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B. F. SCHWEIER,
THE COnSTITUTIOnTHE Union AtlD THE EnFORCEUERT OF THE LAWS.
Editor and Proprltr.
VOL. LIV.
MIFFLINTOWN, JUNIATA COUNTY, PENN., WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 1900
NO. 22.
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BY CHARLOTTE M. BRAEME. I
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CHAPTER XVIIL
m. Aa nd the honr arrived.
,
Sif .
Basil was to go with them ss far as
Dover and see them safely on board.
Thev were all four to start by the mid-
dr train from Arley to London.
t .k h.I measured hex strength that
morning, aad found it rapidly failing.
"I conld not live urooi" m
day of It." sheMid. "Thank Wfca,
It Is almost over."
She was passive, while her maid took
ill the palna she could to hide the shrink
ing of the graceful figure, the pallor of
the beautiful face. She must keep up
appearances while she was In England,
among those who knew her; but, when
he was across the sea. ahe could give
way, she could droop and die aa she
would but not here.
She bade farewell to the grand old
home where she had been so utterly, but
falsely happy. She stood for some time
on the terrace where the passion flowers
grew the spot where she had seen her
lover first, and where her heart had gone
out to him. She kissed the bare brown
branches. They would live again; they
would be covered with green leaTes and
starry flowers when leaves and flowers
should gladden her eyes no more. She
stretched out her hands with a great cry
when she took her last look round the
room where she had spent such happy
hours. All earth and air seemed burn
ing fire. Oh, for rest, for change, for
the coldness even of the grave!
Thorn who saw Mlsa Hatton'a face
when she left Brentwood never forgot it.
. It was a strange Journey to Dover. Sir
Arthur was the only one who talked.
Hettie avoided either looking at or speak
ing to Sir Basil, and Leah could have
laughed in bitter amusement at the
scene. Sir Arthur spoke of his nieces'
return, of the marriage, of Olen, of Basil
In Parliament, and saw nothing wrong.
They stood together on deck at last,
a blue sky above them, the sun shining on
the white cliffs of Dover and on the sea,
which was almost as smooth as a mirror.
Sir Arthur took Hettie to the other
side of the Teasel. .
"They will have so much to say to each
other; lovers always have. We will leave
them alone, Hettie." t
So they stood aide by side, the deathly
pallor of Leah's face hidden by her veil
A terrible calm had fallen over her. Sh
loved Sir Basil still with her whole hurt: .
she could have knelt down there, anc
have covered bis hands with burning
kisses and burning tears. She held them
for a moment in a close grasp, while she
looked into his face for the last time. The
solemn shadow of eternity lay over her.
Then there caine shout from the sail
ors. Ail was in readiness; those who
were for shore must leave. The momenta
were numbered; her eyes never left him,
her hand still held his.
'I must go," he said. "Good-by. Leah."
lie bent down and kissed her lips. Ht
started to find them so cold. "Good-by,"
he repeated. "A pleasant, prosperous
journey; Leah, and a nappy return."
"Good-by, Basil; good-by, my love," she
aid; and the next moment she was look
ing over the waters alone.
lie was gone. She felt that she would
never see him again In this world. The
sky, the sea, the white cliff were whirl
ing round her. She was glad to raise her
veil and let the sea breeze play upon hei
face. She was free now; she need no
longer keep up appearances. She had
looked her last upon him. The long strain,
the long tension was ended. The calm
plash of the waves seemed to cool th
fever that had laid waste her life; ali
earth and air were no longer burning tire.
The rest of the journey waa like a dream
to her, and ahe never woke from it until
she stood in the salon of the villa al
Mentone, and saw the duchess regarding
her with tearful eyes.
"Great heaven," she cried, "this is not
Leah; this is a shadow! I thought it was
Hettie who had been ill!
"So It was. I have not been ill," said
a voice which the duchess scarcely recog
nized aa Leah's. "I am well; bat mj
has tired me.
"What can be the matter? What has
gone wrong in the girl's lifeT" though
the kindly woman. "The only thing that
she reminds me of la a flower broken
by a tempest."
There waa in Mentone a celebrates
English physician, Dr. Evan Griffiths
skillful, prosperous man, very populai
among the invalids and the English at
Mentone. He lived with his mother in a
pretty little villa. Popular as he was, ht
had never married. It was said that he
had no time for wooing.
One evening as Dr. Griffith sat alone
v.: rfn the servant announced a
young lady. She hao sent no cara auu
had given no name, but looked very ill.
At first the doctor felt annoyed. He
had no liking for mysterious patients, and
felt it hard that he could not have one
cigar in peace.
"Show the lady in here," he said Impa
tlently.
But his impatience died away when a
tall, closely veiled woman came in and
stood silently before him.
She did not speak until the servant hai
closed the door; then she raised her veil
so that he could see her face; and he was
startled by its delicacy and wonderfu.
bl'tknow that I am calling at an on
usual time," she said. "I thank yo.
much for seeing me. I have a lUPSti-.i
to ask you a question of life or death
Will you answer ii .
"If I can," ssid the doctor,
concern yourself?"
-yes," she replied.
nd then he felt that death
life, would be the answer, if
judge from her face.
"Does it
and noi
he couW
CHAPTER XIX.
Dr. Griffith placed a chair for hi
beautiful young patient, and. standing
bythe table, waited until she spoke.
"Do people." she said, abruptly, "evei
die of a broken heart?"
"I have never known a case, answer
ed the doctor, "though I have heard ani
read of such a thing."
-Some months since," she said. look
ing at him with calm, grave eyes, 1
was as strong as anyone could wish to
he. I had splendid health and a perfect
constitution. Now I have hardly strength
to live, and everyone thinks I am 1b dan-
-There must be a reason for it," re-
nnietlv.
fJr LTTiLi which I wlU tefl
you. and I want you to Judge If tt will
X I
t iitttti mi iimmnnm iiiiinii
kill me.
months
I hare had within the last tw
a trouble a terrible trouble
one that I have had to bury in the depths
of my heart. I could not speak of It. or
' hint It, or place confidence ta any living
I creature concerning it. I have shot my
, secret In my heart, and It has been prey
1 Ing upon It. It has eaten my heart away.
The constant repression, the desperate ef
forts I have made to seem as usual, have
been too much for me; and now I feet
sure that I have some affection of the
heart which will soon put an end to my
Kfe."
He began to understand something of
tne case.
"Do yon want to liver be asked brief
ly. t "No; I want to die," she answered.
1 Then came a string of questions, all ot
which she answered candidly enough,
The doctor knit his brows, and waa si
lent for some time; then he listened to
the action of the heart and grew graver
srUL
"I think," he said, "that you have al
ways had a great tendency to heart dis
ease; and now, I am sorry to say, it is s
confirmed case."
Her face brightened, and she murmur
ed a few words to herself which he did
not hear.
"Tell me, doctor," she asked, "how
long do yon think I have to live?"
"Not long," was the grave reply. "In
a great measure it lies in yonr own hands.
If yon could get rid of this care; If you
could prevent yourself from brooding
over It; If yon conld rouse yourself, you
might live a little lunger.
"I could not." she ssid; "the restraint
has been too great and too persistent.
Will you tell me what the end wiU b
like?"
"I wish yon would not ask me," he
answered, looking pitifully at the fair
face.
"It will be the greatest service yon can
render me," she said. "It matters so lit-
; tie to me. If I have some months to
I Hve, I shall carry out an intention which
I have formed; If not, I shall forego it.
,Tell me, doctor."
"Ton will not Uve for months," he said
"the greater the pity."
"The greater the Joy!" she cried. "Will
It be weeks r'
"Weeks hi all probability," he replied.
"And the end?" she asked again.
"The end will be sudden and peaceful,"
he answered. "It may be at any time.
Any sudden sorrow or joy might prove
fatal. Calmness, peace, resignation, are
your greatest helps. Poor child," he said,
in an outburst of sndden tender pity
"poor child! Life has been hard for
you!"
"Very hard," she declared.
"I wish," he said, "that yon would fol
low my advice. I could not save your
life, but I might prolong it."
"No," she replied. "I am staying here
at Mentone; I shall die here, and, when I
die they will be sure to send for you.
You will not say that yon have seen tut?
"I will not," he promised.
There followed two quiet, peaceful and
nappy weeks, of which Hettie liked tc
think afterward. It struck her at timet
that Leah looked weak and ill, but sn
made no complaint. Letters and news
papers came every day from England,
giving them all the news of Glen and ot
Brentwood' above all of. the election.
Hettie enjoyed talking about it with the
duchess, but Leah never uttered a word
She had made np her mind to the great
est sacrifice any woman could make she
would die and give no sign.
News came from England that Sii
Basil had been returned member for the
opunty. The Duke and Duchess wert
delighted. Hettie waa pleased, and talk
ed more about It than she talked about
anything else. Leah said little, but she
looked happier.
The next day came a letter to say that,
the election being over. Sir Basil and tht
general hoped to run over to Mentone.
even if they were able to remain only a
week. When Leah read that letter, her
face grew white.
Leah went to her room; the sun shorn
brielit and warm, and the air was ful.
of the perfume of flowers. She was tirec
with a peculiar feeling of longing for rest
which was new to her, and her sense
hnd been suddenly sharpened. She could
see further; she could hear with almost
painful distinctness. She had a letter to
write, but the feeling of fatigue was
so strong upon her that she was hardly
inclined to commence her task. "I will
do it at once, and then it will not trou
ble me," she said to herself.
She sat for some time with the pen b
her band. It waa the one great tempts
tion of her life. Should she tell him oi
not? When she came to die, should sin
feel any the happier that she had left
him with this sting in his breast, thu
memory which would always be to liim
one of bitter pain? It would be anip:
vengeance. It he knew that her uuhap
piness hsd killed her. he conld never bt
happy again. He was honorable and
sensitive; the chances were that if h
knew the truth he would never niarrj
Hettie. It was a great temptation. Hei
heart throbbed with it, ber whole fraiut
trembled; and then with a supreme ef
fort she conquered it.
Swiftly, suddenly, as bad been foretold
death came to her, without pain, without
bitterness, without agony. The pen drop
ped from the white fingers; her head IVt:
upon the paper. She died with a smiit
on her lips. There was not even a spasm
of pain, no faint murmur or cry. The
throbbing, laboring, broken heart bad
stopped at last. With the wind thai
chanted a requiem among the great tree
her soul rose to heaven and the body Wti
behind grew cold and beautiful hi the
embrace of death.
CHAPTER XX.
So they found her, dead. The duchess
wss almost frsntlc She refused to be
lieve thst Leah was dead. It was ot
imnnsidble. she declared. She call
ed for brandy, wine, hot water every
possible restorative. She would not see
the mark of death on the beautiful face.
She sent for doctors, and one of the first
who came was Dr. Evan Griffiths.
He recognised her at once. This wss
the despairing girl who had come to him
longing with her whole heart to die; and
the longing had been granted. He wss
accustomed to many a sad sight, and
scene, to every kind ef sickness and dis
tress; but he had seen nothing which
touched him mar tbsa the dead face of
this hapless girt Tears cams into his
I The duchess would not allow anvthins-
be touched la the room until the gen
eral and 8b? Basil came. They had tel
egraphed at once for them. Fast as
steam could take them, they went to
Mentone and found the terrible news
true that Leah waa dead.
All the calm, imperial beauty of her
youth came back to her as sne lay sleep
ing after her long fever and pain. There
was no pain on the beautiful face: the
thick, dark eyelaahes lay like fringe on
the White cheeks; there wss a strsnge
beauty on the marble brow, and the
proud curves ot the perfect lips were set
la a snrile. The duchess hsd covered the
conch oa which she lay with lovely white
blossoms; and so Sir Basil, who had part
ed from ber on board the steamer, saw
her again. He kissed the pale lips that
had murmured so many loving words to
him, weeping like a child and regretting
that he had not loved her more.
Early the next morning he went out
and procured some scarlet passion flow
ers. Sir Arthur liked him all the better
because he cried like a child when he
placed them In the dead white handa.
One could have fancied that a amile pass
ed over the dead face. Her secret was
safe forever now, and no one knew why
she had died. No suspicion of the truth
came to any one of them.
So they mourned her, and 'no stiug of
bitter memories increased their pain.
Hettie and the general learned to love
each other in the midst of their trouble
more than they would ever have done in
prosperity. They mourned long and sin
cerely for Leah. The general for a long
time waa quite nnlike Himself he seem
ed unable to recover from the blow; and
there were times when everyone thought
that Hettie must follow her sister.
There wss a great outburst of sorrow
In England when the papers told that
Leah, the beloved niece of Gen Sir Ar
thur Hatton. had died auddenlj at Men
tone, of heart disease.
English visitors go now to see her
grave; none leave it without tears. They
tell each other how soon she was to have
been married to someone whom she loved
dearly, and how she was-writing to her
lover when the summons came. Leah's
grave is the most beautiful in the ceme
tery. A tall white marble cross bears
her name, and masses of superb scarlet
passion flowers creep up it and overhang
the grave.
Five years have passed since Leah's
death, but her memory lives bright and
beautiful among those who loved het
best. Sir Basil and Hettie have been
, three years married and they live en
tirely at Brentwood. Sir Arthur implor
ed them to let it be so. He could not
bear to live alone again. So they had
consented to make Brentwood their home,
leaving it at times to go to Glen, when
the general always accompanied them.
He loved Hettie, and, as the years rolled
on, he looked to her for nil the comfort
and brightness of his life. But those
who knew him best said that she hac
never occupied the same place in his
heart which Leah had.
- There is no fear that Leah will be for
gotten at Brentwood. The beautiful pic
ture of her shown at the Royal Academy'
and called "The Passion-Flower," hangs
in the drawing room there. Every one
who sees it stops and looks with wonder
it the lovely face and dark eyes that
leem to follow one.
Lady Carlton has a fine handsome boy,
whom she has named Arthur, who inher
its ber blue eyes and golden hair. She
thinks that there is no boy in England
like him, and Sir Basil is of the same
opinion, though, perhaps, in his heart he
loves best the baby girl called Leah,
whose dark eyes and lovely face briug so
vividly back to him the one buried for
ever from the sight of men. .
One morning Lady Carlton, at play
with her baby girl, caught her in her
arms and held her up in front of the pic
ture of "The Paasion-Flower."
"See. Basil." she cried, "little Leah
will be the very image of her aunt."
Sir Basil crossed over to his wife.
"She will resemble her," be said quiet
ly, "but 1 hope baby's face will not have
the shadow of melancholy that ties on
this one."
"I nope not," returned Hettie. "Leah
always had that look; even when her face
most radiant, it was there. Oh, Ba
sil, how young and beautiful she waa to
die!" '
"I often wonder," said Sir Basil, "what
would have happened had she lived, Het
tie. I never like to think that our hap
pinessand we are happy, sweet wife
comes from Leah's death."
Hettie looked at him thoughtfully.
"It is not so. Basil," she said. "If
Leah had lived, you would have married
her, but she never would have been hap
py. I think she wanted something more
than one finds In this world. Her nature
was noble and lofty: I do not think an)
human love would have satisfied her. Dc
you remember the restless longing on hei
beauteous face? See it is there, even in
his picture. She would never have been
sappy."
"Perhaps not," allowed Sir Basil, "per
haps not. Hettie. I think you are right."
he said, as they moved slowly away from
the beautiful face.
That was how they judged her.
"The heavy clouds may be raining.
But with evening comes the light;
Through the dark are low winds com
plaining, Tet the sunrise gilds the height.
And love has hidden treasure
For the patient ami the pure:
Ami Time gives his fullest measure
To the workers who endure;
And the Word that no love has shaken
Has the future pledge supplied.
S'or we know that when we 'awaken'
We shall be 'satisfied.' "
(The end.)
Useful Hints.
The suggestion that tea added to ap
ple pie is an Improvement, Is empha
sized at the Boston Cooking School. In
raoint for this dessert three table-
Twwinfuia of freshly made Japan tea.
with a pinch of nutmeg,
are Included.
For rhubarb Jelly the stalks are cut
and stewed gently until tender. To a
quart of the rhubarb a pint of sugar
and a little more than a half box of
gelatine is allowed. Soak the gelatine
in a little cold water, and add to the
rhubarb while the latter is warm, rub
bing the mixture through a sieve, pour
into a mould, and serve with whipped
cream. While the stalks are young and
tender, as they are at present, ine rnu
barb need not be peeled.
; To skim a sauce the expert cook will
draw the saucepan to the side of tho
fire to stop the boiling, and add a tea
spoonful of cold water, which prompt
ly causes the grease to rise.
. . ...
roe town or uouin iicwiumuci, . T
H, is offered a $10,000 public library on conditions compiled with, I see no re
condition that its name be changed to son- why anybody should not perform
Newnelda, a title reoemmended aa hla feat.'
. . Il.VI.
snorter ana more -
MARVEL AMOXG MEN.
PASSES 6CO.OOO VOLTS OF EL.EC
TRICITY THROUGH HIS BODY.
L'efor a Gathering of Medical Men a ,
St. Urals Doctor Proves tnst High j
Voltage Cnrrento Are Not Kccesaa- ;
rily Death Danllns !
'
Dr. Heber Roberts,' of St. Louis, be-;
fore a gathering of medical men In that;
tlty recently, proved that 000.000 volti
of electricity could be passed through
the human body without Injury to It.
and that the popular belief that bighj
voltage currents were death dealing:
is a fallacy. According to Dr. Roberts
the Injurious possibilities of a current
depends upon Its amperage, and tbe
voltage when properly bandied is with
out the power to kill or even Injure
any one. The experimenter attracted
much Interest auioug professional men
DR. ROBERTS RECEIVES B00.000 VOLTS OF ELECTRICITY.
In that city and will- no doubt create
. . . . . . . .t.Hn..kA., fha
wiaespreau mitri csi uuvuuvu, ,
country among students 'of electrical
therapeutics. In the course, of these ;
experiments Dr. Roberts sent a cur
rent through bis body andthence .to A
Crooks tube. In this he created an
X-ray by means of which a photograph
of a hand was taken, showing perfect-
ly Its skeleton. . The X-ray was or rare
brilliancy and penetrating power. But
even were this not true the feat would pearance. His beard, bead and chest
be remarkable in that- he ls-: tbe-first were wreathed In blue flame. Tet lie
man to ever make himself the con-did not feel the slightest disagreeable
ductor of a 'current" 'of electricity 'of ( sensation. Another peculiar feature,
great power enough Id create an X-ray. about this static current Is that when
The secret of Dr. "Roberts', success in ever It finds a point for exit it becomes
his experiments la tbat -he employed
what' Is known to be a static- current
through his body. Jbe stoUc-current
has no volume, but. great power." It is
not the potential energy fhat kills,, but
the volume. This mw be. Illustrated
by an analogy. A- needle might" "be
passed through the body Vith great
rapidity and power, bdr 1t would not
he aa harmful as a thousand' needles
nassed through slowly and with- little
power. In other words, the power, tbe
voltage, has "nothing whatever .to dq
with the physiological effect, it is tho
number of needles, the amperage.,. Still
the experiment is not without danger. It
requires a nice adjusment of machln -
erv to produce the proper Kina oi cur-
rent. It requires a thorough knowledge
of certain conditions to apply the cur-
rent perfectly. It requires a familiar
ity with electric currents to prevent
shock. To Dr. Roberts it had little or
no danger. "Tbe Idea of passing an
X-ray current through my body was
conceived," Dr. Roberts explained.
while I was making experiments m
electrical therapeutics. I became con -
vlnced that It could be done If the curr
rent were produced by a static mai
chine, and I Immediately proceeded to
do it- Static currents have no volume
and therefore do not kill. The only
effect tbey can produce is that of a,
slight burning. I was used to this sen-i
satlon from handling the machine in
my practice, and consequently the pow
erful X-ray stream did not give me the
slightest pain.
"In the static current the medical
profession has exactly what It needs
to balance. The static current is elec
tricity restrained In a condition of high
tension." It Is sometimes called Frank
linic because Franklin demonstrated its
identity with terrestrial electricity. It
is electrical pressure without volume.
It is almost free from amperage and
consists almost wholly of voltage. Poet
ically, It Is the great Invisible messen
ger for light, beat and electricity from
the tangible storehouse of nature. The
generating of the static curjent Is sim
ple. Ad Initial charge of electricity
must be Imparted to the atmarure or
receiving part of the machine. The
plates are set In motion wtt.1 artificial
power. About the revolving plates a
certain multiplication of tit? certain
electricities takes place by that influence
of one charged body upon antbnr, with
the resulting output of stark- currents
depending upon speed, number of and
diameter of plates and atmospheric
conditions. This machine, which Is not
more than five feet long, six feet high
and three feet wide. Is capable of gen
erating 10,000,000 volts of electricity.
Anybody conld do the same thing un
der tbe same conditions. This machine
while throwing off a prodigious amount
of energy. Is much like a serpent whose
fangs have been removed. The major
portion of its destructive force is sub
dued because Its amperage Is mall,
owing to Its peculiar construction. Of
coarse, it would be dangerous for a
novice to attempt to perform this ex
periment. He would probably bo pain
fully Injured and worse consequences
might ensue. The experimenter most
have perfect knowledge and control of
the machine. He must also havs sc-
cusfemed himself to electric currents.
i for there would be great shock to one
unused to It upon getting Into tho clr-
1 cult of -an X-ray stream. These two
Xtr WOT OtifcfJ MBt
ments performed by Dr. Roberts along
the - same line. In one of these ha
placed a patient on a table set on legs)
of the purest electrical glass. Rnnnins
from the electrodes on the front of the
machine was a copper bar. four feet
long. One end of It rested on the wood
en floor of the table upon which the
i nattont alts. Thm nnttent thn nlaee?
b,8 foot npon tne end of tne and
hed ,t tnere making the connection fof
the current It was not necessary for
him to remove his shoes or any part of
bis clothing. When the current was
turned Into him the only sensation he
jad C0D88ted ,n the becoming
erect and rigld. ThI WM by
he exlt of tne current wnlcn paB8lng
brough the cells of the hair and filling
them, stiffens them until thev looked
like tiny bars of Iron. In the case of
a woman her hair would have stood
straight out after this fashion, even
though It be four feet In length. "I
made a photograph the other day of a
woman whose hair Is twenty Inches
long while she was sitting in this cur
rent," said Dr. Roberts. "If tbe hair is
wet while the patient Is In the pool, and
tne room is aaruenea, it win glow wun
' n hfllllnnt tiliiA flnma fha Atha, ftflr
I placed a man on the table and turned
tbe current into him. He bad previous
ly stripped to tbe waist, and wet the
j liair upon his face, head and cbest.
: When the current began Its passage
through him he became ghostly In ap-;
a blue name, one-uair men in length
It has beat, yet tt does not burn the
person - from whom It passes." The
discovery of Dr. Roberts should be
very valuable in the application of elec
triclty to therapeutics.
Herb Farms.
There are several kinds of farms.
profitable -ones, ' too, of which little
' mention Is made to the public. Many
herbs are grown on farms devoted to
( them, and they are a product not over
done by growers, in .New York are
acres devoted to the growth of pepper
-mint. - In Illinois are farms where tbe
' castor bean Is raised for the castor oil
that it contains. Many rarms which
have lost their productiveness could be
made to grow sage, catnip, thorough
wort, and the other vegetable necessi
ties of the pharmacopoeia.' Tbe business
hi one of the few that are hot ruined by
competition. ' Rose farms are to be
found In different sections of the coun
try, and there Is a sweetness In this
method of earning a livelihood, al
1 though that Is not all there Is In It by
good deal. ' In California some rose
farms are carried on to raise roses for
rose Jelly.
The Whale's Vitality.
Some light was thrown a few years
ago upon the subject of the vitality of
whales by finding one of these animals
in Bering Sea In 1890 with a "toggle'
harpoon head in its body bearing tbe
mark of the American whaler Montezu
ma. That vessel was engaged in whal
ing in Bering Sea about ten years, but
not later than 1854. She was after
ward sold to the government and wa
sunk In Charleston harbor during the
civil war to serve as an obstruction.
Hence, It Is estimated the wbale must
have carried the harpoon not less than
thirty-six years.
Jnst as Effective,
"There is nothing like being In love
to make a man gentle and thoughtful
in all his actions."
"No except a touch of rheumatism
between the shoulder blades." Har
per's Bazar.
He Believed It.
rhey say there Is arsenic In playing
cards."
"Well, I thought I'd been boldiug
some mighty pizon' hands lately."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Reverie.
"May you take this lesson home with
you to-night, dear friends," concltuW
the preacher at the end of a very Ions
and wearisome sermon. "And may its
spiritual truths sink deep into your
hearts and lives to the end that your
souls may experience salvation. We
will now bow our heads In prayer.
Deacon White, will you lead?"
There was no response.
'Deacon White," this time in a loud
er voice. "Deacon White, will rou
leadr
Still no response. It waa evident that
the good deacon was slumbering. Th
preacher made a third appeal an
raised his voice to a pitch that succeed
ed In waking the drowsy man.
"Deacon White, will you jlvasc
lead?"
The deacon rubbed his. eras and
opened thorn wonderlngly.
"Is It my VsadT No I just dealf-
Detrolt Fta Pros.
Llousohold.
Creamed Finnan Haddle. Take a
amall finnan haddle, remove the skin
and nick Into flakes with a fork. Cream
in a saucepan one tablespoonful of
butter and tablespoonful of - flour, add
one and one-balf cups of milk, stir and
cook till smooth. Then add the finnan
haddie;season with one-eighth teaspoon
.ful of white pepper; cook till white and
tender. Serve on a hot platter garnish
ed with toast.
Eggs and Mushrooms. Peel one
quarter of a poynd of fresh mushrooms
and cut with a silver knife. Put in a
saucepan with two tablespoonfuls or
butter, cover and cook gently for fif
teen minutes. Beat together five eggs,
a d one-half of a cupful of cream ami
salt and pepper. Pour them over the
mushrooms, stir until cooked to a sod
scramble and serve on hot toast.
Mayonnaise of Celery. Add one-thir-3
of a ci-iful of beaten cream to three
fourtt'S of a cupful of mayonnaise
(which la best to keep made up in a
stone Jar well covered), two cupfuls of
sliced celery, three-fourths of a cupfu!
of English walnuts. Arrange in nests
of lettuce leaves, garnishing witc
sprays of celery between the nests;
delicious.
Baked Haddock with Fried Oysters
Stuff a four-pound haddock with cup
ful of bread crumbs, mixed with melt
ed butter, a teaspoonful each of chop
ped onion and cucumber pickles ar.u
the yolk of one egg and a saltspoonfu!
of salt. Dredge with flour, cover with
two slices of salt pork and bake until
rich brown. Garnish with fried oys
ters and lemon. Serve with home
made tomato sauce.
Baked Haddock. Scale and clean fe
three-pound fish; fill with forcemeat
and sew up the slit; brush over with
egg and sprinkle over a level teaspoon
ful of salt and bread crumbs; put two
ounces of butter in tiny pieces on the
fish: bake three-quarters of an hour,
basting frequently.
Fish Aspic. Boil a veal shank in two
quarts of water alx hours. Strain hnd
put to cool. Next day take the jelly,
melt it and add one level saltspoonfu)
of salt, dash of cayenne, dessertspoon
ful of lemon juice, teaspoonful of Wor
cestershire sauce and shells or two
eirgs (from the breakfast eggs); let
come to a boll, strain through jelly bag.
pour Into a mould and add half a pint
of cold fish, carefully picked from the
bones.' Set on ice. Serve whole, or
cut in slices, garnished with watercress.
St, Pancras Eggs. Separate the yolk
from the white of five eggs; keep each
yolk separate; whip the whites to a stiff
froth, adding a" saltspoonful of salt:
butter five small cups, put the white?
Into them and carefully drop the yolk
Into the centre of each; dust with salt
and pepper; place the cups In a shallow
pan of hot water, put In the oven and
cook five minutes; or till the whites
are set. Serve in the cups.
Field and Farm.
Gapes Is a disease that destroys lares
numbers of chicks, and there ta no cer
tain remedy therefor, though good re
sults are sometimes obtained by draw
ing the gapeworms from the windpipe.
Gapes usually- exist on old farms, where
fowls have been on the same ground
tear after year. . It rarely occurs on new
ground. As. a, preventative p ov the
ground and broadcast air-slacked lime
freely once or twice in spring and sum
mer. Gluten me.il Is that portion of the corn
left over, after the starch has been re
moved, and it la therefore a very nitro
genous food. It should be fed in con
nection with other articles. When mid
dlings are used It is best to, mix such
fooa with cut hay that have' been sprin
kled, as the unadulterated middlings
are liable to cause indigestion. Bran
and linseed meal form an excellent
combination at all seasons. Cows will
always appreciate a variety, and it
promotes digestion.
It Is not desirable to plant seeds ot
vegetables too early. If the ground is
not warm the seed may rot before it
can germinate. Such crops as beams,
melons, squashes and egg plants will
not endure even cool nights. Get the
tomato plants well grown, in stwky
form, and have them ready for trans
planting as soon as the ground is warm
and danger from frost has passed.
The claim that salt should be ao-
plied to asparagus beds is r.ot supported
by experiments. It destroys a number
f weeds and performs mechanical ser
vice In ihe soil, but it is not a neces
sary fertilizer.
The wheel hoe will save much labor
in the garden. Usually such an im
plement is a combination affair, com
prising - seed drill, cultivator teeth,
Parkers, rakes, and knives, each being
attachable. . On heavy soils the wheel
hoe must necessarily require more pow-
r for its operation than when used on
light, sandy soils, but it is the cheap-
wet implement made, in proportion to
its various uses, no one will make a
mistake who procures one, as' it is a
wonderful labor saver.
Young celery plants should be started.
Bow the seed in rows, one foot apit.
and transplant when the plants are
three inches high, placing them four
Inches apart in the row. The soil for
celery should be very rich and aleo
rather moist than dry. A special liquid
fertilizer for celery is soapsuds, but an
abundance of manure or mixed fertil
izer should also be used. "It is very Im
portant that the rows be kept clean
and the plants watered during a dry
period.
Sahsify, or vegetable oyster. Is not ex
tensively grown, but those who know
the value of the plant as an addition to
the garden crops never omit it. Th
lame may be mentioned of okra. The
falsify seed should be put in .".s soon as
Ihe ground is warm and the plants
kept clean.. Salsify is very hardy and
will remain in the ground all winter
aithout injury.
For late crops manure the ground now
and work it Into the soil. The ground
ill be all the better by so doing, and
the rains will dissolve the plant food of
the manure, which will be absorbed by
the soil. When the seed is planted the
pliant food will be ready and In excel
n fo -m for the plants.
Put out the young strawberry plants
tor-next year's crop. Every garden can
ifford space for strawberries. If even
but a few rows. Be sure and get th-
plants of the staminate and pistillate
varieties or there will be no fruit.
hundred plants, if the rows are allowed
to mat. may produce a thousand before
next spring.
In Camden county, Ga., a saw and
grist mill gets Its power from a wa
ter wheel operated by the flow from ar
tesian wells.
Burlington, N. T.. will not collect
any taxes this year, the saving on ap
propriation having gone on so long that
the township has sufficient funds to
run all departments.
Ladies who sleep with their hair
tightly pinned np ought to know that
this practice retards the circulation of
the blood, and Injuriously affects the
growth of the hair.
An odd excuse for burglary was
given by a one-legged boy, aged four
teen. He broke into a hardware store.
In Kansas City, and was captured. He
pleaded that he wanted to steal some
tools which would enable him to make
a wooden leg for himself.
SERMON
BY
Rep. Dr. almar(c
Subject: Oar Father's Boom A Leaaoi
off PatienceAn Iunpresaive Warning
Against Brlnz Pofleit Up Wlttt Tran.
sltory Earthly Grandeur.
tCopymilit 1MW.1
Washikotoh, D. C. This discourse o.
Or. Talmage is pertinent at this time ot
year, when many people are moving from
bouse to house, and it tenohes lessons ol
patienoe and equipoise in very trying cir
cumstances; text, Flillippians iv 12, "1
know both how to be abased, and I know
how to abound."
Happy Paull Could you really accom
modate yourself to all circumstances Id
life? Could you go np without pride, and
eould you come down without exaspera
tion? Teach the same lesson to us all.
We are at a season ot the year when vast
populations In all our cities are changing
residence. . Having been boru iu a house
and having all our lives lived iu a house,
we do not have full appreciation of what a
house is. It Is the growth of thousands of
years. Tbe human race first lived in clefts
of rocks, tbe beasts ot the Held, moving
out of the caverns to let tbe human race
move in. Tbe shepherds and the robbers
still live In caverns of the earth. The trog
lodytes are a race which to Itbis day pre
fer the caverns to a house. They are warm;
they are lurge; they are very comfortable;
they are less subject to violent changes of
heat and cold. We come on along down in
tbe history of the race, and we oome to the
lodge, wblsh was a borne built out ol
twisted tree branches; we coaie farther on
down in the history ot the race, and we
some to tbe tent, which was a home built
with a round pole in the centre and skins
ot animals reaching out la all directions,
mats on tbe floor.
Time passed on, and tbe world, after
much Invention, came to build a house.
which was a space surrounded by broad
stones, against which tbe earth was heaped
from tbe outside. The roof wag juade of
chalk and gypsum and coal and stones and
ashes pounded together. After awhile tbe
poroh was born, after awhile the gate.
Then hundreds of years passed on, and In
the fourteenth centnry the moderu chim
ney wns constructed. Tbe old Hebrews
had openings in their houses from which
the smoke might escape it it preferred, but
there wa no inducement offered for It to
leave until tbe modern chimney. Wooden
keys opened the door, or the keyhole was
large enough to allow tbe finger to be in
serted for tbe lilting of the latch or the
sliding ot it. There being no windows the
people were dependent for light upon lat
ticework, over which a thin veil was drawn
down in time of winter to keep out tbe ele
ments. Wiudow gliins was, so late as 200
or 300 years ago, iu England aud Uootland
io great a luxury that only the very wealth
iest could afford it. A band mill and an
oven and a few leathern bottles and some
rude pitchers and plates made up the eu
tire equipment of the culinary department.
Thank God for your home, not merely
the house you live in now, but tbe house
you were born in and tbe many houses you
have resided Iu since you began your
earthly residence. Wheu you go home
to-day, count over the number of those
houses in which you have resided, and you
will be surprised. Once in awhile you will
find a mau who lives in a house where be
was born and where his father was born
and his grandfather wus born and bis
great-graudfather was born, hut that is
not one out of a thousand coses. I bnve
not been more perambulatory than most
people, but I waa amazed when I enme to
count up tbe number of residences I have
occupied. Tbe fact Is there la In this
world no such thing as permanent resi
lience. In a private vehicle, and not in a mil
car, from which ycu can see but little,
I rode from New York to Yon ken aud Tar
rytown, on the banks of tbe Hudson, the
finest ride on the planet for a man who
wants to see palatial residences in fasci
nating scenery. It was In tbe eurty spring
and before tbe gentlemen ot Now York
had gone out to their country residences.
I rode Into the grounds to admire the
gardens, and the overseer ot tbe place
told me and iliey ail told me Mint
all the houses had been sold or that
they wanted to sell them, and there
was literally no exception, although
I called at many places, just admiring the
gardens and grounds aud the palatini resi
dences. Some wanted to sell or had sold
because of financial misfortune or because
tneir wives did not want to reside In tbe
summer time In tbose places while their
husbands tarried in town in the night,
always having some business on hand
keeping them away. From some bouses
the people bad been shaken out by chills
and fever, from some houses tbey hud
one because death or misfortune bad oc
curred, and all tbose palaces and mansions
bad eitber changed occupants or wanted
to change.
Take up the directory of any city of
England or America and see how few
people live where tbey lived llfteeu years
ago. There is no such thing as permanent
residence.
I saw Montlcello, In Virginia, President
Jefferson's residence, and I saw on the
same day iXontpeller, which was either
Madison's or Monroe's residence, aud I
saw also tbe White House, which was
President Taylor's residence and President
Lincoln's residence and President Gar
field's residence. Was It a permanent
residence In any case? I tell you that the
race Is nomadio and no sooner gets In one
place than it waDts to change for another
place or is compelled to change for another
place, and so tbe race invented the rail
road and tbe steamboat in order more
rapidly to get into some other place than
that in which it wns then.
Aye, instead ot being nomadic, it Is im
mortal, moving on and moving on! We
whip up our horses and hasten on until the
bub of the front wheel shivers on t he torn b
stone and tips us headlong Into tbe grave,
tbe only permanent earthly residence.
A day this spring tbe streets will be filled
with the furniture carts and tbe drays and
the trucks. It will be a bard day for
horses, because tbey will be overloaded; it
will be a bard day for laborers, for they
will overllft before they get the family fur
niture from one house to another; it will
be a bard day for nousekeepers to see tueir
furniture scratched, and their crockery
broken, and their carpets inisllt, and their
furniture dashed of the sudden showers; it
will be a hard day for landlords; it will be
a bard day for tenants.
Especial grace Is needed for moving day.
Many a man's religion has suffered a fear
ful strain between the hour on tbe morn
ing of tbe first of May, when he took hie
immature brea'cfnst, and tbe hour at night
when he rolled into his extemporized couch.
The furniture broken sometimes will result
In the breaking of tbe Ten Commandments.
My first word, then, in this part of my
discourse Is to all those who move out of
small houses into larger ones. Now, we
will see wbether.like the apostle, you know
bow to abound.
Do not, because your new bouse has two
more stories than Ihe old one, add two
stories to your vanity or make your brlKbt
ly polished silver doorplatethe coffin plute
to vonr buried humility.
Many persons moving into a larger hou.'a
have become arrogant ana supercilious.
Tbey swagger where once tbey walked;
tbey simper where oncethey laughed; thev
go about with an air which seems to say,
"Let all sraall'sr craft get nut of these wa
ters if they don't want to be tun over by a
regular Cunamer.
I have known people who were kind and
amiable and Christian in their smaller
house. No sooner did tliny ko over tbe
doorsill of tie new bouse than they be
came a irlorifUd nuisance. Tbey were tbe
terror of dry goods clerks and tbe amaze
ment of ferryboats into which they swept
and. if compelled to stand a mo:nent. witu
aondeninatorr clauce turoinir aii the ueo-
pie seated Into criminals ani convict.
They began to hunt up tile family coat of
arms and had lion couchant or unicorn
ramnnot on the carriage door when, it
they had tbe appropriate coat of arms, it
would have been a hatter firkin, or a shoe
last, or a plow, or a trowel, instead of
being like nil tbe rest of us, made out of
dust, thev would have voa think that tbey
were trickled out of heaven on a lump o(
loaf sugar, xuo nrst thing you know ol
them the father will fall In business and
the daughter will run off with a French
dancing master. A woman spoiled by a
Oner house Is bad enough, but a man so
upset is sickening.
But I must have a word with those who
In this Mayday time move out of larger res
idences Into smaller. Sometimes the pa
thetic reason is that the family has
dwindled In size, and so much room la not
required, so tbey move out Into small
apartments. ' I know there are such eases.
Marriage has taken some of tbe members
of tbe family, death has taken other mem
bers of tbe family, and after awhile father
and mother wake up to And their family
lust the size it was when tbey started, and
they would be lonesome aud lost in a large
bouse; hence they move out of It. Moving
lay Is a great sadness to such If they have
tbe law of association dominant. There
are the rooms named after the differ
nut members ot tbe family. I suppose
It Is so In all your households. It Is so
In mine. We name the rooms after tbe
persons who occupy them. And then
there is tbe dining hall where the festivi
ties took place, tne nonuay restivities; tnera .
Is the sitting room where the family met
aigbt after night, and there Is the room sa
bred because there a life started or a Ufa
Hopped the Alpha and the Omens of
lome earthly existenoe. Scene of meeting
ud parting, ot congratulation and heart
break, every doorknob, every fresco, every
mantel, every tbreshoid, meaning more to
voa than it can ever mean to a'uy one else.
When moving out of a house, I have always
been in the habit, after everything was
roue, of going into each room and bidding
t a mute farewell. There will be tears
running down many cheeks In the May
:ime moving that tbe carmen will not be
ible to understand. It Is a solemn and a
:ouablng and an overwhelming thing
:o leave places forever places where we "
iave struggled and toiled and wept and
tung and prayed and anxiously watched
ind agonized. Oh, life is such a strange
nlxtnre of honey and of gall, weddings -ind
burials, midnoou and midnight
siashinc.! Every home a lighthouse
tgaiust whiob the billows ot many sat
:umble. Thank Ood that suob changes
ire not always going to continue; other
wise the nerves would give out and tba
arain won Id founder on a dementia like
:bat of Kug Lear when bis daughter
3orde'ia came to medicine bis domestic
;alamity.
But there are others who will move out
t large residences into smaller through
:he reversal of fortune. Tbe property
nust be sold or tbe ball I IT will sell It, or tbe
ncome Is less and you cannot pay tbe
louse rent. First ot all, snch persons
mould understand that our happiness Is
lot dependent on the size of tbe house we
ive in. I bavs known people enjoy a
imall heaven in two rooms and others suf
fer a pandemonium In twenty. There U
is much happiness in a small bouse as In a
arge house. There Is as much satisfaction
inder the light of a tallow canile as under
:he glare of a chandelier, all the burners at
nil blaze. Who was tbe happier John
Bunyan in Bedford jail or Belshazzer In
:he saturnalia? Contentment Is something
rou can neither rent nor purchase. It is not
sxtrinsic; it is intrinsic. Ate there fewer
rooms Iu tbe house to which you move?
ioa will have less to take care of. Is It
:o be Btove lustend of furnace? All the
loctors say tbe modern modes ot warming
buildings are unhealthy. Is it less mir
rors? Less temptation to your vanity. Is
old lashloned toilet Instead of water
pipes all through tbe bouse? Less to freeze
ind burst when you cannot get a plumber.
Is it less carriage? More room for robust
exercise. Is it less social position? Fewer
people who want to drug you down by
:heir jealousies. Is It less fortune to leave
in your last will and testament? Leas to
ipotl your children. Is it less money for
:be marketing? Less temptation to ruin
:he health ot your family with pineapples
and Indigestible salads. Is It a little deaf?
Not hearing so many disagreeables.
I meet you this springtime at the door ot
your new home, and while I belp you lift
tbe clotbesbasket over tbe banisters and
the carman is getting red In the face try
ing to transport that article ot furnltnrs
to some new destination I congratulate
you. You are going to have a better time
this year, some of you, than you ever had.
You tnke Ood and the Christian religion In
your home and you will be grandly happy.
Ood iu the parlor that will sanctify yo
eoclabllties; Ood In the nursery thst v
protect your children: Ood In tbe dlni
ball that will make the plainest meat i
imperial banquet; Ood In tbe morning
that will launch tbe day brightly from ti.
drydock-i; Ood In the evening ttat win
sail the day sweetly Into the harbor.
And get joy, one nnd all of you, whether
you move or do not move; get Joy out ot
the thougbt that we are soon all going to
have a grand moving day. Do you want a
picture of tbe new house into which you
will move? Here it is, wrought with the
band ot a master: "We know that. It our
earthly house ot this tabernacle were dis
solved, we have a building of Ood, a
house not made with bands, eternal In
the heavens." How much rent will we
have to pay for it? We are going to
own it. How much must wo pcy for
it? How mucb, cash down, and how
much left on mortgage? Our father Is
irolng to give It as a free gift. When are
we going to move into itr we are moving
now. On moving day heads of families
are very apt to stay in tbe old house nntll
tbey bave seen everytning on. xney send
ahead the children, and they send ahead
the treasures and the valuables. Then
arter awhile they will oome themselves.
I remember very well In tbe country that
In boyhood moving day was a jubilation.
On almost tbe urst load we, tuecuildren.
were sent on ahead to the new house, and
we arrived with shout and laughter, and
In an hour we bad ranged through every
room in the house, tbe barn and tbe gran
ary. Toward night, and perhaps In the
last wugon, father and mother would come,
looking verv tired, and we would oome
down to tbe foot of the lane to meet
them and tell them of all tbe wonders
we discovered In tbe new place, and
then, tbe last wagon unloaded, can
dles lighted, our neighbors who bad
helped us to move for in ' those times
ntiigbbors helped each otber sat down
with us at a table on which there was
every luxury tbey cculd think c. Well,
my dear Lord Knows tout some oi us
have been moving a good while. We
bave sent ourchildren ahead. We have sent
many of our valuables ahead, sent many
treasures ahead. Wa cannot go yet. There
is work tor us to do, but after awhile It will
be toward night, and we will be very tired,
and then we will start for our new home,
and tbose who have gone ahead of us,
tbey will see our approach, and tbey will
come down tbe lane to meet us, and they
will bave much to teli us ot what tbey
have discovered In the "house of many
mansions" and ot how large the rooms are
and of bow bright the fountains. And
then the Inst load unloaded, tbe table will
be spread, and our celestial neighbor
will come In to sit down with our reunited
families, and the chalices will be full, not
with tbe wine that sweats in tbe vat of
earthly Intoxications, but with "tba new
wine of the kingdom." Ana tnere lor tne
first time we will realize what fools we
were on earth when we feared to die, since
death has turned out only to be tbe moving
from a smaller bouse into a larger one and
tbe exchange ot a pauper's but for a
prince'a castle and the going up stairs
from a miserable kitcben to a glorious par
lor. O bouse of Ood not made with bands,
eternal In tbe heavensl
Obstinacy looks well enough In a mule
or a gate post, Dut it is neuner orna
mental or useful in a man.
Midway between poverty and riches
is a genial clime, named contentment
with a little.
A foolish friend Is more troublesome
than a wise enemy.
Large views, high hopes, and unsel
fish aims dissipate a whole army of
petty trials, annoyances and irritations
and even greatly reduce real anxieties
and solicitude.
Lucky stones are onlv found In
plucky paths.
What is called liberty Is frequent
ly nothing more than the vanity of
giving, of which we are more fond than
the thing given.
The front horse always has to pull
the hardest.
All Is not gold that glitters In the
prospectus of a mining syndicate.
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