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MIFFLINTOWN, JUNIATA COUNTY, PENN., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1899.
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At a quarter after ten Robert Campbell
left the express office with if small cauvns
has under one arm containing twelve
thousand five hundred dolla's in cold, and
made bis way towards the residence of
the banker, which was an imposing struc
ture standing on the corner of Market
ind Sixth streets.
"Smooth sailing at Inst," he thought, as
he passed hurriedly down Front street to
Market. "I shall leave the residence of
my Hattie a free man, with my note in
my possession, and I trnst with Mr. De
Kosette's consent to make my sweetheart
my bride. Now, this money I could use
for the balance of the five years; but why
pay eight hundred a year if it can be
avoided? True, there is a way that I
miKht retain it and I think run little risk,
but I must be cautious I have not nerve
enough to try it. When I get back from
Baltimore I will have time to think the
matter over. There will be other oppor
tunities, and perhaps lietter ones."
Thus soliloquizing, the young man hast
eni'd on up Market street, and at exactly
half after ten the sounding of the door
In-1 1 announced to the banker his arrival.
Mr. Dellosette was seated in the library
rending a uoveL "The bedroom door stood
wide open, and so did the door leading
from that to the bathroom beyond. The
two windows of the library, as well as
those of the chamler, opening oot on the
lawn on the east side of the house, were
raised to admit the slight breeze that was
borne westward from the ocean, seven
miles away, and yet, so warm was it that
the banker bad discarded his coat and sat
in his shirt sleeves.
"Aunt Hannah, the door!" he suddenly
exclaimed, as he heard the signal": but no
ticiag that there was no response from the
6able Hannah, he muttered: "Dosing,
probably," and passed through the parlors
out into the hall and opened the door him
self. "Come in! Come in, Robert. I am all
alone. I think the servants, even, have
gone to bed. as none responded to the bell.
I presume Hattie would have remained
below if I had informed her I was looking
for yon, but you know late hours for
young people cause dull eyes the next
morning, and then I thought that perhaps
yon would not desire her to be present.
Herman entered the house not ten min
utes ago. I presume he would have been
In the library yet but for the fact that 1
told him yon were coming to take op youi
note, and that there was a private matter
" about which we were to confer, lie look
ed much annoyed nay; excited. Do yon
know, he had the audacity to ask my
daughter's hand to-day T"
By this time the two men bad reached
"I am not surprised,' said Robert. "I
had surmised that he would, and imag
ined what your answer would be. - I know
Miss llnttie has no affection for him."
"Ah. ha, all bestowed on you. I sup
pose!" The young man's face flushed. "I think,
sir," he said, "that if I am so fortunate
as to gain your consent, I possess a suffi
cient quantity of her regard to be able to
induce her to become my wife."
"I have not been blind, Robert. I have
seen the trend of matters for some time,
and I shall be quite content to trust my
daughter's happiness to you. I am satis
fied that you love each other. You have
proved your ability to take care of a wife,
". -though adversity frown on you. I
give you my consent freely, my boy."
"Oh. thank you, sir. I shall leave for
Baltimore with a light heart, and now
for the other matter. I must not keep
you up later."
"Oh. as for that, it is not yet eleven;
but on your own account, if yon must
lenve at four. You will do be gone long.
"I shall be home Saturday evening, four
days only: and now for the note. This
bag contains the coin, twelve thousand
five hundred dollars. You can see the ex
press seal is still intact. Give me credit
for such sum as remains above the amount
of the note and interest."
"Certainly, my boy. with pleasure, since
you ask it; but yon might as well have
kept it. Hattie, as you know, is an only
child, and the prospect is that between
you you will handle all of Alvin DeRo
sett'e's coin one of these days; that is. all
but a small legacy that will go to Her
man Craven, to whom a larger one, I
' think, would prove a curse, and remem
jbrsnees to servants."
"God grant that the years before you
are Called away, Mr. DeBosette. may be
many " said the young man, with deep
...;.. "Wilmington could ill afford to
lose you, and notwithstanding my love for
dear Hattie, tnere woum uc iu.
could never be filled." .
-Well, well, we must all go, my boy; but
i .m tn mid remain with you awhile
.... .i when I die yon must take the
h-lm at the bank. I founded that insti
.nil I desire it to live after me.
1 lere the banker pulled open a drawer
of his desk, withdrew therefrom the note,
and after writing across
words- "Satisfaction received in full, this
eighteenth day of August, eighteen hun
dred and fifty-seven." to which he affixed
.;..t..re. handed it to Robert with
"Keep It as a memento of what yoo ae-
ihul In two years.
"I will give it to Jennie, to paste In her
scrap iKKik," was the reply.
i ... " nid the banker, 'that will
i ...rnni.n him it red dollars to be
placed to your credit. I might give you
a receipt for that."
n no! . It is needless!", exclaimed
RolKTt. "Merely pass it to my credit to
.. ... a w I will bid you :
He wis interrupted by a jingling of the
"Why. who can this be at this time of
night," said the banker. "Robert," he
continued, "yon are yonnger than I am.
Will you see confound tne Sleepy n
The young man hastened to the Iron!
door; sprang back the eaten, ana open
ed it, . -
Darkness alone confronted him.
"Who is here?" he asked.
niif.fit fitit ilaiim
"It is very strange. I surely heard the
bell. Let me investigate," thought the
roung man, and leaving the door ajar he
Itemed nut nn tho tiroftd piazza.
H hastily passed from one end of the
tnip to the other, but encountered no one.
"I cannot understand it." he exclaimed
is he descended the steps to the graveled
ivaik. "v hat could have been the object?
some one bent on mischief, perhaps."
liooert stood for a moment with one
foot on the lower step and the other on
the walk, listening. .
Suddenly he heard a sound aa of
mothered groan behind him. He hurried
y rnn up the steps, pushed open the door,
lid in a moment's time stood in the li
brary. A cry of horror broke from his Hps.
Still seated In his chair was the form
f the banker; but his head had dropped
iver to hie left shoulder. His glaring eyes
.re fixea on jcancy, and a look of hor
or was on his livid countenance.
He had sunk lower in the chair. A rivu-
let of blood was tracing its way down his
h'rt front, dyeing it red. and the handle
jf a sheath knife stood there, the keen
Blade buried In his bosom.
"Help! help! There has been'murder
lone! Help! help!"
In an instant he bad seized with his
right hand the bloody haft of the knife,
ivhile with his left be endeavored to re
strain the body from sinking to the floor.
"Help! help!" He drew the weapon
forth, the red blood dyeing his sleeve as
le did so.
"Uncle Alvin! Uncle Alvin! Oh. tell
lie! Tell me!"
There was a groan, a twitching of the
imbs, a contortion of the features, and a
lead man slid from the chair to the blool
uiaked carpet of the library.
"Oh, God, what fiend has done this
leed?" cried Robert, as he bent over the
itill form on the carpet.
A piercing cry answered him, and Hat
:ie, who had been roused by the cries and
bastily descended the stairs, sunk on her
nees by the side of her murdered father.
At the same instant Herman Craven
rushed into the room.
A cry of horror broke from his white
Ins as his eyes fell on the scene before
"Merciful God! My uncle murdered
Von, Robert Campbell, yon standing oyer
i s lifeless remains, and with that reeking
aenpon in your hand? Fiend! Assassin!
( see it aU! Maddened by his refusal to
ive you his loved danghter's hand in mar
-iace. yon have taken ' his life. Stand
liack from my loved cousin's side, or. red
handed as yon are, I will attack you. Oh.
iiy loved uncle! It was your death cry
Jiat roused me from my slumbers!"
"Herman Craven!" eried Robert, as he
straightened to his full height, "has this
terrible scene crazed yon? Yon cannot
Relieve the words you have uttered to be
rue; but rouse the servants and send for
hclD. The assassin must not escape.
Nor shall be. Robert Uampoeii. xou
ire the murderer nerej uuue uia
t , t . . i a
lream what my uncle s cries foretold!
"Mars Alvin! Mars Alvin! Murdered!
Murdered! And by yon. Mars Robert!"
Old Uncle Duke, who had entered the
room, walKea io ine siue ui ms juuu
mi tress, who was caressing the dead
form of her father.
It was I. Herman Craven, who an
wered the summons of the door bell. 1
bad been here for a half hour; was here
uy appointment, as you know, to take up
nly note. I brought with me a bag of
tun and receiveu n ntuuriLv mc uwi
bell rang. 1
"Where is this bag of coln7
"Why, there upon your uncle's desk,
where I placed It.
"There is no bag of coin there: main,
' . . . . 1 TV.l U--
0 bag OI coin mere iwuucij una
kn Wn added to murder. Yoar mis-
Hannah, your mistress!"
Aunt Hannah stood in the door leading
rrnm the library to tne bankers cnam
ber. Her mulatto face was of an ashen
Sne and she was shaking as with palsy.
"Dead! Dead! My own aarnng papa:
The cries of poor Hattie were frantical-
v resounding through the house.
"Poor darling," said Robert, and as he
Uooncd, the bloody weapon fell from his
land and struck at her side.
What wouder that she fainted.
n.itvert was stooping, with a wiew to
-nisiniz her to a sofa that the room con-
I In nils off my cousin, murderer!" cried
rT..rmnn. 15ut already uooen nau ner
n his strong arms, and in a seconu s time
or white form, clad only in a wrapper
,h hnd hastily donned over her long night
robe, had placed her on the sofa, where
he quaking Hannah and ner daugnter
Millie, who had joined tnem, were soon
itriving to revive her.
tTnfle Duke had roused Adam, the car-
rlnire driver, whom he had sent for Dr.
viOTitn. two blocks away, and he now
rowitend the room.
"Had we not best lay the body of your
nn the bed in his chamDcr, tier-
mnn V asked Robert.
"Mnrderer. leave him where he fell be
neath your blow until those arrive who
will take you in charge, jjo uoi aiicui.
ni..ht von nre too well known. Watch
him. Uncle Duke, and you, Hannah and
Millie; he is your master's murderer."
"Impossible!" exclaimed Uncle Duke,
while Hannah dropped the bowl of water
from which she was sprinkling her young
mistress' face, and in very terror ran
screaming from the room.
"Infamous wretch!" cried Robert. "You
know your words are false. For aught 1
snow yours may have been the hand that
wielded this knife." -
Here he stooped and raised the weapon
from the floor.. .
"Help! Help!" cried Herman. "You
would assasinate me as you did my uncle."
He dashed through the door, and in an
instant his slippered feet were descend
mg the piazza steps. ,
"Help! Helpt Murder! Munlec!" r
tounded his voice as he sped away in the
- CHAPTER III.
Hardly had the outer door closed oehlnfl
rlennan Craven when Hattie- regained
jonsciousness. and with a long drawn sigh
jer eyes opened.- ,
"My poor darling," exclaimed Robert,
is he placed one hand upon her hrow.
Seemingly to very terror -he recoUed
ind the cry escaped her lips: "Oh Ood
Murdered! My dear father murdered 1
and-and by the man I lo"l-
"Oh, Hattie. my darling!" exclaimed
Robert. "You cannot believe me guilty of
this terrible crime?",
v The poor girl threw, ber fcaads befI
jker eyes aa If to shnt out some horrid
isaton aa ine sonoea: -xou were nuuuii
ever him. Robert, with the bloody weapon
to your hand, when I. followed by Her
man, entered the room. How how could
ron have murdered my father, who loved
rou well? No, no. I will not believe it
and yet Herman accused you."
'Hattie, dearest, a suspicion of the on
who loves you is unworthy of yon. Not
Ive minutes before I found that fatal
Made driven to his heart he had consented
willingly to our marriage. I loved your
tather. Ask yourself if I could have mnr
"No, no, I wiU not believe it. Forgive
ne, dear Robert. But the knife? ' How
sunt it in yonr hand and blood blood on
rour hand and sleeve?"
I had just withdrawn it from yonr
father's bosom, dear. I called on him at
Jie bank to-day and made an appointment
to eee him here to-night after ten o'clock.
( brought with me a bag of coin, and had
!aid a note he held. I have it cancelled in
my pocket. Just as I was about to take
my leave the door bell rang. Your fath
?r, remarking that it was a late honr for
Tallera, requested me to see who was
there. I opened the door. Darkness con
fronted me and nothing more. 1 walked
the length of the piazza and called out.
Who is here?" hat received no response.
( descended the steps, wondering at the
it range occurrence; for a moment stood
with one foot on the lower step, the other
n the walk. Suddenly I heard a stifled
rroan emanating from the honse. I ran
ip the steps, hastily entered the library,
and my heart stood still at the terrible
light that confronted me. I cried out
Help! Murder! and withdrew the sheath
SDlfe from your father's bosom. On
rasp, and he slid from the chair to the car
peted floor, a corpse."
"Oh, my father, my father! Then it
was not his voice I heard."
"You did not hear the pealing of the
ioor bell, dearest?"
"JJo. Robert- I I r
'Fly. Mars itobert! Fly! You got no
ime to tarry here. You'll hang. Mars
ttobort, hang, jus' lik' you'd killed ole
master. A nigger can save you. uo,
Mars Robert go! I I "
It was Aunt Hannah who had re-enter-
d the room, who had spoken.
Are yon crazy. Hannah? The mur-
Jerer of yonr master must be brought to
'Ain't yon see. Mars Robert T l ae evi
dence of Mara Herman will condemn yon.
rhe young mlssie saw yon with the bloody
knife in your band. Mars Herman will
iwear that your cries were the cries of my
poor ole master. Fly, Mars Robert, while
you have time. I know you is not the
murderer of ole master; but fly!"
"Yes. yes. Robert." said Hattie, quick
ly. "I feel that you never dreamed ot
this terrible crime; but Itannan nas loiu
the truth. Oh, my darling, and now now
that I have only yon," and the fair girl
twined her arms about him.
"Poor dear." saiu Kobert, "730 are -agi
tated, and little wonder. Robert Camp
bell shall be found by yonr side, even
though he stand in danger of the gal
lows, and the murderer, the assassin, of
your father shall meet death on the gal
lows. Herman Craven may not be guilty
of this murder, but on my soul I believe
Qe is. He has doubtless gone in search
jf an officer with iaa .totenuoau.ot fle
"No, mo," sobbed Hattie. "My cousin
inrely would not murder one who has
" .. .. i . . ,
been so xino io mm. ue couia not ui
committed the crime. Immediately after
1 heard the voice, which I supposed was
my fatheVa, crying 'Help, murder! Her
man knocked on my door and exclaimed:
'Your father. Miss Hattie; your father!
ii.. t.,ii nnt just left his room. I bad
thrown my wrapper on, and together we
descended the stairs,"
"The murder bad already Tieen commit
ted, dear, when you heard those cries;
but, ah, I have It." Hastening to the desk
ot the dead banker, who lay beside It, his
n-nn face upturned, he seized a pencil and
hastily on a slip of paper wrote these
"I.ang Sellars, Detective.
"Please come to the residence of Bank
er De Rosette at once. His dead face is
now before me. He has been cruelly mur
dered. Robert Campbell."
(To be continued.)
To little men and women of the liter
ary profession, the ioe tasters and wit
lings, there ought to be something in
structive In this word from Thackeray,
quoted by his daughter, Mrs. Ritchie.
After reading such an estimate of no
toriety by a man truly great, the mln
uows may well consider whether they
are not swimming too pretentiously.
"There's no use denying the matter,
or blinking at It, now I am become a
sort of great man. In my way all but
at the top of the tree, indeed there, if
the truth were known, and having a
great fight up there with Dickens,
"I get such a deal of praise wherever
I go that it is rather wearisome to hear.
I don't think my bead Is a bit turned,
please God, for I have always got my
own opinion; and when men and news
papers say: 'Our sheet Is the finest,'
and so forth, I know a deal better, and
don't disguise the truth, either.
"This London world is full of good-natured
tom-fools, and directly one be
gins to cry Oh! all the rest say, 'Pro
digious! "Youth's Companion. '
United States Forest Reservations.
The thirty forest reservations of the
United States embrace an area of 40,
000,000 acres in thirteen States and
Territories. Seven are In the State of
California, the largest of which, the
Sierra forest reserve, Includes 4,000,
000 acres. Within the past thirty-five
years it is estimated that 11.000.000.000
fi!et, board measure, of timber on pub
lic land has been destroyed by forest
A New Brunswick (N. J.) burglar
being unable to secure any money In
a house he broke into the other night,
accepted a small check In lieu thereof
from the owner of the premises.
Forty-flve thousand goats have been
placed on a ranch at Lowney Junction,
N. M. It is the largest goat ranch in
the world. The Intention is to produce
goat skins for the tanneries In Boston
and Philadelphia. t
Some .of the companions of James
Queereon. of Huntingdon. N. Y., dared
him to hold a big Are cracker in his
hand until It exploded. He held it.
and the explosion shattered the second
and third finger of his right hand.
P.lue eyes are generally considered
effeminate, but' this is a mistake, for
blue eyes are found only among Cau
casian nations, and the white races
rule the world.
Perhaps the most extraordinary
family in the world is one now living
at Arkansas City. The mother has
been married five times, and for each
husband she has had a child. The five
children are living with her and each
bears the name of Its father.
NDIANS OT SOOTOH D80IMT.
la CkarkM TtlH,
OTaerekea mm well by their atab
jonmsss. their shrewdness and ttatr
lor mt controversy. Aa Indiana they
had. tfceae traits to begin with, AM the
molt of a stress infusion of Scotch
blood they added to the strength i the
It la Scotch history that after Oi
hattie. of CuUoden many Bcvtcam
left their native land rather than ac
cept English sovereignty. It Is Chero
kee history that numbers of tbeaa
sturdy Scots found homes and wires
with the Cberoka nation oerora uw
enforced migration of the tribe notn
Georgia to the Indian Territory, jonn
Ross was one of these Scotch exiles
who accepted Cherokee citizenship. Ha
became a chief and was given the name
at "Coo-la-coo-ee." When the nattoa
moved to the territory one of th dis
tricts into which tho reeerranoni was
iivlded for government purposes was
lamed "Co4s-eoo-ee." Rosa founded
t family which became powerful In
wlierokee councils. He and hi son
were frequent visitors to Washington
and had much to do with the trteaty
making which gave to the nation the
strong legal position It hold In Ith re
lation with the United State. A de
scendant of Ross, the Scotch exile, la
one of the officers of the nation toMay.
Th. Adaira are another influential
Cherokee clan established by a Scotch
man who came over after the battle of
CuUoden, As the descendant of ; Ad
Mr by his Cherokee wife grew uphey
nrA -nt to American colleges
and given the beat of opportunities for
education. McNalr Is another of the
familiar Scotch name Introduced Into
the Cherokee nation toy is bcotco.
taston. Tho McNalr who came .over
after Culledan was a Highlander. iOne
f M. descendants Uvea on a magnlj-
eent estate of UXO acres In the beau
ihii wwr of the Grand River. Dun-
m.Ii another Scotch name found
mans- the Cherokee. The head and
front ef Cherokee opposition to Amer
ican cttlsenabtp is a Duncan, whose
,i.im tn Cherokee citizenship would
not be guessed by any physical charac
teristics. He is Bcotcn in ioob .ji
Scotch In his love of a controversy. fit.
touis Globe-Democrat. '
Since fashion has many time de
Teed that some good old custom should
H. nn more, it is only fair that noxt and
again, by way of compensation,, she
should sweep out of existence a foolish
v set herself to do. and has succeeded.
It least In New xorx, accoraing w u
verdict of a dally paper of that city.
The old Idea that It la a disgrace for
Ae daughter of fortune to know bw to
tarn her living 1 now -obsolete. jrThe
KiMt fad of th rich girl Is to ustr
soTgetrade. 'Ww &-ur&'
slalm originality In this respect. They
have adopted the Idea from the Princ
ess of Wales, and otner royai laaies,
who are adepts at several useful em
ployment - -
Millinery and aressmagrng are vigor
jusly taken up by New York young la
lles under the guidance of professors,
Cooking classes are also well attended
by girls who have no idea of going out
One New York girl of the "upper clr
le" boasts that she has seven different
sccomnllsbments, by any one of which
she could. In case of necessity, earn
her living. They range all the way
from a practical and extensive knowl
edge of housekeeping to an acquaint
ance with French so thorough that It
enables her to tutor boys for college
Leather work, book binding, hair
dressing, nursing, law business, ana
irt In Its various branches, are among
the subjects that now engage the at
tention of the young ladles or New
York. Under the loss of fortune sev
eral such ladles have actually turned
their accomplishments to account.
Pet Explosive or Many Nations.
Every great power has its own spe
cial high-power explosive with -which
Its shells are filled, says Answers. The
French pin their faith to melinite,
which has been very thoroughly tested.
Shells filled with this composition have
been fired through ten inches of armor
without exploding. The shells In this
Instance left the gun's muzzle with the
great velocity K 2,000 feet per second.
The British Government la aounwui
if the safety of melinite, and uses a com
position called lyddite. It gets its name
from Lvdde. in Wales, where It is man
ufactured. The lyddite shells have
been successfully fired through five
inches of armor.
Ecraslte Is used by Austria. Its com
position is a secret known only to the
two inventors, who are Austrians.
Phi explosive has been found to have
ipeclal destructive power when used
Sweden has decided to use In Its
irniy an explosive called belllte, the
invention of a Swede. While it has not
is much explosive force as many of
-.he other compositions, yet it is claimed
io be more stable. Its powers of pres
ervation are also much greater. The
United States has been- making ex
hauatlve trials of a kind of guncotton
known as emmentte, a most powerful
Foe of She Trained N
A German Journal Is authority for
the statement that two-thirds of the
trained nurses actively engaged ac
quire and die of tuberculosis.
tVMto Fenntalns Well Patronised.
One of Boston's municipal officials,
who Is especially Interested in the es
tablishment of free Ice water fountains
in that city, hired a man to watch one
at the drinking places the other day
from 6 a. m. to 10 p. dl, for the pur
pose of ascertaining whether or not It
was well patronised. Between the
sours named exactly 0,335 persons
rank at tho city's expense. The foun
tain has four faucets.
When a family can afford to hire. a
Aaa. of aU wark, half of hi time Is
taken np in carrying things bac t
the dry goods stores. :. .
fPr Id t
Kraarer mt the Transvaal
I Perfect Spy rysteaa.
No one ever denied thnt-Oom Paul,
president of the Sooth African. Repub
lic, was an astute old statesman. Time
and again be has beaten our .British
cousin in diplomacy and has proved
hi worth as a diplomatist.
At the time of the Jameson raid It
eaused Dr. Jameson and(h' associates
considerable surprise that their plans
were known to the Boers almost as
soon as they were - conceived. The
British were met, fought and defeated
by an ambushed body of men almost
at the very beginning of their attack.
and it was believed at the time that
one of their number bad turned traitor
and given th plans to the Boers, but
bow the secret Is known.
The old warrior enlisted the services
of the barmaids at Johannesburg In the
political. secret service. Through them
he learned that new men were being
enlisted in the Cape police and that
new guns were being shipped, week
after week, from .England. Through
the same source he was Informed of
the attempts that were being made by
English politicians to force the hands
Af ttiA nATarnmnnl nf th Orflnffe Free
State In case war should be declared 1
by the British Government against his
country. The Englishmen babbled all
this over their cups and the barmaids'
winning smiles and bright eyes never
gave them the susp'clon that they were
telling secrets of vital Importance.
No sooner had the pretty barmaids
enticed from the sturdy colonists their
Important secrets than Oom Paul was
Informed. . The old statemnan knew
how to parry blow -with blaw. To the
amazement of the British, no sooner
hnd they Increased their force of avail
able fighters by means of secret etflist
nient than they were luformed that
Oom Paul bad eullstej a still larger
number of mex No sooner had their
guns arrived from England than they
found out that the Eocrs also had ob
tained, from a firm in Germany, a
larger number of weapons of still bet
ter manufacture. By means of always
being forewarned Krr.ger warded off
war. New York Herald.
LAW AS INTERPRETED.
The owner of an unfinished bnlldin?
Is held In Foley vs. Manufacturers it
B. F. Insurance Company (N. Y-), 4:1
L. R. A. CL to hive an Insurable In
terest to the extent of Its value, at
though under the buildiug contract the
loss, If there were no Insurance, would
'all on tho builder.
The contract of a member of a urn-
;nal bettpfifc association Is held in Leh
man tl Clark 1111-). -13 t. R. A. 648, to
bo a purely unilateral one which en
title htm at any time' to diacontlnte
his pay menu without subjecting him
to any liability for unpaid) assessments.
but only to the forfeiture orPimier-,
cr-,i-i yyra si, h
A suit for the cancellation and sur
render of a receipt renewing a lapsed
life Insurance policy on the ground
that It was obtained by fraud. Is held
in John Hancock Mutual Loan Insur
ance Company vs. Dick (Mich.), 43 L.
R. L. 6CG, to be maintainable In equity,
although the fraud might be a defense
to a pending action at law on the pot
State taxation of the average numbei
of refrigerator cars used by railroads
within the state, but owned by a for
eign corporation which has no office
or place of business in the State, is
upheld In American Refrigerator Tran
sit Company vs. Hall, U. S. Advance
sheets ti3U. although the cars are cm
ployed as vehicles of transportation In
the Interchange of Interstate com
merce. An Insurance policy containing no
stipulation as to suicide, taken out In
good faith by the Insured, is held In
Seller vs. Economic Life Association
(Iowa). 43 L. R. A. 637. distinguishing
Rltter vs. Mutual Loan Insurance
Company, 1C0 U. S. 39, 42 L. ed. 093,
not to be avoided as against the bene
ficiary named therein by the fact that
the assured deliberately committed sul
side while sane.
A statute changing the time for elec
tion of township trustees, whereby
those holding over until the next elec
tion will hold for a period longer than
the constitutional limit of teuure. Is
sustained In State, ex rel. Harrison vs.
Menaugh (Ind.) 45 L. It. A. 408, on
the ground that the statute does not
extend the term of office, but that the
extension of the term Is made by re
quiring officers to hold over until their
the TTSree Faateat Heata of the Tea.
Rooked to Hla Credit.
The highest authorities on trotters
and pacers consider Searchlight the,
most remarkable pacing horse the
have evor seen. Searchlight has a rec
ord ot 2:0314. and recently won the
2:04 pace at Cleveland and Columbus.
A match between Searchlight and John
R, Gentry would be a grand sight and
might result In two minutes being
beaten in a race. In declaring Search
light to be the greatest pacer they say
they do not bar the great Star Pointer.
The Anutcor Hunter. -Amateur
Sportsman What did 1
bring down, Pat? .
Pat Yer dog, sur; blew bis" haaail
Amateur Sportsman Where's the
Pat Picking at the dog, sur. Har
la) the Fnture.
Gendarme (to the victim who ha 'as
'been run' over'by an automobile car
riage) None of your Impudence. Shot
me your license to walkl Le Hire.
Rep. Br. tannage
Sahjaet: Mails hi Warahla DUtlMtlom
Between Jfa.le as nn Art aat Manic as
M Aid to Devotion- Natloaal Airs of
th Klaeta 9t Havea.
CprriKht, Loaia Klopaca. !.,
W ..HHIKOTOK, D. 0. Dr. Taltnage, tn this
sermon, "dlscnssos a most attractive depart
ment roll Kit on worship the service) of
song. His Idea will be re3ive.l witii in
terest by all who love to lift thnlr voices Io
praise in the Lord's honse. The text is
NehemKh vil., 67, "And they bad two hun
dred forty and live singing men and sing
The best muslo has been rendered under
trouble. The first duet that I know any
thing of was given by Pnul and 811ns when
they sang praises to Ood and the prisoners
heard them. Tlas Scotch Covenanters,
bounded by the dog of persecution, rang
the pralms of David with more spirit than
they have ever since been rendered. The
captives la the text had musie lott in them,
sod I declare that if they eoald And amid
all their trials two hundred and forty and
five sinking men and singing women then
In this day ot gospel sunlight and free from
II persecution tnere ought to be a great
moltltade ol man ann women willing" to
sing the praises of Ood. All onr ahurches
need arousal on this subjnot. Those who
ean sin t must throw their souls Into the
exercise, and those who cannot sing mast
learn how, and It shall be heart to heart,
voice to voloe, hymn to hymn, anthem to
antnem, and toe mnslo snail swell jabllant
with thanksgiving and tremulous with
Have you ever noticed the eonatraotion
it the human throat as indicative of what
3od means ns to do with it? In only an
rdlnary throat and long there are four
teen direct muscles and' thirty Indirect
nusoles that ean produce a very great
rariety of sounds. What does that mean?
It means that vou should singl Do you
rappoafl that Ood, who gives ns such a
musical Instrument as that. Intends as to
keep it shut? 8appo.se some great tyrant
thould get possession of the mnsioal in
itrnments ot the world and should lock np
:he organ of Westminster abbey, and the
Organ of Lucerne, and the organ at Haar
lem, and the organ at Freiba g, and all the
other great musical Instruments ot the
world. You would call suoh a man as that
a monster, and yet yoo are more wicked It,
with the human voloe, a musical instru
ment of more wonderful adaptation than
all the musical instruments that man ever
created, you shut It ngalast "the praise of
Let those refuse to si ng
Who never knew onr Ood, '
But children ot the heavenly King
Should speak their joys abroad.
Hosio seems to have been bora In the
Soul ot the natural world. The omnipo
tent voice with which Ood commanded the
world Into being seems to linger yet with
Its majesty and sweetness, and vou bear it
in the gralnlleld, in the swoop ot the wind
amid the mounta n fastnesses, in the
canary's warble and the thunder shock, in
the brook's tinkle and the ocean's paean.
There are soft cadences in nature, and
load notes, some ot which we cannot hear
at all, and others that are so terrific that
we cannot appreciate tliem.
' -The anlmnlcnuB have their music, and
the spicala ot hay and the globule ot water
are as certainly resonant with the voice of
G.lasthe highes' heavens In which the
armies of the redeemed celebrate their
Victories. When the breath ot the flower
strikes the' air and the ioi fly
YwnloVleem'Srsn:'mi tT.erii hetwlaw. 4
as when yon stand in the midst of a great
orchestra and the sound almost rends your
ear because you are too near to catch the
blending ot the music. So, my friends, we
stand too near the desolating storm and
the frightful whirlwind to natch the blend
ing ot the music; but when that mnslo
rises to where Ood is, and the Invisible
being who float above as, tbea I suppose
the harmony is as sweet us it Is tremen
dous. In the judguiaut day, that day
ot tumult and terror there will be no
dissonance to those who can appreciate
the music. It w.ll be as when some
times a great 'organist, in executing
some great piece, breaks down the in
strument upon which lie is playing thd
music. So when the great march of the
Judgment day is played under the hand ot
earthquake and storm and conflagration
the world Itself will break down with the
music that Is played on it. The fact is, we
are al deaf, or we should understand that
the whole universe is but one harmony
the stars of the night only the ivory keys
ot a great Instrument on which God's fin
gers play the mnsio of the spheres.
Music seems dependent on the law of
acoustics and mathematics, and yet where
these laws are understood at all the art Is
practiced. There are to-day 500 musical
journals in China. Two thousand years be
fore Christ the Egyptians practiced the art.
Pythagoras learned it Losas of Hurmolne
wrote essays 00 it. Plato and Aristotle in
troduced It Into their schools. But I have
not much Interest in that. My chief inter
est Is In the mnslo of the Bible.
The Bible, like a great harp with Innu
merable strings, swept by the flngsrs of in
spiration, trembles with It. 80 far back as
the fourth chapter of Genesis yoa una tne
first organist and harper Jubal. So far
hack as the thirty-first chapter ot Genesis
you find the first choir. All np and down
the Bible you find sacred music at wed
dings, at Inaugurations, at the treading of
the wine press. The Hebrews understood
now to make musical signs aoove tne mus
leal text. When the Jews came from their
distant homes to the great festivals at
Jerusalem, tbey brought harp and timbrel
and trumpet and poureu along tne great
Jadaean highways a river ot harmony un
til In and around the temple the wealth of
a nation's song and gladness had accumu
lated. In our day we have a divisioj of
labor in music, and we have one man to
make the hymn, another man to make the
tune, another man to play it on the piano
and another mnn to sing it. "ot so in
Bible times. Miriam, the si ter of Moses,
after the passage of the Bed Sea, composed
a doxology, set it to music, clapped it on a
eymbal and at the same time sang It.
David, the psalmist, was at the same time
poet, musical composer, harpist and singer,
and the majority of his rhythm goes vi
blrating through all the ages.
There were in Bible times stringed In
strumentsa harp of three strings played
by fret and bow; a- harp of ten strings,
responding only to the lingers of the per
former. Then there was the crooked trum
pet, fashioned out of the boru of the ox or
the ram. Then there were thesistrain and
the cymbals, clapped in the dance or
beaten in the mar h. There were 4000
Levltes. the best men of the country,
whose only business it was to look after
the mnslc of the temple. These 4900 Levites
were divided into two Classes ami omci
ated on different days. Can you Imagine
the harmony when these white robed Le
vites, before the symbols of Ood's pres
ence, and by the smoking altars, and the
candlesticks that' sprang upward and
branched out like trees of gold, and under
the wings of the cherubim, chanted the
One Hundred and Thirty-sixth l'salm
of David? Do yon know bow it
done. One part of that great
ehoir stood np end chanted, "Oh,
give thanks unto the LorJ, for He is goodl"
Then the other part of the choir, standing
In some other part 01 tne temple, woaia
come in with the response, "For His mercy
endureth forever." Then the llrst part
would take up the song again and say.
Dnto Him who onlv doctu great ion-
ders." The other part of the choir would
eome in with overwhelming response, "Foe
His mercy endureth forever, . until In the
latter part of the song, the music floating
backward and forward.-barm.ny grappling
with bsrmony, everv trumpet sounung,
every -bosom heaving, one port of this
great white rolled choir would lift the
anthem. "Oh. irive thanks unto the Ood of
heaven," and the other part of the Levlte
ehoir won Id eome in with the response,
"For His mercy endureth forever."
Bat I am glad to know that all through
the ages there has been great attention
tn sacred music Ambrosias, Angga.
tlce, Orea-ory the Great, Charlemagne gave
It their mighty Influence, and In onr dav
the best musical genius Is throwing Itself
nn the altars ot God I Handel and Mozart
and Baoh and Durante and Wolf nnd
cores ot other men and women have given
the beat part of their renins to ehn-eh
music A trnth In words Is net halt so
mlgbtv as a truth In song. Luther's ser
mons have been forgotten, but the "Jo la
ment Hymn" he composed Is resounding
yet through all Christendom.
I congratulate tne world ana the eharch
on the advancement made In this art the
Edinburgh societies for the Impmvnmnnt
of muslo, the Swiss singing societitr, the
Exeter ball concerts, the triennial ronsloal
convocation at Dnsseldorf, Germany, and
Birmingham, Englnnd, the conservatories
of mnslo at Munich and Lelpsle, the
Handel and I'aydn and Harmonic and
Mozart societies of this country, the
academies of music in New York, Brooklyn,
Boston, Charleston, New Orleans, Chicago
and every eitv whioh hs anv enterprise.
Now, my friends, how are we to decide
what Is appropriate, especially for ehurcli
i.msi'. r i r.-i.-e mcy ne a great many dlrrer
ences ot opinion. In some of the churches
they prefer a trained choir; In others, the
old style precentor. In some places they
prefer the melodeon, the harp, the cornet,
the organ. In other places they think these
things are the Invention of the devil. Some
would have a musical Instrument played
so load you ennnot stand It, and others
would nave tt piayea so son you cannot
hear Ir. Some think a musical instrument
bnght to be played only In the interstices
oi worsuip ana men wnn inaescrionDie
softness, while others are not satisfied un
less there be startling contrasts and stac
cato passages that make the audience jump,
with great eyes and hair on end, as from a
vision of the witch ot Endor. But. . while
there may be great varieties of opinion in
reirard to mnslc, it seems to me that the
general spirit of the Word of Ood indicates
what ought to be the great characteristics
ot ehnrch music.
And 'I remark, In the flrs. place, a
prominent characteristic oaht to be
adaptlveness to devotion. Music that may
be appropriate for a eononrt hall, or the
opera house, or the drawing room, may be
innpproprinte In church. Olees, madrigals,
ballads may be as Innocent as psalms In
their places. But church music has only
one design, and tha. is devotion, and that
which comes with the toss, the swing and
he display of an -opera house is a hin
drance to the worship. From saoh per
formances we go away saying- "What
splenJld execution! Did yon ever hear
sunli a soprano? Which of those solos did
you like the better?" When, If we had
been rlghtlv wrought upon, we would have
gone away saying: "Oh, how my soul was
lifted np in the presence ot Ood while they
were singing that first hymn! I never i ad
such rapturous views ot Jesus' Christ as
my Savionr as when they were singing
thnt lost doxologr." .
I remark also that correctness ought to
be a cliarait-ristic ot church music. While
we nil oug'it t take part in this service.
with perhaps a few exceptions, we ought
nt the same-time to cultivate ourselves In
this sacred art. Ood loves harmony, and
we on ght to love it. There Is no devot Ion
in a howl or a yalp. In this day, when
there nre so many opportunities of high
culture in this art, I declare that those
parents nre guilty of neglect who let their
sons and daughters - grow np knowing
nothing about music. In some of the Eu
ropean cathedrals the choir assemble
every morning and afternoon of evry day
the whole year to perfect themselves in
this art, and shall we begrudge the half
hour we spend Friday nights In the re
hearsal of sacred song for the Sabbath? -
Another characteristic must be spirit
and life. Muslo ought to rush from the
audience like the water from a rock clear,
bright, sparkling. If all tLe other part ot
the cbnroli service Ik da, do 'not have the
music dull. With s, many thrilling thlngr-1---
J .a drawMaa;
look off"oaTU 'nadlence with bhr
threa-foarths closed and their lips almost
Slio , mn-nbliug the praises of Ood. Dar
ing one of mv journeys I preached to ax
andlence of 3000 or 3000 people, and all tb
mmio they made together did not equal
one sdtylarkl People do not sleep at a cor
onation, do not let us sleep when we come
o a Saviour's crowning.
Again, I remark church muslo must be
congregational This opportunity must
be brought down within the range of the
whole audience. A song that the wor
shipers cannot sing is Mno more use to
the-n than a sermon In Choctaw. What an
easy kind of chnroh it must be where the
tainister does all the prenohlng, and the
eldors all the praying, and the oioir all
the singing! There are hut very few
churches where there are "two hundred
scd forty and five singing men and singing
In some churches tt Is almost considered
a disturbance if a man let out his voles to
full compass, and the people get up on tip
toe and look over between the spring bats
and wonder what that man is making all
that noise about. In Syracuse In a Presby
terian church there was one member who
came to me when I was the pastor of an
other church in that city, and told me ills
troub'e how that as he persisted in sing
ing on tbejiabbath day a committee, made
up of the session and the choir, had come
to ask him If he would not just pb ase to
keep still! Ton hnve no right to sing.
Jonathan Edwards use I to set apart whole
days for singing. Let us wake up to thi?
I want to rouse you to a unanimity la
Christian song that has never yet been ex
hibited. Come, now; clear yoar throats
and get ready tor this daty or yon will
never hear the end of this. I never shall
forget hearing a Frenchman sing the
"Marseillaise" on the Champs klvsees,
Paris, Just before the battle of Sedan In
1S70. I never saw such enthusiasm before
or since. As he sang thnt national air, oh,
bow the Frenchman sboutedl Have you
ever In an English assemblage heard a band
play "Ood Save the Queen?" If you have,
you kuow something about the enthusiasm
of a national air. Now, I tell you that
these songs we sing Sabbath y Sabbath are
tho 1 aiional airs of the kingdom ot heaven,
and if yoa do not learn to sing them here,
how do you ever e pert to sing the song of
Moses and the Lamb? I should not be
surprised at all if some of the best anthems
of heaven were made op of some of the
best songs of earth. May Ood increase
our reverence for Christian psalmody aud
keep us from disgracing it by oar Indiffer
wee and frivolity.
When Cromwell's army went into buttle,
he stood at the head 6f It one day and gave
out the long meter doxology to the tana ot
the "Old Hundredth," aod that great host,
company by company, regiment by regi
ment, division by division, joined la the
Praise Go, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him all ereaturos here bnlow;
Praise Him abers, ye hnavo.il host;
praise Father, S n and Holy Ghost.
And while tbey sang they marched, and
While they maru'ued they fought, and while
tbey fought they got the victory. Oh, mnn
and women of Jesus Cirlst, let us gi Into
all oar conflicts' singing the praises of Ood
and then. Instead of falling back, as orten
we do, from defeat to defeat, we will be
marching on irom viotory to victory.
"Gloria in Exoolsis" is written over many
organs. Woul 1 that by our appreclatloa
of the goodue s ot God, and the mercy of
Christ, and the grandeur of heaven, we
could have "Gloria in Excelsis" written
over all our soul". "Glory to the Father,
and to the Hon, and to the Holy Ohost, as
it was lu the beiuniug. is now and ever
shall be. world without end. Amenl"
A baby, carriage with a fan attach
ed is the latest novelty. The wheeling
of the carriage operates the fan Just
above the child's face.
A Fall River (Mass.) lover has se
cured a writ from court to compel the
parents of his sweetheart to permit
the latter to wed him.
The Bank of England destroys
about 350,000 of Its notes every week
to replace them with freshly printed
ones. One evening in each week is
set apart for the making of this expen
Kansaa is becoming a great min
eral state, the value of minerals last
year being $27,000,000, of which coal was
over $4,000,000 and sine and lead almost
Edinburgh (Scotland), glaslers now
get 17 cents oer hour.
Port Townsend. Wash., Is shipping
pig iron to Ban Francisco.
The German army includes more than
10.000 military musicians.
In Italy bread and sugar cost about
thrice what they do In England.
Wages. of unskilled labor In Califor
nia have advanced 25 per cent, in the
past 90 days.
At St- Thomas. Michigan, Central
trackmen now earn 11.20 a day. a vol
untary Increase of 10 cents.
A Milwaukee firm has contracts for
machinery worth about $2,000,000, to be
p'.aced In Great Britain. -
At Cleveland on first-class boats en
gineers get $110. on second-class $95 and
on third-class from $65 to $80.
In the course of the last decade the
manufacture of cotton goods has be
come a firmly established industry in
The warehouse men employed at the
St. Paul & Duluth docks in Duluth
struck for $2 a day and 25 cents an hour
Belgium has the ltrgest amount of
railroad in comparison with its total
area, the amount being 32.2 miles to
each square iriile of area.
At Fairibault, Minn,, ail laborers are
asking an Increase of wages. The Chi
cago Great Western is paying $1.75 for
day laborers and $3 for teams. '
The herring fishing, on the results of
which so many families on the east
coast of Scotland depend for a liveli
hood, promises to be a disastrous fail
ure . this year.
All the employers In Kllbernle, Scot
land, have now conceded the men's de
mands for a minimum wage of $7 a
week and the reduction of working
hours to 55.
The National Consumers' League will
Issue a label to be granted for use to all
employers who recognize the 10-hour
role In their shops and do not employ -children
below the age of 16 years.
The sawmills of Portland last year
cut 130.000.000 feet of lumber, at $3
per 1000. worth $104,000,000. The cut of
the State brings the total value of Ore
gon's lumber production to $1,398,585.43.
Large numbers of laborers are daily
quitting work on the cut-offs west of
Laramie. Wyo.. and many teams' are
idle. In order to hold the men the
company has Increased their wages 15
cents a day and the wages of teams
$5 a month.
At Ottawa, although higher wages
are being offered to , shantymen than
for years past, there is a searcHv of
men. Men are h s year be ng pnld f.om
tlS to $24 per month in the woods.
whereas last year the average would
scarcely reach $13.
Every manufactory of wood mater
la's In Western Ontario Is running with
a full force of men, both night and day,
to keep up with their orders, and many
orders have been cancelled only to be
replaced again in a few days, so great
is the demand in that line.
In Russia a sentence not exceeding
one month's arrest or payment up to 100
roubles will be Imposed on those who
sell, prepare or store flax for commer
cial purposes which may contain for
eign matters, and a fine not exceeding
100 roubles will be Imposed on such as
contravene the other rules and regu
p . n an
n in sprtLsVi wOrT rt-
section oata are
will-perhaps be found that certain va
rieties may be used here for fall sowing
as well as elsewhere. Farmers should
lest a small plot, and if successful a
great advantage will be gained by sow
ing in the fall.
The hay crop of this country Is more
important to farmers than wheat, as
hay may be baled and sent to market
or be used on the farm: but one reuson
why hay should not be sold Is because
it contains more of the mineral ele
ments than does grain.' More profit is
tnnile from hay than from any other
staple crop, as It is. the main reliance
for winter feeding, and the manure
from hay contains plant food that is
more evenly balanced than that from
any other source. To derive the most
benefit from hay, however. Is to feed
it in connection with less valuable
bulky food, using bran or linseed meal
to make the ration better and more
acceptable, and especially should this
course be Dursued when there has been
1 short hay crop.
This Is the best time to procure pure
bred rams. Get rid of all the inferior
sheep and grade up the llock. The dif
ference In weight of Iambs next spring
wtll more than pay the cost of the lm
The habit of seeding down the or
chard to some kind of sod grass is one
that is not conducive to the thrift of
:he trees. Clover Is suitable, as it does
ot remain on the land after the sec
nd year, and when plowed under Is
beneficial. No orchard land should
ie forced to produce a crop of grain
1 an abundant yield of fruit is expect
ed. The best time to plow an orchard Is
n the fall, as a heavy application ui
itable manure can be applied on tne
land and left as a mulch to remain
luring the winter. The frosts will dls-
ntegrate the manure and the soluble
natter will be carried down to tne
-oots by the time spring opens. If pre-
erred. -the manure may De narrowea
n and rye sowed which may be turned
jnder In the spring and the land then
imed as a partial protection against
lisease and insects, and also to neu-
rallze the effects of an excess of acid
generated by the decomposition of the
About four times as much material
jan be secured by cutting hay on the
meadows as by pasturing stock on the
and. yet experiments demonstrate
that more profit Is derived by pas
turing the meadow plot than by using
it from which to secure a cron of hay
iwlng to the great saving of labor in
the care required when cattle are given
the use of the pasture, while the great
er digestibility and dietary effects of
the green food secured on the pasture
ire such as to promote thrift of the
inimals and increase the flow of milk.
as well as add to the weight of the
-The value of human life Is not very
high in Connecticut. A jury in i-""
state awarded ten dollars 10
tives of a man who had been killed on
A self-acting electric switch for
trolley roads, which is operated by
the motorman simply touching a small
lever on his car, has been invented by
A Waldoboro (Me.) bachelor, while
watching beside the couch of his sick
father this winter, has made three as
fine quilts as were ever produced at an
old-fashioned quilting bee.
. An Indian elephant can carry from
800 to 1000 pounds, march eight to ten
hours a day, and do with five or six
hours' sleep. He needs GOO pounds of
green feed dally, besides grain.
The Queen of Madagascar has her
best dresses made in Paris, and some
of them cost several hundred dollars
each; yet she always goes barefooted.
Fashionable society In Paris has
discarded envelopes, and now folds its
letters in the old stvle, sealing them
' with wax or wafers.