daisies or wild flowers," said
Miss Leigh.
"That I should !" cried Lady Violante.
"Such magnificent ornameints as that
tiara frighten me!"
"But," remonstrated Mrs. Selwyn, "you
must dress according to your rank, and
you must wear such jewels as your hus
band's position entitles you to wear. Do
you not understand?"
"Yes," she replied wearily. "I quite
understand," but the golden head drooped
and the fair face grew sad.
"Then," said Mrs. Selwyn. "yon had
better decide upon this. I like it better
than anything we have seen. Here is
Vivian; let us have the benefit of his
He joined the little group with a smile
on his dark, handsome face. Mrs. Selwyn
"Stoir & Mortimer have sent the
tiara you ordered, and I think it simply
"Is Violante pleased?" he asked eager
ly, turning to his wife.
She made no reply. Mrs. Selwyn spoke
for her.
"Violante thinks it too too grand, 1
Lord Vivian laughed.
"My simple darling," he said, "when
will yon learn to love grandeur? It is not
one whit too beautiful for you. If all the
jewels on earth were strung upon one
string, I should still think them unwor
thy of being offered to you," and he
touched the white brow with his lips.
Ail this discussion arose from the fact
that Lord Vivian Selwyn, with 'he ladies
of his household, had come up to London
to send the season there, and it had been
decided that I-ady Selwyn and Miss
Leigh should be presented at the drawing
room to be held on the fourth of June.
The morning of the day Iady Violante
had dreaded so long dawned at last,
bright and beautiful, with sunshine thnt
reminded one of the scent of roses and
mignonette warm and invigorating. The
ky was clear and bine as the heaven that
" sunny iia ,.
Lady Violante
awoke with a sigh; the day she had fear
ed had dawned, and must somehow be
got through.
They were in the library, ready at last,
and Vivian, as he looked on the two la
dies before him, felt proud as he had nev
er done before. Mrs. Selwyn had declin
ed going, and her grace the Duchess of
Roxminster was to present Lady Selwyn
to Jie Qdmp. Jikr waxf dressed now.
and waitieir. Lady Violante looked, in
her delicate loveliness, like "the queen of
the lilies;" her dress of what Lord Vivian
called May sunbeams, and ber tiara of
diamonda, with the white plumes, suited
her to perfection. She tried to reassure
herself, but the small jeweled hands trem
bled and the sweet lipa half quivered as
they smiled.
Court dresa suited the imperial beauty
of Beatrice Leigh as no ojpt did. Mrs.
Selwyn had presented her with a mag
nificent suite of diamonds and rubies. Her
dress was of maize-colored velvet, and
the rich, sweeping train was no trouble to
her. One could see at a glance that she
was at home and well at ease. The white
waving plumes added to her patrician
beauty. She was herself well satisfied
when she saw Vivian's eyes rest admir
ingly on ber.
They stood at last in one of the ante
rooms, and there her Grace of Roxuiinstei
was waiting for an introduction to them.
Hiss Leigh bad known the duchess for
joine time. To Lady Selwyn she was a
complete stranger. There had been one
or two appointments made for au intro
luction, but her grace's engagements had
Lrveutud the keeping of them.
When she. Lad Violante Selwyn, stood
face to face with the Duchess of ltoxmiu
ster, it was with difficulty she repressed
the cry of astonishment that rose to her
An old woman of sixty dressed like a
blushing girl of eighteen excessively de
collete; a diamond necklace round a thin,
withered neck; a diamond bracelet round
a shrunken arm; false hair, wreathed with
jewels and plumes; false teeth gleaming
white through the thin lips; painted
cheeks and penciled eyebrows. Lady Vio
lante involuntarily wondered what wat
false and what was not.
Her grace was always envious of new
beauties. The younger they were the
less she liked tbem. To Beatrice Ieigh's
;ilerb beauty she was accustomed, there
fore indifferent; the spirituelle, graceful
loveliness of Lady Selwyn annoyed her.
She responded most graciously to ths
"You are younger than I expected, she
taid to Lady Violante. "When 1 was
younger, 1 took the lead among blonde
beauties a place you will occupy now, 1
suppose. There are few blonde belles
"It is a place I should not care to oc
cupy," said Lady Violante, with a smile.
"Ah, indeed!" said her grace; "simple
habits, and all that kind of thing, 1 sup
pose; sorry I cannot sympathize with
you. I like what is called 'life.' "
She shrugged the bare, lean shoulders,
lind looked at Miss Leigh for approval.
I Then they passed on with the crowd,
i nd Lady Violante's heart beat fast.
The best remark one could make on the
ubject of her presentation was, that it
as not a success. In after years her
!. horned to remember it: and the
worst of it was, she knew thnt ber fail
tat wis related to Lord Vivian with imv
licinn. detail.
"I could not have imagined. Lady Sel
wyn, that you would have been so awk
ward." said the duchess, when they stood
together waiting for the carriage. "You
M-euied to lose your senses altogether. Do
ou know you hardly replied when her
majesty made that kind rcmar to you.
"I was frightened." said the young girl.
"I tried to remember all that I had been
mid hnt it died out of my mind.
"Leaving you afraid," interrupted her
"I am not afraid," said Lady Violante,
"Thev would see I was frightened."
"Ah, yes, ma chere," interrupted the
duchess again; "but women of the world
L-nnw no such fear."
n nlomst passionate cry rose to ner
mm n igj nisi gT.g ran nrtrt umiri-
taken to be that which she dreaded most
of all a woman of the world.
She saw by her husband'a face that he
knew she had failed. It was dnrKer anu
more stern than she had ever seen it be
fore. He made no remark. She almost
wished he would have done so; but often
er than ever he wished In his henrt that
Violante could be more like Beatrice
"It is my own fault," said Lady Vio
lante to herself, as she walked alone
through the long, dimly lighted conserva
tory. "I knew that my world and his
were different; that I could never be all
bis wife ought to be, and I should not
hr.v? married him; it is my own fault."
(To be continued.)
More Important rrvicc.
She You're a big, able-bodied fellow.
Why aren't you away fighting for your
He Gracious goodness! I guess you
don't keep very well posted. Didn't you
know that I had been chosen as one of
the members of the team that Is to rep
resent our golf club In the match game
against the Muxegos next month?"
. The Difficulty.
"Of course," said Mr. Corntossel, "a
politician is the servant of his country."
"Yea," replied his wife, "and that's
where he's got us. He doesn't go knock
in' around from one concern to another,
so's you can stand 'lm up an' make Mm
give a recommend from bis last em
ployer." Washington Star.
(Inly Cn.e on Kccord
Through all his passionate plead In si
she sat absolutely unmoved.
It was the first Instance ever not('
where a woman sat thus who had
cured possession of a piazza rocker.
Cincinnati Enquirer.
C'oroniuni is an element shown only
thus far by the spectroscope, and only
in the solar atmosphere. It has been
found 300,000 miles from the sun's sur
er than hydrogen.
A cubic foot of newly-fal en snow
weighs 5'A pounds, and has twelve
times the bulk of an equal weight of
The first day of January and the
first day of October of any year fall
on the same day of the week unless it
be leap year.
As late as 16S2 squirts were used
for extinguishing fire In England, and
their length did not exceed two oi
three feet with pipes of leather. Wa
tertight seamless hose was first made
in Bethnal Green In 1720.
Professor Zickler. of Brunn. has
carried on a series of experiments In
the field of wireless telegraphy. In
which he has made use of a beam of
ultra-violet light to transmit signals.
A dredging and shoveling appara
tus worked by electricity has been sup
plied to a Colorado placer mine by a
manufacturing company.
John Hamilton, of Wilmington,
Del., has a Plymouth Rock hen which
catches and kills rats. The hen waits
at a rathole in a stable and pounces
upon an animal as it appears, usu
ally seizing him by the leg. It then
shakes him vigorously and picks out
his eyes.
The dew that is annually depos
ited on the surface of England is
equal to five inches of rain.
A Yarmouth (England) man was
smoking a pipe when a spark dropped
into the tuck of his trousers and
burned a bole. He made a claim for
I loss under his fire Insurance policy,
and the company paid the damage.
aptain Sig.bee Tells of Her Recep
tion in Havana Harbor.
Captain Charles D. Sigsbee has writ
en for the Century'a New War Series
Is "Personal Narrative of the Maine."
Captain Sigsbee says:
In command of the Maine at Havana,
! had but one wish, which was to be
Irlendly to the Spanish authorities, as
required by my orders. I took pleas
ire In carrying out my orders In this
espect. The first Spanish officer to
:oiue on board was a naval lieutenant
abo represented the captain of the
port. His bearing was both dignified
and polite (which, by the way. Is Inva
riably the rule with Spanish naval offl-x-rs),
but I thought he looked embar
rassed and even humiliated lu carrying
ut his duty. I greatly regretted that
iucb should be the case, and did all
that I could to make him feel at ease.
After the arrival of a second Spanish
lieutenant, who seemed to take matters
more philosophically, and of a German
lieutenant, the uaval officer who had
irrived first appeared to lose bis m
liairassui nt. 1 made all the visits re
in i red of me by usage, and was every
where received with courtesy. It is
hardly to the point whether there was
ny c eat amount of actu.il friendliness
tor us beneath the surface. The Span
sh officials on every hand gave us ab
solutely all the courtesy to which we
were entitled by usage, and they gave
it with all the grace of manner which
is characteristic of their nation. I ac
cepted It as genuine.
It Is not essential to enter here Into
the details of linage In connection with
i.-ilutcs. It Is enough to say that con
vention required the Maine to salute
the Si.in!sh n:; tion.nl flag and also to
dilute Admiral MantcroU. But such
dilutes are given suly when It Is known
thnt tliey will lie returned. I there
fore deemed It prudent to determine
litis poi.it. although the visit of a Span
ish oil'cer to the ship would ordinarily
be thought sufficiently convincing. In
the course of conversation with the
Spanish naval officer who was the) first
to visit the Maine. I Raid: "I am about
to give myself the honor of salutlni
your national flag; from which battery
will the salute be returned?" He re
plied: "From the Cabana." With that
assurance both salutes were fired and
returned. The salute to the Spanish
admiral was returned by bis flagship,
the Alfonso XII.
Shortly after the arrival of the Maine.
I sent my aid. Naval Cadet J. II. Hold
en, ashore to report to General Lee, and
announce that I would soon follow. I
promptly gao orders that no office:
or men of the vessel should go ashore,
unless by my express order. I desired
first to test the public feeling, private
and official, with reference to the
Maine's visit. I made my visit to Ad
miral Manterola in full dress, with
cocked hat, epaulets, etc. I landed at
the Machlna, the man-of-war landing,
which is virtually at the Spanish ad
miral's residence. There was a crowd
assembled, but only of moderate size.
There was no demonstration of any
kind; the crowd closed In about me
slightly. I thought the people stolid
and sullen, so far as I could gather from
an occasional glance, but I took very
little notice of anybody. On my return,
however, I noted carefully the beating
of the various groups of Spanish sol
diers that I passed. They saluted me,
as a rule, but with so much expression
of apathy that the salute really wtnt
for nothing. They made no demonstra
tion against me, however, not even by
The same day I made my visit to
General Lee. and ai ranged with him for
my' visit to the acting captain and
governor general, who at that time was
General Parrado, Captain General
Blanco being cbsent on a tour of ths
Island. It is customary In the case of
high officials to make the visit at an
appointed time. When I made my visit,
on Jan. 27, accompanied by General
Lee, there seemed at first to be a proba
bility of embarrassment. We calltd at
tly palace of General Blanco at the ap
pointed time, and apparently nobody at
the palace knew anything about our ap
pointment. The ever-pi cent American
newspaper-man relieved the situation;
he ascertained that General Parradc
was In a residence across the way,
where he was expecting us. We prompt
ly repaired the mistake, and were re
ceived by General Parrado with great
courtesy. He had a table spread with
refreshments for our benefit. All of
my official visits were relumed prompt
ly. General Parrado returned my visit
In person, and was given the salute of
a captain and governor general; that Is
to say, of the governor of a colony
seventeen guns, the same salute which
Is prescribed for the governor of one
of the United States.
Model Husbands. I
Whatever America may or may not
have produced. It is certain that we owe
to her the model husband. Any one
who has observed marital ways In oth
er lands will realize that In no country
have the men effaced themselves so en
tlrely as with us. The married man is
expected to give all and receive little
In return. If an American girl brings
money to ber marriage It is expended
principally on he own toilet or pleas
ures. Everything Is required of the
benedict: he la the family purse. He
leaves the house at half-past eight in
ihe morning; when he returns at five,
'if bis wife Is entertaining one or twe
men at tea. It would be considered the
height of Indelicacy for him to Intrude
on that circle, for his arrival would cast
a chill that only bis departure could re
- move. When a couple dine out the hus
band Is always a trial to the hostess, as
no woman wants to sit next to a mar
ried man If she can help It Glance
around a ball-room, a dinner party or
the opera If you have any doubts as to
the unselfishness of our married men.
How many of them are there for their
own oleasure? The owner of an oivr
oox so rarely retains a seat In bis ex
jenslve quarters that you generally find
til in Idling in the lobbies looking at bis
watch or repairing to a neighboring
concert halL At a ball It Is even worse.
One wonders why card rooms are not
provided at large balls (as Is the custom
abroad), where the bored husbands
might find a little solace. Instead of
yawning In the coat room or making
desperate signs to their wives from the
dorrwa, lgnala of dlatres thai rarely
produce any effect. And yet It la the
rebellious husband who Is admired and
courted. A curious trait of human na
ture compels our admiration for what
ever Is harmful and forces us In spite
of our better judgment to value lightly
J whatever la beneficial and of service to
j mankind. So far, however, there are
( no signs of a revolt among the shorn
! lambs In this country. They patiently
bend their necks to the collar the klnd
est. most loving and devoted help
mates that ever plodded under the mat
rimonial yoke.
If all the mountains In the world
were leveled, the average height of the
land would rise nearly 220 feet,
i The moon moves through space at the
rate of 3,333 feet per second. Its mean
distance from the earth is 238,850
The United States has a long coast
line to defend. It measures 5.715 miles,
embracing 2.349 miles on the Atlantic
Ocean, 1,556 on the Gulf of Mexico, and
1.810 on the Pacific Ocean.
For seven years the St. Lawrence
River In Canada gradually decreases in
depth. Then for seven years It gradual
ly Increases In depth, the difference in
level being about five feet.
The famous thoroughfare of Berlin,
Unter den Linden, is said to be the best
lighted street In the world. It Is Illu
minated by three lines of electric arc
lamps, which are separated by two
lines of trees.
j Prof. Bllsltk says that over a large
area In central Russia the magnetic
needle does not point north and south.
It la at on part deflected to the west,
and at another part to the east, and at
one place It points due east and west.
j Herr Puluj calculates that the oscilla
tions from a Leyden jar are from one
hundred thousand to one million pet
second, depending on Its size, but in
order that the electric rays produced
thereby should become visible as red
light the number of oscillations woubi
have to be Increased to 400,000.000.000.
I The amount of powder required to
propel canonn projectiles is about half
the weight of the projectile. A projec
tile four Inches in diameter weight
thirty-three pounds, five-Inch fifty
pounds, six-inch one hundred, eight
inch 250, ten-In-h500, twelve-Inch 8T0,
thlrteen-rLcn-',Jj A slxteen-inch 2,37
j Climate has a gr effect on the color
of the complexion For example, the
Caucasians are of all complexions, ac
cording to the climate, but white Is the
natural color. Thus a native of north
ern Europe Is fair, of central loss so, of
southern swarthy, a Moor more so, an
Arab olive, and a Hindu nearly black.1
Such of the Hindu women as have nev
er been exposed to the sun are as fait
as the inhabitants of the south of Eu
It has been shown that, while Nan
sen's observations prove that the north
polar region is a great ocean cavity,
nearly two miles deep, the south polar
region, on the contrary. Is. apparently,
a vast solid mass of land, surrounded
by a belt of water about two miles in
depth. The area of the south polar con-.
tincnt Is estimated to b about 4,000,-1
imil antmro m Ilea 1 OOOOOO more thin
that of the United States, excluding 1 Ien, wan,ed at a11 mines in
... , Wyoming.
Alaska. America has 1000 agricultural imple
A correspondent of Nature, who Is as ment mills.
soclated with the observatory at Ton 1 ".SSJS,6" 600'000 00 POUnd,
louse, calls attention to a very singulai , colored men are being put at work
phenomenon, the scientific explanntlor In the mines in Michigan.
of which he seeks. Take a bar of Iron1 The Dana warp mill, at Westbrook.
in the hand by one end, and plunge th.; Me,'n ?n5oNew"tr? a shav
other end In the fire, heating It strongly, costs 3 cents; a hair cut 5.
but not so much that the hand cannot i In Breslau glass factories "binding
; retain its hold Then plunge the heated ' lrl earn peweek.
end In a pall of cold water. Immediate wn, De ,ocated at Tientsin.
ly the end held by the hand becomes sc j The foundry at Chihuahua. Mex.,
hot that It Is Impossible to retain It It will manufacture iron rails for mines.
the fingers. This phenomenon, said 1! 0
the correspondsnt to be fnniilinr tt ! Rjp0
1 workmen In Iron, Is ascribed by then; I For over a year past the Dominion
I to some repellent action which theji Cotton Mills, of Canada, have been
. . . ... . I running their engines of the printing
suppose the sudden cold to exert upot; Chines with a hydraulic air comprcs-
1 the neat conraiuea in toe iron, n nicu 11
thus driven to the opposite extremity.
Model Gate's.
An idea comes from Halle, Germany
which Is worthy of adoption by enter
talners in every land. A limited Iiabll
lty company has been formed for thi
purpose of supplying guests suited t
every need, at a scale of prices gradu
ated according to their value and gen
eral utility. The following are sonn
of the charges mentioned in the pi 04
Dancing men In evening dress, two t
fifty marks; dancing men, good talk
ers, two to eighty marks; dancing men
with monocle, three to ten marks; cotil
Hon specialists, three to seventy-fiva
marks; old gentlemen with decorations
three to seventy-five marks; retired mi
Jors for chaperons, three to seven y-flv
marks; noblemen to take hostess in t
supper, twenty marks.
A late and most lovable Edinburgh
D. D. was In his study one evenint
when his wife rather excitedly callec
him by name from the foot of the stair
He put bis head quietly over the banis
ter and Inquired what was wrong. Hli
wife called out: "There's a man In the !
kitchen! There' a man in the kitch
en!" The divine answered calmly
"Well, well, Marg'ret, you won't let th
girls ont; what can yon expect?" am
silently returned to his sermon.
A little girl petitioned the Lord foi
fair weather, and the next morning th
iin shone brlirht and clear She tnl1
of her prayer to her grandmother. wh
said: "Well, now. why catft you. praj I
to-night that It may be warmer to-:
morrow so grandma's rheumatism will
be better?" "All right, I will" was the
response, and that night as she knelt
she incorporated this request In her lit
tle prayer: "O, God, make It hot for
Preoccupied Aren't yon afraid yonjl
husband will be Jealous If I talk to yoo :
so long?" Mrs. Tarrlngton No. Dear-
old Jack! He never thinks of me when
he has on bis sou ult-Brookln Lit.
Apple Foam. Stew four good-sized
apples, peeled and sliced rather fine.
In balf a cup of sugar, more if apples
are tart. Stir in one cup of tapioca
previously cooked, clear and sweeten.
It is very convenient to cook thus more
tapioca than is desired for one meal.
Beat one white of egg stiff and beat
into hot mixture. Turn in sauce dish,
and when cool set on ice. A simple
dessert made in an emergency and
found very appetising.
Potato Mould. One pound cold pota
toes, two tablespoonfuls of flour, two
of minced onions, one ounce butter,
one-quarter pint milk. Mash the po
tatoes with a fork till perfectly free
from lumps, stir in the milk, add ontons
flour and butter; press into a buttered
mould, and bake till nicely brown in
a moderate oven for one-half hour.
Turn out of the mould and serve.
Steamed Rump of Beef. Select nice
fresh piece of rump. Put generous
tablespoonful of butter in bottom of
iron or granite kettle and let it melt.
Put in beef, with a sprinkling of salt,
pepper, half-teaspoonful finely chopped
onion, half-teaspoonful finely minced
sage; cover tightly and place on por
tion of range which is not hot enough
to burn the butter. Turn it over from
time to time to allow all sides to brown.
By keeping it tightly covered the meat
cooks in its own steam and becomes
tender and Juicy. Do not put any
water in the kettle.
Rabbit a la Marengo. Cut the rab
bits into joints, season them with
pepper and salt, then brown them
nicely in a little oil. with some sliced
onion and ham or bacon cup up into
dice. When it Is all delicately colored
and partly cooked moisten it with a
little stock, finish cookin" it and. when
completely done, pour it all on to a
hot dish, squeeze a ttle lemon juice
over it all and serve garnished with
fried croutons spread with anehovy or
maitre d'hotel butter and delicately
poached eess. These should be fried.
but in that case are rather apt to be j
Indigestible. I
Rabbit Fritters. Prepare some cold J
roast rabbit as for rabbit Filad. and
after marinading It dtp it into some
rather thick frying batter, and fry '
in plenty of boiling fat till of a delicate
golden brown; drain well, dust with I
minced parsley and coralline pepper j
and serve garnished with fried pars
ley and little rolls of fried bacon, '
either iced tomato cream or tartare 1
sauce being handed in a tureen. I
Salmon a la Geneves. Put a table
spoonful of butter into a saucepan,
when it has melted add two chopped
shallots and a small carrot cut In thin
slices: toss over the fire until brown,
v-hen adet a half a pint of beef stock.
Put in a sprla of basil or thyme, little
parsley, two bay leaves and one clove.
Simmer slowly for twenty minutes
when thicken the sauce with a des
sert spoonf til of flour rubbed to a
smooth consistency in a little cold
water; let boll for five minutes, when
strain through a fine rdevc. Return
to the fire, nd 1 four tablespoonfuls
of sherry, the juice of a lemon and salt
and cayenne to season nicely. Pick
all the bones from a can of salmon,
divide into neat flakes; put into the
atreerfIThaIf pint of truffles (can
ned) and when the fish i. 3v-t. serve.
Chicken MsyoniiHise In Shells. Pick
the meat from the bones of a cold
bolled or baked chicken, mince fine and
cook with a little (about a spoonful
to a cup of meat) thick mayonnaise.
?f "'Yt, wUn ,
minced chicken and smooth the sur
face with a knife. Arrange the shells
In a large dish, cut tomato aspic Into
fancy shapes and put arotini each
shell. Cover the centre with sieved
yolk or hard-boiled esg and mlnceJ
parsley. Serve very odd.
Labor Motes.
Our hay output last year yielded
Lynchburg, Va., is to have a J100,-
000. varn mill.
Collectors of skins have almost ex
terminated monkeys in the African 1
gold coast. In one year the exorts
amounted to 168.000 skins, valued at
over $200,000. ;
An industrial league has been or-
ganized in Selma. Ala., to promote the J
location of factories. C. M. Howard is
president. A cannery and furniture !
factory is especially desired.
Mitsu & Co.. of Japan, have bought
about 200,000 bales of American cotton
this season. It was purchased in Tex
as and other States, and shipped by 1
way of San Fransclsco.
A crusade against American chew- :
ing gum has set in in London, health
authorities issuing a warning against
Its use and '"-'aring that it is more
1inrero' - lee cream sold from 1
the penny carta.
cent of all the tooth- ;
picks matle In the United States are ,
formed from white birch timber in :
Franklin County. Me., and yet scarcely
more than 100 persons are employed ,
! in the industry in that State.
England's foreign trade in 1S93-96 !
! was worth $5,413,300,000. or more than
I that of France and Germany put to- I
I gether. Her .shipping in 1896-97 ag-)
ereeated 13.513.202 tons, or more than
that of all the rest of the world put
One whale will furnish from one
thousand to three thousand pounds of
bones. The bones is split, sorted as
to color, and tied In bundles. These
snlit nieces are called slabs, an! are
three to
elent reel ions, ana weien
from three to seven pounds.
In Cuba, a railroad engineer, who
must also be a mechanic, is paid $130
a month in gold. The fireman is pali
130 In gold, the conductor $100 and the
brakeman the same as the fireman.
Section men are paid $20 a month In
gold and switchmen are paid $30 8
Ti is claimed that With cotton com-
L,nn SSd iJl f,l '
Jar, whilebutW.OW to 14,000 pounds of
uncompressed can be put in a car and
30,000 to 40,000 pounds of square-bale
con. pressed cotton,
1 The JJetherlanders stand in the fore
I most rank as coffee drinkers, using 37t
! ounces a year to each inhabitant. We
arc but fourth on the coffee-drinking
list, usinif 725,000,000 pounds a year, or
15i ounces a uiece. Russia, however,
allxws but 3 ounces to each person.
Paul Lavand, the French bicycle
matchmaker, has wagered 1000 francs
that Joveux will win the New York
six-day race, and C. W. Miller has ac
- - . .
Bonrt: "The Coming Centary What th.
N.w Cyrl. Will I7.h.r Ia-Xli of th.
w AK Th. - fcnd - of - th. Century
Wattli Night.
Text: "The children of Issaohar, whloa
were men that had understanding of tha
times, to know what Israel ought to do."
Chronicles xll.. 82.
Great tribe, that tribe of Issaohar! When
Joab took the census, there were 145,600 of
tbem. Before the almanac was bora,
through astrological study, they knew from
steller conjunctions all about the smisons
of the year. Before agriculture became an
art they were skilled la the raising of
crops. Before politics became a science
they knew the temper of nations, and when
ever they marched, either for pleasure ot
war, they marched under a three oolored
flag topaz, sardine and carbunole. But
the chief characteristic of that tribe of
Issacbar was tout tbey understood th
times. They were not like the political
and moral incompetents ot onr day, who
arotryiug to guide 1898 by the theories ol
1828. Tbey looked at the divine indica
tions In their own particular century. Ko
we ought to understand the times, not the
times when America was thirteen colonies,
noddled together along the Atlantic coast,
but the times when tha nation dips one
hand In the ocean on one side the continent
and the other hand in the ocean on tbt
other side the continent; times which pat
New York Narrows and the Golden Horn ol
tbe Pacific within one flash of electric
telegraphy; times when God is as directly,
as positively, as solemnly, as tremendous!
addressing us through the daily newspaper
and the quick revolution ot events as H
ever addressed the ancients or addresses
us through the Holy Scriptures. Tbe vole
of God In Providence Is as important as
tbe voice of God in typology, for In onr
own day we have bad our Hloais with thun
ders of tbe Almighty, and Calvaries of sac
rifice, and Gethsemanes that sweat great
drops of blood, and Olivets of ascension,
and Mount Pisgabs of farreacblng vision.
The Lord wbo rounded this worid C000
years ago and sent His8on to redeem it
near two years ago nas yet mncn to ao
with this radiant but agonized planet. Mat
God make as like the children of Issacbar,
"which were men that had understanding
of the times, to know what Israel ought
to do."
Tbe grave of this century will soon be
dug. Tbe cradle of another century will
soon be rocked. Tberr Is something mov
ing this way out of the eternities, some
thing that thrills me, blanches me, appalls
me, exhilarates me, enraptures me. It
will wreathe the orange blossoms for mil
lions of weddings. It will beat the diree
for millions of obsequies. It will carry the
glided banners of brightest mornings and
tbe black flags of darkest midnights. The
world will play the grand march of its
heroes and sound the rogues' march of Its
cowards. Other processions may halt or
break down or fall back, but the procession
led by that leader moves steadily on and
will soon be here. It will pr- ide over
coronations and dethronements I bail it.
I bless it, I welcome it, tbe twentieth cen
tury of the Christian era.
What may we expect of It, and how shall
we prepare for It, are tbe momentous ques
tions I propose now to discuss. As In fami
lies, human nativity Is anticipated by all
sanctity and kindliness and solemnity and
care and-hopefalness, so ought we prayer
fully, hopeful' iniijistrioasly, confidently
propure f-vr tbc-drWt-of -it-new century. -f
ine nineteentn century must not treat the
twentieth century on its arrival as the
eighteenth century treated t be nineteenth.
Our century inherited tbe wreck of revolu
tions and the superstitions of ages.
Around Its cradle stood tbe armed assas
sins of Old World tyrannie-; the "reign of
terror," bequeathing its horrors; Robes
pierre, plotting his diabolism; the Jacobin
olub. with Its wholesale massacre; the
guillotine, chopping Its bebeadments. The
ground quaking with the great guns of
Marengo, Wagram and Badajos. All Eu
rope in convulsion. Asia in comparative
quiet, but the quietness of death. Africa
In tbe dutches of tbe slave trade. Ameri
can savatces In full cry, their scalping
knives lifted. Tbe exhausted and poverty
struck people of America sweating under
the debt of t300.000,000, which the Revolu
tionary War bad left tbem. Washington just
gone into the long sleep at Mount Veruon,
and the nation in bereavement; Aaron
Burr, the champion libertine, becoming
soon after tbe Vice-President. The Gov
ernment of the United States only an ex
periment, most ot tbe philosophers and
statesmen and governments ot the earth
prophesying it would be a disgraceful fall
are. No poor foundling laid at night on
thecold steps of a mansion, to be picked
np in the morning, was j oorer off than this
century at its nativity. The United States
Government had taken only twelve steps on
Its journey. Its Constitution having been
formed In 1799, and most of the nations of
the earth laughed at onr Government In
its first attempts to walk alone.
The birthday of our nineteenth century
occurred in tbe time ot war. Onr snail
United States Navy, under Captain Trux
ton, commanding the frigate Constitution,
was In collision with tbe French frigates
La Vengeanoe and L'Inaurgente, and the
first Infant cries of this century were
drowned in the roar of naval battle, and
political strife on this continent was the
hottest, the parties rending each other
with pantherine rage. The birthday pres
ent of this nineteenth oentury was vitu nota
tion, public unrest, threat of naHoe.i
demolition, and horrors national sd Inter
national. I adjure you, let not the twen
tieth century be met In that awful way, but
with all brightness of temporal and re
ligious prospects.
First, let us put upon the cradle of the
new century a new map of the world. The 1
old map was black wltb too many barbar
isms and red with too many slaughters and
pale with too many sufferings. Let us sen
to it that on that map so far as possible
our country from ocean to ocean Is a
Christianized continent schools, colleges,
churches and good homes In long line
from ocean beach to ocean beach. Ontbat
map Cuba must be free. Porto Rico must
be free. The archipelago of tbe Philip
pines must be free. If cruel Spain expects
by procrastination and Intrigue to get
back wbat she has surrendered, then the
warships Iowa and Indiana and Brooklyn
and Texas and Vesuvius and Oregon most
be sent buck to Southern waters or across
to the coast of Spain tosllencethe Insolence
as decidedly as last summer they silenced
the Cristobal Colon and Oqnendo and
Maria Teresa and Vizcaya. When we get
those islands thoroughly under our pro
tectorate, for the first time our missionaries
In Cbioa will be safe. The atrocities im
posed on those good men and women in
the so-called Flowery Kingdom will never
be resumed, for our guns will be too near
Hong Hong to allow tbe massacre of mis
sionary settlements. -
On that map must be put the isthmian
canal, begun if not completed. No long
voyages around Cape Horn for tbe world's
merchandise, but short and cheap commu
nication by water instead ot expensive
communication by rail train, and more
millions will be added to our national
wealth and tbe world's betterment than I
have capacity toealoulate.
On the map It must be made evident that
America is to be tbe world's dvillzer and
evangellzer. Free from the national re
ligions of Europe on tbe one side and from
the superstitions ot Asia on tbe other side.
It will have facilities for tbe work that no
other continent can possibly possess. As
near as I can tell by tbe laying on of the
hands ot the Lord Almighty, this continent
has been ordained for that work. This
Is tbe only eonntry In the world where all
religions are on the same platform, and
tbe people have free selection for tbem -selves
without any detriment. When we
present to tbe other continents this assort
ment ot religions and give them unhin
dered choice, wn have no doubt ot their
selecting this religion of mercy and kind
ness and good wilt and temporal and eter
nal rescue. Hear HI America is to take
this worid for God!
On tbe map which we will put oa the
cradle of the new century we mast have
very soon a rail coad bridge across Bering
Strait, those tbtrty-six miles of water, not
deep, and they are spotted with islands
capable of holding tbe piers of a great
bridge. And wbat with America and Asia
thus connected and Siberian railway, and
a railroad bow projected for the length ot
Africa, and Palestine and Persia and
and Chins and Burma h Intersectei
railroad traoks, all of whluii will be
before the new century Is grown u
way will be open to the quick cirili
and evangelization of the whole wor;
The work of tbis century has been
ready. All tbe earth is now free t
Gospel except two little spots, one 1
and one In Africa, while at the begl
ot tbe century there stood the Chines
and there flamnd the tires and there
tered tbe swords that forbade entran
many islands and largn reaches ot c
ent. Boinesiau cruelties and Fiji If
cann balisna have given way. and al
gates of all the contineuts are swung
with a clang that has been a podtivt
glorious invitation for Christianity t
ter. Telegraph, telephone and phono
are to be consecrated to Gospel disei ' '
tlon, and instead of the voice that .
the attention of a few hundred or a
thousand people within the church
the telegraph will thrill tbe glad ti -and
the telephone will utter the:n to
millions. Oh, the influite advantage .
the twentieth century has over w tat
nineteenth century had at tbe start I m
In preparation for tbis coming cen
wn have time In the intervening yeai
give some decisive strokes at the seve
eight ?reat evils that eursn thn world,
wonld bean assault and battery upot
coming century by this century If
a'lowed the lull blow of present evil
fall upon tbe future. We onght onn
to cripple or minify come of thee ahn-n
tions. Alcoholism is to-day triumph
and are we to let the all devouring moii
that has throttled thl century seizii
the next without Or it having fillet lib
cursed hide with stinging arrows mho
to weaken and stagger him? Wn I
wasted about twenty-live years. Ho
While we have iieen waiting for the In
the land to prohibit Intoxicants wn I
doue little to quench the thirst of a;P'
in the palate and tongun of a w!m;r .
eratlon. Where am the pu'ilic and ent
sinstic meetings that used to lie held t'
years ago for the one pnros;-v- "
Ing the voting and iuildl
that strong drink is poisonv v
ing? When will wn learn V"1-' t "
educate pntilic opinion up to r.-,MiiMt
law, or Midi a law will not he a" I o
passed will not be executed?
Seven or eight ve.ir.-i aif- on tiie ,-it
vernry platform of thn National IV, n
auee Society lu New York I deplore I
fact that we had left polltic-i to do t
which moral ?awioi only could do 1
said on that occasion. "If some p
drunkard wandering along this street
night should see the lights kindled by t
brilliant assemblage and should come
and finding the character of the meetl
should auk for a temperance pledge, tf,
he might sign it and begin a Lew curler
do not believe there Is in all this hous,
temperance pledge, and you would have
take out a torn letter envelopn or a lo
scrap of paoer for the inebriate' siift
re." I found out afterward that tin
sas one such tempera oce pledge in t
audience, but only onn that I could he
of. Do not leave to politic that wtil
can be done now in 10. (KM refornnato
meetings all over thn country.
Oh, save tbe young man of to-lav a
greet tbe coming century with a tidal w:i
of national redemption! Do not put up
the cradle of the twentieth ccutnrv a mou
tain of demljchns aud beer barrels and ru
jugs, and nut to its Infant li)9 wretehn
ness. disease, murder and abandonment
solution. Ave, reform that army of in
hriates. "Ab," you sav, "It cannot
done!" That shows that yon will bn nf 1
os. tn the work. "O ye ot little fa.it h
Away back in early times Fn-Rld.-.B."1
of Princeton College, one day found a i.
in utter despair because of the thrall
strong drink. The president said to hit
"Sir, be of good cheer. You can bn snvn
Sign the pledge." "Ah," snld thn despal
ing victim, "I have often signed the pl-dg
but I have- hlwavs broken my pledge
"But," said the president, "I will be yoi
strength to keep tbe pledge, j will bn yoi
friend, and with a loving arm around vc
will hold you up. When your appetli
burns, ami you feel that you must grutll
It, come to my house, sit down with me-'
the study or with thn family in thn pari,
and I will be a shield to you. All that'
can do for you with my bonks, my sya
pathy, my experience, mv society, my lr,
my money, I will do. Yon snail forget you
appetite and master It." A look of hop
glowed on tbe poor man's face, and he n
plied, "Sir, will yon do all that?" "Sure"
I will." "Then I will overcome." U
signed the pledge and kept it. That pis
of President Davies which saved nun insr
tried on a large scale, will save a mlllioi
Alexander the Great made an ImpeWr
banquet at Babylon, and, though be
been drinking the health of truest
night and all next day, the second
be had twenty guests, and bn dran
health of each separately. Then callini
for the cup of Hercules the giant, a imm
iter cup, be filled and draiued it twice t
show his endurance; but, as he flninhed tin
last draft from tbe cup of Hercules iU.
giant, be dropped in a fit, from which h,
never recovered. Alexander, who had con
quered Sard is and conquered Halicarnussii'
and conquered Asia and conquered tin
world, could not conquer himself, and thnri
Is a threatening peril that this good lau,!
of oars, having conquered all with wl. -It
has ever gone Into battle, may yet !
overthrown by the cup of thn giant evil o:
the land that Hercules of infamv, Htr ing
drink. Do not let the staggering an.!
bloated and euibruted host of drunkard
go into the next century looking fnrinsau
asylums and almsbontes and delirium tre
mens aud dishonored graves.
It has been a custom In all ChriUu
lands for people to keep watch nl
an old year goes out and a ne
comes In. People assemble'in'cliuru
about 10 o'clock ot that last night of the
old year, and they have prayers and songs
and sermons and congratulations until the
hands of tbe church clock almost reach
the figure 12. and then all bow in silent
prayer, and tbe scene Is mightily imnres-
lve until tbe clock in thn tower of the
chur-b or the clock in the tower of t.ie
city hall strikes 12, and then all rise and
4ing with smiling face and j 11 Oil nut voice
the grand doxology, and there is a shaking
of bands all around.
But wbat a tremendous watch night the
world Is soon to celebrate! ThU century
will depart at 12 o'clock nf thn 31st of Iie-
ember, of the year 1903. What a night
that will be, whether starlight or moonlit
or dark with tempest! It will be such a
aight as you and I never saw. Those who
watched tbe coming Id ot tbe nineteenth
century long ago went to their pillows ot
lust. May we all be living on earth to see
tbe solemnities and join in thn songs and
fhake hands in the congratulations of that
watch night; or. it between this and that
any of us should be off and away, mav we
be inhabitants of that land where 'a thou
sand years are as one dav," and in the
presence of that angel spoken of in the
Apocalypse, wbo at the end of the world
will, standing with one foot on tbe sea an I
the other foot on the land, "swear by Him
that livetli foreverand ever, that time shall
be no longer."
Is China Ketrosarilng?
Tbe Chinese Government bas notified al1
applicants for military service that tliet
will hereafter be examined in archery and
stone slinging.
The place where we love to be de
cides what we wish to be.
Adulation Is the bridge some ,-.a.k
over to reach our gooi graces.
nespect yourself and people will re
spect you.
The true art of life is to select wise
ly. In its largest meaning a sense of
fitness is the supreme grace. The
survival of the fattest is marked by
their choice of the fittest.
They all do it.
It Is easier to criticise than create.
Blind men can walk over gold and
not know It,
One fact is worth more than a thou
sand Improved theories.
Duties do not com like eager can
vassers and solicitous. Like coy
strangers thev must be called upon
before we can become acquainted with
the nt.
It Is a detestable custom to interrupt
a teller of stories Just before the
point is reached.
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