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B. F. SCHWEIER,
THE COnSTITUTIOn THE UNION AND THE ENFORCEUENT OF THE LAWS.
Editor and Proprittor.
MIFFI,IXTQVX, JUNIATA COUNTY, PENX., WEDNESDAY, MAKCH 21, lHOO.
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CHAPTER 111. (Continued.!
Tiieie was dead silence in the mom.
Mar-tin Kay grew pale. The girls looked
,:rt!ed aud surprised.
The silence was
said Martin Knj. '
f-uc it to you."
He turned hi" head away, too proud at
tbat moment to let the expression of hi
fa,v he seen.
"Au.l I." said en. Hat ton. looking; at
Ii ..f bis nieces, "leave it to you also.
Mi .ft a.l sifter's children, do as you will:
b it n..t f.Tie-t your mother's words."
With a ' ! the girls clasped their arms
aiHiin.l each other, la that moment they
felt iiiue iiioue in the world. How were
they in make Mich a choice? To Leah's
mind recurred the memory of her fervent
prayer for xiine one who would deliver
ker from her "furnace of fire." She look
ni into the Idiie eyes of her sister.
"It is what I prayed for." she whis-p-red.
Then i-lowly, as the waters of a great
,-a divide, the two girls separated, sadly,
niourufiilly. looting hack with lingering
rrjc'et. yet never faltering; and Ieah, the
in M whom Marttu Kay had loved, ot
wlioiu he had txen so unutterably proud.
ho:ii he had hoped to see his political
-.in-esMir. beautiful, dark-eyed I.euh.
i.'. :o her uncle and laid ber hand upon
' 1 p:-uyed to heaven for deliverance."
ne Mi:.i, " aud you have brought it. I ac-.-p:
i!u a bitter ery Martin Ray turned
to i.er. Tliere was dignity in the Borrow
ut hi voice aud face.
l.otiuK arms were placed around hi"
ae k: a loviug, beautiful face was laid
"1 v. ill never leave you, father," said
ll-'.rie. "I will give my life to you."
So for some minutes they stood the
r-n-:ul with his arm thrown round Ieah.
a though from that moment he would
ber from all harm and from every
o!i; 11-ttie clamping her father's neck,
t.-i face wet with tears.
"1 accept your offer, uncle," said Leah,
in it calm, clear voice; "and I shall a!
way. lielieve that heaven seut you t
I will never leave you. father!" cried
ilt iiie. "My love shall make up to you
for i he loss of Leah's!"
Ot o. Sir Arthur Hattou and bis "niece
soon settled in their new and mag
L.Oivut home. To I.eah it seemed a -
n.Mjjjh she must be in the whirl or a
in-am. Her own story was to ber very
iimcu like one of the fairy tales that hnd
delighted her when she was a child. "1
i'ii a real Cinderella." she said to her
:.. with a smile. But in no way did
-tie resemble that bumble little maideu.
Siie was proud by instinct and by nature.
Mie was proud of her mother's name of
Hattou, of the good old family from
w hie!) her mother came, of the blood that
la it in her veins from ber mother's side.
Mie was proud of being true to herself,
of being loyal to what she believed to
l.c right principles.
The compact made between her uncl
ami herself bad not been broken. The
name of ltay had been given up, and she
had adopted that of Hatton.
People are not curious. It was suffi
cient to know that Leah Hatton was the
adopted daughter and heiress of Gen. Sir
Arthur Hatton, K. C. B., one of the
wealthiest aud most famous men in En;
Hut. when Leah had taken possession
..f the suite of rooms prepared for her.
when the magnificent dresses had been
put away in the wardrobes made of redai
wood, when the superb store of Indian
1 reus tires bad alt been examined, when
she bad grown accustomed to the luxury
of a lady's maid and a groom, of horses
and carriages, ber heart turned with a
great and wistful yearning to Hettie.
The remembrance of that loving sis'er
was the only drawback to ber perfect
She was alone in the cozy morning room
..lie morning when Sir Arthur came to
cek her, his face full of delight.
l.eaii," he cried, "can you guess what
strange good fortune has happened to
Mie looked np at him with the brightest
"How can I guess, uncle, when you
save already all the good fortune ia the
"1 have my share of it, I.eah; that i
.jt::te certain. But this piece of good luck
is something quite unlooked for and un
..r. You have heard nie speak of a
vi ly dear friend I tad many years ago
yoiitu- -uptaln in jur regiment Harry
i es." replied Leah, who delighted in
ic.thiug so much as in listening to her
uncle's stories of Indian life, "yea, I re
iin niber the name."
"He was one of the finest fellows Ii.
i :ie worid," cried the general "so sim
ple, generous, brave and noble! I have
st sight of him for many years. I hear
that be has unexpectedly succeeded to a
.i-erage. 1 hnd that he is Duke of Roe
deiie. and that he lives only seven miles
from here. His estate and mine run pnr-
jille! for miles; and I am so delighted.
.So am I, for your sake," she said.
"What is the place called?"
"i'raig." he replied. "The duke and
-.chess live there about three months ia
year; they are generally in town for
.- season, and during the rest of the
j a they live at Dene Abbey, a beanti
f i place in Sussex."
Then the duke is married 7" said Leah.
Yes; he married a fashionable beauty,
:i ' I hear that she is a very alee wom
I am glad for your sake; she will be
- :i un excellent friend for yoo."
l.-nh was warmly welcomed at Craig;
t: duchess even grew attached to her:
when, after a gay autumn and in
ti itiicrable shooting partles,"the time for
on to Rome came, she invited Leah to
a. npany her. At first the general was
in ; ii-d to refuse. He had just learned.
mid. that he could aot live without
"er. and it was cruel to wisTS to take her
way. But when the duchess showed
bi'n all the advantages to be gained he
irelded at once.
"You have asked me to complete yonr
niece's education." she said; "in no way
can it be done better than by taking ber
abroad. A few weeks wiib me in Tans I
and in Rome will change her altogether;
ihe will be a different girl."
- - titil a I
M. BRAE ME
He fixed bis eyes lovingly on Leah.
"Do you think it well to change her?"
ue asked, slowly. "She sterns to me per
fect." "If you intend to make her a woman
f the world, she must change in some
respects." said the duchess, a little impi
tiently. "Leave her to me. Sir Ait:i;:r
1 will promise that you shall be a:i
tied with the result."
And after that Sir Alfred offend m.
The Duchess of Rosedene was detain -
for a considerable time on the Continent
by a severe Illness of her husband, and
m reply to her anxious entreaties tue Ken
sral allowed his beautiful niece to remaii
with her. Although his heart year to., I
for her, be knew that the care and train
ing which the duchess could bestow weir
invaluable, and were such as he coulj not
have fonnd elsewhere. He . was content
During Leah's absence he purchased s.
magnificent mansion in Pelgravia, tr
which, in loving memory of bis native
own, he tiive the name of Harbnry
ticuse. The decorations were so mag
nificent, the furniture was so elegant and
-ostly, that public attention was drawn
"o the house, ami it soon became kaown
hnt Sir Arthur bad made this purchase
'or bis adopted niece and heiress, who
.vas now in Italy with the Duchess of
:osedene. and who was so rumor said
is beautiful as a vision.
The duke's health having been uit
restored, the duchess bad arranged thai
he traveling party should return to l.on
ion at once. It was then the very end
if April, and the season had begun. A
lrawing room bad been held, at which
miue fair young faces had been seen;
tut she knew that none could have equal
d that of Leah Hatton.
The duke bad a grand old niansioi
t named I'ark View. The duke and duch-
: ss went there on their return. Sir Ar-
ihur was invited to meet them, and from
1 (heir house be was to take I-ean home.
He was impatient to see ber. The long
absence bad wonderfully improved ber.
lie grew pale as he went up to her and
kissed her in silence; for bis emotion was
too great fur words.
The duchess had been right after all.
Nothing but constant association with an
accomplished and refined woman of the
world could have given such high-bred
rase and grace to ber.
The next drawing room was held the
When, after a few daya of anxious
preparatioriTTrah stood before Sir Ar
thur, dressed for the presentation, he
owned himself perfectly well pleased. The
duchess, whose taste was irreproachable,
had chosen ber court dress; and the gen-i-ral
had presented her with a sujte of
diamonds stones that shone and scintil
lated with every movement diamonds
that made many envious.
"Are you quite satisfied with me. un
cleT' she asked, with a smile that deep
ened h"r bright loveliness.
"Quite," he answered. "I always
thought the fashion of wearing feathers
awkward until now."
The duchess called for her, and they
drove away to the palace together. The
day was fine, the crowd great. Many of
the royal family were present. There
were debutantes from many of the no
blest families in the land; bnt Leah out
shone them all, as a planet outshines the
She never forgot the moment when sh
stood first ia the presence of the gracious
iady who rules the vast empire over
which the sun never sets. True loyalty
rose ia her heart, and she thanked heaven
mce more that she had been saved from
what seemed to her worse than "a fur
nace of fire." She could never have
-poken against the Queen, or led the
acarts of ber people from her. She smil-
to herself a half-sad smile. It seem
d so strange that she, who was once
lestined to be a lecturer against royalty,
-honld now be presented to her majesty.
During the next three years Leah Hat-
ou was the very queen of fashion. She
was more popular, more sought aftei
more admired, more beloved, more enviei
iban any other woman of her day. He.
beauty grew with ber years. She w.i
twenty-one now, and the magnificeu.
promise of her girlhood had been fulfilled
iler loveliness had grown richer; iht
learn ia her dark eyes was brighter; thi
dainty bloom that had been faint as thi
hue of a blush rose bad deepened; thi
face was radiant ia its owa loveliness
men found it more than fair. During
those three years she had presided witi
infinite grace over the large establish
men.t at Brentwood and the magnificeu:
bouse in town.
"Beautiful Leah Hatton !" What nun
ia life could she desire thaa she had -
vealth, popularity, affection? Yet she
vas not happy; her soul had found n
est. Brilliant and gay as was her life.
t did not satisfy ber. It was but as l
dream to one who. bas infinite longings
and infinite desires.
If Martin Ray succeeded in nothing
vise, be bad done this for his daughter
he had taken her out of the common
groove; be bad made her think; be ha.,
tilled ber with a thousand ideaa of life
These were always puzzling her. She bar
;he air, the manner, the look of on
whose thoughts and aims were highe.
and loftier than those of others. Thi
added much to the charm of ber passion
ate. proud beauty. The men who dance
.vith her admired her the more becaus.
no Bush of vanity came to her face
There was upon it tbe far-off look, tb
vslles longing that nothing could grai
Some of the offert Miss Hatton reeeiv
ed were daazling ones. The yonng Karl
of Barberry was handsome, talented aud
passionately fond of her. No. ahe would
not be Countess of Barberry. There was
the Duke of Lincoln, who had country
io.it. a town mansion aud untold wealth,
who would have made her hie duchess.
She would aot be Dncbess of IJncoln;
and she had no other reason to gWe to
that ahe did aot love him; aad the one
thing ahe longed for ia thia life waa loe.
"Lover aaid the dachesa. "It will com
"Not the love I waat." ahe replied;
"that must come before. 1 want a ro
mance in my life." , .
i. th. w.t with those dark-eyed
girls." aaid the dueheaa. "What a pity
The Duke aad Pucas of Boeedene
tad become very is:uch attached to Ieat.
aad when the n a sou ended they begged
the general and ber to come to pay them
a long visit at Dene Abbey. Tbey were
to remain there during the autumn and
winter. Mr Arthur at first did not quite
like the idea, and a compromise was
fade. The whole party were to visit
Brentwood first and remain there for six
weeks; tben tbey were to go to Dene
Abbey and stay there aa long as Sir Ar
thur wished an arrangement which
pleased every one.- Leah by this time
had grown to love tbe duchess so much
that she never liked to be separated from
ber for long together.
Brentwood was looking its best at the
nd of July.
The general had invited several guests
To Brentwood, and the party promised to
be a very pleasant one.
"At some future day you will be sol
mistress of this beautiful place. Ieah.
said the duchess, aa they were walking
ue morning on the great terrace.
"I suppose so," she replied; "but 1 nev
r like to think of the time. I wish that
uy uncle could live aa long as, if not
.ouger, than 1 shall."
"i have had aa adventure this moru
'"." aaid Sir Arthur, aa they sat dowu
to luncheon. 1 find that the young mas
ter of Olea ia expected home during (he
week. 1 lost my way in tbe woods, aud
came out quite close to the uiausion: I
have been all over it."
"Where aad what ia Glen?" asked tbe
And Sir Arthur smiled as he said:
"I ought to be a poet to answer you.
it ia almost impossible to do so in prose.
Olea ia simply one of the most lovely
spots I know in England."
"More beautiful than Brentwood, uu
:le?" asked Leah.
"Quite different. Leah. Glen was once
the dower house of a queen; three hun
dred years ago it came into possession of
be Carltons, and has been theira evei
since. It is simply perfect. Your eye
are almost dazzled by the gleam of sun
ight in the waters of the many foun
ains aud by tbe bright colors of the fion
r. The surroundings, too, are most pic
aresque." "I should like to see it," said the dnch
"So should I," added Leah.
"Fair ladies," cried Sir Arthur, "you
(ball see it whenever you will. The
jotise itself looks so cheerful one would
uever think that It had once been the
scene of a tragedy."
"Was it?" asked the duchess. "Tell it
"I am a newcomer," said the general,
'and naturally enough 1 know but little
about it. But one of the gardeners at
lilea spoke of the story this morning. I
asked him how long tbe house had been
closed, and he said fifteen years. Of
course. 1 asked him how that was. and
tie said that Lad; Carlton could uever
bear to enter it again, and that, after
the accident, she bad taken ber son. Sir
Basil, to Italy, where she spent the re
mainder of her life, but that he, now thai
bis mother was dead, was coming back
to live here."
"What was the accident?" asked the
"A very horrible one. She bad but two
-hildren a girl and a boy; the daughter.
Adela. was seven years older than the
son. She waa a very winning girl, the
very Joy of Lady Carlton's heart. She
fell in love I forget who the lover was
ami everything was arranged for tbe
wedding. She was then eighteen and the
young brother only eleven. On the night
before the wedding Lady Carlton gave i
grand ball, and Glen was filled with
gay crowd of guests; tbey danced unti
the very walls seemed to rock. The old
man told me that the bridge was like
some lovely, laughing fairy. Just as the
ball was closing, and when the happiness
and gayety were greatest, a terrible cry
was beard. ' It came from tbe supper
room, tbe grand old banqueting hall.
1 where kings and queens had feasted. The
guests rushed out, only to witness a most
horrible scene. The beautiful bride, with
terrible cries, was seen flying across the
hall, her bright gossamer robes a!
n flame. Her light, fluttering ball dress
bad eanght fire, and, the draught of air
fanning tbe flames, they met over her
head and enveloped hen For a moment
evejyone was paralyzed; then one of the
guests, a gentleman, caught up a thick
rug and rolled it around her. He was
burned terribly, but he extinguished the
flames. It was too late. When the hae
less lover hastened to the hall he saw the
iiirl lying in her agony on the ground
!ier golden hair burned, ber face distort
.h. her pretty dress of white lace and
white water lilies all banging in scorched
hreds around her. She spoke a few
words to bim, and then tbey carried ber
upstairs to die.
"What a terrible story!" said the duch
ss. "When Lady Carlton recovered from
he shock." added Sir Arthur, "she went
i broad, and took ber son with her. She
lied at Naples last year, and tbe master.
ir Basil, is nulling home."
"It will be a great trial to him to re
urn to the scene of such a catastrophe.'
aid the kiudly duchess. "You must ask
1 m here as often as you can."
"The house is so cheerful, so bright aad
-a til if til. you would uever think that, a
needy bail happened there."
"There is a tragedy associated with
o-ii houses, lint the world does not know
." said the duchess.
"I pray heaven. ; said the geuei-al.
:hat there will never be one iu this!" '
(To be continued.
-I think I'll try to reduce my
.elulit." said tbe corpiilent corner
"You've lieen reducing It too much
ilivady." responded the customer with
'ie fourtern-oiiiH-e rtouiiU of sugar.
iHri't worry, lest you obtain wrin
KprlnAlC'l with S it 't ter
Experiments are being made iu .an
Francisco as to tbe utility of sal; wa
ter In sprinkling tbe streets. Decided
benefit ire claimed as the result of
the trlais. It is !d that on streets
pared with stone the salt water coun
teracts decomposition of organic mat
ter In the dirt and refuse, so that when
dry very little dust Is raised by the
wind. Again, salt water does not dry
so rapidly as fresh water. A distinct
advantage Is txised In tbe absorbent
power of salt. During the night th
salt which bas been dried by the son
the previous day absorbs sufficient
moisture from the atmosphere to
dampen tbe street, so that In the early
morning It bas everjr tpperauce of
having been recently sprinkled, and
that this gratuitous moistening re
quires several hours to evaporate.
. i.i.kf arsAvnnllment tnt.ll CAII
paV to ;.mzV b. lore. Ia. "The
HELIOGRAPH IN WAR.
MESSAGES SENT BY A SYSTEM
. OF SUN FLASHING.
Little Iautmanent of Ancient Invention
Haa Played an Important Part in ths
Ponta African War Used by General
Mils la Indian Campaigns.
heliotrope, or heliograph, has
! nyed an Important part rn the South
African war. With this little Instru
ment the light of tbe sun Is used to con
vey Intelligence to points far distant.
Communication between places many
ai lies apart can be set up by Its use.
The mirror used bas a small eyehole
;ut Into the quicksilver, through which
the distant station is located. The mir
ror disk is turned by means of a Morse
key, and la answering the key a dot or
a dash, la the way of 'a long or short
flash. Is sent out. These flashes are
read by the person at the receiving end
with tbe ease of a telegraph operator
taking a message. The heliograph was
invented In 1821 by Gauss, who used it
as a signal in the measurement of an
gles. The longer the line the larger
must be tbe disk. The longest line thus
far observed Is 'J2 miles, which was
observed In California, and required a
mirror of seventy-seven square Inches
In area. Ordinary heliotropes used on
lines leas tban fifty miles In length are
only about two square Inches In area.
For Its successful operation clear at
mosphere Is necessary. Two hours be
fore sunset Is tbe most favorable time.
The military value of the hellograplilc
method of transuilttinz Information
may be readily imagined. Its first :nl
vantage Is Its extreme simplicity. I
does not necessitate the keeping open
linen of communication, there are n
iv I res to protect, no batteries to look
V. S. ARMT HKI.IOURAPH CO HPS.
USE OF THE HELIOGRAPH IN SOUTH AFRICA.
ifter and no burdensome apparatus to
Tiie Indians of America, like tbe old
warriors of the Scotch highlands, real
zed the Importance of signal fires Iu
war time and made use of a code of Arc
flashes; but It was not until 1622 thai
Colonel Colby of the British Royal en
gineers devised a more adequate system
for transmitting messages by sun
flashes. His method of doing this was
by nailing a certain number of pieces
of bright tin on poles and exposing
them to the sun's rays. Some time
later this was improved on by the adop
tion of a plain mirror. In 18S3 an En
glish officer at. Gibraltar used an ordi
nary looking glasY to reflect flashes
across the strait to Tangier, thereby
carrying on a long distance conversa
tion with other English officers In Af
rica. This mirror system was experiment
ed with and Improved upon until tht
year 1878, when the United States gov
ernment purchased the latest models
and began the Instruction of a special
signal corps In bellography. Tbe military-ralue
of such sun writing was well
known when, in 1886, General Miles
began his Indian campaign against
Oeronlmo. If the truth were- only
known. It was tbe heliograph more
ban anything else that led to tbe round
lug up and capture of the famous,
blood-drinking red man. One can Im
agine tbe surprise of tbe Indians when
they found that tbey could not move
without the fact being known to the
Americans and the movement myste
riously anticipated. Signal parties. In
fact, were flashing hourly Information
from mountain peak to mountain peak,
and the IndlrJJ warrior's headquarters
were always known at Miles' camp.
Through the nse of the heliograph
Oeronlmo waa kept away from water
by rapidly stationed and mobile bands
of troops and was Anally parched Into
Tbe English army' had already been
making use of the heliograph In Af
ghanistan, and during the Boer war of
twenty years made effective use of tbe
Ma nee bellographlc apparatus." The
great service this means of communica
tion has been to the different British
commanders besieged by tbe Boers In ,
the present South African was Is very
Tell known. ,
Tbe field heliograph apparatus, as
used to-day. consists of a sole leather
pouch containing a aun mirror and
station mirror, a small screen or shut
ter, a sighting rod and two small tripod
stands for tbe mirror. The entire ap
paratus does not weigh over ten pounds
and can easily be carried over the arm.
V.'ben tbe air la clear, signals may be
easily taken by tbe naked eye at a dis
tance of 100 miles, and by an expert
at the rate of fifteen word a mlnuta.
HIS IDEAL WOMAN.
Sot Bo Much of an Ansel aaa Btm pa
thetic, All-Forgiving tinman.
"Man bas a number of fixed, old
fashioned notions about tbe Ideal wom
an which are quite apart from ques
tions of complexion and dress." writes
Carrie K. Garrett in tbe Woman's
"The sober truth la that while men
may seek diversion with tbe mors
showy, flippant type of girl, and ar
often caught by mere gllTTer, they bave
an Ideal far. far above this cheap type
which la Imperishable. A man does not
pleture a completely limp and charac
terless creature as his soul's Ideal, how
ever 'sweet.' .' Yet the woman as she
appears In bis dreams Is not too clever.
It is a pleasure to him to lie a little
superior to his mate to lie 'looked up
to' and as the true woman desires to
'look up,' It is dear, that Nature's ar
rangements In these matters are not
without design. The most charming
woman of all Is she who has tbe con
summate wit to seem to 'look up' when
really she stands on a level with tbe
man who loves her. or perchance a lit
tle above him.
"Oue thing imperatively demanded In
i he make-up of the Ideal woman Is
sympathy that all-dlvlnlng. all-forglv-Ing
quality which makes the whole
world akin. Sympathy Is one of the
prime factor of charm. So Is humor.
A man is fearfully lonesome when his
wife cannot see bis Jokes. She could
hardly offer him a more deadly affront
than to laugh in the wrong place at
one of bis pet stories. The Ideal wom
an Is religious has the wise, sweet,
old-fashioned notions about right and
wrong. A miu, la quite capable of
making merry ver his wife's scruples
of conscience, but I think lie would lie
rather disappointed if she had no nero
'iles If In his worldly way she was
milled chiefly by expedience. He may
not say many prayers himself, but he
"kes to know that his children pray at
ilieir mother's knee. Perhaps be some
inies reflects that the nlgbtly petition
'rom Innocent lips. Hiod bless father,'
nay not be quite empty of meaning.'
How a Duk- Kartetl Nupence.
How the Duke of Norfolk, one of the
r'ebest of Kiiglnnd'st peers, earned bis
Ust sixpence is related by bis friends
vith a great feal of gusto.
A rew years ago a large English
party headed by the I Hike went ou a
continental tour. The Duke busies! him
self very much on the Journey in a
kind hearted way about the welfare of
everyone in the party. At every sta
tion be used to get out aud go round to
.is? If be could do anything for anyotie.
one old lady, who did not know bim
..... mc arrived at last In Rome,
tired and hot. found great difficulty in
getting a porter. So she seized on the
luke. "Now, my good man," she said.
"I've noticed you at all these stations
loafing about. Just make yourself for
once In your life. Take my bag aud find
me a cab." Tbe Duke mildly did as he
was bid and was rewarded with a six
pence. "Thank you, madam," be said;
"I shall prize this Indeed! It is the first
coin I have ever earned in my life."
lioailoa'i Ancient Records.
Tbe county council of London, as the
successor of the Metropolitan board of
-forks, Is custodian of a number of val
liable documents bearing upon tbe local
history of the metropolis. Included in
the collection are many volumes of
minutes of the commissioners of sewers
dating back to tbe reign of Henry VIII..
together with papers and deeds relat
ing to Important buildings such a
Northumberland House, which former
ly stood at Charing Cross. These Inter
e-tlng documents have hitherto be, n
Inaccessible to the public, but the coun
cil bas now decided to publish a selec
tion of them In volume.
Parsley Neutralises Onion Odor.
Parsley should always garnish a dish
containing onions, as it takes away the
odor moat people object to. It even
prevents the after taste If eaten by the
Individual who loves onions and must
Domination of Latin Races.
One leading result of the struggle for
supremacy among tbe Western nations
lias been tbe gradual ascendency of the
Anglican. Teutonic and Scandinavian
over the Latin races.
Vast roeeibllltlee of Ratal.
Should Russia ultimately succeed In
her scheme for dominating Asia she
will become mistress of some 800,000.
How It Happcaca.
"So she ran away with him?"
I think she did. From what I hare
aeen of him I don't think he had gbmjp
tlon enough to run away with her."--Chicago
A woman editor who baa evident!)
"been there" offers a bit mt advice to
ber sex at large: "Never try to elgna
i street-car conductor when there la a
.iretty girl on tbe opposite aid of tbe
tract, unless yon art a pretty sir'
yourself. If a hopeless."
There are many things wvaaavwt uu
'erstand: for on thing, wa fmonot us
'.erstand why eake walk ara popular.
He You needn't be angry. I could
have kissed you two or three times then
if I'd wanted to. She Yes. I know It.
Xew York Tress.
"If I say," said the teacher, "'the
pupil loves bis teacher,' wjiat sort of a
sentence Is that?" "Sarcastic." said
"I see that Mra. Kruger always cuts
Ooiu Paul's hair." "Say. you can't ex
pect such a man to be afraid of any
thing on earth, can you?" Cleveland
Tailor Look here! I have worriitl
myself sick over that bill of yours. Cas
ket ube undertaker) That's all right,
old man. If worst comes to worst, you
can take It out in trade.-i-Tlt-Bits.
Tired Tompkins There's one Job 1
wouldn't mind bavin', Horace. Hun
gry Horace (in amazement) Wbat's
thiit? Tired Tompkins Lineman fer
er wireless telegraph comp'ny. Life.
Curious old lady How did you come
to this, poor man? Convict I was drove
to it. lady. Curious old lady Were you.
really? Convict Yes, they brung nn
iu the van, as usual. Philadelphia
He To prove tbe sincerity of my in
tentions, I bave brought tbis solitaire
adornment for your engagement finger
She 1 must say, my friend, that your
speech has the true ring. Boston
Ills sensation: Mrs. McGorry How
did yez fale pbwln dbe dintist was
pulliu' yure tathe? McGorry How did
I fale. Is ut? Bedad! Oi regretted wid
alii me bear-rt thot Oi wasn't bo n a
She What a relief this conservatory
is after that crowded ball-room. I felt
were being crushed to dcathlnoon in slippers down at tbe beel and with
He Yes. it was rather close. She But
I feel perfectly safe here with you.
Tit for tat: First Little Girl I'm
never going to speak to you again:
your father keeps a saloon. Secoud
Little Girl Aud I'm not golug to speak
to you any more; I saw your father
V'o into It ruck.
Wife What's the white stuff on your
shoulder? Husband Chalk, from a
billiard cue, yon know. Wife (Knitting)
Hereafter I wish you to use chalk
I that doesn't smell like toilet powder.-
New lork Weekly.
Wickwire Look here! This Is tbe
fourth time this morning you buvc
been in here asking for tbe price of a
meal. Dismal Dawson Yep. 1 am the
absent-minded beggar, don't ye know
A misapprehension "Was that your
dog that wa bowllnga: night?" "I
guess re-was."- "Why in tbund&r-ijo-fi't
yoo. feed him?" "Heavens, man. it's
Indigestion that makes bim bowl!"
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Mrs. Careful This Is the watcb my
husband gave me. Her friend Why.
It Isn't going. Is it broken? Mrs.
Careful O. no! You see, 1 don't wind
It at all. Thnt keeps tbe works from
wearing out. Philadelphia Press.
Carrie Tell me. Kate, bow was It
you did not marry Mr. Tyler? Kate
He told me I was tbe only woman be
ever loved. If a man will lie to you
before marriage, what stories won't he
'.ell afterward? Boston Transcript.
Bobbs I see that a man has invented
a typewriter that you sit down and
talk to and it writes out everything you
say. Dobbs I guess I'll keep mine.
She doesn't write everything I say. and
I'm glad of it. Baltimore American. -
"Don't you ever lose your temper?"
asked Mr. Meekton's friend, admiring
ly. "Oh. yes." was the answer. "Some
times Henrietta reads something aloud
which she says is unjust and wrung,
and then I pet as Indignant as I can lie."
Never do a man's possessions seem
so dear to him as when he is on the
point of losing them. The Indiana
farmer who saw bis wife plunged in a
raging stream. In imminent danger of
being drowned, bad all of a sudden a
higher opinion of her value thau ever
before. When lie saw that blessing
about to take flight down stream be of
fered to give a thousand dollars to the
man who succeeded in rescuing ber.
Of those who heard the offer one was
bold enough to dare the flood and briusr
the wife ashore. But after she bad
been saved the husliaud's opinion of
her value fell. He no longer thought
her worth a thousand dollars, while
that sum seemed far larger than it bad
a short time before, when he had been
willing to part with it to get back hi.s
wife. So be refused to pay so large a
reward. His wife may have felt of
fended by the lower estimate he was
putting on her value to him. but mure
probably, avers the Chicago Tribune,
she was a thrifty woman who felt that
if she outlived her husband the thou
sand dollars might be hers and help
console her for bis loss. The rescuer
brought stilt for the full reward and
won his case. The jurors held the
farmer to bis rash oath, and bisw-lfe
has cost him a thousand dollars. Prob
ably he will remind her of that fact
whenever she asks him for a little
spending money. If she falls Into a
creek again before bis eyes and there
seems to be danger of ber drowning
how much will be offer for her rescue?
It Is safe to say he will not offer a thou
Freakisn r ear of Draughts.
A great many people have a dread
of draughts, but few of them car.;
their preventive measures to the ex
treme practiced by a bookkeeper of
Philadelphia. He keeps a feather siis
pended from the ceiling by a light
silken thread. When not busy with
his books it is his custom to divide bis
time between consulting the tlierino::i
eter and watching, the feather.
the latter move In the slightest d'.-g.rc
he doesn't rest content until be ihids
oat where the draught comes from.
Rep. Dr. Caiman
iulijeit: Tlie Needle's flavnc .a Appeal
t or Merry "or Oppressed Woman hood
Let Her Have an fcqual Chauce With
Man In the Slruxcle ot Lire.
vTsmxoTos. D. C Tills discourse ol
Dr. TnltuitKe Is an appeal tor mercy In tie
half ot oppressed womanhood and offers
nocouraRommit to those struggling for a
livelihood; text, Ecelesiastns, iv., 1, "Be
hold the tears of such as were oppressed,
and they had no comforter." .
Very long, ago tbe needle was busy. It
was considered honorable for women to
toil Iu olden times. Alexander the (treat
stood iu bis palace showing garments made
by bis o vn mother. The finest tapes'.ries
at liayeux was made by the queen of Will,
lain the Conqueror. Augustus, the em
peror, would not wear any garments ex
eent thoRM thnt van fAslilntiAii hv uimi
f mamber of bis royal family. So let tbe
toiler everywhere be respected.
The needle bas slalu more tban the
sword. When the sewing macbiuu was in
vented, some thought that Invention woulc'
alleviate woman's toil an j put an end tr
the despotism of the needle. But no.
While tbe sewing machine has been a great
blessing to well-to-do families ia man)
cases it has added to the stab of tbe needle
tbe crush of the wheel, and multitudes of
women, notwithstanding the re-enforcement
of the sewing machine, can only
make, work hard as tbey will, between 9i
and 3 a week.
The greatest blR89lng that con I J havt.
nappened to our lint parents was being
turned out of Eden after tbey bad done
wrong. Adam and Eve, In their perfect
state, might have got along without worli
or only such slight employment as a per
fect garden with no weeds in it demanded.
But as soon as they had sinned the best
thing tor them was to be turned out where
tbey would have to work. We know what
a withering thing it is for a man to huve
nothing to do. Of the thousand prosper
ous and honorable men that you know 9110
bad to work vigorously at the beginning.
But I am now to tell you that industry is
just as important for a woroan'ssafety and
happiness. The most unhappy women In
our.uommunities to-dav are those who have
no engagements to cull them up in the
morning; who, once having risen and
breakfasted, lounire throtirfli the dull foro-
disheveled hair, reading the last novel,
and who, having dragged through a
wretched forenoon mid taken their after
noon sleep and having passed an hour and
a half at their toilet, pick up their card
case and go out to make calls, and who
pass their evenings waiting for somebody
to come in and break up the monotony.
Arabella Stuart never was Imprisoned in
so dark a dungeon as that.
There is no happiness la an idle woman
It may be with hand, it may he with braiu.
It may be with foot, but work she must or
be wretched forever. The little girls of
our families must be started with that
idea. The curse of American society is
tbnt our young women are taught that I ho
first, secoud, third, fourth, firth, sixth,
reventb, tenth, fiftieth, tliounudtli thing
in their lire is to get somebody to take euro
of them. Instead of that the first lesson
should be how under God they may take
care of themselves. The siiDple faet is
that a majority ot them do have to take
care of themselves, aad that, too, after hav
ing through tbe false notions ot their par
ents wasted tbe years in which theyouhi
to bave learned bow successfully to main
tain themselves. We now and here declare
the inhumanity, cruelty and outrage of
tbat father and mother who pass-their'
aaugUaera into womaniro,-GSrfiggTvoa
tnemjio ftttrt-foT--earnlng their liveli
hood.. Mme. de Stael said, "It Is - not these
writings tbat I am proud of, but the tact
that,! bave facility ia tnu occupations, in
any one of which I could make a liveli
hood. " You say you have a fortune to
leave them. Oh, man and woman, have
you not learned that, like vultures, liice
bawks.like eagles, rluhea have wings and
fly away? Though you should be success
ful in leaving a competency behind you,
tbe trickery of executors may swamp it in
a night or some official in our churches
may get up a mining company aud induce
your orphans to put their money into a
hole In Colorado and if by the most skillful
machinery the sunken money caunot be
brought up again prove to them tbat it
was eternally decreed tbat that was
tbe way tbey were to loso it and that
it went iu the most orthodox and heav
enly style. Oh, the damnable schemes that
professed Christians will enguge in until
God puts His fingers into the coilnr of the
hypocrite's rob and strips il clear down
to the bottom! You have no right, because
you are well off, to conclude that your chil
dren are going to be well off. A man died
Inaving a large fortune. His sou fell dead
in a Philadelphia grogshop. His old com
rades came in and said as they bent over
Ills corpse, "What is tbe matter with you,
Boggsy?" The surgeon standing over him
said: "flush ye! He is do.idl" "Oh, ho Is
dead!" they said. "Come, boys; let us go
and take a drink In memory of poor
Boggsyl" Have you nothing letter than
money to leave your children? If you have
not, but send your daughters Into the
world with empty brain and unskilled
band, yon are guilty ot assassination,
There are women tolling in our cities fot
t2 or C3 a week who were tbe daughters of
merchant princes. These suffering ones
now would be glad to bave tbe crumbs
that once fell from their father's table.
That worn out broken shoe that she wears
Is the lineal descendant of the 1 12 gnlter in
which ber mother walked and that torn
and faded calico had ancestery ot magnill
eent brocade tbat swept Pennsylvania av
enue and Broadway clean without any ex
pense to tbe street commissioners. Though
you live iu an elegant residence and fare
sumptuously everyday, let your daughters
feel it is a disgrace for tbem not to know
bow to work. I denounce the Idea prev
alent in society that, though our yonng
women may embroider slippers and crochet
and make mat", for lamps to stand ou with
out disgrace, the Idea of doing anything
for a livelihood is dishonorable. It is a
shame for a young woman belonging to a
large family to be inefficient when her
father tolls bis life away for ber support,
it is a shame tor a daughter to be Idle
while ber mother toils at thewastitub. It Is
as honorable to sweep house, make beds or
trim hats as it Is to twist a watch chain.
Ho tar as I cao understand the Hue of re
spectability lies between tbat which Is use
ful ami that which Is useless. If women
do tbat which is of no value, tbelr work Is
honorable. If they do practical work, it Is
dishonorable. Tbat our young women
may escape the censure of dolna dishonor
able work I shall particularize. You may
knit a tidy for the back of an arm-chair,
but by no means make tbe mouev w lero
wltb to buy the chair. You. may with a
delicate brush beautify a mantel orna
ment, bat die rather than earn enough to
bay a marble niainol. You may learn
artistic music nnti you can squall Italian,
but never sing "Ortonville" or "Old Hun
dredth." Do nothing practical if voo
would in the eyes of rellned society pre-
serve your respectability. I scout these
1 tell you a woman, no
, has a right to occupy a
more than a man.
place In this world unless she pays a rent :
In the course of a lifetime you consume
whole harvests and droves of cattle and
every dnv you live breathe forty lioglieads
of good, pure air. You must by some kind
of usefulness pa lor all this. Our race
was the last tblug created the birds and
"shes on the fourth day tbe eattle and
Ihuirds on the fifth day and man on the
sixth day. If geologists are right, tlie
earth was a million of years In the posse -slon
ot tbe insects, beasts and birds before
onr race earns upoa It. In one sense wfl
were invaders. The cattle, the lizards ami
the hawks bad preemption light. The
duestlon Is not what we are to do with tue
; iizaras ana summer inseois, ma wu
I ,IKBrUS HUU BUUI1UC1 lUBWha n w wv, ..
must earn it. Tbe partridge makes its
i own nest before It occupies it. ine
i i ara Dy its morning souk n" ,l'
breakfast before it eats it, and tbe
Bible gives an Intimation tnat ne nrst
duty ot an idler ia to starve when It
says, "It ha will not work, aeithel
shall be eat." Idleness ruins the health,
and very soon nature says: "Tbis man ha
refused to pay his rent. Oat with bim!
Society is to be reconstructed on the sub
jeet ot woman's toil. A vast majority of
those who would bave woman industrious
shut ber up to a tew kinds ot work. My.
judgment in this matter Is that a woman
bas a right to do anything she can do well.
There shculd be no department of mer
chandise, mechanism, art orsclence barred
against ber. If Miss Hosmer bas genius
for sculpture, give ber a chisel. If Rosa
uonueur has a fondness for delineating
nnimals, let her make "The Horse Fair."
If Miss Mitchell will study astronomy, let
Imr mount the starry ladder. If Lyd'a
will be a merchant, let ber sell purple. If
Lucretia Mott will preach tbe gospel, let
her thrill with her womanly eloquence the
Quaker meeting house.
It ia said it woman is given such oppor
tunities she will occupy places that might
be taken by men. I say, if she bnv more
skill and adaptedness for any pos:fVhan
a man has, let ber have It. one na as
mu h right to ber bread, to her apparet
aud to ber home as men have. But It Is
said that ber nature is so delicate that she
is unlltted for exhausting toil. I ask ia thn
name of all past history what toll on earth
is more severe, exhausting and tremen
dous than thnt toil ot the needle to whicii
for ages she bas been subjected? The bat
tering ram, the sword, the carbine, the
battloax, have made no such havon as the
neudle. I would that these living sepul
chres In which womeu have for ages been
buried might be opened and that some re
surrection trumpet might bring up these
living corpses in the fresh air and sunlight.
Go with me, anil I will show you a wom
an who by hardest toil supports her chil
dren, ber drunken husband, her old father
and mother, pays her house rent, always
has wholesome food on ber table and when
she en ii gel some neighbor on the riabbath
to come In aud take care of ber family ap
pears In church with hat and eloak that
are far Irom Indicating the toll to which
she is subjected. Much a woman ns that
has body und soul enough to lit her for auy
position. .She could stand beside the ma
jority of voursalesinen and dispose of more
goods. She could go into your wheel
wright shops and beat one-half or your
workmeu at making carriages. We talk
about woman as though we had resigned
to her all tbe light work and our
solves bad shouldered tbe heavier. But
the day of judgment, which will reveal the
sufferings of the stake and inquisition, will
mars'uil before the throne ot Got and the
hierarehs of heavea the martyrs of wash
tub and needle. Now, 1 say if there be any
preference ia occupation let woman have
It. Go. I knows ber trims are the severest.
By her neuter sensltiveuess to mlfortune,
by ber hour of anguish, I demand that no
one hedge np her pathway to a livelihood.
Oh, the meauness, the despicabillty of niea
who begrudge a woman the right to wort
auywiiere in any honorable calllngt
I go still further and say that vomtu
should have equal compensation with men.
Ry what priueiple ot justice Is It that
womeu in many ot our cities gat only two
thirds ns much pay as men and in many
cases only half? Here is the gigantic inj in
line that for work equally well If not better
done womaa receives far less compensa
tion than man. Start with the National
Government. Womeu clerks In Washing
ton get tlKIO ":ir doing that for which
men receive $1800. The wheel of op
pression is rolling over tbe necks ot
thousands of women who are at this
moment in despnir about what they are to
do. Many of the largest mercantile estab
lishments of our cities are accessory to
these abominations, and from tbelr large
establishments there are scores of souls
being pitched off into deatb. and their em
ployers know it. Is there a God? Will
tliere be a judgment? I tell you it God
I rises np to redress womn'LjrojiirsniOJ
Xi'aTawrestabllatfiBenta will be awal-
toweu upquioaer man a oootu' American .
earthquake ever took dowa a city. Ged
will eatcb these oppressors between the
two millstones ot His wrath and grind
thom so powder.
Why is it that a female principal In a
school gets only B25 for doing work for
which a male principal gets 1650? I hear
from nil this land the wail of womanhood.
Man has nothing to answer to that wail
but flatteries. He says she is an angel.
She is not. She knows she Is not. She Is
a human being who gets hungry when she
has no food and cold when she has no Are.
Give her no more flatteries; give her
in ttce! Ob, the thousand of sewing
girls! Across the sunligbt comes their
denth groan. It is not such a cry as
comes from those who are suddenly
hurled out ot life, but a slow, grind
ing, horrible wasting away. Gather
them before you and look into their faces,
pinched, ghastly, hunger 9truckl Look at
their fingers, needle-pricked and blood
lipped! See that premature stoop in the
shoulders! Hear that dry, hacking, merci
less cough! At a large meeting of these
women held In Philadelphia grand speeches
were delivered, but a needlewoman took
the stand, threw aside her faded shawl,
and with ber shriveled arm burled a very
thunderbolt of eloquence, speaking out the.
horrors ot her own experience.
Stand at the corner of a street In some
great city at 6 or 7 o'clock in the morning
as the women go to work. Many of them
had no breakfast except tbe crumbs that
were left over from the night before or the
crumbs they chew on their way through
the street. Here they cornel The working
girls of tbe cities. These engaged in head-
work, these ia flower mukiug, iu ntliliuery,
in paper box making, but, most overwork
of all and least compensate 1, the sewing
women. Why do they not take the city
cars on their way up? They cannot afford
the Ave cents. If, concluding to deny her
self something else, she gets into tbe car,
give her n seat. You want tosee how Lati
mer and Ridley appeared in the fire. Look
at that woman and behold a more horrible
martyrdom, a hotter tire, a more agoniz
ing death. Ask that woman how Tiuch
she gets tor her work, and she will tell you
six cents for making coarsesblrts and Uuds
ber own thread.
Years ago one Sabbath night In the vestl-
huleof our ehurcb after service a woman
fell in convulsions. The doctor said she
needed medicine not so much as some
thing to eat. As she began to revive In her
delirium she said gaspingly: "tight cents!
Right cents! I wish I could get It done. I
am so tired. I wish I could get some
sleep, but 1 must get It done. Eight cents!
Flight ceutsl" We found afterward that
she was making garments for eight cents
Splece and that she could make but three
of them in a day. Hear ill Three times
sight are twenty-fr ir. Hear it, men and
woman who have comfortable homes!
Some of the worst vllllans of our cities are
the employers ot these women. They
boat them down to their la.-t penny
and try to cheat them out of
that. The woman must deposit a
dollars or two heiora she gets the garments
to work on. When the work Is done, it is
sharply Inspected, the most Insignlllcant
flaws picked out aad tbe wages refused
and sometimes the dollar deposited not
given back. Tbe Women's Protective L'olon
reports a case where one of the poor souls,
finding a place where she could get more
wages, resolved to change employers and
and went to get her pay for work done.
The employer said. "I hear yon are got ug
to leave me?" "Yes," she said, "and I have
come to get what you owe me." He made
no answer. She said, "Are you not goiug
' to pay
me?" "Yes," be said; "1 will pay
Ana ne Kicked her downstair-.
The levees on both sides of the Mls
sissiDDPi are of sufficient extent that if
i they were built in a single straight line
they would be about 1,300 miles Ions, or
long enough to stretch the greater part
of the distance between New Orleans
and New York.
The great department store In Par
is, the "Bon Marche," bas the biggest
kitchen in the world. In this kitchen Is
daily prepared the food for the 4.000
employes of the great store.
A new regulation-cog introduced In
Swiss watches, works so accurately
that the time-pieces do not vary tes
The cost of the world's wars since
the Crimean war has been 2,453,000,
000, or enough to give a couple of sov
ereigns to every man, woman and child
on the globe.