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B. F. SCHVEIER,
THE COnSTITUTIOn-TIIE URIOtl AIID f HE EnFORCEUEHT OF THE LAWS.
Editor and Proprietor.
MIFFLINTOWX, JUNIATA COUNTY, PENNM WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1900.
Night has ijuite closed In, a night ex
erptionally wild and violent, when once
wore the -oiinil of wheels upon the gravel
without rat.lies Vers's ear.
lVrhups .-In- bad been listening for it
is even iu a measure prepared for it,
but even if so, this does not prevent the
miJJen agitated change that overspreads
biT fii'V us she hears it. Her pulses
quicken unpleasant and she half rises
to her feet.
An hour, two hours, pass, and she is In
her room dressing for dinner, when a
servant brings her a note.
"I have to thank you for the kind In
vitation which Griselda gave me. Busi
ness matters have compelled me to come
here a:ain for the last time to-night;
to trespass, for the last time, upon your
hospitality. I beg you will not let my
presence disturb yon; my stay will be.au
short that I dare to hope you will not
mark the coming or going."
A quick wave of color dyes Vera!
face; she lays the letter with studied
slowness upon the table near.
"My compliments to Mr. Dysart, and 1
hope he will dine with me to-night," she
says, calmly, but with an unconscious
touch of hauteur. How does be dare to
treat her like this, to persist in believing
or rather, to pretend to believe that
his presence is so distasteful to her:
What la he to her, one way or the other,
that she should care whether he waa In
her house or out of it?
At dinner, however, she will have an
opportunity of widening his knowledge
tumewbat. It will be the simplest thing
to let him see how utterly unimportant
an item he is in the scheme of her exist
ence. There is a brilliant light in net
eyes as she tnrna to receive the woman
lm has now come back with an answer
to her message to Dysart.
There is a timidity in the woman's all
that warns her.
"Mr. Dysart's compliments and thanks,
luadame, but he has already dined in
"Fasten this bracelet," says Vera, hold
ing out her arm. She is aware that the
woman is watching her, curiously if ner
vously, and, she so moves that the sudden
pallor of her face, the sole thing that
shows her indignation, shall not betray
her. "That will do; you can go," sh
ays after awhile. She sweeps down
ftairs almost in the servant's footsteps,
and into, the green drawing room, a
smaller apartment than the usual recep
tion rooms, and now looking delicately
euzy beneath the touches of lamps and
firelight, and with the perfume of many
flowers banging around it.
The wind, the thunder, the lightning,
still rage, but the rain has ceased, and
:u the murky heavens above, a pale, sick
ly moon is striving feebly to break a way
through the dense clouds. Suddenly the
door is thrown open by an agitated hand,
and the woman who had attended her
upstairs comes hurriedly, without cere
mony, into the room.
"Oh, madame, I thought you would like
to know that you should be told " sh
stops, frightened by the expression oi
"Well?" says Vera, going a step nearer
to her. .
"There is a ship in great distress, ma
dame somewhere out there," pointing
vaguely In the direction of the ocean,
"upon the rocks, they say! There is
scarcely any hope "
"But the life-boat 7" cried Vera, sharp
ly, forgetting everything now but the aw
ful thought of death and death so near
out there upon those cruel rocks, with
the boiling, murderous waves leaping to
receive their prey.
"Yea, madame, but that accident yes
terday you will remember it? they say
it has disabled six ot the men, and it is
almost certain death to go at all, and the
bands being short, there must be volun
teers, and who will risk their Uvea "
the townbred girl stops short with a
quiver, and covers her face with her
"VolunteersI Wjere ! Mr. Dysart?"
cries Vera, suddenly, with prophetic In
stinct. "Speak, girl!" turning fiercely on
"Gone down to the beach, madame, to
ee what can be done."
"Gone!" says Vera, slowly, as if daxed
and then again, "goner A little conviu-
sive shiver runa through her it is the
final breaking up of any lingering de;
ceits, any last illusions, that she may
still have clung to.
"Order the carriage," ahe says, after a
minute or two, during which mistress and
maid have remained silent. This sudden
wakiug-up has been so far a shock that
it has killed all Immediate nervousness.
She feels chilled,- calmed, strengthened.
The moon has in a measure conquered
the clouds, and now shines out with a
pale, watery luster, that rather adds to
thun takes from the weird wildness of
the night. The thunder still rattles over
head, and vivid flashes light the black
mcss. Here and there, aa the carriage
passes by the outskirts of the wood, these
intermittent bursts of light show where
a tree has been felled, or the road ripped
up, or a small bridge carried bodily
away by the force of the swollen, cur-ei-iit
All through the deadly crashing of the
storm a booming sound may be heard at
"Inrig Intervals. Half maddened by it,
and by that other greater fear. Vera lie
buck in the carriage, pressing her fin
gers now to her ears, now to her throb
bing brow, that feela if It were burst
'ug. Arrived at the entrance to the village, f
drive of about a mile from Greycourt
he stops the carriage, and opening the
door springs to the ground. A sudden
gust of wind passing by almost dashes
her to the earth, but by a superhuman
effort she defies it, and half blinded by
the Bashing lightning, and bewildered by
the raging storm, she turns aside, and
runa panting, struggling, down side
pathway that ah knows lead se the
V The wild scene that meets her sight
trikes terror to her heart. The mad
touring' of the waves that, mountains
high, rush impetuously inland to dash
themselves to pieces against the granite
rooks; the criea of the women; the hoarse
palU.of tfifi flaglggr -restless
torches that fling a welrOghFupon the
picture; all serve to unnerve her.
And now a shont from the beach! A
aark object being dragged forward, a
valiant cheer, perhaps meant to reach
those miserable souls hovering on death!
brink, and ao give courage to their failing
hearts; It la the life-boat, and now
-A tall figure has suddenly become
prominent; he seems to tower above all
those around him. He is evidently ad
dressing them with passionate words, and
now he springs into the boat, and with
renewed eloquence seems to compel those
present to follow him. His voice, in its
vehemence, prises .even -shave the tprm.
iot that the stricken girl crouching with
in the shelter of her rock needs that tes
timony to know that It Is he whom her
Vera staggers to her feet and stare?
oHndly into the semi-dsrkness. A hearty
cry goes up from those crowded together
on the beach. The mists have cleared
away from the moon, and she can ssi
as well ss those eager watchers that the
(ive black spots that were upon the rig
ging are no longer there.
They have been successful, then, sc
far. They have taken those five half
dead creatures into the blessed lifeboat
Surely, if the rescuers could go through
such a sea In safety, they can return.
A blessed relief comes to her, so sharp
ly, so unpreparedly, that she almost give
way beneath it. The good ship, indeed,
is gone! Where the black, indistinct masi
stood a minute since, now all is bare
there la but aea and sky, and the metnofj
of It! But the lifeboat stiU lives.
Every onward dash of the tempestuont
waves drives the lifeboat the more sure
ly Into shelter, until at laat It touchei
ground. A hundred eager hands an
stretched out to prevent the returning
wave from carrying it backward, some ol
the men, more adventurous than the rest,
rush into the surging tide up to theii
waists and selxe the boat and drag it for
cibly into safety.
Dysart, springing to land, helps out th
rescued men, now exhausted by fear and
exposure one of them, indeed, has faint
ed but there are kindly, arms open to
receive them and kindly voices to bid
them welcome and to praise the God ol
sea and land for ' their delivery from
death this night.
With a hurried wave of the hand h
turns abruptly away from the cheerini
crowd and the dancing torchlights, and
makes his way through the heavy dark
ness toward the small pathway that wit
lead to the road above. Stumbling, un
certain, and feeling altogether exhausted
he nevertheless finds it, and puts out hit
hand to grope for the rock that he knows
stands at the right side of it, where thf
"Good heavens, what Is this? Hf
tarts violently, and then his fingers fast
en with almost convulsive energy ovet
the small cold hand that has been thrust
into his. A sharp little cry break
through the darkness, and then the cold
hand Is hurriedly withdrawn, and twe
arms are thrown round him, and cling tc
him with passionate vehemence.
"It Is you youl And you are safe!
Oh, Sea ton! Oh, thank heaven, thank
Whose voice U it? Not ra's? Vera.
nd yet the clinging arms .. e warm, liv
ing, and genuine; the sobbing voice h
real; a small disheveled head Is very clost
to him very! What has happened? Hai
ae gone mad?
He is ghastly pale, white aa the death
from which he has but Just now so nar
rowly escaped, and across his right tem
ple there Is a slight stresk of blood, still
wet. This adds to his pallor. Vera, see
ing it, shudders violently, and involun
tarily, almost unconsciously, lifts hei
hand, and presses her handkerchief tc
"Speak!" says he, and now the word
Is a command. It rings sharply. Then
Is a very anguish of doubt in his tone,
and his eyes, burning into hers, are s
full of desperate question, thst they ut
terly unnerve her.
The strain of the past terrible hourt
haa been too severe, and now she sinki
beneath it. She bursts into tears.
"Oh, yes, yes, yes!" she cries, giving
him thus vaguely the answer he requires.
In a moment bia arms are round ber,
crushing her against his heart. To him
those Incoherent words are full of sweet
est mesnlng. Yes. she loves him. Whc
hall tell the joy this knowledge bring
him joy thst is almost pain?
"Darting, darling!" whispers he, softly
And then after a little while. "I am too
aappy. I do not know what to say. I
:annot speak." And then again, "May
I Mse TO" , . ' ,
He does not wait for permission, bul
presses his lips to here dear lips, that
kiss him back again, with honest, heart
When a man dies, for years the light
he leaves behind him lies on the paths
It is a mistake to be forever copying
Forgiveness Is a high quality, an ex
Loving1 deer's alone make live devo
Every brave man is a man or "is
Chastity, like- the bubble on the top
of the stream, once broken is one
Persons with gray or blue eyes J have
keener vision than those with brown or
SatE-colored eyes, and their s.ght Is
There is a great difference between be
ing in the world and having the world
mus Let a ship be in the water and
It is all right, but let the water be In
the ship and down she goes.
A good intention clothes itself with
PThere Is more of equity In politeness
than law. . .
A grateful dog Is better than an un
Mountains of difficulty always ap
pear steeper at a distance. -
Our drifting dreams furnish no flt
tmg for the reality of the rapids.
belong to every thinking;, . ..
Nsws Will Boras J.
"No matter how engrossing the en
tertainment may be, news, and asps
dally war paws, cannot be kept oat of
auy public building," said an experi
enced theatrical manager. "I could
give you some most striking Instances
from my own experience of what I say.
I hava seen a big audience convulsed
with laughter at tt o'clock, but through
a mar whisper of a great outside ca
lamity that circulated . through the
house, with almost the rapidity ot tel
egraphy, that same audience baa been
both restless, universally grave of face,
and absolutely inattentive to the very
culminating point of fun on the stage.
And the singular thing la that actors
who have never left the stage have,
through the medium of whispers,
among the band or from the stalls,
known all that the original messenger
of evil had to tell. air. Spurgeon once
told me that he bad known this same
thing' precisely to occur ' during the
course of a religious service, and when
a vast congregation were on their
knees. He gave me the tuna and place,
and explained how, from the whisper
of a doorkeeper, a kneeling concourse
of thousands knew the whole story of
n national crisis In an incredibly short
Ice will reach a lower temperature
than 32 degrees If the temperature fit
the air la leaa than that It will take
practically the temperature of the at
mosphere. Liquid hydrogen la transparent, and
the lightest as well as the coldest liquid
known, a cork sinking in it like lead.
A whitish substance seen at the bottom
of the vessel on Prof. De-war's first ex:
blbltlon was really solid air .or air Ice.
The multiplication of new compounds
in organic chemistry Is something ap
pAlng. In 1883 the total number of
carbon compounds recorded waa 10,000.
but a newly revised list by Dr. M. M.
Rlchter enumerates not less than
7,(KX. and the end seems yet far off!
A Canadian engineer has Invented a
foghorn in which the noise is produced
by half a dozen clappers striking a
gong and actuated by electro-magnets.
A dynamo, supplied with power by a
naphtha engine, furnishes the current
About 000 strokes per second fall upon
the gong, thus producing a practically
continuous sound, and this Is magnified
and governed m direction by a mega
phone. A small model of the horn is
said to have made Itself audible ..at a
distance of twp miles.
Recent Investigation of the old prob
lem of the diffusion of tin over eastern
Kurope and Asia Minor In prehistoric
times, leads to the conclusion that
about a thousand years before Christ
the tin of the British. Isles waa carried
overland to the Aegean Sea. The In
vention of the anchor led about 2.700
years ago to the opening of a marine
route between England and the eastern
end of the Mediterranean, and then the
Phrygians controlled the tin trade with
their ships. The short summer nights
of North Britain were among the won
ders that Greeks talked of In the days
According to the recent studies of
Slgnor De Sanctlc. of Turin, children
negln to dream before their fourth year,
but are unable to recall dreams before
the age of 4 or 5. This age, he con
fides. Is that at which a child first be
routes distinctly conscious of self.
Aged people dream less frequently and
less vividly than the young. Women's
dreams are more frequent, more vivid
and better remembered than those of
men. Criminals and delinquents dream
much less frequently and much less
vividly than other people. Two-thirds
.f the most depraved criminals exam
ined by Slgnor De Sanctis were never
conscious of dreaming. This is ascribed
to lack of mental activity.
Studies of the planet Jupiter during
the opposition of 1809 have afforded
some new figures concerning Its rate.
or rather rates, of rotation. These fig
ures do not affect the round numbers
In which the equatorial velocity of Ju
piter's rotation is usually stated, via.,
about 28,000 miles per houh. But they
furnish additional proof that the' mo
tions visible on the great planet s sur
face are not uniform from year to year.
Since the spring of 1897 the equatorial
region appears to have experienced an
acceleration of velocity. Relatively to
the surface some 30 degrees north or
toutb. Jupiter's equator rushes ahead
with hurricane speed, between 200,and
300 miles an hour In itself a sufficient
Indication that what telescopes show of
Jupiter Is not a solid crust but layers
,nd masses of restless vapors.
Women la Brasll aal Japan.
The legislative bodies of Brazil and
ti im 11 nreaent a rather striking con-
in their nollcies toward the move
ment for therf reedotn of women. The
lenate of Brazil has under considera
tion a bill to authorise women to prac
:lce the learned professions, and the
lapanese parliament has Just passed a
new press law which prohibits women
from becoming publishers or editors
an the ground that "the discharge of
such work by females Is neither be
coming nor desirable."
Berlin la to have a network f un
lergreund railways. It ! expected that
two years wlU suffice, as la the case of
Budapest, for completing, tt.
About Fingers Cave.
Plngal's Cave, the wonderful grotto
n the southwest coast of the Island of
Staffs, about seven miles off the west
coast of Mull, Scotland, la 212 feet deep.'
83 feet wide at the entrance, aad 22
feet wide at Its Inner end. At the open
ing it Is 60 feet high, and the walls meet
In a beautiful arch above basaltic pil
lars which flank It on both sides. The
floor of the care is the sea. and at low
tide the water la 20 feet deep. There
are many stalactites of various beauti
ful tints between the pillars of dark
gray basalt. The cave can be readily
entered by small boats excepting at ex
tremely high tide.. It probably takes Its
same from Pingal. the legendary hero
ef OaaUe poetry.
MIOHTIggT OF BLACKSMITHS.
ffnbnl Cain Was Not tnn Karllcnt Baaits
f Warn ttm la Bacons.
Ob the. banks of: the Tigris, three
ifths of a mile south of Nineveh, at
the village of XlmrodV'a place proline
In ancient relics, that haa been worked
for the laat ten years, baa Just been
discovered a copper smithy. Four bur
led cities exist here and In one of them,
Investigated ' by '--a - commission from
the University of Pennsylvania, this
smithy waa found. Its owner plied
his trade at least. 4,750 yeara before
Tubal Cain, who waa the father of ore
and forge work, according to the Bi
ble, and with more skill and knowl
edge of the arte than the-latter. Won
derfully -preserved machines and. tools
were found with the smithy; also a
collection of clay tablets founjf In the
shops covered with cuneiform writ
ing, revealing Information .'respecting
the age. development" and" scope of the
business and 'other data - .
The busipess waa' founded- by Ham
Jau, and was carried '"on - through
thirty-two generations of the family.
ach owner not only studied the prac
tical part of his-business, ' but was
versed In mathematics.' .rawing and
physical phenomena and. the laws of
nature, which ; Tatter he . studied to
bring the business to perfection. One
of the slates bore the admonition not
to use sine - or other .metals In the
manufacture ef copkjpg, utensils and
water vessels, because by law of na
ture not understood the. stronger met
al, copper,, bas.'a disturbing effect on
the weaker metals. We know, now
that this phenomenon Is the galvanic
0irrent produced at the points of con
tact between the copper and the sine
or other electrically opposed metals,
and that It la this electrical current
that accelerates oxidation at the points
of contact Hamjau exhorts his suc
cessors to perfect themselves In the
practical part of the buxlness as well
as In the theoretical part One of the
machines baa a striking resemblance
to a machine used to-day for the bend
ing of metal booxs and rings -and no
doubt was used for a similar purpose.
For tbe making of gutters, pipes and
cylinders the instructions are detailed.
-New York Press.'-- - .
GOOSE HUNTING IN MARYLAND
How the Gunners Go. About It Alonir
tae Chesapeake's Shores.
There Is fine wild goose hunting a
Sharp's Island, Maryland, according to
tbe Baltimore Sun. A .blind In the
form of a pit Is made lu lbe sand on
shore near where tbe geese and swans
are known to rest and feed. White
woolen blankets are spread : lu .ami
around tbe blind to 'make it comfort
able, and corn is strewn within thirty
yards of It.' After nightfall, the hunt
ers hide themselves In the pit. strap-,
ping up In white blankets which-cannot
be detected -by- the .prater fowjs fKUH"
tbe white sand of the beach. ' Absolutf
silence Js.nialntafned.':' ;7T' "'"
From far out in the. .bay "oSmfs the
familiar "honk, honk,"' of the lncomfrig
flock; and the hunters get down low.ln
the pit The geese alight near the end
of the beach, and soon are lu shallow
feeding water. The "watch, .goose,"
which Is always a gander,-and .which
never seems to eat -or -sleep, makes a
reconnots8ance In advance of the flock
and find?. the corn..- If,' after a closeJn
spection pt the surroundings, he is sat
isfied of safety, he calls tbe flock., and
it eagerly responds. The geese, loom
ing up In the night, look as big as os
triches from the blind. "When within
range tbe signal to fire is given In pan
tomime by the leader of tbe hunters,
and something happens when the. big
No. 8 guns boom.
Some geese are killed outright others
are wounded so they cannot fly, and
those unhurt take to Instant flight. As
they rise another volley is poured into
the flock.. The dead and wounded birds
are retrieved by trained Chesapeake
bay dogs. If the hunters have them;
otherwise by the hunters themslves,
wbo rush Into tbe icy water, pursuing
first tbe wounded fowls and afterward
picking np the dead ones. This ends
tbe shooting from that blind that night.
At times there Is a cold," tiresome,
all-night wait with no results. No. 8
guns and the best ammunition are
used. The sheila are loaded with six
or seven drams of powder and with
from two to three ounces of B. B. chlU
ed shot. .' -
Who Waa Shoe?
A duel was once fought by two men
named Sbott and Nott Nott was shot
and Shott was not. In this case It is
better to be Shott than Nott. There
waa a rumor that Nott was not shot,
but that Sbott was. shot notwithstand
ing. -Circumstantial evidence . Is not
always good. On trial It might ap
pear that the shot Sbott shot shot Nott.
or It might be possible that the shot
Sbott abot shot Shott himself, when
the whole affair would be frs at first,
and Short would be shot and Nott
would be not We think, however, that
the shot Shott 'shot shot not Shott, but
Nott; any way. It la hafdto tell who
was shot , --
Mormon Marriages In'Mexloo.
Tbe laws of Mexico provide that a
t-slormon who wishes to take a second
wife must present a certificate signed
by his first helpmeet to the effect that
she la willing; and be must also have
the express consent of the second wlfr
and her parents.
Bow He Got Ahead'.
"It's strange," sighed tbe trolley con
ductor, "bow when two boys start out
with equal' chances, one of tLem Is
bound to forge ahead while the ot he
lags behind. There was Jim; Jim anil
I were, fast frleuds as youths, but look
at me now. Equal as our chances wen
Jim is ahead "
"What ie be doing?" asked the pas
senger who had paid bis fare.
"He's tbe motor man np front Did
I get your nickel?" Bang! Clatter!
"Edmund placeT Bang! Clatter! Ting-a-ling.
"Tea, air. It's strange." Detro!'
A theory that has neither faith' nor
trust hi its foundation doesn't amount
to very much.
Happy la the bride the sun shines on
IX gha isn't afraid of free Idea,
I FORMINO A PARTNERSHIP. f
FORMINQ A PARTNERSHIP.
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N a summer morning a young
man turned down a Yarmouth
row. He waa a handsome young
fellow, somewhat shabbily dressed, and
as be walked he carelessly took stock
of his surroundings.
Near tbe bottom ef the row a win
dow was open, and by a geranium that
bloomed in a pot the first and only
flower he bad seen, a girl was leaning
lightly on ber elbow.
- la the opposite doorway a woman,
with a red face and brandishing a
broom In her hand, was barring the
entrance against a herculean man In an
"I ax ag'ln, John Wade," ahouted he
of the oily, "If you're a-going to sear
"An" I tell you ag'ln. skipper." re
plied a dogged voice from tbe Interior,
"I ain't a-goln' to sea."
"Tben," cried the giant wildly,
"what am I to do? Here's the wessel
ready to sail, an' you a-nulkln. Bnt
as sure as my name Is Bill Thompson
I'll police ye."
The girl at the window, wbo seemed
used to such scenes, smiled. Looking
up at ber, and seeing for the first time
that she was In deep mourning, the
young man smiled also.
"Am I of any user be said to the
wearer of the oily. "I want a Job."
"If you're ready an' wlllln. my lad,"
he said, "you're of use. But If you
aiB't, you ain't. D'ye want a berth?"
"I want everything," answered the
young man In a low tone. "I'm home
less and penniless. But I'm a lands
man." "That ain't a bit o' ' consequence
What d'ye say? Will ye go? TIs for
"I don't care If it's tor eight years!
There's nothing to stop me hero."
"Come on, then." cried the delighted
fisherman. . "But stop what's your
name, my lad?"
' ;John Smith," was the answer; and
his hesitation escaped the skipper.
. Well, Smith, for fear of accidents
some one bad better rnke your moiey.
Who'll ye leave It with V
' The young juan again looked up at
the Window. a.t the. sweet, pure face
above him. Tbe gaze of tbe rough sea
gloat beside him followed his glance.
' "Oh. I see," be exclaimed; "vou're
goto? to take it miss. Well, you know
where, to go. Old Tom Price is fho
owner, an' the name of tbe wessel is '
the Saucy Lass. Come on. Smith, no
more hankyin. Your sweetheart 'nil
take yonr money." And he seized the !
aewly shipped by the arm. j
"No. no," she cried. In confusion. "I
do not know the gentleman. I I " ,
But already Smith, with the hsnd of ,
tbe skipper on bis arm, bad been hur
ried but of earshot and before she
could reach the door the two had van
ished down the row.
Eight ' weeks later a young min.
bronzed and hearty, stood on Tar
mouth quay. It was John Smith. His
ea rig had given place to a decent suit
of clothes, and be seemed pondering
which wayto go.
At last he wandered away to tbe
seashore. Finding a spot where pale
blue violets lay low among tbe sea
grass, he flung himself down aad pulled
out an envelope. It contained a post
office order wrapped la a sheet of note
paper, and on this waa written "Kath
arine Perry." The amount was tbe
sum due to him on his pay card.
He had been to the house, but found
her gene. Yet here was his money left
by her in this form. I
On bis homeward path be stopped to '
buy a morning paper. It was the rule '
at Yarmouth to allow news time to
mature before it was distributed, and
Smith was handed the Standard with
a short bark. Quite undisturbed he
began to look It over. Suddenly be
caught his breath; bis gaze waa riveted
OB an advertisement that read thus:
- "George Neal Is earnestly requested
to communicate with Messrs. Furrr?-ss '
k Wapp, solicitors, Lincoln's Ian Fields,
where he will bear something to bis
advantage. Any person knowing of
the whereabouts of the said G. N. and
communicating tbe same to the above
Irm will be suitably rewarded."
Before noon that day John Smith, bad
shaken the dust of Yarmouth from his
feet and was on bis way to London.. Aa
be burst into the office a carefully
dressed old gentleman wearing a palt
of gold-rimmed glasses stepped for
ward to greet him. This he did by
nearly shaking his arm off.
"Why, my dear George," he cried,
"how glad I am to see you! We have
been advertising for you all over tbe
country. How Is It you haven't seen
our advertisement before?"
In a few words tne young man told
his tale.- The old solicitor listened with
much Interest, then bis face grew
"So you have not heard the news, i
my boy," he said. "Your undo Is
"Dead!" repeated George Neal, sadly,
"and we parted In anger merely be
cause I refused to follow the profes
sion he had chosen for me."
"If we thought oftcner of the kins
of terrors there would be fewer
.quarrels," said the lawyer kindly, Vbut
he, too, was very sorry, George, though
when you bear the rest you may think
be took an odd way of showing It I
was called in to draw up a fresh will.
j Subject to one condition, he made his
property over to you."
- "And that condition r
"Excuse me a moment" said Mr.
Fnrneas looking at bis watch. "I ex-
t a lady here presently; let as step
to mjr private room."
"Aad that condition?" said George
Neal. firmly. '
"New, my dear boy," said the law
yer, "don't fire up. You have bad your
way. let the dead man have his. In
some lirtle misearble seaport on the
east coast yonr uncle had what nearly
every successful maa has nowadays
a poor relation. It came to his kaowl
edge that this poor relatlou bad died
and left a daughter. This waa quite
enough for your uncle, and he made It
a requisite condition that you marry
her. The lady's name Is "
"Stop!" With bis face expressing all
the bitterness he felt the young men
Footsteps had been coming nearer
every moment, and Involuntarily Neat's
face turned to the door. The clerk
came first then tbe lawyer, with old
fashioned courtesy, came forward tc
Intercept the visitor.
"Miss Kate Perry," he said, "and
this, my dear young lady, la George
Neat" All the blood that waa In Neat's
body rushed to bis face. He stood
grasping at tbe back of bis chair, un
able to utter a word. Tben the little
hand that the lawyer held started, trem
bling so violently that It attracted Mr.
Furness' attention, and he hastily led
her to a chair. "It la possible." he
said, "that my Introduction comes a
trifle late. Am I wrong in this sur
mise?" "I I." stammered Kate. "Mr. Smith."
then Bhe stopped, blushing deeply.
At last George Neat's tongue was un
tied and be hastened to tbe rescue.
"I have met this young lady before,"
he said, "under very singular circim
stancesi we now meet under circum
stances stranger still. An explanation
Is due to ber, and If you will give a lit
tle time to explain " .
"Certainly, certainly," said Mr. Fur
ness, rubbing his hands. "Take all the
time you require. I am quite. content
to let Cupid take my place aa media
tor," and with a beaming face be
bowed himself out.
When It seemed to the - despairing
clerk that the best part of tbe day bad
gone. Mr. Furness ' went back to his
strangely met visitors.
: "May I hope," he said, gently, "that
the explanation has not been a tire
"No," said George, with a glowing
face. "To me It hasn't I have offered
my dear Kate the property without In
cumbrance. But she has refused to ac
cept It on any such terms. What are
we to dor
"My advice." said the old lawyer, "Is
to go Into partnership. And If tbe
wishes of a dry bit of legal parchment
who had a love dream once, can fol
low you far. they win repeat good luck
and much happiness."
Washincton'a Negro Population.
Although not geneially known, it It
nevertheless a fact that Washington,
the fourteenth city of the Union In
point of population, contains the great
est negro population of them all. There
are more negroes In Washington than
In any other city of the Union, not ex
cepting the great cities of St Louis,
Baltimore and New Orleans, all situ
ated in former slave Statea, and, ex
cepting New Orleans, with more than
double its population. There axe near
ly three times as many black people In
Washington as St Louis. Washington
contains more than double the number
of negroes counted among New York'i
Millions for Baowsbedaw
Thirty-two miles of snowsheds, cost
ing $61 a foot or a total of $10,813,440.
represents the price one transconti
nental railway had to pay before it
could run Its trains over the Rocky
Mountain division of Its road. That
waa merely the first cost; since that
outlay fully $1,000,000 has been spent
annually In keeping the sheds In re
Jalr and the exposed tracks free fron
Old-Tims 8nr ;ery.
A grim souvenir of an old-time war
waa .on view In a cutler's window In
tbe east end of London recently. It Is
an ebony-handled saw. which, accord
ing to the Inscription on a brass plate
attached to the Instrument was used
by a snrgeon of the British army to
amputate the Umba of wounded sol
diers at -Blenheim. Malplaquet and
Walter girls In Munich restaurant
work 14 to 16 hours a day without o
single holiday all the year round.
Too Great a Task.
Mackliu, the actor 'and dramatist
once boasted In tbe presence of Samuel
Foote that he had brought bis memory
to such a state of perfection, through
severe training, that he could "learn
anything by rote on hearing It once."
Foote scribbled on a card for a few
minutes and tben passed the card to
Macklln, asking blm to read aud repeat
what was written. This was tbe far
rago: "She went Into the garden to cut
a cabbage leaf to make an apple pie,
when a great she bear coming np the
street pops Its bead Into the shop.
'What! no soap? So.he died, and she
very Imprudently married the barber;
and there were present the Plnlnnles
and the Jobllllles not the Garyulles and
the grand panjandrum himself with
the little round button at top, and they
all fell a-playlng tbe game of catch as
catch can till the gunpowder ran out ef
the beela ef their boots." It Is needless
to remark that Macklin's memory did
mot stand the teat Boston Transcript
Rp. Br. Caiman
Jeett Wht Religion rtoea For the
Jroloncmtlan of Unutiin l.lfe .lleliglun
Is Mnt m Hearse Cnree the Health a
I-oaltive Christian Un.y.
W Asms atom, D. C. This sermor. of lr
Talmage preseuts a gospel for tills lite as
well as the next aud shows what religion
does for the prolongation of earthly xlst
enoe: text. Psalm xoi., 16, "With long lire
will I satisfy him."
Through the mistake ot Us friends relig
ion has been ehlerly associated with sick
beds and graveyards. The whole subject
to many people is odorous with chlorine
aod carbollo aeid. There are people who
eannot pronounce t ie word religion with
oat bearing in it the clipping chisel ot the
tombstone cutter. It is higU limn that this
thing were ebanued and that rellglou, iu
stead ot being represented as a hearse to
carry out the dead, should be represented
as a chariot In which tbe living are to tri
umph. Beligion, so far from subtracting froic
one's vitality, is a glorious addition. It is
sensitive, curative, hygienic. It is good
for the eyes, good for tbe ears, good for
the spleen, good for tbe digestion, good
for tbe nerves, good for the masoles. Wnen
David, In another part of tbe Psalms, prays
tbat religion may be dominant, he does
not speHk of it as a mild sickness or au
emaciation or ao attack of moral and
spiritual crump. He speak ot It as "the
saving health ot all nations," while God in
tbe text promises longevity to the pious,
saying, "With long life will I satisfy him."
The tact Is that men and women die too
soon. It is high time that religion joined
the band of medical science in attempting
to Improve human longevity. Adam lived
930 years; Methuselah lived 1)69 years. As
late In tbe history ot the world as Vespa
sian there were at one time in his empire
forty-five people 135 years old. So far down
as tbe sixteenth century Peter Zartan died
at 185 years of age. I do not say tbat relig
ion will ever take tbe race baok to ante
diluvian longevity, but I do say that tbe
length of human life will be greatly im
proved. It Is said In Iaiah Ixv., 20. "The child
shall die 100 years old." Now, If, accord
ing to Scripture, tbe child Is to be 100
years old may not tbe men and women
reach to 300 aof400 and 500? Tbe fact Is
that we are mere dwarfs and skeletons
compared with some ot tbe generations
that are to come. Take tbe African race.
They have been nnder bomiage for cen
turies. Qlve them a chance, and they de
velop a Tonssalnt l'Ouvorture. And It the
white race shall be brought out from under
the serfdom of sin what shall be the body,
what shall be tbe soul? Religion tins only
just touched our world. Give It full power
for a few centuries, and wbo can tell what
will be the strength of man and the boautj
of woman and tbe longevity of all?
My design is to show that practical re
ligion is tbe friend of longevity. I prove
It, first, from the fact that it makes tbe
ears of our health a positive Christian
duty. Whether we shall keep early or late
hours, whether we shall take food digest
able or indlgestable, whether thereshall be
thorough or incomplete mastication, are
questions very often referred to the roalm
of whimsicality, but the Christian man
lifts this whole problem of henltb into tbe
accountable and tbe Divine. Hesays, '-God
has given me this body, and He has culled
It the temple of tbe Holy Ghost, and to jl
face Its altars or mar l -walla orere'm Me
Its pillars Is a God defying sacrilege." He
sees God's ealigrapby In every patre ana
tomical and physiological. He says, "God
has given me a wonderful body for nohle
fmrposes." That arm with thirty-two cur
ous bones wielded by forty-six curious
muscles, and all under the brain's teleg
raphy 350 pounds ot blood rushing
through tbe heart every hour, the heart In
twenty-four hours beating 100,000 times,
during tbe same time the lungs taking in
fifty-seven hogsheads of air. and all this
mechanism not more mighty than delicate
and easily disturbed and demolished.
The Christian man says to himself, "If I
hurt my nerves, it I hurt my brain, if I
hurt any of my physical faculties, I Insult
God and call for dire retribution." Wtiy
dld God tell the Levites not to offer to Him
In sacrlSce animals imperfect and diseased?
He meant to tell us in all the ages that we
are to offer to God our very best physical
condition, and a man who through irregular
or gluttonous eating ruins bis health is not
ottering to God sncb a sacrifice. Whv did
Paul write tor his cloak at Troas? Why
should such a great man as Paul be anx
ious about a thing so insignificant as an
overcoat? It was because he knew Hint
with pneumonia and rhematism he would
not be worth halt as much to God and the
church as with respiration easy an 1 fojt
When It becomes a Christian duly to Inks
eare of our health, is not the whole ten
dency toward longevity? It I toss my
watob about recklessly aud drop it on the
pavement and wind It up at any time of
day or nlgbt 1 happen to think of It. an. I
often let It run down, while you are eare ul
with your watch and never abuse it aud
wind it up just at tbe same hour every
night and put it lu a place where it will
not suffer from the violent changes ot at
mosphere, which watch will lust the
longer? Common sense answers. Now,
tbe human body Is God's watch. You see
the bands ot the watob. You see the fare
of the watch, but the beating of the heart is
the ticking of the watch. Ob, be careful
aod do not let it run down!
again, I remark tbat practical rellgioh
Is a frlead of longevity in the fact that it
Is a protest against dissipations which in
jure and destroy the health. Bad men
and women live a very short life. Their
sins kill them. I know hundreds of good
old men, but I do not know half a do7..m
bad old men. Why? They do not got ol I.
Lord Byron died at Mlssolonghi at thirty
six years of age, himself his own Mnzeppa,
his unbridled pnsslons the horse that
dashed with him into the desert. E Igar
A. Poe died at Baltimore nt Ibirty-eigtit
years of age. Tne black rnven tlmt
alighted on his bust above his ciinmuer
door wns delirium tremens.
Only this and nothing more.
Napoleon Bonapnrle lived only just be
yond midlife, then died at St. Helena, and
one of his doctors said that bis dL-teasn wus
Induced by excessive snuffing. The hero
of Austerlitz, tbe man who by one step of
his foot in the center ot Europe shook the
earth, killed by a anuffhox. On, how many
people we have known who have not lived
out half their days because ot their dissi
pations and indulgences. Now practical
religion Is a protest against nil dissipation
of any kind.
"But," you say, "professors of religion
have fallen, professors of relllon have got
drunk, professors of religion have misap
propriated trust funds, professors of relig
ion have absconded." Yes, but thny throw
away their religion before they did tln lr
morality. If a man on a White Hlnf line
steamer bound for Liverpool in mid-At-lantle
jumps overboard and is drowned, is
tbat anything against tbe White star line's
capacity to take tbe man acro.ss the oeeiin?
And If a man jumps over tbe gunwale of
bis religion aod goes down never to rise Is
tbat any reason tor your believing that re
ligion has no capacity to take the man
clear through? In tbe one ease If lie hnd
kept to the steamer bis body would hnvn
been saved; In tbe other rase if he Imd kept
to his religion his morals would have been
There are aged people who would have
been dead twenty-five years ago but for
the defenses and the equipoise of religion.
You have no more natural resistance than
hundreds of people wbo lie in the ceme
teries to-day slain by their own vices. The
doctors made their ease-as kind and pleas
ant aa they could, and it was called con
gestion of tbe brain or something else, but
the snakes and tbe bine files tbat seemed
to erawl over the pillow In tbe sight or the
delirious patient showed what was the
matter with him. You, tbe aged Christian
nan, walked along by tbat unhappy oue
nttl yoa came to tbe golden pillar of tbe
unnstlan lite, ton went so me njm; ne
Went to the left. Tbat Is all the difference
between you. Oh. it this religion is a pro
test against all forms of dissipation then It
Is aa Illustrious friend ot longevity! "With
long life will I satisfy blm."
A rain, religion is a friend of lonirc-vity In
.be fu-t tbat it takes the worry out of our
te-aporalitles. It is not work that kills
men; It Is worry. When a mnu beeoinos a
eenuine Christian, be inakis over lo God
Hot only bis affections, but his family, bis
business, his reputation, his body, bia
mind, his soul everything. Industrious
I'o will be, but never worrying, because
Bod is managing his affairs. How can he
worry about business when in answer to
Ids pravers God tells him when to buy and
when to sell, and, it be gala, that is best
and, it he lose, tbat Is best?
Supr0'" vou uadasupernatura! neighbor
jrho oama in and said:. "Sir, I want you to
en II on ne in every exigency. I am ynur
fast friend. I could tall back on 20.000.
D00. I hold tbe controlling stock lu thirty
of tbe best monetary Institutions ot this
country. Whenever you are in any trouble
ea'l on me, and I will help you. You can
have my money, and you can have my in
fluence. Here is my hand in pledge of it."
How innob would vou worry about bu-d-ness?
Why, you would say, "I'll do the
beet I can, and then I'll depend on my
friend's generosity for tbe rest."
Mow, more man tbat is promised to
very Christian business man. God says
to blm: "I own New York and London and
St. Petersburg and Pekin, and Australia,
aud California are Mine. I can foresee a
panic 1000 years. 1 have all the resource
of the universe, and I am your fust friend.
When you get In business troulile or any
other trouble, call on Me, and I will be!.
Here is My hand in pledge ot omnipotent
deliverance." How much should tbat
man worry? N t much. What lion will
dare to put his paw on that Dnnlal? is
there not rest in this? is there not an
eternal vacation in this?
""Oh," you say, "here Is a man who asked .
God tor a blessing in a certain enterprise,
and he lost t5000 in It. Explain tlmt." "I
will. Yonder is a factory, aud one wheel
is goiug north and the other wheel is go
ing south, and one wheel laterally and the
other plays vertically. I go to tbe manu
facturer, and Isay: "Oh, mnnufnctnrer,
your machinery Is a contradiction. Why
do yon not make all tbe wheels go one
way?" " Well," be savs, "I irmde tbem to
go in opposite directions on purpose, and
they produce the right result. You go
down stairs and examine the carpets we
are turning out In this establishment and
you will see." I go down on tbe other
floor, and I see tbe carpets, and 1 am
obliiteJ to confess that tbougli the wheels
In tlmt factory go in opposite directions
they tnrn out a beautiful result, and while
I am standing there looking at the exquis
ite fabric an old Scripture passage comes
into my mind "All tilings work together
for good to tbem who love God." Is there
not rest iu that? Is tbere not tonic in
that? Is there not longevity in that?
Suppose a man is all the time worried
4lout bU reputation. One munsays be lies,
another says he Is stupid, another says be
is dishonest, and half a dozen priuting es
tablishments attack him, aud lie is In a
great state fit excitement aud worry and
fume and citnuot sloop, but religion comes
to bim and says: "Man, God is on your
side; He will take enre of your reputation.
It God be for your, wbo c iq be ugulnst
you?" How much r honld that man worry
aboat his reputation? Not much. It that
broker who some years ago in Wall street,
after lie had lost money, sat ilo-vn and
wrote a farewell letter to his wife before
he blew his braius out; if lusteadof taking
out ot his poaket a pistol he bad taken ort
a well read New Testament, there would
have been one less suicide. Oh, nervous and
feverish people of the world, try this al
mighty sedative! Yon will live twenty-five
? rears longer under its soothing power. It
snot chloral that you want or morphine
that you want; It is tbe gospel of Jesus -..
Christ. "With long life will I satisfy him.""
v Again, practical religion Is a friend of
lougevity In tbe fact tbat It removes all
corroding care about a future existence.
Every man wants to know what is to be
come of bim. If you get on board a rail
train, you want to know at what depot it
is going to stop. If you get on board a
ship, you want to know Into what harbor
It Lh going to run, aud it you should tell
me you have no Interest lu what is to be
your futnri destiny I would in as polite
a wny as I know how tell you I did not be
lieve you. Before I had this mntter settled
with reference to my future existence, the
question almost worried nui into ruined
health. The nnxieties men have upon this
suhject put together would make a martyr
dom. This is a stale of awful unhealthi
ness. There are people who fret them
selves to death for fear of dying.
Accept tbat sacrifice and quit worrying
Take tbe tonic, the inspiration, tbe long
evity ot this truth. Keligion is sunshine;
that Is health. Religion Is fresh nlr and
pure water; they are healthy. R illgiou is
warmth; that is healthy. Ask all the doc
tors, and thev will toil you that a quiet
conscience and pleasant anticipations are
bygienle. I offer you perfect peace now
Well, you defeat me in my three export
ments. I have only one more to make, and
if you defeat me in that I am exhausted,
A mighty oue on a knoll bnck of Jerusulem
one day, tbe skies filled with forked light
nlngs and the earth with volcanic disturb
ances, turned His pale and agonized fnoe
toward the heavens and said: "I take the
sins and sorrows of tbe ages into My own
heart. I am the expiation. Witness earth
and heaven and hell, I nm the expln'.lou."
And the hummer struck Him and the spears
punctured Him, and heaven thundered,
f'Tbe wages of sin is dent hi" "The soul
that sinneth It shall die!" "I will hy
ho means clear tbe luiltyl" Then
there was silence for hnlf an honr, and
the lightnings were drawn back Into the
scabbard of the sky and the earth censed
to quiver and all the colors of the sky be
gan to shift themselves luto a rainbow
woven out of the falling tears of Jesus, and
there wns red an of the bloodsheilding, and
tbere was blue as of tbe bruising, and there
was green ns of the hesveuly foliage, and
there was orange ns of the day dawn. And
along the line of the blue I saw the words,
"I was bruised for their Iniquities." And
along the line of the red I saw the words,
"The blood of Jeus Christ cleausetb from
all sin." And nlonir the Hue of the green
I saw the words, "The leaves of the tree ol
life for tbe healing of tbe nations." And
along the line of tbe orange I saw the
words, "The day spring from on high Imtb
What do you want In the future worldr
Toll me, and you shall hare It. Orchards?
There are tbe trees with twelve manner of
fruits, yielding fruit every month. Water
scenery? There is the river of life, fro n
under the throne of God, clear as crystal
and tbe sea of glass mingled with lire. Do
you want music? There is the oratorio of
the Creation led on by Adam, and the ora
torio of tbe Itnd Sea led on by Moses, and
theoratorio of the M-ssiali led on by St.
Paul, while the archangel, with swinging
baton, controls the one hundred and forty
four thousand wbo make tin the orchestra.
Do ycu want reunion? There are your
dead children waiting to kiss you, waiting
to embrace you, waiting lo twist garlands
in your hair. You nave been nccurtomed
to open the door on this side t!ieseiiile!n-r.
I open the door on the other side t'a
epulcber. You huve been nccuslo'ned to
walk In tho wet grass on the top of the
grave, I show you the. nuderside of I ho
grave. The bottom has fallen ont, and the
long rope with which the pallliearers let
down your dead let th.-n i ar throuu'll
Into heaven, tytory be to Ood for Hits
robust, healthy religion, it will have u
tendency to make ou live loug in this
world, and in the world to come you will
have eternal life. "iVitU Ion;; life will i
What we lack is not more talents -but
more purpose with those we have.
The superior man has neither anxiety
nor fear. When internal examination
discovers nothing wrong, what is there
to be anxious abeut what is there to
Ornament is aa substance and sub
stance Is as ornament. The hide of a
tiger or leopard stripped of its hair is
like the hide of a dog or goat stripped
of its hair.
A blackbird will stand at the side
nf a hanfrinr wasn'a nesr'and dpfiber-
J ately tear it to pieces in order to. get
I at the larvae, aparently undisturbed
I by the swarm of angry Insects.
j Michigan and Kentucky are about
I to try- to have laws passed tQ.. utilise
convicts In improving the public Yoads.
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