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B F. BOHWEIER.
TUB OONUT1TUTION-THE UNION-AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWS.
MIFFLINTOWN, JUNIATA COUNTY. PENN A.. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 29. 1899.
By The Duchess.
CMA TT Kit VIII (Continued.)
"S'ime women are I:ke that," say. hi?,
gloomiiy. "They can oj-en wide their
heart to thoir chi'. Iren. yet close it against
the fathers of them. Isabel's whole life Is
given up to her child; she regards it a
hers entirely; she allows me no share in
him. Nut," eagerly, "that I grudge him
one inch the affection she gives him. lie
has a father worthless enough. Let his
mother make it up to him."
"Yet he loves the father bent," says
Lady Swausdown, quickly.
"I hope not," with a suspicion of vio
lence. "He does, believe me. One can see it.
That saintly mother of his has not half
the attraction for him that you have.
Why, look you. it is the way of the world,
why dispute it? Well, weil," her triumph
ant voice deepening to a weary whisper.
"When one thinks of it all, she is not too
happy." She draws her hand in a little
bewildered way across her white brow.
"You d.m't understand her," suys Balti
more, frigidly. "She lives in a world of
her own. No one would dare penetrate
It Even I her husband, as you call me
In mockery am outside it. I don't believe
she ever cared for iue. If she had, do you
think she would have given a thought to
that infamous story?"
"About Madame IstrayT
"Yes. You, too, heard of it .then?"
"Who hasn't heard? Violet Waldron
was not the one to spare you." She pauses
and looks at him with all her heart in ber
eye. "Was there no truth in that story?"
asks she at last, her words coming with
"None. I swear it! Ton believe me7'
He has come nearer to her and taken hei
hand in the extremity of this desire to be
believed in by someliody.
"I believe you," says she, gently. Her
voice is so low that he can catch the worda
oniy; the grief and misery in them is un
known to him. Mercifully, too. the moon
has cone behind a cloud, a tender prepara
tive t , a ir aMKsma p CSVBtfTV ttlttl d
cannot see the two heart-broken tears that
steal slowly down her cheeks.
"This is more than Isabel does," says
he, with a laugh that has something of
despair in it.
"You tell me, then," says Lady Swans
down, "that you never saw Madame Is
tray after your marriage?"
"Don't misjudge me. Hear the whole
story then if you must!" cries he, pas
sionately "though if you do, you will be
the first to hear it. I am tired of being
thought a liar!"
"Go on," says she, in a low, shocked
"We!!, one day, one of the many days
dur n,' which I went np to town, after a
lon afternoon with Goodman & Smale,
In the course of which they had told me
they would probably require me to call
at their office to meet one of the most in
fluential tenants at nine the next morning,
I met, on leaving their office, Marchmont
Marchuinnt of the Tenth, you know."
"Yes, I know."
"He and a couple of other fellow, be-
lonfflEZ to his regiment were going down
to liichmond to dine. Would I come? It
was dull in town, toward the close of the
season, and I was glad of any Invitation
that promised a change of program any
thin; that would take me away from a
dull evening at my club. I made no in
quiries; I accepted the invitation, got
down in time for dinner, and found Mad
ame Istrny was one of the guests."
"Yon are a woman of the world, Bea
trice; you will let me confess to you that
there h.id been old passages between me
and Mmlame Istray at one time. Nothing
very special nothing well, I swear to
you I had never so much as thought of her
Since my marr.age nay, since my engage
ment to Isabel. From that hour my life
had been clear as a sheet of blank paper.
I had forzotten her; I verily believe she
had forgotten me, too. At that dinner 1
don't think she exchanged a dozen words
with me. On my soul," pushing back his
hair with a slow, troubled gesture from
his brow, "this is the truth."
"Your wife has wronged you, terribly,"
says Lady Swansdown in a low tone.
"Thank you," cried he, a passion of
gratitude in his tone. "To be believed in
by some one so thoroughly as you believe
in in", is to know happiness indeed. What
ever happens, I can count on you as my
"Y'.ur frnd, always," says she, in a
very i,,w voice a voice somewhat broken.
"O.rue," she says, rising suddenly and
walkluz toward the distant lights in the
He aeeompanies her silently.
ery suddenly 6he turns to him, and
lays i.r hand upon his arm.
"lie in y friend," says she, with a quick
ice,.s i f terrii.le emotion.
Entreaty and despair mingle in her tone.
I ' r.-Terl" returns he, fervently, tight-
- n.s zra-p on her hand.
sighing, "it hardly matters. We
hall not meet again for a long, long time."
eiir says Dysart.
II" advances, and dropping on a .tone
J-iose to Joyce, takes possession of one of
i marry n:eV"
irrov.s a little pale. She had oer
prepared for this speech, bad
lar.ns herself for it all the Ions.
he- ' ' ' :k' ;uI "-Sht: ret now that she
,(,;'..,''. :!, -'"' as strange, as terrible, as
. '- it had ir-ver suggested itself to her
"WTe. -V -
last ;- U.M 1 nswer?" Bay. she
Rt stn, . says .ne hi
stammer n j --
disin;:" '"iiT""0 ;efraB 8omc:
now h. u Z.L. OD naa Known, yet.
not knn.t preiena mat sne oia
Wphiess'Ti " man'S ,ast chance 01
Z! s'mI int the
" " IU LDP nfl I anta Fi A vwrill hAW
weighing of it-and,
Ai thn.igh nrmoH d.. t,- .
portable weight, the girl rise, and make
..I. . cn.non gesture as if to free her
.".1m't- er face, still pale, betray.
n inward struggle. After all. why can
not she g,ve herself to him? Why can'l
she love him ? He love, her; love, as some
poor old fool says, begets love.
And he is honest. Yes, honest! A pens
shoots through her breast. That, when all
is told, ia the principal thing. He is not
uncertain untrustworthy double-faced
as some men are. Again that cruel pain
contraeta her heart. To be able to believe
in a person, to be able to trust implicitly
in each lightest word, to read the real
meaning In every sentence, to see tht
truth shimng in the clear eyes, this is .
know peace and happiness: and yet -
"Yon know all," says she, looking up a
him, her eri-s compressed, her brow frown.
Jng; "I am uncertain of myself, nothing
eems sure to me, but if yon wish Jt
"Wish itr clasping her hand, closer.
-Ihere is this to be said. then. I will
promise to answer you this day twelve
month." "Twelve months, says he, with conster
nation ; his grasp on her hands loosena.
"If the prospect frighten, or displease!
i you, tnere is nothing more to be said," re-
join, she, coldly. It the whe ia calm
and composed, he wht It mtiuii and ana-
t "But a whole year!"
i 'That or nothing," My. .he. releasing
her hands, with a little determined show
of strength, from hi.. "It is for you to de
cide. I don't carer
Perhaps she hardly grasp, the cruelty
that lies in this half-impatient speech, un
til she see. Dysart's face flush painfully.
1 "Yon need not have said that." says he,
"I knew it. I am nothing to yon reallv."
He pauses, and then says again in a low
"Oh, you mustn't feel so much!" cries
she, as if tortured. "It in folly to feel at
all in this world. What's the good of it?
And to feel about me, I am not worth it.
If you would only bear that in mind, it
might help you."
"If I bore that in mind I should not
want to make you my wife!" returns he,
steadily, gravely. "Thinlc as yon will ol
yourself, you do not shake my faith in
you. W ell, with a deep breath, "I accent
your terms. For a year I shall feel myself
bound to yon, wbile you shall hold your
eif rreerana H? too- -
"2io, no. We roust both be equal both
free while I " she stops short, coloring
warmly, and laughing. "What ia it I am
to try to do?"
"To love me!" replies he, with infinite
sadness in look and tone.
Yes, says Joyce, slowly, and then
again meditatively, "yes." She lift, her
eyes presently and regard, him strangely.
"And if all my trying should not succeed r
If I never learn to love you."
"Why, then it is all over. This hope of
mine is at an end," say. he, so calmly.
yet with snch deep melancholy, such .ad
foreboding, that her heart ia touched.
"Oh, it ia a hope of mine, too," .ays she.
Quickly. "If it were not, would I listen
to yon to-day? But you must not be so
downhearted; let the worst come to the
worst, yon will be a. well off as you an
lie shakes his bead.
"Does hope count for nothing, then?"
"Yon would compel me to lore you,"
say. she, growing the more vexed as she
grows the more sorry for him. "Would
you have me marry yon even if I did not
love yon?" Her soft eye. have filled with
tears, there ia a suspicion of reproach In
"No, I suppose not."
He half turns away from ber. At this
moment a sense of despair falls on him,
"Joyce," he then says, quickly, turning
to her and grasping her Uanda, "give me
my chance. Give me those twelve months;
give me your thoughts now and then while
tbey last. I brought yon here to-day to
say all this, knowing we should be alone.
But yon, Joyce twelve months Is a long
time. You may see otners ii not isean-
clerk others and
Money would not tempt me," saya the
irl. slowly. If money were your rival.
vou would indeed be safe. Yon ought to
"Still Joyce Ua stops suddenly.
May I think of yon as Joyce? I have
called yon so once or twice, bnt "
"You may alwaya call me so," says she,
gently, if indifferently. "All my friends
call me so, and you are my friend, aure-
The very sweetness of her manner, cold
as ice as it is, drives him to desperation.
"Not your friend your lover!" says be
with sudden passion. "Joyce, think of all
that I have aaid all you have promised. A
small matter to you, perhaps the whole
world to me. You will wait for me for
twelve months. Yon will try to love me.
"Yes, but there is something more to be
aid," cries the girl, springing to her feet
as if in violent protest, and confronting
him with a curious look set determined
-a little frightened, perhaps.
"More?" says Dy.art, .tartled by her
expression, and puzzled aa well.
"Year hurriedly. "This!" The very
nervousness that is consuming her throws
6 re into her eyes and speech. "Dnri"f
these long twelve months I ahall be free.
Quite free. You forget to put that in!
You must remember thatl If-if I shonld.
tfter nil this thinking, decide on not hav
ing anything to do with you-yon," vehe
mently, "will have no right to reproach
me. Remember," says she, going np to
him and laying her hand upon hi. arm,
while the blood receding froin her face
a ves her very white: "remember should
,uch a thing occur-and it is very likely
liowby. "I warn you of tbat-yon ar. n
t consider yourself wrong- or aggrieve
in ..ny way." . , thl,
-Why should you . -- -...v
i.;n he. .ceneved now at all
""You must recollect," I
(,avc made you no promise. Not cm. I
refuse even to look upon this matter asj.
serious thing, I tell JO" J
rutt After .II." P.u. J-JIS
well if yon ow PJJ "VuiTi Byaeli
between n.: and tell me t0 "-
' . . fnrMtr.
and my dull life w e i- - low
"I .hall never tell yon that, to a w
lone. "The futurer-Who c
what that great void will bring to oaf I
will trust to It; and If only loss and Mr
row be say portion, .till As for friend
shir. Jayca, whatever happens, I .ball ha
your tncM and lover.
"I hope I'm not dreadfully late." cries
Joyce, carelessly, taking off her cap, and
giving her head a little light ahake. a. if
to make her pretty soft hair fall Into its
usual charming order. "I have no idea
what the time is."
"Broken your watch. DysartT asks
Beauclerk. in a rather nasty tone.
"Come and alt here, dearest, and have
your tea," aaya Lady Baltimore, makiiig
room on the lounge beside her for Joyce,
who baa grown a little red.
"It is so warm here," says she. nervous
ly, that one remark of Beanclerk'a having
somehow disconcerted her. "If if I
"No, no; yon mustn't go npstaira for a
little while," aaya Lady Baltimore, with
kindly decision. "Bnt yon may go into
the conservatory if yon like," pointing to
an open door off the library, that leads
Into a bower of sweets. "It ia cooler
"Far cooler," saya Beauclerk, who has'
followed Joyce with a sort of determina
tion in hia genial air. "Let me take yor.
there, Mlas Ksvaaagfc,"
It Is impossible to refuse. Joyce, coldly,
almost disdainfully, and with her head
held higher than nanal, skirts the group
that line the walla on the western side of
the room and disappears with him into the
"A little foolish going for that walk,
wasn't It?" say. he, leading her to a low
cushioned chair over which a gay magno
lia bend, ita white blossoms. Hi. manner
la innocence itself: ignorance itself won id
nerhapa better express it. He ha. decided
on ignoring everything; though a shrewd
guess that she saw something of his paa
sages with Miss Maliphant last night hss
now become almost a certainty. "I
thou' ht you seemed rather played out last
night fatigued done to death. I assure
yon I noticed it 1 could hardly," with
deep and affectionate concern, "fail to no
tice anything that affected you."-
"Yon are very good!" aaya Mis. Kav
anagb, icily. Mr. Beanclerk let. a full
minute go by, and then:
"What have I done to merit that tone
from yon?" ask. he, not angrily, only
sorrowfully. He ha. tnrned his handsome
face full on hers, and ia regarding bet
with proud, reproachful eyes. "It is idle
to deny," says he, with some emotion, hall
of which, to do him justice, is real, "that
you are changed to me; something hai
happened to alter the feelings of of
friendship that I dared to hope yon en
tertained for me. I had hoped still more
but what has happened?" demanda he,
suddenly, with all the righteous strength
of one who, free from guilt, resents accu
sation of it.
"Have I accused yon?" says she, coldly.
"Yes. A thousand times, yc Do you
think yonr voice alone can condemn? Your
eyes are even cruder judges."
"Well, I am sorry," says she, faintly
smiling. "My eyes mnst be deceiver
then. I bear you no malice. belUye. me.r,
(To be eontHioi
DEATHS THAT NECD NOT OCCUR
Cae-Uoartcr of All Life-Deatroylasi
Diaease Absolutely freveH table.
In connection with the Sanitary In
stitute a popular lecture was delivered
by Dr. Alexander Hill, master of
Downing College and rice chancellor of
Cambridge University, on "Unnatural
Death." He remarked that It waa not
the dangers of railway traveling, nor
the few murders that occurred, which
brought down the average longevity of
human life from 100 years to fifty
years. They must seek for more subtle
murderers than that. Every year 900,
000 babies were born in England and
Wales. If they took 1.000,000 children,
and saw what was likely to be the end
of them, they would find that 30,000
died a violent death by accident, about
the same number would succumb to the
mysterious disease which they knew
now te be absolutely preventable, be
cause due to germs (tuberculosis In lta
many forms); about 120,000 would die
from absolutely preventable causes,
suoh as smallpox, measles and scarlet
fever, only 45,000 would be allowed to
live out their natural lives, and nearly
one In twenty might expect to die be
cause the machine was worn out.
One-quarter of all the diseases which
destroyed life were absolutely prevent
able. If the practice of hygiene were
only on a level with Its theory the aver
age longevity would be raised at once
from fifty to sixty-five. The greater
number of diseases over which the In
dividual had control were due to mis
takes In eating and drinking. He di
vided disease Into three classes, and
said they would never succeed In pre
venting them until they had .the co-operation
of the public Every citizen
should have the same exact knowledge
of the causes and properties of prevent
able diseases that the medical officer
himself had. The infectious nature of
consumption was hardly realized twen
ty years ago. About one-third of the
cows in the country . ?re tuberculous,
and half the milk distributed the bacil
lus of tuberculosis. They could boll
the milk, and he was no more afraid of
boiled bacillus than he was of a well-
cooked loin. The only natural form of
death was the gentle falling asleep
when the body waa urea. Lionuon
Deilh. by Starvation In London.
A parliamentary paper Just Issued
states that tne numoer oi case in
which coroners' Juries in London found
that death waa caused by starvation or
accelerated by privation during th
year 1S7 was 4L
Trouble la toe Camp.
There seemed to be a rather acrimo
nious discussion going on aa I went by
Yes," said tne Haivauon Army cap
tain sadly. "Brother Jones, who beats
the drum, happened to aay to Brother
Smith, who doea most of the preaching,
that actions spoke loader than worda."
Indianapolis J ooroaL
-Doesn't your broken engagement at
the beginning of a new year make you
unurably sad, bibaldr
"No a man can't Ola of a broken
heart 'when he has to hnatle for hlt
naxt meal ec g hungry."
ar far txnMlc,"
"Yes," answered Mies Cayenne, regret
fully, "but you don't aing with you?
Helghta Im thm Old Way.
jon ever go a-slpighing In
I tell yon when you've tried it, thar ain't
no other way. )
Perhaps thar's fun ha ridln' np and down
A-sittJn' np sedately aa these dty people
With a coachman on a-f orard aa another
in the rear, I
A-seein' what you're doln' and a'tryln' for
If thaf a the fun they're chooatn', I ain't
got a word to aay. ,
Bat I'd rather go a-aleighin' hi the old
Twaa nigh on fifty year, ago. If i remem
ber right '
An' aeema aa tho' the moonlight hasn't
never been so bright
As it wns them winter evenin's. When we
b'ys would get a aleigh
An rig it np for comfort in our own
With a good anpply of blankets, an' buf
falo robe, an' straw.
An' a nag that knew hi. bisneas,1 without
a gee or haw.
I never hear a sleighbell, be it night or be
But I think o' goin' a-aleighin' In the old
wood aleigh. ;
About Christmas was the jolliest, when
'twas time to deckerate.
The b'y. an' gal. wns bu.y at -the church
till aum'at late,'
Bnt when we'd worked all eveain' jest
as lively as could be
A-stringin' rope, of evergreen an' histin'
up the tree.
We thought we'd earned a frolic, and
we'd hev it, you kin bet '
The kind of timea a feller isn't likely to
An' when I bear of aleighia' I hain't got
a word to aay.
Bat I'm doln' a pUe ' thlnkin' of the old
wood aleigh. 1
Maybe I'm not as shipper a. I
them old days,
Maybe my education ia a-wantln!
. aa to
An' maybe it's a pleasure to be sittin'
A-drivia before sundown inatid of atayin'
But somehow when I see 'em, my eyes
will fill with tears. j
Far I hear the aleighbella jinglin' as I did
in other years. 1
An' I cannot help a-thinkin' of the dear
one. passed away
Aa used to go a-aleighin' in the old wood
sleigh. Chicago Chronicle.
COSTLY CHINESE FISH.
Pea. of Theaa No Blara-er than a Dollar
that Are Valaed at S700. :
The most beautiful and costly fishes
in the world come from China and the
rarest, and most expensive of all Is the
brush-tall gold fish. Specimens of these
have sold for as high as 9700 each and
in Europe the prices range from $2S0 to
1500. The brash-tall oi" 1. M
v. ii in '0-,,r Aiootg,
will cover it, and ptt tS75iT"; S la no
other living thing of Its size and weight
that la worth so much money.' The fish
A BBUSH-TAIL OOLP FISH.
has a body nearly oval In form, with
rainbow hues. It Is stockily built and
has wonderful breast and tall fins
which are as beautlfuly and delicately
formed as lace work. Its long, droop
ing, brush-like tail is like silk, and
while at one moment the little fish
throws It around him as gracefuly as
the skirt dancer envelops herself In her
fluffy gown, at the next it becomes a
sharp and stiff weapon of attack or de
fense. In some parts of China gold flshe
are held In the greatest reverence and
awe. In Tal-Plng they are used as
Idola, and, when not obtainable, wood
or clay counterfeits are ued. They are
painted In imitation of the living fishes.
The "telescope" fish Is prayed to when
rain is badly needed. The dwelling
places of dragons are usually resorted
to by the people to pray for rain, but
any fish, frog or reptile found near a
dragon pool will make a good enough
Average Kieairth of a Man's Stride.
Quetelet estimates the average length
of a man's stride at 31 Inches, and the
distance an average traveler can cover
at this rate at 7,158 yards an hour, or
119 yards a minute. The number of
strides would be 7,600 an hour, or 125
a minute. The length of the stride in
the various European armies la aa fol
lows: In the German army It la <
inches, with a cadence of 112 steps per
minute; In the Austrian army 2S
Inches, with a cadence of from 118 to
130 per minute; In the Italian army 2ft
Inches, with a cadence of 120 per min
ute; in the French army 2&H Inches,
with a cadence of 115 per minute; ha the
British army 30 inches, with a cadence
of 118 per minute.
V Preveat Sleep-Walkings
A device to prevent sleep-walking is
to lay upon the floor beside the som
nambulist a sheet of iron, zinc, or other
metal, wide enough to insure that be
will step upon it When the sleep
walking fit comes upon him his foot
touches the cold surface of the metal
and be Instinctively draws that leg Into
bed again. After two or three attempts
the somnambulist gives It op and set
tles down In bed. -
Aa Atchison, Kan, woman.
soul more for practical thing than
poetry, has taken down the motto,
"God Bleat Our Home," and pat np one
which reeda, "Did Yen Wipe Year Feet
A FAMOUS LOO HUT.
Wltaria It. Walla Was TLaM traaQrtMfr
aa a tfca City a Iadlaawpalla.
movement la now on foot In In
diana, to preaerra, one of th moat fa
mona and historic landmarks In th
State the old toe boas at Strawtown
In which tho capital commlaaloa seventy-eight
years ago fixed upon Indianap
olis aa the political headquarters of lo
in 1819, three yean after the Btate
had been adtnitted to the Union, It waa
decided to remove the capital from
Corydon and a commission was ap
pointed to report on a site. The com
mission met In a log house at Straw
town and this Interesting building Is
still standing. It la Interesting to note
that Strawtown was a candidate for
the honor of being the new capital and
only lost by one vote.
In 1821 the Legislature acted on the
report of the commission and an appro
priation was made for the erection of
niSTOBIO LOG HOCSK AT ITS1WTSVN.
the new State House at Indianapolis,
then a barren section of land. The
structure put up was a ramshackle af
fair of four rooms. On the 28th of Jan
uary, 1824, Samuel Merrill, the State
Treasurer, packed the State House ef
fectsrecords and books into a wagon
and pulled them out of Corydon. He
traveled at the rate of twelve and one
half miles a day, and at last unloaded
the State's effects Into the new build
ing, and set the State up in business
again. The Legislature of 1825 met In
the new State House. The town was
Inaccessible and was possibly the most
trying place In the State to reach, espe
cially In the dead of winter, when the
Legislature met. The nearest point of
real civilization waa Conuorsvllle, fifty
miles away, and It is claimed men had
to ride there to get their tobacco.
Strawtown is now a village of less
than 300 souls. It Is full of Interest,
however. In it lived the famous old
Chief Strawbrldge, from whom the
town gets lta name. Ktkiongo, the cap
ital of the Miami natlofi of Indians, was
Just north of Strawtown, and the
chiefs and representatives of the dif
ferent clans, making pilgrimage to
Mecca, always went by old Chief
Straw's settlement In fact his hospi
tality made all Indian trails lead to his
camp. Ej-yi 'he white traders and later
settlers '. there and caroused with
It was at Strawtown in March, 1821,
that John Shlnlaffer. a French trader,
roasted an Indian to death and came
near causing the Indians to wipe out
the entire central section of Indiana.
The war fires were lit all over the
Miami and kindred tribe lands, and be
fore the Government agents could In
terfere one outbreak occurred near
Strawtown in which Benjamin Fisher
was scalped and others wounded.
The most interesting of the Indian
mounds Is located just out of Straw-
MAIN STREET IN STRAWTOWN.
town. It is 300 feet in diameter. To
build It the aborigines had changed the
course of the river. On it was found a
cross, supposed to have been erected
by French missionaries, and at another
place was found an Indian fort.
LIFE IN SIBERIA.
Hardest the Tonriat and Strengthen.
The five years that I spent in Siberia
were for me a great education in life
nnd human character. I was brought
into contact with men of all -descriptions;
the best and the worst; those
who stood at the top of society and
those who vegetated at the very bot
tom the tramps and the so-called in
corrigible criminals. I had ample op
portunity to watch the ways and hab
its of the peasants in their daily life,
nnd still more opportunities to appreci
ate how little the state administration
could give to them, even though it was
animated by the very best Intentions.
Finally, my extensive Journeys, during
which I traveled over 50,000 miles in
carts, on board steamers, in boats and
especially on horseback, had a wonder
ful effect in strengthening my health.
They also taught me how little man
really needs as soon aa he comes out
of the enchanted circle of conventional
civilization. With a few pounds of
bread and a few ounces of tea in a
leather bag, a kettle and a hatchet
hanging at the side of the saddle, and
under the saddle a blanket, to be
spread at the camp fire upon a bed of
freshly cut spruce twigs, a man feela
wonderfully independent, even amidst
unknown mountains thickly clothed
with woods and to winter time.
Siberia Is not the land burled in snow
and peopled with exiles only, that it is
imagined to be, even by many Rus
sians. In Its southern parts It is as
rich to natural productions as are the
southern parts of Canada, and, besides
half a million of natives, it has a popu
lation of more than 4,000,000 aa thor
oughly Russian aa that to the north of
Moscow. Prince Kropotkin, in the At
lantic. Cigar Stabs Put to Good Use. I
A Christmas entertainment Is given I
to nearly 2,000 poor persons in Berlin .
with th proceed, from , contrlbationa
of cigar stubs and tip-cutting, by char-.
itable smokers who are considerate i
enough to save those seemingly wortn-
Oysters and Macaroni. Boil four oun
ces of macaroni in plenty of boiling
water twenty minutes. Then cut it
into pieces about one Inch long. Put
a layer of this in the bottom of a
baking dish, then a layer of oysters,
sprinkle with salt and pepper and a
few bit. of butter, then another layer
of macaroni, and bo on until all is used,
the top layer macaroni, sprinkle the
top lightly with grated cheese, and
bake in a moderate oven twenty
minutes. Serve In the dish In which
they were baked.
Oyster Saute. Twenty-five nice, fat
oysters, one-quarter pound of Irish
breakfast bacon; pepper and flour.
Drain the oysters and dry them with
a towel, then sprinkle with pepper and
roll them in flour. Put the bacon, cut
Into thin slices, in a frying-pan, and
let all the fat fry out of it; then re
move the bacon and cover the bottom
of the pan with oysters; aa soon aa
crisp and brown on one side, turn and
brown on the other. Serve on squarer
of buttered toast.
Cranberry Pie. Into one heaped cup
pastry flour mix one-fourth teaspoon
salt, then chop in one heaped table
spoon lard. Mix with cold water into
a stiff dough. Toes out and pat until
flat and long. Put one heaped table
spoon butter In little dabs over the
paste, sprinkle slightly with flour, fold
over in three layers and pat out thin
and long. Fold and pat twice, then
take half of the paste and roll out to
fit the plate. Roll the remainder out
long ' and cut with a pastry Jagger
Into narrow stripes. Put a border on
the edge, fill with stewed cranberries
and make a lattice work of the strips
of crust across the top. Bake In a
uick oven until the crust is brown.
Filling for Cranberry Pie. Allow one
half cup of water, one cup and a
half of sugar for one heaping pint of
cranberries. Cook 10 to 16 minutes
Rose Doughnuts. To one-fourth
pound butter add one pound augar and
beat it to a cream. Add six eggs one
by one and beat three minutes by the
clock after each one. This 1b impor
tant. Now sift two pounds of flour
four times, add one quarter teaspoon
soda and sift again. Add to this one
nutmeg grated. Now put one-half the
flour to the first mixture, beat well
and add one gill rose water and beat
again. Mix to soft dough with re
mainder of flour, roll out and fry like
other doughnuts and sift with pulver
ized sugar. These are something out
of the ordinary and the most delicious
thing in shape of a "fried cake" that
I have ever tasted.
Brown- Breiad Rounds. Cut vetry
thin slices brown bread, spread with
grapenut butter. put together like
sandwiches and stamp out with round
Boulettes. To two cups mashed pota
toes add one tablespoon minced pars
lev, one tablespoon onion Juee, one
dessertspoon butter two tablespoons
cream, one-half teaspoon salt, a dash
each of cayenne and black pepper and
one-half teaupon lemon Juice. Mix
well together, put in iucepan and stir
over Are till it leaves the"S.'S52i the
pan. Take off. cool and form lfftfe"
bells the else of English walnuts. Roll
i inicRB Hint enwur uriuiiu a-u
fjr M palates, using some fat.
In .egg and cracker crumbs and coos
Spain exported 3,000,000 pound, of
raisins to the United States last year.
More message, are sent by wire in
the United State, than in any other
The only stores in Peking that have
glass window, are those of the watch
makers. Nine-tenths of all the sewing ma
chines used in the world are made in
the United States.
Women are employed at railway
points and crossings in Italy, because
they do not get intoxicated.
The German ship building yards have
been offered mare orders than they
can possibly carry out.
Gold-plated plumbing will be used
in some of the new private residences
now being built in New York.
In the Connecticut woolen industry
the amount of wages paid constitutes
22 per cent, of the product value.
The Chattanooga Cotton Factory has
hn formed at Chattanooga, Tenn..
for the purpose of erecting a yarn
Contracts, mnde on Sunday may be
enforced in Minnesota, according to a
decision of the Supreme Court of that
The new Bennettsville. S. C. cotton
mills, of Bennettsville. will be estab
lished in time to manufacture the next
crop of cotton.
The completion of the five thou
sandth locomotive at the works of
Messrs. Henschell and Sons, at Cassel.
Germany, has Just been celebrated.
Lemon culture Is catching up with
the orange bnslness in caiiromia.
There are 85,000 bearing trees In the
state, and 250.000 non-bearing trees.
At Nortn xaaima, vv ami., nop-uuy-ers
are now offering to contract the
M rron at 11 cents. This is the best
price offered for years thus early in the
nn tinndred and nlnety-tnree meat
shops In Paris offer horse meat for sale.
The prime cuts sen ai inoui m renis
per pound and the inferior at 10 cents.
A memorial has been presented to the
English Government, urging It to deal
with the registration of plumbers in
the ensuing session in the Interests of
the public health.
A new difficulty may soon confront
the Chinaman who, desires British Col
umbia as a home. The Legislature has
been petitioned to Increase the per
capita tax upon Chinese to $500.
New Zealand has a law in force com
pelling every Intoxicated man to have
his photograph taken. His picture 1
then distributed among barkeepers and
Innkeepers, and they must refuse to sell
Five miles for a penny! This Is the
fare which is announced In connection
with an extension of the all-night
tram-car service in the North Metro
politan Tramways Company between
Stamford Hill and Holborn. England.
The gold production of Japan since
1S8J has risen almost R000 ounces, and
In 1894 reached the vleld of 28.300
ounces. The 19 existing gold mines are
partlv in the Emperor's possession,
partly In that of private parties.
To encourage the removal of old
buildings the authorities of Vienna
have decreed that If the owners of 1263
specified houses will replace them with
new structures they will be aruaran
teed a release from the payment of
taxes for 18 years.
A hundred years ago a fashionable
evening gatrering was called a "drum,"
a figure taken from a closely packed
drum of figs; a very extensive enter
tainment of the same nature was
known aa a "rout," from a Welsh word j
signifying a crowd, and, as the fun of
sucSi soirees "grew fast and furious,"
they were termed "hurricanes," in al
lusion to the hnrrv. bustle, and confn-
h.W rilarlnotiv .ho-.
.uHn Som v tho iimm wo. n
c&Ied riTal hoe teases vied with
otber beating up guesta."
True love Is always liberal.
Order la the sanity of the mind.
SERMONS OF THE DAY.
byBav. Dr. T.lawgs.
(abject: 'Brilliant BltteraaM" Attlla tne
Baa Head aa a Horrible Examplf 14
Be a Type of the Wormwood Mea
tloned la Revelation T
Tsxr: "There fell a great star from
heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it
tell upon the third part of the rivers, and
anon the fountains of waters, and the name
of the star Is called Wormwood." Revela
tion x.. 11.
Patrick and Iiowth, Thomas Scott, Mat
thaw Henrv. Albert Barnes and soma other
commentators say that the star Wormwood r
ot my text was a type ot Atttia, King ot tne
Huns. He was so called because he was
brilliant a. a star, and, like wormwood, he
lmbittered everything he touched. We
have studied the Star of Bethlehem, and
the Horning Star of Revelation and the
Star of Peace but mv snblect calls us to
gaze at the star Wormwood, and mv theme
might be eailed "Brilliant Bitterness."
A more extraordinary character history
does not furnish than this man Attila. the
king of the Huns, The story goes that one
day a wounded heifer eame limping along
through the fields, and a herdsman fol
lowed Its bloody track on the gras to see
where the heifer was wounded, and went on
baek, farther and farther, until he came to
a sword fast In the earth, the point down
ward, as though It had dropped from the
heavens, and against the edges of this
sword the heifer had been cut. The herds
man pulled np that sword and presented it
to Attila. Attila said that sword must
have dropped from the heavens from tbe
grasp of the god Mars, and its being given
to him meant that Attila should eonqner
and govern the whole earth. Other mftrhty
men have been delighted at being called
llhAH a .ho HTA.lnl a .ha f- h
Attila called himself and demanded that ! ous temples ot her pride! Who can imagine
others call him "the Scourge of God." j the greatness of Thebes In those days, when
At the head of 700,000 troops, mounted the hippodrome rang with her sports and
on Cappadoelan horses, he swept evrv- I foreign royalty bowed at her shrines, and
thing, from the Adriatic to the Black Sea. ! her avenues roared with the wheels of pro
He put his iron hee' on Macedonia and ; cessions in the wake of returning conqurorai
Greece and Thrace. He made Milan and What spirit of destruction spread the lair
Pavia and Padna and Verona eg fot I of wild beats in her royal sepulchers and
mercy, which ho bestowed not. The My- j taught the miserable cottagers of to-day
santine castles, to meet his ruinous levy, j to build huts in tbe courts of her temple;
put up at auction massive silver tables I and sent desolation and ruin skulking be
and vases of solid goM. When a city was I bind tbe oMelists, and dodging among tbe
captured by him. the inhabitants were ' sarcophagi, and leaning against the col
brought out and pnt Into ihree classes. 1 umns, and stooping among the arches, and
The first class, those who could bear nrms. I weeping in the witters which go mourn-
must immediately enlist under A'tlla or
be butchered; the second class, the beauti
ful women, were made captives to the
Huns; the third class, the aged men and
women, were robbed of everything and
let go back to the city to pay a heavy tax.
It was a common savins that the' cra
never grew where the hoof of Attila's horse
bad trod. His armies reddened the waters
of the Seine and the Moselle and the Rhine
with carnage and fought on the Catalonian
plains tbe fiercest battle since the world
stood 300,000 dead left on the field. Od
and on until all those who oould not on
pose him with arms lay prostrate on theii
faces In prayer, then a cloud or dust wns
seen in the rtlstanoe, and a bishop cried.
"It Is the aid of God." and all the peooU
took up the cry. "It is the aid of God.'
As tbe cloud of dust was blown aside th
banners of re -enforcing armies marched in
to help against Attila.
The 8conrge ot
God." The most unimportant occurrence
he used as .supernatural resource. After
three month, of failure to capture the cltv
ofLKiIej Jrhn army bad given up
the sieges-, n if -"- srorx ana net
"I"- - -
young from the tower of t
it him as a sign that b
occurence, resnmed h .iea-e and took
the walla - -..... .Ve.w, which
the stork bad emerged. So brilliant
was tbe eonqueror in attire that '
hla AfiAmfMA ivinlfl nnf lnnlr at him hnl
akall I h.l. n .nHA ht- I .1 - j
Slain on tbe evening of his marriage by :
his bride, Ildlco, who was hired for the as- '
sassinatton, bis followers bewailed him, ;
not with tears, but with blood, cutting j
IIIBUUOITQ8 KIIU KUIVOV RilU IBUCV. US ,
was put into three coffins, the first of iron, j
the seoond of silver and tbe third of gold
He was buried by ni,bt, and into his
grave was poured the most valuable coins
and precious stones, amounting to tbe
wealth of a kingdom. Tbe gravedlggers
and all those who assisted at the burial
were massacred, so that ft would never be
known where so muoh wealth was en
tombed. The Roman empire conquered the world,
but Attila oonquered tbe Roman empire.
He was right in calling himself a scourge,
but Instead ol being "tbe soourge of God"
he was the soourge of hell.
Because of his brilliancy and bitterness,
the commentators might well have sup
posed him to be the star Wormwood of tbe
text. As the regions he devastated were
port, most opulent with fountains and
streams and rivers, you see how graphic
my text Is: "There fell a great star from
heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it
fell upon the third part of the rivers, and
upon tbe fountains of waters, and the name
of the star is called Wormwood."
Have you ever thought bow many emblt
tered lives there are all about us. mlsan-'
throplo, morbid, acrid, saturnine? The
European plant from which wormwooi is
exiraccea, Artemisia aosmtntum, is a per
ennial plant, ana an toe year round it Is
ready to exude its oil. And is many hu
man lives there is a perennial distillation
of acrid eznerlenoes. Yea. there are anme
wnose whole wore to abed a baleful In-i
uuvaw wi viuan, luaraBniAU u ni
the home, Attilas of the social cirole. At- j
tllasof the ehurch, Attilas of the State, and
one-third of the water, of all the world are
poisoned by the falling of the star Worm
wood. It Is not complimentary to human
nature that most men, as soon as tbey tret
great power, become overbearing. The
more power men have the better, if their
power be used for good. Tbe less powei
men have the better, If they use It for evil.
But are any of you the star Wormwood?
Do you scold and growl from the thrones
paternal or maternal? Are your children
everlastingly pecked at? Are you always
crying "Hush!" to the merry voices and
swift feet, and to the laughter, which
occasionally trickles through at wrong
times, and is suppressed by them until
tbey can hold it no longer, and all the
barriers burst into unlimited guffaw and
caohinnation, as in high weather the
water has trickled through a slight open
ing In tbe milldam. but afterward makes
wider and wider breach until It carries all
before It with Irresistible freshet? Do not
be too much offended at the noise your
children now make. It will be still enough
when one of them is dead. Then you would
give your right band to hear one shout
from the silent voice, or one step from the
still foot. Ton will not any of you have to
wait very long before your house is stiller
than you want it. Alas that there are so
many homes not known to tbe Societv for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Children,
where children are whacked and cuffed and
ear pulled, and senselessly called to order,
and answered sharply and suppressed, un
til it Is a wonder that under such processes
they do not all turn out Nana Sahibs!
But I will ohange this and suppose you
are a star of worldly prosperity. Then you
have large opportunity. You can encour
age that artist by buying his picture. You
oan improve the fields, the stables, the
highway, by introducing higher style of
fowl and horse and cow and sheep. You
ean bless tbe world with pomological
achievement in the orchard. You can ad
vance arboriculture and arrest tbe death
fol destruction of the American forests.
You can put a piece of acuipture into the
niche of that public academy. You can
endow a eollege. You can stocking 1003
bare feet from the winter frost. You can
build a churoh. You oan put a missionary
of Christ on that foreign shore. Yon can
help ransom a world. A rloh man with his
heart right oan you tell me how much
good a James Lenox or a George Peabodr
r a Peter Cooper or a William E. Dodge
lid while living or is doing now that bo is
lead. There is not a eity, town or neigh
orhood tbat has not glorious specimens
if consecrated wealth.
Bnt suppose you grind the face ot the
oor. Suppose, wben a man's wages are
lue, yon make him wait for them because
be cannot help himself. Suppose tbat, be
tause his family is sick and he has bad ex
r. expenses, be should politely ask you.to
raise his wages tor this year, ana you
roughly tell him It he wants a better place
:o go and get It. Suppose, by your mau
ler, act as though he were nothing and
?ou were everything. Suppose you are
(elfish and overbearing and arrogant,
four first name ought to be Attila and
four last name Attila, because you are the
itar Wormwood and yon have lmbittered
one-third, if not three-thirds of the waters
:hat roll past your employes and opera
ives and dependents and associates, and
:he long line of carriages which tbe under
:aker orders for your funeral In order to
sake the occasion respectable will be filled
alth twice as manv dry, tearless eyes, as
.-here are persons occupying them. Ton
irill be in the world bnt a few minutes. As
compared with eternity, the stay of the
longest life on earth is not more than a
minute. What are we doing with that
What is true of individuals is true ol
nations. God sets them np to revolve as
stars, but they may fall wormwood Tyre
tbe atmosphere of the desert, fragrant
spices coming In caravans to her fairs: ail
seas cleft into foam by the keels of her
laden merchantmen; ber markets rich with
horses and camels from Totrarmah; the
bazaar filled with upholstery from Dedan,
emerald and coral and acnte irom
Svria. with mines from Helbon, with
embroidered wore from Ashur and Chil
mad. Where now tbe gleam of ber towers,
where the roar of ber chariots, where the
masts of her ships? Let tbe fishermen who
dry their nets where once she stood, let
the sea that rushes npon the barrenness
where once she challenged the admiration
ot all nations, let the barbarians who set
set their rude tents where once her palaces
glittered, answer the questions. She was
a star, but by her own sin turned to worm
wood and has fallen.
Hundred gated Thebes for all time to be
the study ot antiquarian and hleroglyphist.
Her stupendous ruins spread over twenty
seven miles, her sculptures presenting in
figure of warrior and chariot tbe victories
with which tbe now forgotten kings of
Egvpt shook tbe nations; - ber obelisks and
columns; Earnak and Luxor, the stupend-
tuny oy, as tnougn taey were carrying the
tears of all the ages? Let the mummies
break their long silence and come up tc
shiver in the desolation and point to fallen
gates and shattered statues and defaced
sculpture, responding: "Thebes built not
one temple to God. Thebes hated right
eousness and loved sin. Thebes was a
star, bat she turned to wormwood and nn
Babylon, with her 250 towers and hei
brazen gates and ber embattled walls, tbe
splendor of tbe earth gathered within het
gates, her banging gardens built by Ne
buchadnezzar to please his bride. Amytis, '
who bad been brought up in a mountain
ous country and could not endure the flat
country around Babylon. These banging
gardens built terrace above terrace, till at
tbe height of 400 feet there were woods
waving and fountains playing, the verdure.
, tbe foliage, the glory, looking as it a moun
tain were on tne wing. un the tiptop s
king walking witn his queen among the
( statues, snowy white, looking np at bird;
brought from distant lands and drinking
, mil oi lauaarus oi suuu goiu or loosing on
n. Wnf. anil UbMnnnn nallnna anhHuul
ani tributary, crying, ""r "-V.i, ureal
-Bxnylon which 1 have I
f What battering ram smote . -.vausi"
' What plowshare upturned tha gardens?
I What army shattered tbe brazen (rates!
What long, fierce blast of storm put out
this light which Illuminated tbe world!
What crash of discord drove down the mu
sic that poured from palace window and
garden grove and called tbe banqueters tc
their revel and the dancer to tbelr feet?
walk upon the scene of desolation to find
an answer and pick up pieces of bitumen
and briok and broken pottery, the remains
ot Babylon. 1 hear tbe wild waves saying:
"Babylon was proud. Babylon was im
pure. Babylon was a star, but by sin she
turned to wormwood and has fallen."
From the persecutions of the pilgrim
fathers and tbe Huguenots in other lands
God set upon these shores a nation. Th .
council fires of the aborigines went out In
the greater light of a free government. The
sound of the warwhoop was exchanged for
the thousand wheels of enterprise and pro
gress. The mild winters, the frulttul sum
mers, tbe healthful skies, charmed from
other lands a race of hardy men, who
loved God and wanted to be free. Before
tbe woodman's ax forests fell and rose
again into ships' masts and churches'
pillars. Cities on the banks of lakes be
gan to rival cities by the sea. The land
quakes with the rush of the rail car, and
tbe waters are churned white with tbe
steamer's wheel. Fabulous bushel; ol
Western wheat meet on the way fabulous
bushels of Eastern coal. Furs from the
North pass on the rivers fruits from the
South. And trading in tbe same market
are Maine lumbermen and Smith i?nrrlinn
: rice merchant and Ohio farmer and Alaska
; fur dealer. And churches and schools and
asylums scatter light and love and mercv
and salvation upon 70,000,000 ot people.
I pray that our nation may not copy tbe
crimes of nations tbat have perished; that
our cup ot blessing turn not to wormwood
and we go down. Iam by nature and by
frrA.ce an nm m sr. inn atimm that ihia
country will continue to advance until the
world shall reach the mlllenial era. Out
only safety is in righteousness toward Ood
and justice toward man. If we forget
tbe goodness of the Lord to this land
and break his Sabbaths, and improve
not by tbe dire disasters that have again
and again come to us as a people, and
we learn saving lesson neither from
civil war nor raging epidemic, nor
drought, nor mildew, nor scourge of locust
and grasshopper; If the political corrup
tion whtoh has poisoned the foundations
of public virtue and beslimed the hieh
places of authority, making free eovern-
ment at times a hissing and a byword in
ail the earth; if the drunkenness and li
centiousness that stagger and blaspheme
In tbe streets of our great cities, as though
tbey were reaching after the fame of a Cor
inth and a Sodom, are not repented of, we
will yet see the smoke of our nation's ruin.
Tbe pillars of our national and State Capi
tols will fall more disastrously than wben
Sampson pulled down the Dragon, and
future historians will record upon the page
bedewed with generous tears thestorv that
the free nation of tbe west arose in
splendor which made tbe world stare. It
had magnificent possibilities; it forgot
God; it hated justice; it hugged its crimes,
it halted on its high march; it
reeled under the blow of calamity;
it fell, and as it was going down all the
despotisms of earth from tbe top of
bloody thrones began to shout: "Aha!
So wonld we have it!" while struggling
and oppressed peoples looked out from
dungeon bars, with tears and groans and
cries of untold agony, tbe scorn of those
and tbe woe of these, uniting In tbe ex
clamation: "Look yonder! 'There fell a
great star from heaven burning as it were
a lamp, and it fell upon tbe third part of
the rivers and upon the fountains of
waters, and tbe name of tbe star Is called
A Pnxzlina; Letter.
"I don't know whether this new man
Is a very astute diplomat," said the rail
way attache, "or a very bad speller."
"Have you heard from your letter
asking what he has done with refer
ence to those hostile members of the
"Yes. He says he Is doing his bet t to
passlfy them." Washington Star.
True valor is fire, bullying is smoke.
Tou cannot reprove, unless you love.
How narrow Is mental vision! If we
look for crooked things we will see only
them; if we look for honesty, it is al
ways before us. Look for good mo
tives and life will be a pleasure.
mi bv. pity on me."