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Editor and Proprietor.
MIFFL.INTOWN, JUNIATA COUNTY, PENN.,' WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1899.
CHAPTER XIII. (Continued.)
"Surely, Mr. Dobbs," said Herman, te
nii appearances not in the least disturbed,
"you must be satisfied that my loved uncle
hud every confidence in me. I cannot be
tray it. My conscience would not allow
me to vote for other than Herman Cra
vi'ii. I'ntil my guardianship of my dead
tunic's daughter shall expire I must hold
tin' reins of this bank in my own hands,
hihI to yourself and the directory I look
for aid and encouragement. I desire Mr.
rhmllmurn to remain our rice-president,
.-iinl there shall be no change in the policy
f the bank. You, its able attorney and
iiy uncle's lifelong friend, will, I know,
i.i- here to counsel me. I desire you to
:i!k with the other directors before the
meeting this evening and to assure them,
:..r me, that it is not ambition that impels
me. but a feeling that I shall be carrying
nit the wishes of my murdered uncle. You
understand, Mr. Pobbs?"
"Yes, yes, I understand, answered the
lawyer. "The directors will be greatly
surprised. I bad best see them at once,
'line you have fully determined on this
- n irse. I camiTjt answer for what some
n( them may do. They may withdraw
iiiir interests from the bank."
"I trust not, Mr. Dobbs. You will still
I e our counselor Mr. Chadbourn, our
vice-president. The directory will remain
unchanged, and if after my duties as
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directory desire, I will gladly join thens
hi placing any one of their number at the
head of the bank. You must understand
how I feel about the matter."
"Yes. certainly! I think I do, and I will
lose uo time in conferring with the direc
ors. At 7 o'clock this evening we as
semble here in this room. I may drop In
nd see you before that time."
"Pray do; but m any event I shall rely
jn you, and in all matters be guided by
foil and the directory."
The old attorney arose from his chair
and left the office.
"That was smooth work," thought Her
man, "and it will win. I don't believe a
nan will rote against me after that. Chad
bourn will be in and I will promise to
withdraw in his favor at the expiration
9f two years. They may have the bank
then and welcome, or what there is left
jf it. I think before, for I don't believe I
;an stand two years of this humdrum life, -nlel-sow
that I have money. I hope Dobbs ' The planter complied, and the secretary
won't visit Hattie and confer with her on withdrew.
the matter," and Herman drew a cigar ! "What can I do for yon, air. You are
from his pocket, lighted it and puffed the planter, I judge. Runaway negroes that
wreaths of smoke contentedly aloft. i 'on are trying to locate?"
Attorney Dobbs had left the bank with I "No, sir! No, Thorp, no! 1 have come
Ae full intent of doing the rery thing Her- . o interview you," said Maltby, in an en
. sian Craven did not want him to do ' irely different voice from that the chief
tamely, of consulting the young heiress ,aa beard when he inquired for him in
ind counseling her to appeal to the courts be outer office.
tor protection against the wiles of her j
guardian and the administrator of her
father's estate, and straightway he bent 1
Ois steps in the direction of the late bank- '
He had reached Market street and tnrn
rd the corner when he saw before him the
' tall form of Lang Sellars.
"Good morning, Mr. Dobbs," said the
letective. "I am jnst from your office. I
desire to see you on important business.
You look annoyed."
"I am, Sellars, I am, and a very impor
tant matter takes me at once to the resi
lence of our lost friend. I go to consult
lis daughter. I fear for the future. Sel
la. I will see you later."
"Have you spoken of fears to anyone
"Not in the matter that is now agitating
me. Of course, you know we are all at
lea. But I must not delay. I will be at
:he office later."
"I must see you now, Mr. Dobbs at
nce, before you visit Miss DeRosette."
"But, Mr. Sellars "
"The matter agitating you is that Her
man Craven has decided to become presi
lent of 'The Cape Fear Bank.'"
"True, Sellars, but how "
"Never mind now, Mr. Dobbs; but
please return to your office with me and
I will convince you that it is to the inter
est of all parties concerned that Herman
Craven be not -thwarted at this time."
"Is it possible?" exclaimed the attor
ney. "Well, there would in fact be but
one way tothwart him."
"And that one way must not be resort
"I am glad I encountered yon. That
you have reasons for your statement I am
well aware. Come!"
Ten minutes later the two men were
seated in the lawyer's office in close con
versation, and for fully an hour were they
At last Sellars arose to his feet, and the
attorney accompanied him to the door.
"You have convinced me, Sellars," said
the lawyer. "There shall be no obstruc
tion. Herman Craven shall be elected
without a dissenting voice, and his every
movement shall be watched."
"It is well," said Sellars, as he strode
from the door.
Ten minutes later Attorney Dobbs dis
patched a messenger for Directors Chad
bourn, Hammond and Hoyt, and when
they were arrived there was another con
sultation, the result of which was that at
7 o'clock, when the directors convened,
Herman' was unanimously elected presi
dent of "The Cape Fear Bank," and when
an hour later he wended his way home
there was a look of triumph on his fea
tures. "Quite a raise in the fortunes of Ste
phen Craven's son, my dear uncle," he
muttered. "I have stepped Into your shoes
very nicely. Your foul murderer soon
conies to trial and will die on the gallows.
Your fortune mine, your daughter minel
So much for Stephen Craven's son!" And
inward strode the new bank president la
At 8 o'clock on the night of the first of
September a tall, raw-boned man, dressed
in the garb of a Southern planter, entered
the office of the Chesapeake Hotel in Bal
timore, and on the register inscribed the
name, "O. A. Maltby, South Carolina."
"Simper. Mr. Maltbr aaked the clerk.
A.'o, no, thank you; had supper on the
loaf. Save me a room on the second floor.
I have some friends I wish to look np and
may be out late."
"Yes. Well, there is a directory on the
.ounter there. If you don't know exactly
where to locate them, you will find their
lames and places of residence there, if
:hey are Baltimoreans."
"Thanks," said Maltby, as he moved to
wards the directory. "I will avail myself
Mr. Maltby turned over the learn ot
the directory, casually glancing from leaf
to leaf, until he had reached a page at the
ead of which appeared the letter 8.
Four pages of names commencing with
i he passed, then bent over the book. ,
"St St Here we are! St St Ste
hens! I should find the name here Ste
phens Adam Stephens Alfred Stephens
Benjamin Stephens Bruce, and here la
Charles M. Stephens, wholesale grocer
Clarence Stephens, attorney at law Ste
phens Stephens Stephens Humph!
rher$ Is no C.A-Stephens recorded hero."
bought Mr. Maltby, as he closed the book.
"Well, have you located your friends,
Ur. Maltby r asked the clerk.
"No, I am disappointed, too. The nam
f the one I most desire to find doea not
"Then your friend is not an old resident
f Baltimore. That book is this year's.di
ectory, and nnless he has taken op his
residence here since April last his name
would appear there; but perhaps I can as
list you. What letter were yon tracing?"
"S. My friend's name is Stephens G.
"No such name here," said the clerk,
'and I never heard of a G. A. Stephens.
Here is the wholesale grocer, Charles M.
Stephens. He is an old man near seventy,
ind resides on Laurel street. Here are a
losen others commencing with C but no
3. A. What business is your friend en
"Oh, he is not a friend, merely a friend
:o parties with whom I am acquainted.
nd who wished me to look him np. They
. . , . ,X n.ul.
were not certain that he was in Balti
liore. It does not matter in the least. If
encounter him, well and good; if not, the
tame," and so saying Mr. Maltby turned
iway and a half hour later entered the
jffice of John L. Thorp, chief of Balti
"Could I see the chief?" he asked of the
roung man who was seated at the desk
within the railing.
"He is engaged in his private office,"
aid the secretary, "but I will take in your
"I declare I forgot to provide myself
with one," said the planter. "Just tell
aim that O. A. Maltby of South Carolina
is anxious to see him."
The secretary vanished, bat soon return
ed and conducted Mr. Maltby to an inner
"Pray be seated. Mr. Maltby." said the
Hey!" exclaimed Thorp, jumping to his
eet. "Well, I'll be So you have turned
jlanter, Mr. Sellars planter! Give me
ronr hand. I hare not seen yon in a coon's
j ige. v uat wind blows yon nerer
I "Thorp, you sized me np about
j ight when I entered the office. I am
I Planter Maltby of South Carolina, for the
! :ime being, and I am here to inquire if in
your department you have any record of
ne C. A. Stephens."
"I can answer that without even refer
ring to the books. I never heard the name
aefore. Baltimore contains no man of
"Are you sure. Thorp?"
"Certain! To be sure, some one of the
uany crooks that infest the city may on
occasion have used the name."
"I understand that. What I wished to
ascertain was whether there was a man
known to your department as C. A. Ste
phens." "There is not; but what crime has C. A.
Stephens committed?" -
"None that I know of. I merely wish to
locate the man."
"I see! He may have committed a
crime! Well, I can't help yon withont a
lescription of your man, perhaps not then.
What does he look like?"
"I have never seen him, to my knowl
"Nor have I his photograph. I under
itand be is about six feet in height, of
middle age and has a grayish mustache.
That is all I know about him."
"Humph! Yon will find fire hundred
men in Baltimore, who would answer to
"I know it. I imagine he is a sporting
character perhaps a drummer."
"You might make a round of our gam
bling houses. No one on earth would
know you. True, some sharps might try
:o do you."
"I am willing," said Sellars. -
"Yes; well, I will gire you a list of the
aew houses. Yon know the old ones, or if
you will wait ten minutes I will go with
"Good! I will." ' .
Two planters were soon making a round
if the gambling houses.
They explored fully a dosen, and several
men whose faces Planter Maltby closely
wanned wouid have come-tip to Adam's
lescription of C. A. Stephens, but some
hing was lacking. Of course. Thorp knew
them all, and Sellars waa fully satisfied
. hat he had not yet encountered his man.
"There is but one more of any note,"
ibserved Thorp, as they stepped from the
loor of Bartridge Brothers about 12
"Abbott's, on Calvert street."
"Well, it's on the way to the hotel," saio
Ten minutes later our two friends enter
ed the gilded dive of Abbott, which at the
time was the most notorious gambling
house in Baltimore. As late as it was, the
large rooms were yet filled with men from
all stations of life.
Two roulette wheels kept up a ceaseless
bum hi their circles, and players were
seated at three faro tables, while the old
fashioned game of poker monopolised the
attention of many.
The two planters laid a dollar or two
here and there to divert any suspicion,
and soon left the place.
As they neared the door a flashily dress
ed young sport entered -It, and Sellars
heard him ask an attendant if Abbott bad
"He's doing the boys to Washington,
was tbe answer.
"Thanks, Thorp," said Sellars, when
they were again on the street. "I have
at least accomplished aUJ expend to this
trip. I hare learned that If C. A. Ste
phens is a Baltimore man he was sailing
under an alias on the ""MM J"
month. That is not much, bnt It will help
me to shape my course."
"Yon are entirely welcome, Lang. I
am at your service at any time I can be
at assistance. Good Bight'
At 7 o'clock on. the night ft taUBfr
Sellars entered the door of his home la
After supper he entered the office, light
ed his pipe, sat back in his armchair and
sent for Calban.
"I's got nothin' to 'port, Mars Lang,
said the negro, as he entered the office.
"I baa watched de banker's house ebery
night close, and no one ain't gone in or
come out 'ceptin them I know."
"That was all yon could do, Calban.
There, see who la at the door."
Tbe negro opened it, and Aunt Hannah,
looking much agitated, entered, followed
by her daughter Millie.
"Ah, you. Hannah, and Millie, tool Two
chairs, Calbenl Ham, set them close to
the desk. You have something new, Han
nah?" "Mara Lang," said the negress, excited
1, "Millie de.one what's got news, and it
may be 'portant news. 1 Jes fine it out
"Well, Millla," said Lang, encouraging
ly, "what la Itr
"Man Lang," said Millie, looking wild
ly at the detective, "yon won't let Mars
Herman sell me?"
"Sell yon, Millie? No. no, he can't sell
yon. Yonr mistress, I doubt not, will soon
free yon, and until she does you can rest
assured that she will not part with you.
No, no, or after, either. Speak np, I will
defend yon in case of necessity. Remem
ber your murdered master. M.uch may
depend on you."
"Mars Lang, Mammy say to-day dat
Mars Herman nebber bring any one 'sides
hisself into de bouse."
"Well, did he?"
"Mars Lang, on de night befo de mur
der. Miss Hattie hab de haidache. and
I was in her room rubbin' her haid wid
camphor 'til twelve o'clock. When I corns
out of her room Into de hall, I close de
do' behin' me, and start down de hall to
my room. As I open de do' I glanced
back, and I seed a light shinin' as dough
somebody was comln" down de stairs from
de flo' above. Dar was no light burnin'
in de hall, and I slipped In my room; but
lef de do' ajar, and soon two men come
down de stairs."
"Two nicn?" exclaimed Sellars. "Two
"Yes, two men. Mars Lang. One was
Mars Herman, and de odder was a taller
nd an older man, wid a mustache. Mars
Herman was carryin a lamp, and da was
both in dar stockin' feet. Da looked
mighty nerbous, leastwise, Mara Herman
did, and da walked mighty keerful. Da
come on down de hall and went in Mara
"I was dat skeered I lak to fell down.
First, I tought I go tell Miss Hattie. Den
I was skeered, and I dassent, so I locked
my room do' and laid down wid my clothes
on, and dar I laid 'til mawnin. when
mammy called me. I nebber said nothin'
kaze I was skeered of Mars Herman.
Now, dafs all."
"Does yonr mistress know of this. Mil
"Not a soul know It, Mara Lang, 'cept
in' what's hyar."
Then not a word, Millie; nor you, Han
nah, to a living soul. Yon are sure Her
man Craven did not see yon, and ia ignor
ant of the fact that yon saw him and his
"Certain, Mara Lang!"
"You never saw this man that was with
Herman before or since?"
"Nebber, Mara Lang, dat I knows of,
dough de light was dim and I couldn't
see berry wejl."
"Well, that is all. Return home. Yoni
information may be very important. I
shall be at the house at 10 o'clock to
morrow. Look for me at the rear door,
and If yonr mistress starts to leave the
house, detain her. Otherwise, say nothing
to ber. Remember, not a word. Good
night. Show them out, Calban."
"Good night. Mars Lang."
"So, so!" exclaimed the detective, as th
door closed behind the negress and her
daughter. "Another link in the chain
C. A. Stephens visited ffee banker's 'house
on the night of the seventeenth, and more,
he was on the second floor in company
with Herman, and in bis stocking feet.
"Gods! They had visited the attic!
Fool that I was not to have explored it
on the night of the murder. Fool! Fool!
Then and there, I should have captured
C. A. Stephens, the murderer of Alvin De
Rosette." (To be continued.)
Cannon Made of Leather.
According to one account, cannon
were built of the most hardened leath
er, girt about with hoops of Iron and
brass, the honor of baring Invented
this make being a matter of dispute be
tween Sweden and Scotland. Accord
ing to another, they had a core of tin,
and were bound round with cordage.
In neither case could they be ex
pected to last long, though we are told
that they could be "brought to dis
charge" as often as ten times In suc
cession; but when we reflect how few
are the rounds that can be fired from
the monster guns of our own day with
out renewal of the Inner tube we can
not afford to sneer at the shortness of
their life. They were, at any rate, mo
bile, for they could be carried on a
pony's back or stacked together by the
half-dozen In "barricades of wood
borne on wheels."
Mud stains can be removed from tan
boots and shoes by rubbing them with
a piece of raw potato, and then "polish
with cream or paste.
To prevent steel brooches and orna
ments from rusting keep them when
not In use In a box with a little pow
iered starch or arrowroot.
Sponge fruit stains at once with cold
Rusty marks can be taken out ot
linen by dipping it In hot water ant"
squeesing the juice of a lemon over it.
To restore waterproof. The following
process la said to restore to a water
proof the original softness: Dissolve a
teaspoon of best gray lime in half a
pailful of water; wipe the cloak weli
with a soft cloth, wrung loosely out of
this mixture; hang to dry and repeat
the operation In two hours.
To keep the hair in curl Before put
ting into curlers, damp It with a solu
tion of isinglasa dissolved in hot water.
A' small piece of camphor placed in
the oil reservoir of a lamp will make the
light more brilliant and also prevent
the lamp smoking.
The heart of a statesman should be
In his head.
A society woman is one who has
learned to smile like a politician.
Imagination may exhilarate, but
t when it intoxicates it ia abused.
One is not worthy to love the truth
I when one lovea something more than
' It is an undoubted fact that all re
' markable men have had remarkable
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MENACE TO PASTURE LANDS.
Saw Weal that Destroys Other Yegjs
tton Bros ant front Bnrese.
The orange hawkweed has made Its
ippearance to and around Chicago dur
ng the past season. It Is a compara
Jvely new plant, having been totro
luced recently from Europe, and al
; bough not regarded in Us native land
is particularly noxious has become a
treat nuisance here and threatens to
iestroy other vegetation highly prised
by gardeners and arboriculturists.
Tbe first American appearance of the
hawkweed was in Vermont. The seeds
were distributed as a premium by
ne of the leading agricultural jour
nals of New York State. Within the
last decade the plant has been spread
ing as a weed in an alarming manner,
investigations at the Vermont experi
ment station have shown that it Is al
ready the worst weed known and Is
continuing eacb year to Invade new
nreas. It te easily recognized by Its
(lame-red flowers and spreading hairy
leaves. Tbe first blossoms open to
tune. If these are mowed It continues
:o send up scattering flower stalks dur
ing the rest of the summer.
Fortunately clean cultivation will kill
t wherever It is practiced. One of the
serious difficulties Is that the weed is
allowed to spread along many road
sides to the menace of the adjacent
'and. The really great danger, bow
?ver. Is that It rapidly invades the pas
:ures, and when once fully established
in such places it Is practically impossi
ble to exterminate it. The owners of
such fields should carefully guard
Ibem against It. Every plant found
should be promptly uprooted, or, better
still, kUIed out by salt. Tbe weed to
very sensitive to salt, which should be
cattered broadcast so as to reacb the
leaves) of all Atlanta. If not too much
alt ia need it may serve as a fertSIzer
to the grass. The salt does not act as
a poison, but kills tbe weeds by draw
ing the water out of tbe leaves. In or
der to act moat thoroughly, therefore,
dry salt (not brine) should be applied,
and this should be done during dry, hot
weather. Chicago Chronicle.
INDIANA'S BIG MAN.
enrft Washington Walker, Who
Weighed Sea Ponnda.
George Washington Walker, who dleo.
i few days ago at Wawaka, Ind., was
the largest and heaviest man In the
State. He was 38 years of age, and
ten years ago began to grow -corpulent.
Ills weight Increased from 450 pounds
to S05 at the time of his death. A spe-
i.'al coffin had to be constructed for
him, ana much difficulty was experi
enced in conveying the body from the
bouse to the cemetery. Mr. Walker
had received numerous offers from
museum and circus managers, but re
fused to travel or place himself on ex
hibition aa a curiosity.
Motto of the Siamese Nation.
Have you beard the motto of the gov
ernment of Slam? And having beard
It, have you repeated It? And having
repeated it, bare you caught ks purely
personal application? And having
caught It, have you tried It on your
This la the motto: "Ah Wa Ta Na.
Slam." It sounds unintelligible non
sense, but keep saying It over aa long
as you can aad as fast as you can and
you will discover at last that tbe East
ern patois baa a Western sense that
lptly classifies many a remorseful sub
lect of Uncle Sam. For "Ah Wa Ta
Sas Slam" is easily evolved into "Ah,
vbat an ass I am."
A Vegetarian Monarch.
The King of Italy Is a vegetarian, ana
Ives entirely on vegetables and fruits.
fhe doctors have also forbidden blm
lo drink coffee, so bis beverage Is Bor
deaux and plenty of water. The King
never feels so well as when his fare Is
bread, potatoes, and oranges, although
peaches are his favorite edible. The
Queen has made repeated attempts to
become a vegeterian, but finally has
given np to despair, being fond of a
generous diet. Tbe Royal meals are
served on gold plates.
Wr t n( Music While on Trains.
Sir Arthur SuHivan waa once asked
where he was able to compose beat and
under what circumstances his Ideas
flowed most freely. "There Is no place,"
he said, "where I have so many toptra
tlotts as to a railway carriage. There
is something in the rkpidlty of the mo
tion, ta tbe clanging of the Iron and la
the whining of the wheels whtcn
seems to excite the Imagination and
supplies material for a boat of harmon
Steam Machinery in Old Egypt.
Twenty centuries before the birth of
Watt Nero of Alexandria described
machines whose motive power was
.steam. He also to vented "a double
force pump, used as a fire engine, and
anticipated tbe modern turbine wheel
by a machine be called "neoinU."
"Dldnt I tell yon not to snoot until
you could see thevwbites of fhe ene
mies' eyes?" thundered tbe bate officer.
"Tls, sor," spoke np the Irinh votan
teer, "but, faith. th toemy bod black
ened each it hers' oyea ao ta a flat
fotgbt over ratbiona tbot we endmt aa
toy white at afl"
' -z?-l y-'-i.-.
A KLONDIKE BABE.
fate Tlv Infant Managed to IAf
Wheal Frronr Men IHet.
A tiny Infant managed to live with
out a mother's care In tbe Klondike, a
country where sturdy, stout-hearted
men go under.
Just before dying
from typhoid fe
ver. Mrs. Jessie
Endgren, of Daw
son City, gave
birth to a little
daughter, so tiny
and frail that no
body thought It
could possibly live.
Mae Eldorado, the
little one was call
LSt I A" daughter, so tiny
P Sf I and fral that no-
4-1 I hnriv thought It
dli body thought H
fl R couId Po"lbI7l'TC-
Mae Kldorado. the
ed because of her advent Into this vale
of tears In the bind of gold. A few
days after the baby's birth the mother
-- A small dog sledge bore to their last
resting place the remains, of the glrl
wife. During tbe services. Dr. Mary
Mosler stepped forth and gave the dead
woman In ber coffin the tenderest
promise that one woman can make to
another. "I will be a mother to yonr
motherless little baby gtrL" sobbed Mrs.
Lilosler, placing on tbe cold brow of
the Wisconsin bride her gentle hand.
Tbe terrible winter dragged along
slowly and the doctor expressed but
little hope for the poor little child. It
had weighed only three pounds at birth,
and Its life bung constantly by a
thread. But the baby grew and soon
became fhe pride of the town. "Howls
Mae?" the simple-hearted miners were
wont to ask as they trudged by tbe
little house on their way to and from
work. Dally the question was asked.
and dally tbe answer given
"that It I
would live, please God."-
When tbe summer came little Mae's
father and foster-mother thought It
wise to send tbe little one to its grand- ,
parents In Wisconsin, to escape the ( unfortunate and return to the old bome
rlgors of another winter In the froxen t stead to live, and the grandchildren come
north. Mrs. John MacDonald. wife of
one of the wealthiest miners of tbe
Klondike, offered herself as Baby
Mae's escort, and early to July tbe
tourney was begun.
All Dawson was on band to bid tbe
child farewell. Gold dust and nuggets
were showered as parting gifts, until
a handsome sum was realized and pre
sented to the Klondike babe. Dawson
wanted to show its appreciation of tbe
little one's pluck, and that was tbe only
way the miners had of doing It Baby
Mae was carried by an Indian packer
across the wneto pass ana over me
mountain to Skaguay. Warmly clad
In flannels the baby was as snug as a
bug In a rug, nestling against tbe tall
Indian's back. When Seattle was
reached Mrs. MacDonald turned tbe
baby over to Mrs. J. S. Bresse. a sister
of Mrs. Endgren, who was to conduct
the Infant to ber grandparents borne.
It ! "Cre now. receiving tbe best of
care, .and thriving, la spite of Its check
ered career, at the age of 6 months.
Naturally, the little one Is the pride of
tbe good folks of Madison, as It was of
tbe miners at Dawson.
Mae Bennett, the baby's mother, was
t!.c daughter of a prominent Grand
Army man of Madison. Her sweet
heart waa Jesse Endgren, a student of
the State unlveralty. Tbey wers mar
ried in February. 1K8, and .on tbe
ame evening left for DawsoiS City.
MEXICO'S VICE PRESIDENT.
Fhooh Bands with McKlnlex and
Lanrier in Chlcnsr-v
That was a notable gathering to Chi
cago when iTesioeni aictviniey. sir
Wilfrid Laurier. the premier of Canada,
and Don Ignaclo Marslcal, Vice Preai-
DOH IOKACIO MABSICAI.
dent of Mexico, met to one room at
shook bands. Don Ignaclo to one o
tbe brilliant men of the Mexican re
public. In addition to being Vice Pres
ident he Is Secretary of Foreign Affairs
and is regarded as a possible successor
to Dlas. He made a favorable im
pression during bis visit to Chicago,
where he attended tbe fall festival and
Tostofnce corner stone laying.
Conan Doyle Is a methodical worker
and a bard worker. He pastes up over
bis mantei-sueii a net. ui me imiigs ne
intends to do In tbe coming six months,
and he sticks to his task until It is done.
He must be a great disappointment to
his old teacher. When he bad finished
school, the teacher called the boy be
fore him. and said, solemnly: "Doyle.
I have known you now for seven years,
and I know you thoroughly. I am go
ing to say something that yon will re
member in after-life. Doyle, you will
oever come to any good I"
Antiquity of the Top.
Probably tbe oldest toy In tbe world
la tbe top. It has been used all over tbe
world for thousands of years, and In
some savage tribes Is used m the per
formance of religious rites.
Boon to Impecnnions Smokers.
Mr. Sucbsland, a German scientist,
has discovered that the aroma of to
bacco to due to microbes, and It la said
v. ul natn If tu oan a nirnn. .
he will patent, ir be can. a process for
4 n m mKaaw Alwava small I IV A a v n. n m
maklng cheap cigars smell like expeas
. " " "
No man's authority Is aa great with
his employes after they have found
that his wife make, her boys waa
AM I DK.
Preached by Rev. Dr.
Oar Father's BoiM (lad's
Balldd ra the Hills .
Hem re. Fro ride Beams For Alha
Vivid Pictnre mi the Celestial Home.
tCoprrlght. Louis Xtopeeli. ltw.l .
WasHraoToa, D. C In a nnlqae way the
heavenly world Is discoursed noon by Dr.
TalmaM la thin aartnnn tinder tha flcrum nf
a homT; text. John xlv.. J, "In My Father s
bouse are many rooaw."
Here Is a bottle of medicine that Is a
mrB aI1- The disciples were sad, and
Christ offered heaven as an alterative, a
stimulant and a tonic. He shows them
that their sorrows are onlv a dark bnck-
gronod of a bright picture of coming
felicity. He lets tbem know that, tlioagh
bow they live on the lowlands, they shall
yet have a house on the uplands. Nearly
all tbe Bible descriptions of heaven may be
figurative. I am not positive that In all
heaven there la a literal crown or harp or
pearly gate or throne or chariot. They
may be only csed to illustrate the gloriej
of the place, but how well they do itl Tbe
favorite symbol by whleh tbe Bible pre
sents eelestlal happiness Is a bouse. Paul,
who never owned a bouse, aitbough be
hired one for two years to Italy, speaks of
heaven as a "house not made with binds,"
aud Christ In our text, tbe translation of
wbioh Is a little ebanged, so as to give the
more accurate meaning, says: "In Sly
Father's bouse are many rooms."
I This divinely authorized comparison of
heaven to a great homestead ot lan;e ac
commodations i propose co carry out. In
some healthy neighborhood a man builds
a very commodious habitation. He must
have room for all bla children. Tbe rooms
come to be called after the different mem
bers of tbe family. That Is mother's room,
that is George's room, that is Henry' room,
that is Flora's room, that la Mary's room,
and tbe bonse Is all occupied. But time
goes by, and the sons go out into tbe
world and bolld tbelr own homes, and the
daughters are married or have talents
enough singly to go ont and do a good
worI to tbe world. After a while the
i rainer ana moiner are almost aione in ine
I big house, and, seated by the evening
, stand, they say, "Well, our family is no
larger now than when we started together
b -.Aom. of the children are
dren, and again the house is full.
Millennia ago God buUt on tbe bills ot
beaven a great homestead for a family In
numerable, yet to be. At first He lived alone
In that great boose, but after awhile It
was occupied by a very large family, cher
ubic., seraphic, angelic. The eternities
passed on, and many of the Inhabitants
became wayward and left, never to return,
and many of the apartments were vaoant.
I refer to tbe fallen angels. Now these
apartments are filling np again. Tnere are
arrival at tbe old homestead ot God's
children every day, and the day will come
when there will be no unoccupied room In
all tbe house.
A you and I expect to enter It and make
there eternal residence, I thonitht you
would like to get some more particulars
about tbe many roomed homestead. ' "In
my Father's bouse are many rooms." You
see, tbe place Is to be apportioned off Into
apartments. We shall love all who are In
heaven, bnt there are some very good peo
ple whom we would not want to live with
In tbe same room. They may be better
than we are, bnt they are of a divergent
temperament. We would like to meet with
tbem on tbe golden streets and worship
with them to the temple and walk with
tbem oa the river banks, bnt I am glad to
say that we shall live to different apart
ments, "in my ratners noose are many
rooms. lou see, neaven win do so large
tr". f: " - " . .1
l""r.T.r"ZrJa' 10 "MO"
An ingenious statistician, taking tbe
statement made In Bevelatloa, twenty-first
chapter, that the heavenly Jerusalem was
mens ured and found to be 12,000 furlongs
and that the length and height and breadth
of It are equal, says that would make
beaven In size 918 sextlllion 968 quintiliion
evbic feet, and then, reserving certain
portion for tbe court of beaven and tbe
streets and estimating that the world may
last a hundred thousand years, be ciphers
out that there are over 5,000,000,000,000
rooms, each room eventeeu feet long, six
teen feet wide, fifteen feet high. But I have
no faltn In the accuracy of that calcula
tion. He makes tbe rooms too small. From
all I can read tbe rooms will be palatial,
and those who have not had enough room
In this world will have plenty of room at
the last. I should not wonder if, instead
of the room that the statistician ciphered
out as only seventeeu feet by sixteen, it
should be larger than any of the rooms at
Berlin, St. James or Winter palace. "In
my Father's bouse are many rooms."
HCarrying ont still further tbo symbolism
of tbe text, let ns join bands and go up to
this majestic homestead and see for our
selves. As we ascend the golden steps an
Invisible guardsman swings open tbe front
door, and we are ushered to the right Into
the reception room ot tbe old homestead.
That is tbe place where we first meet the
welcome of heaven. There must be a place
where tbe departed spirit enters and a
place to which it confronts the inhabitants
eelestlal. The reception room of the new
ly arrived from this world what scenes It
must have witnessed since tbe first guest
arrived, tbe victim ot the first fratricide,
pious Abel! In that room Christ lovingly
greets all newcomers. He redeemed them,
and He has the right to tbe first embrace on
' arrival. What a mtnnte when the ascended
spirit first sees tbe Lord! Better than all
we ever rea 1 abont Him or talked about
Bim or sang abont Him In all the churches
and through all our earthly lifetime will
It be. just for one seeond to see Him.
The most rapturous Idea we ever had of
Him on sacramental days or at tbe height
ot some great revival or under tbe uplifted
baton ot an oratorio ia a bankruptcy ot
thought compared with the first flash of
His appearance in that reception room. At
that moment when you . confront each
other, Christ looking upon you and you
looking upon Christ, there will be an ec
static thrill and surging of emotion that
beggar all description. Look! They need
no introduction. Long ago Christ chose
that repentant sinner, and that repentaut
sinner chose Christ. Mightiest moment of
an immortal history tbe first kiss of
heaven! Jesus and the soull Tbe soul and
But now Into that reception room pour
tbe glorified kinsfolk, enough of earthly
retention to let yon know tbem. but with
out their wounds or tbelr sicknesses or
tbelr troubles. See what beaven has done
, triin,portlnKiy ,OTeiy,
lor tbem so radiant, so gleeful, so
Tbey call you by
name. Tbey greet you with an ardor pro
portioned to tbe angolah of your parting
and tbe length of yonr separation.
Fathert Mother! There Is your child.
Sisters! Brothers! Friends! I wish you
joy. For years apart, together again in
tbe reception room of tbe old homestead.
You see, they will know yon are coming.
There are so many Immortals filling all tbe
spaces between here and beaven that news
like that files like lightning. Tbey will be
there In an Instant. Though tbey were In
some, other world on errand from God, a
signal wonld be thrown that would
fetch tbem. Though von might at first
feel dased and overawed at their super
nal splendor, all that feeling will be
gone at their first touoh of beavealy
salutation, and we will say: "Ob. my lost
boy I" "Oh, my lost companion!" "Ob,
my lost friend! Are we here together!"
j What scenes in that reception room of tbe
met Joseph and Jacob, finding It a brighter
room than anything tbey saw in Pharaoh's
Klaee; David and tbe little child for whom
once fasted and wept; Mary and Laz
arus after tbs heartbreak of Bethany;
Timothy and grandmother Lois; Isabella
Graham and her sailor son: Alfred and
George Cookman, the mystery of the sea
at last made manliest; iuiner ana nugaa-
I lane, I no '
Howard and tbe prisoners whom
' , . i.i. i . t. .
Inne, the daughter he bemoaned; Jonn
j pellsed, and multitudes without number
I who, once so weary and so sad, parted on
I eartn, bnt giononaiy met in neaven. a.mong
j all the rooms of that house there Is no one
tbat mora enraptures my soul than that
j reception room. "In my Father's house
'SS&ISSi ta onr Father-, house!,
tbs throne room, Ws belong to the royal
family. The blood of King Jesus flows in
our veins, so we have a right to enter the
throne room. It Is no easy thing on earth
to get through even the outside door ot a
king's residence. During tbe Franco-German
war, one eventide In the summer ot
1370, 1 stood studying the exquisite sculp
turing of the gate of tbe Tnileries, Paris.
Lost in admiration of the wonderful art ot
that gate, I knew not that I was exciting
suspicion. Lowering my eyes to the crowds
of people, I found myself being closely in
spected by tbe government officials, who
from my complexion, judged me to be a Ger
man and that for some belligerent purpose
I might be examining tbe gates of the pal
ace. My explanation in very poor French
did not satisfy tbem. and they followed me
long distance! -until I reached my hotel
and were not satisfied until from my land
lord they found that I was only an InolTen
sive American. The gates of eirthly pal
aces are carefully guarded, and if so, how
mush more the throneroomt A dazzllnir
place is It for mirrors and all costly art.
No one who ever saw the tbroneroom of
tbe first and only Napoleon will ever for
get the letter N embroidered in purple and
gold on tbe upholstery of chair and win
dow, the letter N gilded on the wall, the
letter N chased on the chalices, tbe letter
N flaming from tha ceiling. What a con
flagration of brilliance the thronernom
of Charles Immanuel ot Sardinia, of
Ferdinand ot Spain, of Elizabeth of
England, ot Boniface of Italy. But
tbe tbroneroom of our Father's bouse
bath a glory eclipsing all tbe throne
rooms that ever saw scepter wave or crown
glitter or fo eign embassador bow, for our
Father's throne is a throne ot grace, a
throne of mercy, a throne of holiness, a
throne of justice, a throne of universal
dominion, "ne need not stand shivering
and cowering before it, for our Father says
we may yet one day come up and sit on It
beside Him. "To bim that oyer tomato
will I grant to sit with Me in My throne."
You see, we are princes and princesses.
Perhaps now we move about Incognito, as
Peter the Great In the garb of a ship car-
fionter at Amsterdam or as Queen Tirr.ah
n the dress of a peasant woman seeking
tbe prophet for her child's cure, but it
will be found out after a while who we are
when we get Into the tbroneroom. Aye,
we need not wait until then. We may by
prayer and song and spiritual uplifting
this moment enter the tbroneroom. O
King, live foreverl We touoh the scepter
and prostrate ourselves at Thy fee:.
Another roo n In our Father's house Is
the music room. St. John and other Bible
writers talk so muoh about the music of
beaven that there must be music there,
perhaps not such as on earth was thrum
med from trembling string or evoked by
touoh of ivory key; bat, It not that, then
something better. There are so many
Christian harpists and Christian composers
and Christian organists and Christian bym
nologists that have gone up from earth,
there must be for tbem some place of es
pecial delectation. Shall we have mnslo
in this world of discords and no music in
tbe land of complete harmony?
In that music room of our Father's housb
you will some day meet tbe old masters,
Mozart and Handel and Mendelssohn and
Beethoven and Doddridge, whose sacred
poetry was aa remarkable as bis sacred
prose, and James Montgomery and William
Cowper, at last got rid of his spiritual mel
ancholy, and Bishop Heber, who sang ot
"Greenland's icy mountains and India's
coral strand," and Dr. Raffl-js, who wrote
of "High In yonder realms of light," and
Isaao Watts, who went to visit Sir Thomas
Abney and wife for a week, but proved
himself so agreeable a guest that they
made him atay thirty-six years, and side
by side Augustus Toplady, who has got
over his dislike for Methodists, and
Charles Wesley, freed from his dislike for
Calvlnists, and George W. Bethune, as
sweet as a songmaker as be was great
as a preacher and the author of "The
Village Hymns," and many who wrote
in verse or song. In church or by eventide
cradle, and many who were passionately
fond ot mnslo, but could mate none tneni-
i ! .poorest singer there mare than
fay P and the poorest
players! bere more than any earthly Gotl-
scbalk. Oh, that music room, the head
quarters of eadence and rhythm, sym-
Shonv and cjiant, psalm and antiplionl
ay we be tt re some hour when Hnydn
sits at tbe ksycf one of bis own oratorios,
and Daytivthe psalmist fingers the harp,
and Mil ii of the Bed sea banks claps the
cymbals, and Gabriel puts bis Hps to the
trumpet and tbe four and twenty elders
chant, and Llnd and Parepa render match
less duet In the muslo room of the old
heavenly homestead! "In my Father's
louse are many rooms." -Another
room In our Father's bouse wilt
be the family room. It may correspond
somewhat with tbe family room on earth.
At morning and evening, yon know, tbat
Is the place we now meet. Though every
member of the household have a separata
room, in the family room tbey all gather,
and joys and sorrows and experiences of
all styles are there rehearsed. Sacred room
In all our dwellings, whether it be luxuri
ous with ottomans and divans and books
in Russian lids standing in mahogany ease
or there be only a few plain chairs and a
cradle. 80 the family room on high will
be tbe place where the kinsfolk assem
ble and talk over tbe family experi
ences of earth, tbe weddings, tbe
births, the burials, tbe festal days of
Christmas and Thanksgiving reunion.
Will the children departed remain chil
dren there? Will tbe aged remain 11 Red
there? Ob, no! Everything is per
fect there. The child will go ahead to glori
fied maturity, and the aged will go back
to glorified maturity. Tue rising sun of
the oue will rise to meridian, and the
descending sun nf the other will return to
meridian. However much j love our
children on earth, we would consider it a
domestic disaster it they staid children,
and so we rejoice at their growth here.
And when we meet In tbe family room of
our Father's house wo will be glad tbat
they have grandly and gloriously matured,
while our parents, who were aged and in
firm hare, we stiall De glad to find re
stored to tbe most agile and vigorous im
I hope note of us will be disappointed
about getting there. There Is a room for
us it we will go and take it, but in order
to reach It it Is absolutely necessary that
we take the right way, and Christ Is the
way, and we must enter at the right door,
and Christ Is tbe door, and we must start
in time, and the only hour you are sure of
is the hour tbe clock now strikes, and tbe
only second tbe one your watch is now
tieklng. I hold in my band a roll ot
letters inviting you all to make that
your borne forever. The New Testa
ment Is only a roll of letters inviting
you, as the spirit of them practically
says: "My dying yet immortal child in
earthly neighborhood, I have built for you
a great residence. It Is full of rooms. I
have furnished them as no palace was ever
furnished. Pearls are nothing, emeralds
are nothing, chrysoprasus is nothing. Illu
mined panels ot sunrise and sunset noth
ing, tbe aurora o' tbe northern heavens
nothing, compared with the splendor with
which I have garnltured tbem. But you
must be clean before you can enter there,
and so I have opened a fountain where you
may wash all your sins away. Come now!
Put your weary but cleansed feet on the
npward pathway. Do you not see amid
the thick foliage on the heavenly hilltops
the old fami.y homestead?" "in my
Father's bouse axe many rooms."
FITes an T friends are too often alike;
they are attracted most by sunshine
Mo'esty and diffidence are often con
founded. Fault-finders never suspect them
selves. We dream of Heaven up to the very
edge of hell.
He who Is. not true to himself Is a
traitor to Heaven.
When the well la dry they know the
worth of water.
Foolish men make feasts and wise
men eat them.
Friends are those people who act
surprised when we tell them how old
What maintains one vice would bring
up two children.
Live as though life were earnest and
life will be so.
A Cleveland Councilman has prepared
an ordinance which will require mc tor-
men to be licensed.
Japan has 65 cotton spinning com
panies. St. Louis Iron moulders now get $2.63
Tonawanda, N. moulders now get
$2.50 a day.
New York woodcarvers get $3 for
eight hours' work.
A line of telegraph has been estab
lished to Dawson City. The rate for
20 words Is 4.3.r.
At Connellsville 18,236 coke ovens are
active; 10,277 cars were shipped in six
A large number of the mills in South
Carolina are making goods for the
trade of China.
A 5,000,000 steel plant, that will rival
in size the Lorain steel works, is to be
Ideated at Falrport Harbor, O.
That the street railway system may
be made use of to help solve the gar
bage and ashes problem in New York,
to aid in the expedious removal of snow
and ice. and to carry light freight in-'
cidentally, is the newest idea.
Farmers around Fife Lake, Mich.,
who are compelled to have help to get
their potatoes dug In time to pay 1.7E
per day and board, and have a hard
time to get enough men even at tbat
San Antonio. Tex., street car men
now receive $1.60 for nine hours work,
16 2-3 cents per hour for overtime be
fore midnight and time and a hall
for overtime after midnight. The elec
tricians receive $3 per day of nine
'Frisco boilermakers have been con
ceded the nine-hour day on all ves
sels not owned by the Government. On
the latter the day's work will be eight
hours for ten hours' pay.
The threatened great strike of stok
ers, and engine men employed at th
Monmouthshire, Dowlais and Methyv
collieries, involving about 20,000 men,
has been averted. The coal-owners
agreed to an advance in wages vary
ing from 8 to 12 cents per day, accord
ing to grade and circumstances.
In New York the tilelayers and their
helpers have secured an advance in
wages of 50 cents a day and $1.25 a
week, respectively, without being
obliged to strike for It. The tilelayers
now get $4.50 a day (eight hours), and
their helpers $14.60 a week, with pay
for the Saturday half-holiday.
At Des Moines, Ia., dimension lum
ber is now selling at $21 a thousand
feet, and is hard to get at that price,
and lath that a year ago were worth a
little over $1 a thousand are now sell
ing at $6. It Is announced that the
price of stucco and hard plasters has
been advanced $1 a thousand. It is now
next to impossible to secure brick ir
The agreement between the Brick
layers' Union of the Boroughs of
Brooklyn and Queens, and the Master
Masons' Association continues in force
until the 1st of next May. It provides
for a wage schedule of 55 cents an
hour, eight hours, five days in the
week, and four hours on Saturday.with
double pay for overtime and legal holi
days. Strikes are prohibited, lumping
is done away with, and wages are to
be paid weekly.
Sweet potato Fritters (original) One
up of mashed sweet potatoes, one tea
spoonful of butter, yolk of one egg well
aeaten and a tablespoonful of milk, a
saitspoonful of ggUj. mix and drop
over a. moderately hot Are.
Economical Charlotte Russe. Peel
and slice half a pound of apples and
place them in layers in a pie dish with
fresh crumbs between them. Add a
little butter and sugar to each layer
and bake for about three-quarters of
an hour without burning the top. Turn
out the pudding and serve at once with
Soiled custard poured around it.
Gelee de Tapioca, Choose the largest
jort of tapioca, a breakfast cupful: wash
it and soak it in cold water for hours.
Then simmer it in the same until it
becomes quite clear, add lemon juice,
brandy or sherry and sugar to taste.
Crisped Pears. Make a syrup of one
cupful of sugar and one cupful of
water, add the grated rinds of two
lemons and pour It boiling hot over 12
pears that have been peeled and quar
tered. Let them stand until cold, when
they should be drained and wiped,
dipped in beaten egg, then in crumbs,
and fried in slioking hot, deep fat
Serve with a sweet sauce.
Southern Muffins. One large egg.
one-half plnt of sweet milk, a generous
half cupful of corn meal, three-fourths
cupful of white flour, one-third of a
teaspoonful of salt, two tablespoon
fuls of sugar, two small teaspoonfuls
of baking powder and two tablespoon
fuls of melted butter. Beat egg till
light, add milk, then meal, sugar and
salt, then the flour in which the bak
ing powder has been stirred, and last
the melted butter. Beat hard for a
moment, and bake In hot muffin tins.
Prussian Cutlets. Take one and a
half pounds of lean mutton, three ta
blespoonfuls of drippings, a teaspoon
ful of salt, a fourth of a teaspoonful of
paprika, a dessertspoonful of chopped
onion and grating of nutmeg. Chop
the meat finely and thoroughly mix
In the other ingredients. Divide It
into portions and press into shape of
cutlets. Brush over with egg, roll in
bread crumbs. Fry in. hot fat till a
nice brown. Place on a hot platter anc
garnish with parsley.
Creamed Squash. Pick the squashes
when a little larger than an egg. boil
them whole in salted water until ten
der about 20 minutes ancl serve ir
Creamed Carrots. Scrape the car
rots and cut in slices one-fcurth of an
inch In thickness. Let them lie In cold
water a little while before cooking. Boil
in salted water until tender, then drain
and mix with a white sauce. Cooked in
this manner they are quite delicate.an.'
are said to be most healthfi.l.
Baked Beets. Scrub the beets and
bake until quite tender when pierced
with a fork. They will require much
longer cooking than when bolle and
will be found to have quite a different
flavor. Pare, slice, and cover with a
mixture of melted butter and vinegar,
well seasoned with salt and pepper.
Let the beets simmer a few moments
In this dressing before serving them.
He hazardeth much who depends
upon learning for his experience.
It is a rare privilege to have it in our
power to forgive another.
An hour of careful thinking is worth
more than ten of careless talking.
A man of integrity will never listen
to any reason against conscience.
True education neves induces con
tempt of the ignorant.
The heart cannot always repress or
account for tf" feelings which sway it
A brave man is sometimes a desper
ado; but a bully is always a coward.
In 1usiness three things are neces
sary, knowledge, temper and time.
Rochester teamsters were conceded
$3.50 per day (8 hours.)
There are few wild beasts more to
be dreaded than a talking man having
nothing to say.
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