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B. F. SCHWEIER,
THE CONSTITUTIONTHE UHIOH AND THE ENFORCED EOT OF THE LAWS.
Editor and Proprietor.
VOL. LI V
MIFF JjINTOWX, JUNIATA COUNTY, PENN., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 1900.
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i " CHARLOTTE
CHAPTEH II Continued.)
jjuW caa I teach them when I know
SotbiDg?" she asked.
"l'oa hare plenty of knowledge, and
ben It fail I will supply what yon may
need." he DaTe succeeded in a
measure. But one life is not long enough
for the work. You must carry It on for
tat. The (trace and beauty of the woman
teacher will do more even than the fame
,nd skill of the man. Leah, try to appre
ciate, to understand, the grandeur of the
mission I (rive to you."
A liKht shone od the girl's face.
"And dc you think I could do all this.
"Think! I am sure of it! Did not Joan
of Arc, a girl feeble and frail as you, lead
rast bodies of troops on to victory?"
"Heaven called her," said the girl, rev
erently. "Heaven calls you," be declared sol
emnly. "A girl saved the French crown;
a girl-queen saved Hungary from de
struction in the olden days; Judith saved
her country, yueen Esther her nation. It
eeins tu me that from time to time wom
en are raided up to save a great people
from destruction. Tou, my daughter, are
one of these."
She grew pule, and trembled under the
weight of his words. He took her hands
In his, and looked at them lovingly, ff
he were a false pretender himself, he did
not mean for her to be one, and he knew
that nothing succeeds like truth and earn
estness. . "These are little hands," he said, "tc
hold the great, bleeding heart of the peo
ple littler hands to plead and implore, tc
raise and beat down. But you must dc
it, Leah. I see the grand spirit of noble
women sweeping over you. Be a modern
Judith, and slay the monster Royalty."
She shrank back pale and trembling at
"I can slay nothing," she said.
But he did not seem to hear her. H
was looking at her, trying to weigh the
effect of her graceful young loveliness oo
the hearts of men.
"Leah," he said slowly, "yon will dc
better than I have done. Tou will make
A flame, almost of fire, spread over
her beautiful face.
"Make a what, father a fortune? I
thought you gave up everything to the
people you taught not took from them?"
"Certainly," he answered hastily. "But
there must be funds provided for the or
ganization of sut-h a grand movement as
ours. Nothing in this very prosaic world
can be done without money. Leah. One
way of raising money is by giving these
lectures. They serve two purposes they
find the means to enable us to carry on
the war, and they teach the people."
The girl's face fell, and the tight died
out of it.
'I would rather earn money in some
other way," she said.
He interrupted her eagerly.
"The earning of money is the least part
of it, Leah; do you not see? It is true wt
must have money, but the teaching of the
people is the principal thing."
"Tell me what they want to be taught,"
"I have no more time just now," said
Martin Hay. "There is a meeting of the
delegates at three, and I must be pres
ent. I will find leisure to teach you.
I.eub; and, believe me. a grand mission
lies before you."
Hut on the face of the girl there was
no light of enthusiasm nothing but the
fJmilow of doubt and of fear.
' Leah Ray had plenty of spirit she in
herited it from the Hattons, but, with all
her courage, she dared not tell her fathei
- what was in her heart. She bad beei
Indifferent at first as to what she had to
do, now she hated and loathed it.
When, one evening, her father gave hei
permission to leave a conclave of some
if his political friends who had gathered
t. hear her repeat a speech he bad taught
her, she went to Hettie.to seek comfort
"I can never go on with this work, my
darling!" she sobbed. "Oh, Hettle. what
must I do? I hate it all so. What shall
I do? My father will be so angry when
I tell him."
"It seems almost a pity that you are so
t.eautiful and so gifted, Leah," said Hei
Leah stood by the window, her face
u.ised to the sky, where the golden star
"Do you remember, Hettie," she said,
how the three Hebrews prayed in the
ticry furnace? I am in a furnace of lire
now. I stand between my own hatred
t what my father wants me to do and
my father'a anger if I do not do it. Whc
will deliver me from it? Who will takt
pity on me? I am so helpless. I havf
lo friend. Oh, Hettie, Hettie, J feel 1
must pray to heaven to save me from this
furnace of fire!"
The next afternoon was close, heavy
ii . J dull. Out of doors the atmosphere
was oppressive in the house there was
uarmtb without brightness; and Leah
Hay. with a dull pain at her heart, stood
waiting her father's return waiting to
tell him that she never could and nerei
would become what he wished her to be.
It was lute when Martin Ray returned.
ille was not in the most amiable of
moods; something had gone wrong arrmnt
inr- 'lelegates, and he was ruffled and an
";ive me my dinner," he said, brusque
ly: and the two girls hastened to serve
him. "Mind," he added half fiercely to
ia eldest daughter "mind that you
Rudy well to-day. I must give you a
l-ssuti this evening; last night you did
a t f,-m so willing as I should like to
lave seen you. Understand that there
! If no shirking; you must do what
i "L'-ali," said Hettie, trembling, "do
lot rprak to him to-night he is angry,
tun see: wait until to-morrow."
"No; I could not rest another hour," her
"The Voice of the People" had dined
veil; Le had taken up the only consola
tion that never failed him his newspa
per and Leah, looking naler tad mor
JHrrn.iued than she had ever looked lr-
ture, ,ut ud to him.
At that very moment a carriage rolled
l;P the street and stopped at their door:
came a loud peal at the bell, which
the little drudge of the house, with a very
black face and hands, hastened to an
swer. They heard a loud, peremptory
voice asking if Martin Ray was at home,
md the girl's answer: "Yes."
"Give him this," said the same voice.
-and tell bin that I am waiting wa.ung
you understand." . "
Who can this be?" observed Martin
with a wondering look at his daughters
The little maid solved the mystery by ap
pearing with a card.
"He says he's waiting," she half whis
pered, with a nod of her head toward the
Martin Ray took up the card and read:
General Sir Arthur Hatton, K. C. B."
"Sir Arthur Hatton?" he murmured. "I
know no such name. Hatton?" Then
memory suddenly awakened. Was not
Doris Hatton the nam of the onlv wom
an be bad ever loved, and who had died
because he was not what she believed
him to be? 8ir Arthur Hatton? It must
be some relative of hers and of the proud
father who had died without forgiving
his only daughter for marrying him. Then
he remembered that his wife had spoken
more than once of a soldier brother away
n India. "Ask the gentleman to walk
in," be said to the servant, and the next
minute Gen. Sir Arthur Hatton was ush
At the sight of the two beautiful facer
he uncovered his head and bowed low.
"Are yon Martin Ray, demagogue and
igitator?" he asked.
"I am Martin Ray," replied the master
jf the bouse.
"I am Gen. Hatton, the brother of the
unfortunate lady whom yon stole from
"What la yoar business with me?" ask
ed Martin Ray.
"I want the satisfaction, first of all. of
speaking my mind to you; and, secondly,
I wish to know what has become of my
Hatred flamed In both faces aa the two
men looked at each other; hatred flashed
from their eyes.
"I have not asked you to my house,"
aid Martin Ray, "nor do I wish to see
you here. State your business quickly,
It was an impressive scene. The fine,
tall figure of the officer was drawn to its
fall height, his face was expressive of in
tense scorn. Martin Ray seemed to shrink
into insignificance before him, and yet he
faced him with a desperate kind of cour
age. The two girls bad drawn close to
gether, as though seeking protection from
each other. The wan sunlight lay in yel
low bars aloag tbe floor.
"I have not come hither," said Gen.
Hatton, "to bandy -word with yon to
eek a quarrel with yon. Ton are one
with w4tam no gentleman could quarrel.
( have a message from the dead, and I
wish to deliver it. Show me my sister's
"They are here," said Martin Ray, not
without a certain amount of dignity
"the good children of a good mother."
Gen. Hatton waved his hand with a
gesture of scorn. No word about his
dead sister-could be tolerated from the
man whom he thought utterly vile and
base. He went to the girls, who stood,
with fear on their faces, hand in band.
The composed, well-bred manner, the low
bow, and tbe courteous bearing were
something novel to them. He looked into
each sweet, shrinking face.
"My sister's children," be said, "have
you any word of welcome for me? I
bring a message from your mother."
Leah freed her hand from her sister's
clasp and held it out to him. He drew
her to him, and kissed the pale young
face. She found that he was trembling
with agitation and emotion. Then he took
Hettie in his arms ud kissed her also.
"I was quit a young man," hs said,
"when I left home, and your mother was
much younger than L She was my dear
ly beloved sister, playmate, and treasure.
It waa a great grief to me to be obliged
to part from her when I went abroad. I
remember her face, and la yours I see
turoe trace of it. What word of welcome
have you for me?"
Impulsive Leah threw her arms around
bioi, and raised her face to his.
"Welcome home, dear uncle," she said.
"What is your name, dear child?" he
"Leah," she replied.
"Leah! It is a beautiful, sorrowful
name. Why did your mother give it to
you? Did she foresee a shadow in your
life? Tou look like Leah; no other name
would suit you. And you?" he continued,
turning to the younger sister.
I am Hettie," she said.
"Heaven bless you, my dear; yon have
a sweet face of your own! Tour mother
bade me here is the letter you can read
it she bade me, when I returned home,
seek yon, find you and save yon."
"Save us!" cried Leah. "From what?"
"She must have known what she was
writing, replied tbe general. "She was
sweet-tempered and never complained;
but she died young, and of no complaint
to which men could give a name. She
was not happy, and she asked me to save
Martin Ray stepped forward.
"I will not allow yon to speak In that
fashion," he said. "Their mother loved
me, and they love me; yon will never set
my children against me."
"I have no wish to do so," said the gen
eral, coldly. "Knowing yonr true charac
ter, as I suspect my sister knew it before
her death, I can imagine yon to be quite
unfit to have the charge of young girls:
therefore I bring their mother's message
to them, and they can make their choice."
"Why am I unfit?" cried Martin Ray.
his face white with rage 'In what
"I judge yon from yonr public charac
ter. Tou are without honor, honesty and
loyalty; you are the very ringleader of se
dition: treason is natural atmoanher
to yon. Ton live on the hard earnings
it the people yon mislead. Tou spread
lisa flection, rebellion, ruin, misery and
ieath wherever yon go."
A low cry came from Leah s lips. It
teemed to her that these words of her
mcle's gave life to a horriwe specter iu.
sad always hanuted ner.
"If," continued the soldier, "yon were
honest, I hould hare some respect for
ron. Bnt yon are an impostor; -you, and
such aa you, lira on the hard-earned
pence of tho men you deceive. If you
- Instead of taking from
W.w- .nm. little faith In
.. m. iif. to the cause I
aave at heart," rejoined Martin Bay--Tou
are not a persoa to have the
.1. . -4-1. ilka these. Tou would
sell them, heart and soul, to further your
cause;" and ueua suns
ralne their youth, their fresh, sweet grace
nj beauty, only so far as they will help
ron and lure men to your belief whom
fou cannot teach yourself. I declare to
heaven," he continued passionately, "that
- am relieved and grateful to find them
they are. " I should not have been sur
prised had I discovered that you had,
fveu young aa they are, tried to make
platform orators of them."
'I'bo candom shot went home to the
very heart of Martin Ray, and blanched
Leah's face with a great fear. This was
indeed the furnace of fire from which she
had longed to be free.
"My children are my own," said Mar
tin, "to do aa I will with."
"They are not aU your own," rejoined
Gen. Hatton. "A dead hand is stretched
out from their mother's grave to save
them. They belong to her. dead though
she may be, as much aa they belong to
you. They have no business with you;
yon are no fitting guardian for them.
Those two girls have good blood in their
veins. Their ancestors were loyal; they
ve their lives for the safety and well
being of the throne that you are trying
to overthrow; they lived and died in tbe
service of the royal race that you would
"There is one thing you must allow me
to say; you have not been in any great
hurry to fulfill your sister's wishes. Sn
had been dead some years; It must, there
fore, be rather late to aave my children,
as you choose to express It."
A dees) flush covered the soldier's face.
"It is true," he said, "that I have been
neglectful In this matter; I reproach my
self bitterly for it- When that letter
came, I ought to have started for Kng
land mt once; but I did not, and other in
terests drove the subject from my mind.
I will make all the amende I can. Armed
with my sister's authority, I am here by
her wish to aave her children from tbe
fate that, living with you, an agitator
and impostor, must of necessity bring up
"My children areTny own," repeated
Martin Ray, with difficulty repressing his
passion, "and l shall keep them."
"Tou are unfitted for the charge. Tos
are a disloyal subject you have spent
some of the best years of your life in
prison: what can you have to do with
the training of innocent young girls?"
A cry from Leah interrupted him.
"Ia it true, father?" she said. "Have
you been in prison?" while Hettie went
up to him silently, and placed her hand
Ia tbe midst of his shame and expos
ure one at least of Martin's daughters
was faithful to him.
"Ia it truer repeated Leah, ia a voice
of anguish that smote both men with re
gret. "I waa a political prisoner, Leah," he
replied; "and that ia a very different mat
ter from being a common felon. Kings
have been political prisoners before now.
I am not ashamed of it" yet bis eyes
drooped before the wistful, imploring
gas of bis best-loved child. "1 am not
ashamed of It, Leah, be repeated. - '
"I come," said the general, "to make a
proposition; bow it will be received I
know not. I make it la my dead sister's
name. I abhor and detest tbe principles,
and teaching of Martin Ray; I held them
in such supreme contempt that I can nev
er after this day have any communica
tion whatever with him. I would rather
cut off my right hand than let it touch
his. But his children are the children of
my dead sister, and I am here to make
them an offer. I am a rich man; I have
been married, and my wife, in dying,
left me a large fortune; besides which,
all that I have undertaken haa prosper
ed. I have no children, no relatives save
my two nieces, and consequently no one
to succeed to my wealth. I shall never
marry again; and I propose. In accord-"'
anc with my slater' wishes, to adopt
Leah and Hettie and treat them as
daughters of my own. I will educate
them, find a proper chaperon for them,
introduce them to their proper sphere,
and I will divide my money equally be
(To be continued.)
THE ORIGINAL SPEECH.
True Primeval Tongue of Man Unllk.
Any Languaice We Know,
The original siieecli, tbe true prim
eval tongue of man, was Quite uulik
any language we bare ever beard; ye.
we have all talked It and aU Its ele
ruenta are present in the tongues of to
da, nays the Cou temporary. The prim
eval language was a vowel language
altogether; It had no consonants, o.
contacts, a we ought to call them, a
alL Its words consisted of vowc
sounds following each other, repeatet
or varied of words like aeaea, aoao
ala, auau, aeoia, iaua, oioi, ouou, uaua
ueue, all of which, I may say In pass
log, are taken from a language In us
to-day. The sentences were intermit
tent streams of vowels, each streau.
held on so long as the speaker' a breatL
allowed or whim dictated. When all
literature waa recited, the same con
slderatlon, the capacity of tbe lungs
determined the length of the bardii
Una; so we have our shlokas, our hexa
meters, our Alexandrines and so forth
encb a lungful of verse, in the prim
eval tongue it was likewise, but tin
see fences were vowels only.
There are about ten or a dozen pun
vowels to go upon, and rowel word:
may run up to five syllables; so w
have) a very considerable fund to draw
on for our vowel streams. And tbesi
streams of vowel speech corresponditi
to aad expressed streams of emotion oi
feeling rather than descriptions of con
erate objects. For we hardly reallzt
how terribly overladen with materia!
trifles our life la to-day and thereon
what great demands we make on lan
guage for concrete words. But our ei
clamAtions, each of which indicates u
single emotion, teud to remain pun
vowel sounds even at tbe present day
svxeroiae tor the Langs. . .
Strengthening the lungs, especially
the apexes, may be done by blowing
through a small pipestem or tube that
will allow the breath to pass'out slow
ly. First fill tbe lungs with good alt.
then blow with steady force vigorously
ut4nofioletrtlr."A w' "f tt
will be sufficient ry ' "
A Will ana a way.
"George," ne cooed, "why can't r
get marr'ed next Sunday?"
"Well," hesitatingly replied the te
calcitrant but manly youth at her side
"we could, I s'pose; but It may rain
"George. If It rains Sunday couldn t
we get married Satnrdayr-Judge.
To know yourself and 'other too, I
tbe ria-ht o human knowledge.
It Is said that In tbe case of heavy
vehicles, such as motor carriages, tbe
principal source of wear and detrnc
lion of the pneumatic tires is not punc
turing or breaking, but Internal strain
and friction. In som tires the interior
fibers of the rubber have been found
reduced to a fide powder by the con
The Agricultural Department baa
constructed a new building at Wash
ington to be used solely for testing
feeds of all kinds, in order to afford pro
tection against dishonest dealers. Re
rent tests gave remarkable results.
Meadow-foxtail see . from Germany,
costing 35 cents a pound, waa adulter
ated more than 70 per cent, with seed
worth only 10 cents a pound. Orchard
grass, purchased in tbe open market,
was more than half bad. Some crim
son clover, similarly purchased, was 98
per cent. bad.
As Is well known, the soldier's risk
of death In battle Is not nearly as great
as of finding a grave as tbe result of
disease. Tbe most competent authori
ties state that on tbe average it takes a
ton of shot to kill one man. For In
stance, it has been estimated that In th
Crimean war the British and French
troops tired between them the enor
mous amount of 45,000,000 projectiles,
resulting In tbe death of only 51,000
Russians, while on their side th Csar's
adberenta killed some 46,000 of the
allies, with an expenditure of over 50,-
000,000 projectiles .this representing a
dea th for every 1,087 shots fired.
After an experimental study of morif
thau Ave years at tbe psychological
laboratory of tbe Saltpetrlere, M. Vas-
c':i!de has concluded that the brain is
always active, and there Is no such
tiling as dreamless sleep. He has
matched the sleep of thirty-six subjects
ranging In age from twelve months to
eighty years, and his own observations
have been checked by those of forty-six
other persons. He finds that the dreams
of deep sleep differ from the hallucina
tions that come at tbe moment of fail
ing asleep and that of waking. The
superficial aleep reflects more the sen
sations of every day, while tbe dreams
of deep sleep sre more continuous, more
logical, farther from .reality, and have
iiore to do with one's earlier existence.
Geologists are of the opinion that the
vast territory now 1c now n as Wyoming
once had numerous fresh-water lakes
and a climate approaching tbe semi
tropical, and that the animals whose
bones are from time to time coming to
light Inhabited these lakes and the ad
joining swamps in myriads. They sank
Into the mud In dying, add their bones
were covered with other deposits and
became petrified. Tbe large beds are
found at points supposed to have been
the mouths of great rivers, the animals
after death ba-vrag floated down these
rivers to plates where they were de
posited in these estuaries, thus account
ing for tbe vast. deposits which charac
terize certain localities and which have
proved such a study to scientific inves ,
1 1 gators. '
Prof. R. 8. Wood worth describes Ir
Science a new movement for writers
with the pen which, he thinks, has
decided advantages over older methods.
To write In the new manner, let tbe top
of the -paper slant to' tbe right instead
of to the left. The lv,.'---Ml lines
across the paper can then. followed
by drawing tbe wTiole arm, in the direc
tion of the forearm, back toward the
flank. "Meanwhile impart to the wrist
(and forearm) a back and forth lateral
motion which shall produce the vertical
strokes of the letters." When this
method has been mastered. Prof. Wood-
worth says, "rapid writing is freer and
more legible, showing no tendency to
degenerate Into the flat scrawl." The
movement can also be taught, with rel
ative facility, to the left hand.
AN ODD C SE.
ft Will Linger Long in the Mirnorj
of n Bargtoa,
'What was the strangest case I ever
had ? "said one of the surgeons in at
tendance at the late convention, repeat
ing tbe question of a reporter with
whom he was chatting. "Well, let me
see. 1 believe ttie Oddest incident or
my career occurred in but hold! on
second thought I don't care to give any
names or dates. The facts. If you like.
were these: I was called by messenger
to a cheap boarding bouse one evening
to attend a man who was said to have
been hurt in a fight. I found a young
fellow of 25 or thereabouts, half dazed,
with' a bloody contusion on one of his
cheeks and a badly broken nose. The
bridge was smashed almost flat with
tbe face, and I saw at once that the
case would need very careful handling
to prevent great disfigurement. Not to
bother you with technical details, 1
confined myself that night to a supe ra
cial dressing, and deferred further pro
ceedings until next day. When I called
the following morning the young man
had quite ecovered his senses, and al
though hla clothes were shabby and all
his surroundings poor and mean, it
was evident from his- banda, talk and
bearing that he had never done any
bard work and was a person of educa
tion and refinement. I took him for
tbe black sheep of some good family,
but made no comments, and explained
briefly that I would try to restore his
nose as far aa possible by performing
a slight operation and Inserting an arti
ficial support. To my astonishment he
objected flatly, and Insisted on letting
It heal exactly as It was. 'But you will
be frightfully disfigured.' I protested;
I doubt if yonr best friends would rec
ognize yon.' Strange to say. that as
surance seemed to render him only The
firmer, and I was compelled to lechlm
hav his way. It was nearly three
weeks before he was well, and, as I an
ticipated,, he looked exactly like some
battered bruiser of the prise ring. 1
never saw the man again, but six
months biter I was shown the photo
graph of a handsome young chap who
was badly wanted for a big embezzle
ment. I pat my linger over th nose
and recognised my late patient. He
had walked aboard ship right under
the eye of I be detective and sailed
for the Argentine -Republic. They bad
his photo, but never dreamed of con
necting It with the caved-ln counte
nance of that particular passenger."
"Did b get somebody to break his nos
on purpose?" asked tbe reporter. "I
never ascertained," said the surgeon.
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
Brief Description of th Tool and th
All the tools used by the cameo
carver would make but a handful. Tbe
worker sits before a wheel turned by a
pedal; tools occupy a small corner of
th table surface on which tbe work
er's hand rest while be holds tbe
shaped stone or shell beneath the
needle-like drllL Tbe little pointed In
struments which are used to drill re
semble those employed by a dentist,
and, indeed. It was from tbe cameo
carver'a kit that the dentists got msny
of their Ideas when tbe tools now in
use by them came to be manufactured,
thirty years ago. The drills vary in
thickness according to the portion of
tbe figure or design to be executed;
some are as fine as the point of a cam
bric needle. A small china receptable
also stands near, filled with oil and dia
mond dust, and Into thia the workman
frequently dips bis tool during the
progress of bis work. Tbe caioeo cut
ter's occupation is very exacting. He
can put in only a few hours' work at
a time as a usual thing, because of the
tension on bis nerves. A quavering
hand may be responsible for the siogU
stroke which will spoil a week's work.
He must have an eye almost like a
microscope, and a very delicate touch;
he must be an artist In soul and aa
skilled a craftsman as is a watch
maker; he must know bow to model
and draw, and he imixt have a knowl
edge of chemistry, so as to remov
offending spots. The work is executed
In relief, on ninny kinds of bard or
precious stones, but essentially the
clmlcedonic variety of quartz, and on
shells. Tbe cameo cutter himself pre
fers onyx because of its dark and light
layers, which throw out In hold relief
a white' head, say against a black
background. lie evolves his picture by
removing all that portion of the white
stratum remaining after the bead has
been completed. Sapphire blocks are
used, carnellan. turquoise, amethyst
and numerous other stones. It takes
about one month to execute a portrait
oo ouyx, wbile much less time is con
sumed if tbe 'work Is done on shell
There Is always great danger of the
latter breaking; and Its durability, too.
is uot great, so that shell, as a rule. Is
not as destranle as the harder materials.
A portrait on onyx will cost $20O, wbile
one In shell may be -had for Ti0. - Tbe
Inquiries foe tbesei are rare, and build
ing up a patronage is slow, and Is ac
complished mainly by satisfied custom
ers Influencing' others New York
PERSIAN RUGS OF IRISH MAKE
Deft Weaver of the Old Sod Tnrn Oa
a Perfect Imitation.
Just a year ago some manufacturers
of artistic textiles, touring In Donegal
resolved on establishing a place for the
makiug of band-tufted carpets of the
description generally known as "Turk
ish" or "Persian." The peculiarity of
this fabric Is that from Its nature it
must be a hand production. The tufts
are tied by the fingers In knots In longi
tudinal warps, which are stretched be
tween two long parallel beams. Tbe
carpets are made to the size and simp
of auy room. The design is placed in
front, and the girls, from three to a
dozen, according to the size of tbe car
pet, select tbe colors indicated row by
row, which are tied, then bound down
by "shoots" of woolen weft drawn
across tbe entire width and beaten firm
by small iron-toetbed hammers. There
is interesting variety and pleasure In
tbe work, and It is such that Individual
skill and workmanship come largely
into play. Altogether, It Is just such an
Industry as is suited to the ratal dis
tricts of Ireland. No steam power I
required, and there Is therefore no ban
dlcap on the commercial :;ide by tlx
absence of coal.
The first year's experiment with the
Irish girls has proved tlint they are a I
inlrably adapted for the work. Th
girls show a nimbleness of fingers and
sharpness of eye for color and form
that have quite astonished their teach
ers, and they take to the work with a
sp'rlt and cheerfulness quite refres'i
Ititf. So convinced sre the promoter
of its ultimate success that tbey hav
planned out a broad scheme that wil
espread the work all over the west of
Ireland and give employment to man'
hundreds of girls snd boys. Ixrndo
Why People Are Rtarhthan il.
A professor who has made a study o'
children says he has discovered wh
the majority of people are rigbt-band'.'ri
Infants use botts-hands until they begii
to speak. The motor speech functlor
controls tbe right side of the body and
tbe first right-handed motions, tending
to help out speech. As speech grows sr
Of Great Importance.
All the affairs of state of the village
in which he holds office are carried
upon the shoulders of the talking man
of Samoa. In ordinary he is th? chief
adviser, persuader, conrincer and re
strainer of the leading chiefs. Having
the gift of eloquence be makes tbe
most of it. He enjoys lmmnnity fromJ
many things. He cannot be spoken or
in ordinary terms. If It should be
necessary to speak of his eyes or his
mouth or his limbs, special bonoiable
words must be used, words which at
tach to him alone and have never been
applied to the personal parts of ordin
ary! men..--Aa he stands to deli ver hi
persuasive mellifluous oratory,- iwitii
staff of office in his band and hla fly
duster thrown over his shoulder, any
one can see that he Is a man of great
Importance, or if this Is not apparent
from hla attitude it may be gathered
from the attention paid to his utter
ances by gray-haired chiefs and by
youths and maidens. If tbe talkins
man is a clever fellow and under
stands bis business, be Is the chief ru!
lng power In bis tribe, although tb
nominal leadership Is always vested I
a chief or patriarchal figuiw-haswl
Ida She keeps her age well, doesu't
ahe? May Tea; she can't get rid of It.
"Why is Agutnaldo like a man who
lives by hla wits?" "I dunno." "He
carries bis capital with him." Chicago
Young Physician When you have a
case which baffles yon, whom do you
call In? Old Doctor (gruffly) The un
. . . , .
W hat is a bachelor. Aunt Martha :'
un, ne S a man WUO .ninas every g n
tnat looks at him intends to marry
him." Indianapolis Journal.
Justifiable. She Don't you think it
Is better to marry for love than fo:
money?" He-Certalnly-If "the con
tracting parties are both wealthy."
Ned I wonder if It amazes a girl
when a fellow catches her under the
mistletoe. Ted It must: she always
seems to be rooted to tbe spot. Tow i
Maud Tell me all about It. Maliel
Well, when it began he was on h a
knees. ' Maud And how did It end :
Mabel In tbe end er I was on 1.1
knees. Town Topics.
"What Is your occupation, my g .od
woman?" said the examining attorney
to tbe witness for the defendant. "Ul'm
a washer-woman,, so nr." "Where di
you bang out?" Judge.
Demonstrative time-piece: "What a
beautiful hall clock!" exclaimed the
visitor. "Yes," said Mrs. (iaswell: "it
cost us a pile of money. The penjiilum
osculates just once every second."
Her natural rights: Mamma I don't
see where you get your red hair; you
don't get it from your papa, and you
certainly don't get It from me. Litil
Dorothy Well, mamma, can't I st.nt
Ralph Suppose a fellow's best girl
gets mad when he asks for a kUM?
Curtis Take It without asking. ICfi pti
Suppose she gets mad then? Curtis
Then he's got some other fellowV
girl. Harlem Life.
Country Doctor (catechising) Now.
little boy. what must we all do in ordo
to enter heaven? Boy Die. Country
Doctor Quite right but what must we
all do before we die? Boy et sick
and send for you. Judge.
The doctor prescribes: Jimson Doc
tor, I am getting too stout for coinforr
and I want your. advice.. Doctor: Noflj
ing reduces flesh like worry; spend .two
hours a day thinking of the -uniait
biU you owe me. Tit-Bits. -
Mrs. Lash What did you gel bahy
for a birthday present? Mrs. Rash I
took four dollars and ninety -nine cents
out of the little darling's bank and
bought him this lovely lamp for the
drawing-room. Boston Beacon.
Football Mrs. Newcome (her Br '
game) Oh! Isn't It awful? HorrTbt
Why. they will kill that man umle -neatb!
Her Daughter (an enthusiast) -Oh!
he doesn't mind It. mother; he's
unconscious by this time! Puck.
Mrs. Kelly (1 a. m.) How could yei.
get droonk wldout a t int In your pock
et? Mr. Kelly Whol, Rooney was talk
. , i' , -
In' war, Casey waa taikln politics, and
Hogan was taikln' baby! All I hod t
do was to kape me mouth shut! Puck
"This la murder!" cried tbe memy.
as the captain of marines opened with
the ship's machine guns from tbe top
of the hill. "No, only a salt and bat
tery!" we shouted back st them, thin
deftly adding Insult to Injury. Detroit
"Jaysmith fairly worships his wife."
said Fosdick, "and yet be won't -give
her enough money to dress herself
properly." "It Isn't always the most
devout worshiper that puts the mo-t
money on the collection-plate," replied
Keedlck. Town Topics.
Inquiring Child Father, there's a lot
In thia book about Othello. Who wa
Othello? Father Othello! Why, b e s
me, my boy, do yon mean to tell me
yon go to Sunday school, and don't
know a simple thing like that? I'm
ashamed of you! Tit-Bits.
Parson Nw -To' expects me totiio.e
heab an' preach fob yo' wldout salary
How does I lib? Deacon Snow W'y.
yo' gits youah libbln' de same as d
rest ob ns; but bein' er preacbsb de
fingah of suspisbun doan nebbab poiut
in youah dlreckshnn. Judge.
Canvasser "I bave here a work '
Master of tha House "I can't read."
Canvasser "But your children "
Master of the House "I bave no chil
dren" (triumphantly), "nothing t ut a
cat." Canvasser Well, you waat
something to throw at the cat." H
took the book. Tit-Bits.
"Who is your favorite author?" in
quired the young woman who is col
lecting autographs. "I don't know
what his name Is," replied Aguinaldj;
"but the man who wrote 'He who
fights and runs away may live to fight
another day' certainly knew Ida lu I
ness." Washington Star.
Preparlrg Him for the Worst.
I had a cheerful experience the other
day," remarked a gentleman who bad
speut several days at one of the springs
"What waa It?" asked the observer.'
"I was carried Into a depot near th'
springs and deposited on a neat neai
an old lady, who looked at me with a
complacent smile and Inquired: 'Be -n
" 'No I replied. .
"Rums tlx r "
" 'Water do you any good?
" -Not much.'
" 'WetL lots of people come here for
th water. Tbe patient returns borne,
and so the paper announce that Mr.
So-and-so has returned from the sprlngi
much Improved by th ns of th
water; but If you read the paper In a
few days you will see that Mr. So-and-so
has died and been burled.' The con-
venation waa to cheerful to be
MM OF 1 0,11.
Preached by Rev. Or. Talmage.
KBbjMtt: Kvil Companions Klndlr d
vico to Toast Mm-Avoid Mad Com
paar. Especially Skoptios and lalors
Shan ThMa Who Saok Only rioasora,
Washihotoh, D. C. la this discourse
Dr. Talmage speaks oft a theme which all
moo, yoong and oi l, will bs glad to ae
dlreussed, and the klodlr warning will no
doubt In many eases be taken: text. Pro
verbs xill., 20, "A companion of fools absll
"Hay It please the court," said a con
victed ertmlnnl wbea asked by tbe judge
, what ha had to say why sonteooo ot death
1 8hou,d BOt - Dr0B0.lnced noon him. "mnv
, It please tue court, bad company Das been
mv destruction. I received the blessing ot
good parents and In return therefor prom.
Ised to avoid all vil assoolatos. Had I
kept my promise I should bave avoided,
tbis shame and tbe burden ot cullt whlob.
i like a vulture, threatens to drag me to
Justice tor my many crimes. Altbouxn 1
once moved In blgli circles and was enter
tained by dlstlngoisued men, I am lost.
Bad company did the work tor me." Only
one out of a thousand illustrations was
tb"t ot tbe fact that "a companion of fools
shall be destroyed." It is an Invariable
' Here Is a hospital with a houdred men
down with tbe ship fever. Here is a healthy
man who gons Into it. He does not so cer
tainly calen tbe disease as a gcod man will
satcli moral distemper if he consents to be
shut up with tbe vicious and tbe abandoned.
Id the prisons ol the olden time It was the
custom to put prisoners in a cell together,
and I am sorry to say it Is tbe custom still
In some of our prisous; so that when the
day of liberation comes the men. Instead
ot being retorted, are turned out brutes,
not meu, eacli one baring learned the vices
of all the rast.
We imy In our worldly occupation be
obliged to talk to and commingle with bad
people, bnt be who voluutarily chooses
thlriod ot association ia carrying on a
courtship with a Delilah wblcU will shear
the locks ot bis strength, and be will be
tripped into perdition. Look over all the
millions of the race, and you cannot show
me a single instance where a man volun
tarily associated with the bad for one yeai
and maintained bis integrity. Sin tscatob
Ing: It Is Infections: it is epidemic.
I A young man wakes up in one ot out
great cities knowing only the gentlemen
ot tbe firm Into whose service he has en
tered. In tbe morning lie enters the store,
and all the clerks mark him, measure him,
discuss him. The bad clerks of that estab
lishment, tbe good clerks ot that estab
lishm nt stand in some relation to blm.
Tbe goo l clerks will wish him well, but
tbey will wait for a formal introduction,
and even after tbey bave bad the Intro
duotion they are very cautions as to
whether tbey shall call lilm into their asso
ciation before they know him very well.
But the bad young men In that estab
lishment all gatber around blm. They
patronize blm, they offer to show him
everything that there is in tbe city on one
condition that he will pay the expense,
for It alwnys happens so when a good
young man and a bad yonng man go to
gether to a place of evil entertainment
the good young man always has to pay the
charges. Just at tbe time the ticket is to
be paid for or the ebampagoe bill Is to be
settled tbe bad young man will effect em
barrassment and feel around in his pockets
and say, "Well, well, really I bave for
.gotten my pocketbook."
, In forty-eight hours after this Innocent
young man has entered the store tbe bad
young men will gatber around him, slap
him on tbe shoulder with familiarity, and,
if he !s stupid in not being able to take
certain allusions, will say, "Ah, my yonng
friend, you will bave to be broken In."
And foribwitli they go to work to "break
Ob, young man, let no fallen young man
slap you on the sbonlder familiarly! Turn
around and give a withering glance that
will make tbe wretch cower In your pres
ence. There is no monstrosity of wicked
ness that can stand before tbe glaoce o(
purity and honor. Ood keeps the light
nings of heaven In His own scabbard, and
no human may reach them, but Ood gives
to every young man a lightning which he
may use, and that is the lightning of an
honest eye. Anybody tbat understands the
temptations of our great cities knows the
! use of one sermon like this, in which I try
o enforc) the thonht t.,at' ..COmpeuloi
of fools shall be destroyed."
Aod, first, Icnargeyou, avoid the skeptln
that is, the young man who puts his
thumb in bis vest aud swaggers aiiont,
wofflng at your old fasbloued religion,
then taking out tbe Bible and turning ovec
to some mysterious passnge and saying:
"Explain that, my friend, explain that. I
used to think just as you do. My father ami
mother used to think just as yuudo. But
you caa't scare me about the future. I
used to believe in those things but I've got
over It." Yes, be has got over It, and you
will get over It If you stay In his compan
ionship much longer. For awhile he may
not bring one argument against tur holy
Christianity. He will ty scoffs and jeer
and caricatures destroy your faith in that
religion which was tbe comfort of your
father In bis declining years anil tbe pillow
on which your old mother lay a-dying.
That brilliant young skeptlo will after
awblie bave to die, and bis diamond will
flash no splendor into the eye ot death.
His hair will lie uncombed on the pillow.
Death will come up, and tbis skeptle will
say to blm: "I eannot die, I cannot die."
Death will say: "You must die. You
bave but ten seconds more to live. Your
soul give It to me right away. Your sonl!"
"Ob, no!" says tbe skeptic. "Do not
breathe that cold air into my fnce. You
crowd me too bard. It is getting dark in
tbe room. Here take my rings and take
all tbe pictures In the room, but let me
off." "No." says Death, Your soul! Your
soull" Then the dying skeptic beirins to
say, "OGoil!" Death says, "Yon declared
there was no Ood." Then tbe dying skep
tic says, "Pray for me," and Death says:
"It is too Inte to pray; you have only three
seconds more to live, and I will count Ibem
off one, two, ttree. Gone!" Where?
Where? Carry him out anil lay blm down
beside bis old father and mother, wbo
died under the delusions ot the Christian
religion singing the songs or vlctorr.
Again, avoid tbe Idlers that is, those
people wbo gatber around the store or the
shop or tbe factory and try to seduce you
away from your regular calling aod in tout
business hours try to sedne you away.
There is nothing that would please them
so well as to have you give up yoar em
ployment and consort with them.
These idlers you will find standing around
tbe engine bouses or standing at noonday
or about noon on the steps of some hotel
or fashionable restaurant. They have not
dined there. Tlmy never dined there. Tber
never will dine itirre. Belore you Invite a
yonng man Into yonr association ask him
Elainly, "What do you do for a living?" II
e says, "Nothing; I am a gentleman,"
look ont for him. I care not bow soft his
band or bow elegant bis apparel or bow
high sounding bis family name, bis touch
These people who have nothing to do
will eome aronnd you in your busy hours,
and tbey will ask you to ride with tbem to
Chevy Chase or to Central Park, and tuey
will tell you of some excursiou tbat you
must make, of some wine tbat you must
drink, of some beautiful dancer that you
must see. Tbey will try to take you away
from your regular work. Associate with
these men. and. first ot all. you will be
come ashamed of your apparel; then you
will lose your place, then you will loss
your respectability , then you will lose yout
Idleness Is the next door to villainy.
When tbe police go to find criminals,
where do they go to find tbem? They find
them among tbe Idle those wbo bave
nothing to do, or. Having something to do,
refuse to engage in their dally work. Some
oae cam to good old A-'ibel Green and
asked blm why be worked at eighty years
ot age when It was time for blm to rest.
"Ob," he replied, "I work to keep out ot
mischief!" And no man can afford to be
idle. I care cot huw strong bis moral
character, be eannot afford to be Idle.
fiat von sar: "A great many -people are
raftering from enforced Idleness, uuring
:be bard times there were a great many
people out of employment." I know It,
but the times of dullness in business are
tbe times when men ought to be thor
oughly engaged In Improving their minds
and enlarging their hearts. The fortunes
to be made twenty years from now will be
made by the young men who In tbe times
when business was dull eultivated their
minds and improved their hearts. Tuev
will get the fortunes after awhile, while
those men who bang around their stores,
never engaging In any useful occupation,
will be as poor then as they are now. It Is
absurd for a Christian man to say hs has
nothing to do.
I went Into a store In New York where
there were live Christian men. and tbey
said tbey bad nothing to do. The whole
world lying In sin. Poverty to be com
forted, sickness to be allevinted. a Bible In
tbe back office, every opportunity of men
tal culture, spiritual culture; every in
ducement to work, vet a Christian inau.
sworn before high betven tooonseortte
his whole life to usefulness, has nothing to
dol It you have not any business for this
worlJ. my Christian friend, thon you ought
to be iloing business for eternity.
Again, I counsel you, avoid tue pleasure
teeker, the man whose entire business It Is
to seek for recreation and amusement. I
believe In tbe amusements of the world so
far as they are innocent. I could . uot live
without tbem. Any man of sanguine tem
perament mnst nave recreation or die.
And yet tbe amusements and recreations
of life must administer to bard work. Tbey
are only preparative for tbe occupation to
which God has called us.
God would not bave given us tbe capac
ty to laugh If He did not sometimes Intend
us to Indulge it. God hath bung In sky
and set In wave and printed on grass many
a roundelay. But all the music and tbe
brightness ot the natural world were
merely Intended to Bs us for the earnest
work of lite. The thundercloud has edges
exquisitely purpled, but it jars the moun
tain as it says, "I come down to water tbe
fields." The flowers standing under the
fence look gay and beautiful, but tbey s ty,
"We stand here to refresh the husuaud
inen at the nooning." The brook frolics
and sparkles and foams, but it says, "I go
to baptize tbe moss; I go to slake the
thirst of the bird; I turn the wheel of the
mill; In my crystal cradle I rock muck
haw and water lily; I play, but I work."
Look out tor the man who plays and
never works. Look out for that man
whose entire business Is to piny hall or
sail a yacht or engage In any kind of mer
riment. These things are all beautiful and
fraud In their places, but when they be
some the chief work ot lite they become
man's destruction. George Brummel was
idmired ot all England. He danced with
peeresess and went a round of mi4i and
folly uolil after a wbile, exhausted of
purse, ruined ot reputation, blasted ot
soul, he besrged a crust from a grocer, de
claring as b'.s deliberate opinion that be
though that a dog's life was better than a
These mere pleasurists will eome around
fou while you are engaged In your work,
nd they will try to take you away. Tbey
have lost their places. Why not you lose
your place? Tuen you will be oneot them.
Oil, my friends, before you go with these
Measure seekers, these men whose entire
life is fun and amusement and recreation,
remember while after a man has lived a
life of integrity and Christian consecra
tion, kind to tbe poor and elevating to tbe
world's condition, when he comes to die
he has a glorious reminiscence lying on his
death pillow, the mere pleasurlst has noth
ing by way of review but a torn playbill, a
ticket for the race, an empty tankard or
tbe cast out rinds ot a carousal. And aa In
delirium of bis awful death he clutohestbe
goblet and presses it to bis lips, tbe dregs
falling on bis tongue will begin to unooll
and hiss with tbe adders of an eternal poi
son. Again, beware of Sabbath breakers. Tell
me bow a young man spends bis Habbatb,
and I will tell you what are his prospects
In business, and I will tell you what are
his prospects for the eternal world. God
has thrust Into our busy life a sacred day
when we are to look after our souls. Is it
exorbitant after giving six days to the
feeding and the clothing of these perish
able bodies that God should demand one
day for tbe feeding and the clothing of the
immortal soul? Our bodies are seven day '
docks, and tbey need to be wound
np, and If tbey are not wound up
tbey run down into the grave. No
man can continuously break tbe Sab
bath and keep his physical and mental
health. Ask those aged men, aud they
will tell you tbey never knew men who con
tinuously broke the Sabbath wbo did not
fall either In mind, body or moral prin
ciple. A manufacturer gave this as his ex
perience. He said: "I owned a fautory
on the Lehigh. Everything prospered.
1 kept tbe Sabbatb, and everything went
on well. But one Sabbatb morning I be
thought myself of a new shuttle, and 1
thought I would invent that shuttle before
suiiHet. and 1 refused all food and drink
until I had completed that shuttle. By sun
down I had completed it. Tbe next day,
Monday, I showed to my workmen and
friends this new shuttle. Tbey all con
gratulated me on my great success. I put
tbat shuttle Into play. I enlarged my
business; hut, sir, that Sunday's work cost
me 30,000. From that day everything
weut wrong, I failed In business, and I
lost my mill. Oh, my friends, keep tbe
Lord's day. You may think It old fogy ail
vlce, but I give It to you now: "Bememlier
the Sabbath day, keep It holy. Six
days shalt tbou labor and do all thy
work, but the seventh Is tbe Sabbath of the
Lord thy God; In It thou shalt not do any
work." A man said that be would prove
I hat all this was a fallacy, and so be said.
I shall raise a Sunday crop." And he
plowed tbe held on tbe Sabbatb, and then
he put In tbe seed on the Sabbatb and cul
tivated tbe ground on tbe Sabbatb. When
the harvest was ripe, he reaped It on the
Babbath, and he carried It into tho mow on
tbe Sabbatb, and then he stood out defiant
to bis Christian neighbors and said.
rbcre, that Is my Sunday crop, aud it is
all garnered." After awhile a storm cause
up and a great darkness, and the Ught
uiogs of heaven struck the barn, and away
went his Sunday crop. Beware, young mau,
of all Sabbath breakers.
Again, I charge you, beware of associa
tion with tbe dissipated. Go with tbem
and you will In time adopt their habits.
Who is that man fallen against tbe curb
stone, covered with bruises and beastli
ness? He was as bright a lad as ever
looked up from your nursery. His mother
rocked him, prayed for blm, fondled blm,
would not let the night air touch his
c'teek and held him up and looked down
Into bis loving eyes and wondered for what
high position be was being fitted. He en
tered lite with bright hopes. Tbe world
beckoned 'blm, friends cheered him,
tut tbe archers shot at him; vile
men set traps for hlir., bad habits hooked
fast to him with tbeir Iron grapples; bis
font slipped on tbe way, and there be lies.
Who would think that that nucombeil hair
was once toyed with by a father's lingers?
Would you think that those bloated cheek
were ever kissed by a mother's Hps? Would
you guess that that thick tongue ouca
made a household glad with its Innocent
iraltle? Utter no harsh words In his ear.
Ielp him np. Tut the bat over tbat once
manly brow. Brush the liut-t from that
coat that ouce covered a generous heart.
Show lilm the way to tbe Imme that once
rejoiced at the soun i of Ids footstep and
Willi gentle words tell his children to slaud
back as you help blm through the hr.ll.
Old men are apt to think that about
ail they are fit for ia to make money
and mve It.
Politeness makes all other accom
plishments easy and agreeable.
He lives longest wbo best uses mM
of the hours of bia life. Age is not a
uiatter of y arn, but of employment.
When you know a thing, to hold that
you know it, and when you do not know
a thing, to allow that you do not know
it thia ia knowledge.
Loving deecs alone make live devo
tion. The golden moments in the stream
of life rush past us, and we see nothing
but sand: the angels come to visit us
nd we only know them when they are
What we lack la not more talents
but more purpose with those we have.
a sudden paU piercing her Man.